Petroleum dealers to go on strike on Apr 23

Excelsior Correspondent

Anan Sharma talking to media persons at Jammu on Friday.
Anan Sharma talking to media persons at Jammu on Friday.

JAMMU, Apr 20: All J&K Petroleum Dealers Association has decided to go on one-day token strike against the Central Government’s policy for not raising the commissions and not doing anything to stop randomly opening of filling stations across the State.
This was disclosed by Anan Sharma, president of the association during a press conference here this afternoon.
He said that the All India Petroleum Federation had constituted a committee and submitted their demands to the Central government, which have not yet been implemented in toto.
He said the demands submitted to the Centre included raise in the commissions besides resentment for not doing anything to stop opening of filling stations without following the norms mentioned in the rule book.
“We will observe one-day strike on April 23 to press Government to consider their demands but if by or before the date their demands will not be addressed then from April 30 the petroleum dealers would go on indefinite strike and for the un-convenience to the people, the government will be responsible”, he added.
Among others present were Sanjay Mahajan, Rahul Gupta, Vijay Saraf, Roshan Lal, Narinder Gupta, BN Dhar and Mohan Singh, executive members of the association.
Meanwhile, Kashmir Valley Petroleum Dealers Association (KVPDA) has extended its support to the one day strike called by the Federation of All India Petroleum Traders on April 23 against the revision of dealers commission.
In a joint statement, the office bearers of KVPDA said that the issues taken up by the federation such as revision of marketing discipline guidelines and mushrooming of retail outlets are burning and need to be solved at the earliest