PDAD opposes fines on fuel outlets by individuals, bodies

Staff Reporter DIMAPUR, MAR 11 (NPN) | Publish Date: 3/11/2021 1:43:20 PM IST

Petroleum Dealers’ Association Dimapur (PDAD) has expressed its strong opposition to any organisation, NGO or individuals imposing fines on petroleum outlets under its jurisdiction on the pretext of adulteration.

PDAD president Neingutoulie Kenguruse informed Nagaland Post that there had been many instances of certain individuals and organisations imposing fines on petroleum outlets by merely claiming that fuel was adulterated or mixed without proper knowledge on the subject. 

He however clarified that association was welcome to anyone wanting to check the quality of fuel, but objected to imposing of fines. 

He explained that if any particular outlet was found to be selling adulterated fuel, then it should be taken to task by taking legal measures, to which Petroleum Dealers’ Association Dimapur (PDAD) would wholeheartedly support. 

The president further requested customers and unions to lodge complaint and report any instance of fuel adulteration to district administration or any competent authority, if they were not satisfied with the quality of fuel from the outlet. 

Meanwhile, a press release issued by Petroleum Dealers’ Association Dimapur stated that an executive meeting of the association was held which resolved not to tolerate any form of adulteration or manipulation by any fuel retail outlet.

The association during its meeting held on March 10 also resolved to invite any customer, union or association to check the quality and quantity of fuel by following Marketing Discipline Guidelines (MDG) as laid down by the oil companies. 

It further asked all retail outlets to offer filter papers to customers to check quality of fuel.  

Acknowledging that it was the right of any citizen or organisation to check quality of fuel, Kenguruse however said that Petroleum Dealers’ Association Dimapur (PDAD) was opposed to imposing of fines on the retail outlets on the pretext of fuel adulteration.



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