OMCs to bear charges on digital transactions at fuel pumps

Petroleum minister Dharmendra Pradhan assures that consumers and retail outlets will not be burdened with merchant discount rate

GN Bureau | January 13, 2017


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State-run oil marketing companies (OMCs) — Indian Oil Corporation Ltd, Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd and Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd are likely to bear the burden of charges levied on digital transactions for buying fuel at petrol pumps, reported Business Standard. 
 
Sources said that during the department of financial services’ meeting, which was attended by OMCs, banks and retail outlets, it was broadly agreed that the oil companies may bear the discount being offered on card transactions. The companies may absorb one percent charge levied by banks for every sale on credit and debit cards.
 
After the meeting, petroleum minister Dharmendra Pradhan briefed the media that consumers and retail outlets will not be burdened with merchant discount rate (MDR), while banks and OMCs are set to share it, the report said.
The minister asserted that both banks and oil companies will have to devise a solution to help consumers to continue use of debit cards at fuel retail outlets.
 
 

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