The decision was taken in keeping with the principle of "minimum government, maximum governance", it said.
"Chief Minister Vijay Rupani has decided to do away with permits for purchase, storage and sale of petrol and diesel," the release said.
"From now on, dealers need not seek permission of the Food and Civil Supplies and Consumer Affairs Department under the Essential Commodities Procurement Storage and Distribution Order-1981 for purchase, storage and sale of petrol and diesel," it said.
However, those who want to set up a petrol pump, will have to obtain permission of the Petroleum and Explosive Safety Department as per the existing rules, it added.
The dealers will also have to maintain records of procurement and distribution under the Essential Commodities Dealers (Regulation) Order-1977.
With this decision, Gujarat has joined 12 states where no permission is needed for sale and purchase of petrol and diesel, it said.