Cos of oil, power supplies, SBI prepare to fight Covid-19

Calcutta: Oil trading companies like Indian Oil (COI), BPCL & HPCL have initiated measures for its employees & associates following coronavirus outbreak. Oil PSUs — & IOC — contributed Rs 300 crore & Rs 225 crore, respectively, to the PM Cares Fund. Other PSUs — Power Finance Corporation, NTPC & NHPC — have put in a total of Rs 1,125 crore.

employees pledged Rs 100 million to the PM Cares Fund. The 2.6 lakh employees will contribute their two-day salary. This is perhaps one of the biggest commitments of an organization's employees. Last week, the PSU bank had announced a commitment of 0.25% of its fiscal 20 earnings in support of the Covid-19 control.

An OMC spokesperson said: “Personnel like LPG showroom staff, godown-keepers, LPG mechanics & LPG delivery boys, retail outlet customer attendants, truck drivers, including bulk/pack transporters, are risking their lives to ensure delivery of fuel to customers & fellow citizens. As a goodwill gesture & in recognition of the services rendered in these difficult times, an ex-gratia amount of Rs five lakh has been announced in case of death of any above-mentioned personnel due to COVID-19.”

Besides, IndianOil’s retail outlet Kanchanjungha Service Station in Jalpaiguri District distributed rice, groceries & vegetables to local tea garden workers & labourers as the Cover-19 crisis has brought the region to a halt.

The entire workforce of ONGC is functioning 24x7 to ensure production & delivery of oil & gas. Employees are working from home through video conferencing to provide necessary support to the employees who are performing their duties on extended stay in the field.

“I am confident that we, the 30,100-strong ONGC community, shall together tide over this hard time & keep the ONGC flag flying high,” said its CMD Shashi Shanker.