The petrol pump owners on Sunday said that if the government doesn't hike dealer's commission they would observe weekly off on every Sunday from May 14.They further said that the petrol pumps will work only for eight hours in a day across the country after May 14.
Also, May 14 will be observed as 'No purchase Day'.AB Sathyanarayan, CPID national president, blamed the heedless behavior of public sector oil companies management made them take this decision.
He claimed that Union Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gases appointed a committee which recommended margin money should be given to the dealers in 2010. But the oil companies haven’t implemented this plan and are not at all concerned about the margin money clause. As it been seven years and it’s becoming hard to bear the surging prices of lighting, human resources, and other services during the employee shifts.
Petrol Dealers Association, Ravi Shinde stated, “As oil companies affirmed to revise the commission rates we withdrew our strike in January, but there is nothing changed in the past four months.”