The All India Petroleum Dealers’ Association (AIPDA), industry body of petrol pump owners have called for a nationwide strike on July 12, 2017.
Petrol pump strike: In an obstruction to government of India over change of petrol and diesel prices on a daily basis, the All India Petrol Dealers Association (AIPDA) on Monday called for a nationwide “no-purchase” campaigning on July 5, to be followed by a petrol pump strike on July 12.
The All India Petroleum Dealers Association (AIPDA), diligence body of petrol pump owners have called for a nationwide Petrol pump strike on July 12, 2017 to protest against the failure of oil marketing companies (OMCs) such as Indian Oil, Hindustan Petroleum and Baharat Petroleum to install 100 per cent automatic system at the pumps and lack of transparency in the daily dynamic pricing mode. “Our national body All India Petrol Dealers Association (AIPDA) has called the nationwide strike on July 12. Before of that event, we won’t purchase any oil on July 5 as a mark of protest,” West Bengal Petroleum Dealers’ Association President Tushar Sen said to source.
He stated after the introduction of change of petrol and diesel prices on a daily basis regime, petroleum prices have been on a downslide. “But we are totally in the obscure about the process. Small dealers are facing crisis”.
In West Bengal and other states, the automated system has been installed in only one percent of the petrol pumps, Tushar Sen expressed to source.
The daily dynamic pricing mode has been started from June 16. The government and the petroleum dealers had approved on a daily pricing system as contrasting to the earlier practice of the state-run oil marketing companies (OMCs) reviewing and revising retail fuel prices every fortnight on the basis of global crude oil prices.
That review used to take effect from midnight, prompting dealers to give a representation to Dharmendra Pradhan Union Minister of State for Petroleum and Natural Gas for a change in timing as under the daily pricing system they would have to deploy manpower every day to change rates at mid-night.