Published: Fri, April 21, 2017
Business | By Sandy Mccarthy

Oil Min red-flags Sunday holiday for fuel outlets

Oil Min red-flags Sunday holiday for fuel outlets

As part of the call given by Prime minister Narendra Modi to conserve fuel, petrol pump management association chose to stop selling diesel and petrol during Sundays.

The association of Indian petroleum dealers had planned to shut the outlets on Sundays a few years back.

The president of the Federation of All Maharashtra Petrol Dealers Association, Uday Lodh said that the decision came in to support the various demands made to the three public sector oil companies which have not reviewed dealer margins since 2011.

"On an average the daily sales of fuel is for around Rs 153 crore".

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Kerala petroleum traders do not appear to be pleased about reports that they have to close their fuel retail outlets on all Sundays starting from May 14.

He also said that dealers are within their rights to declare Sunday as a holiday and that they had been paying employees double wages.

The decision will also be communicated to the oil supplying companies soon, he said almost 20,000 outlets will be closed on the holiday. However, oil marketing companies (OMCs) had requested the owner body to reconsider its decision. Incidentally, the petroleum ministry has denounced the decision of a section of petrol pump operators, mostly in South India, to keep outlets shut on Sundays, saying such a move will inconvenience the general public. Meanwhile, Telangana Petroleum Dealers Association president Rajiv Amram said the association would meet on Wednesday to discuss the implications of the move. Kumar said the fuel outlets which normally have about 15 staff each would have one staff member on the holidays to provide fuel if there was an emergency situation. As per this, the Consortium of Indian Petroleum Dealers has announced that fuel filling stations will remain closed on Sundays from 14 May.

A weekly holiday plus working on a single shift on other days will help the petrol pumps to drastically reduce their running expenditure, he added.

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