MoS (I/C) for Petroleum
and Natural Gas, Shri Dharmendra Pradhan said neither the customers nor
petrol pump dealers will bear additional charges on digital transactions
at petrol stations. He 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.
The Government has stepped in after the issue on levy on digital
transaction at petrol stations was raised by association of petrol pump
dealers. Shri Pradhan said that there will be no additional levy on
digital transaction at petrol stations even after 13 January, 2017. He
also said that the Petrol pump transaction fee is a business model
between the banks & oil marketing companies which they will resolve.