No additional levy on use of cards at petrol stations: Petroleum Minister

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No additional levy on use of cards at petrol stations: Petroleum Minister

NEW DELHI (INDIA): India’s Petroleum and Natural Gas┬áMinister Dharmendra Pradhan said neither the customers nor petrol pump dealers will bear additional charges on digital transactions at petrol stations.nnHe said that the Government had issued guidelines in February 2016 stating that the Merchant Discount Rate (MDR) charge will not be passed on to the consumers and that the stakeholders will take appropriate steps to absorb the MDR charges.nnThe Government has stepped in after the issue on levy on digital transaction at petrol stations was raised by association of petrol pump dealers.nnPradhan said that there will be no additional levy on digital transaction at petrol stations even after 13 January, 2017.nnHe also said that the Petrol pump transaction fee is a business model between the banks & oil marketing companies which they will resolve.

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