PUNE: After receiving a favourable response from oil companies, the Pune Petroleum Dealers Association (PPDA) has withdrawn its call for no purchase no sale day on July 12. The association in support to the All India Petrol Dealers Association (AIPDA) had called for no purchase day on July 5 and no purchase no sale day on July 12.
While the no purchase day call on July 5 saw only a partial response in Pune and Maharashtra, the associations were set to go ahead with the strike. However, as three major demands of the association have received a favorable response, the strike has been called off.
Speaking on the issue, spokesperson for AIPDA Ali Daruwalla said, “The oil companies have agreed to the demands made by the dealers. Small dealers who sell very low volumes of petrol and diesel will be considered first and a mechanism to compensate them will be worked out by August 16, 2017.”
Daruwalla added that the companies have also assured increase in commission for the dealers. “All dealers will be given a very good increase in commission on petrol and diesel, beyond the preview of the Apoorva Chandra Committee report. This will cover the losses incurred by dealers due to daily price change,” he said.
Lastly, he said that oil companies have agreed to form a committee to formulate the transport tender issue. “A committee will be formed which will include members from AIPDA to formulate the transport tender issue. The theft of petroleum products during transportation will attract penal action under the Essential Commodities Act,” he said.
Following the assurances provided by oil companies, AIPDA and Poona Petroleum Dealers Association have withdrawn the strike.