Mail News Service
Jamshedpur, Dec 17: Several issues were discussed in a meeting organized by Kolhan Petroleum Dealers Association (KPDA) at Golmuri Club on Friday. A strategy to launch a public awareness campaign on the benefits of VAT reduction would be launched shortly was unanimously adopted in the meeting wherein it was decided to observe a strick at all pumps on December 21 in demand for reduction of VAT charges. The meeting was held under the chairmanship of the Association’s secretary, Kunal Kar. The meeting discussed issues like the ill effects of petroleum companies pressing for the setting up of fuel stations at random thereby reducing the profitability of fuel pump owners and creating hard times for those who had opened such stations recently.
The members said that they had to sell diesel at reduced rates to customers of big transport companies at Rs 1 per liter that was less than the supplying agencies’ rate. Kar said that almost all the neighboring states of Jharkhand had reduced the tax on diesel, due to which the sale of diesel in Jharkhand had been affected in a big way resulting in losses for the dealers and the customers. He warned that if the state government did not consider these demands of the Jharkhand Petroleum Dealers Association by January 5, 2022, then the delegation of Kolhan Petroleum Dealers will meet the Chief Minister and the Finance Minister and present their predicament.
JPDA Vice President Ashok Jha, Joint Secretary Rajiv Singh, Hetram Sharma, Alok Singh, Vice President of Kolhan Petroleum Dealers Association Sanjeev Agarwal, Treasurer Ravi Bhautika, Dilipanand Goswami, Ranjit Bala, Vijay Singh, Shawal Dutta, Surendra Soni, Gauri Shankar Mahanty, Steven Rodriguez, Punit Sethia, Mukesh Agarwal, Abhishek Raj, Ratandeep Singh, Manish Singh and others were present in the meeting.