OIL COMPANIES ANNOUNCE EX-GRATIA FOR LPG DELIVERY BOYS AND OTHER PERSONNEL WORKING IN LPG SUPPLY CHAIN, DHARMENDRA PRADHAN WELCOMES STEP

Bhubaneswar : Oil marketing companies IOCL,BPCL, HPCL today announced an ex-gratia amount of ₹5 lakh each, as a one-time special measure, in the unfortunate case of demise of personnel like Show-room Staff, Godown-keepers, Mechanics and Delivery boys attending duty in the LPG distributorship chain due to the infection and impact of Covid-19.

Through a tweet, Minister of Petroleum and Natural Gas and Steel Shri Dharmendra Pradhan said, “Welcome the humanitarian decision taken by Indian Oil, BPCL and HPCL.This gesture of goodwill is a recognition of the services rendered by our personnel in these trying times. Well-being of our workers is of paramount importance, this compassionate move will strengthen the safety nets of our workforce aiding India’s fight against corona.”

While LPG supply has been exempted from the lock-down, LPG being an essential commodity, personnel are required to attend duty during this crisis period to maintain uninterrupted LPG cylinder supplies across the country to all customers.