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Govt hikes petrol pump owner’s commission

Staff Correspondent
26 Sep 2023 21:55:15 | Update: 27 Sep 2023 10:47:47
Govt hikes petrol pump owner’s commission
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The government has slightly increased the profit of petrol pump owners on selling all types of fuel oil. However, the average profit was not made 7.5 per cent as per the demands of the pump owners.

On Tuesday, the Ministry of Power Energy and Mineral Resources published a gazette in this regard.

According to the gazette notification, the commission on sale of octane has been increased from 4 per cent to 4.28 per cent. Petrol has been increased from 3 per cent to 4.34 per cent and diesel from 2 per cent to 2.85 per cent.

The petrol pump owners around the country had called an indefinite strike on September 3 to press home their three-point demands, including 7.5 per cent increase in commission on the sale of fuel oil. This strike led to nationwide unrest.

Later, the traders had several meetings with the Ministry of power and Energy.

On this day, the government accepted a demand by announcing commission agents of fuel oil traders in a gazette. After that, with the government's assurance, the traders suspended the strike till September 30. Petrol pump owners were not immediately expressed reaction on Tuesday's gazette notification.