Rs 5 lakh ex gratia announced for LPG vendor

Gurugram, April 1 (IANS) To continue the uninterrupted supply of the domestic cooking gas cylinders during the lockdown, oil companies have announced Rs 5,00,000 ex gratia for delivery staff.

IndianOil personnel, like LPG showroom staff, godown-keepers, mechanics and delivery boys, retail outlet customer attendants and truck drivers were risking their lives to ensure delivery of fuel to people, said a government official.

If a person died from Covid-19, an ex gratia of Rs 5,00,000 will be paid to the spouse. In the absence of a spouse, the amount will be paid to the next of kin of the deceased.

It's a goodwill gesture in recognition of the services rendered by the IndianOil personnel in this trying time, he said.



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