COVID-19: OMCs announce Ex-Gratia of Rs 5 Lakh for delivery boys and others working in LPG supply chain
Oil Marketing Companies (OMCs) have announced an Ex-Gratia of five lakh rupees each for delivery boys and others working in LPG supply chain. The decision was taken by Indian Oil, Bharat Petroleum and Hindustan Petroleum.
This one-time special measure has been made 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 during COVID-19 pandemic.
LPG being an essential commodity has been exempted from the lock-down, and personnel are required to attend duty during this crisis period to maintain uninterrupted LPG cylinder supplies across the country to all customers.
Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pradhan has welcomed the initiative of the oil companies. In a tweet, he said, this gesture of goodwill is a recognition of the services rendered by our personnel in these trying times.
Mr Pradhan said, well-being of workers is of paramount importance and this compassionate move will strengthen the safety nets of our workforce aiding India’s fight against corona.