SCHEME FOR GRANT OF EX-GRATIA TO EX-EMPLOYEES OF IOC
By Badrinath Vasandi
SCHEME FOR GRANT OF EX-GRATIA TO EX-EMPLOYEES
Ex-Gratia Scheme was introduced w.e.f. 01.12.2003 on one time basis for
the benefit of ex-employees of IOC who superannuated from the services
of the Corporation before introduction of SBF Scheme in IOC.
The salient features of the scheme are as under:
Ex-employees who superannuated from the services of the Corporation
before introduction of SBF Scheme after rendering a minimum of 5 years'
continuous service without any break on or before their superannuation
will be eligible for the ex-gratia benefit. The service means regular service
in IOC and would not include service on contractual/daily or
2. Amount of Ex-Gratia:
amount (p.m.) (Rs.)
amount (p.m.) (Rs.)
I-III I-II 1000 1400
IV-V III-IV 1100 1550
VI-VIII V-VI 1200 1700
O2 1700 2400
A 2000 2800
B 2200 3100
C 2400 3400
D 3000 4200
E 3200 4500
F 3400 4800
G 3800 5300
H 4000 5600
I 4200 5900
Director 4200 6500
In case of death of the ex-employee, his/her spouse will be paid the
applicable ex-gratia amount till his/her survival.
3. It has also been decided to pay the differential amount to those exemployees,
who have superannuated after introduction of SBF Scheme
but are drawing lesser pension than the above-proposed ex-gratia
amount. The pension amount under SBF will be the amount, which the exemployee
would have received, had he/she not commuted 1/3rd of the
pension as provided in the scheme.
4. Eligibility Conditions for grant of Ex-gratia:
• Ex-employees of IOC, who superannuated/voluntarily retired from the
services of the Corporation prior to introduction of SBF Scheme in
IOCL or died after rendering a minimum of 5 years service before such
• Such ex-employee/spouse will not be eligible for benefit under this
scheme whose spouse or any dependent son/daughter has been
provided employment in IOC on compassionate grounds.
• The eligible ex-employee will continue to get "Ex-gratia" so long he/she
is alive after introduction of the Scheme. Thereafter, his/her surviving
spouse shall be eligible for ex-gratia under this scheme. Similarly, exemployee
and his/her spouse will continue to get the differential
amount of ex-gratia, who are drawing lesser pension under SBF
Scheme, till his/her survival.
• In case of break-in service, net service rendered in IOC will be taken
into account for the purpose of eligibility, provided the break-in-service
was not more than the net service rendered in IOC.
• For the purpose of eligibility with regard to service in IOC, only regular
service in IOC will be considered and the period of engagement on
contractual/daily/ad-hoc basis, etc. shall not be taken into
• For the purpose of eligibility, the ex-employee must not have been
dismissed/removed/terminated or abandoned the services of the
Corporation or resigned/deemed to have resigned from the services of
• All those ex-employees who separated from the services of IOC on
account of pre-mature retirement shall not be eligible for ex-gratia
under the scheme.
• For the purpose of reckoning service in IOC, qualifying service in
respect of deputationists, will be taken from the date of absorption in
• Full time Directors of IOC shall also be eligible subject to fulfillment of
• The ex-employees/surviving spouses, who are, eligible for "Ex-gratia
Scheme", shall have to execute an undertaking in the prescribed
Proforma to the effect that this benefit is being given not because of
any right or entitlement, but entirely as an ex-gratia. Further, he/she
will not enter into any litigation in this regard and/or other related
matters before any Court of Law/Forum/Authority. If any case
pertaining to ex-gratia and/or in relation to SBF is pending before any
Court of Law/Forum/Authority, he/she shall withdraw the same
forthwith. The eligibility of the applicant shall be considered and
application processed only after withdrawal of such case/petition
before any Court/Forum/Authority where the applicant is a petitioner
either singly or jointly.
5. General Conditions
• "Ex-gratia" will be taken into account as income for the purpose of
• The spouse of deceased eligible ex-employee, who is getting the
benefit of Family Pension under FPF scheme, 1971, shall be eligible to
receive ex-gratia benefit without any adjustment on this account.
• For calculating the length of service, fraction of a year equal to six
months and above shall be treated as full year and period less than 6
months shall be ignored.
• For receiving ex-gratia / differential payment, the eligible ex-employee/
spouse of deceased employee shall submit an application form
complete in all respects in the prescribed proforma enclosed with this
scheme (Annexure-I to be filled by ex-employee and Annexure-II to be
filled by the spouse of the deceased ex-employee) along with all
relevant documents as indicated in the application form, to the Head of
HR Department of the concerned HO/Unit/Region of IOC from where
the ex-employee has superannuated. Applications for grant of ex-gratia
payment should be submitted before 31st March 2004. Any application
received thereafter will be considered on exceptional grounds.
• It will be the responsibility of the applicant to satisfy the HR Head of the
HO/Unit/Region that he/she is eligible to receive the ex-gratia payment
under the scheme and establish his/her identity by producing relevant
documents, which may be available in his/her possession.
• In case, the ex-employee/spouse of deceased ex-employee does not
have relevant document(s) as proof of having rendered requisite
service in IOC or documents mentioned in the application form, the
claimant shall produce an affidavit sworn before a First Class
Magistrate in the prescribed proforma stating all relevant details and
also that he/she/ex-employee had completed 5 years continuous
service and had not been removed or dismissed or terminated or had
not resigned from the services of IOC, etc. (Proforma given as
Annexure - III & IV respectively).
• The beneficiary has to indicate his/her bank account number alongwith
the name of the Nationalised Bank near his/her place of residence
where he/she wants to get ex-gratia payment remitted.
• For payment of ex-gratia to the spouse in case of death of exemployee,
the spouse shall be required to submit his/her application in
Annexure-II, to the concerned HR establishment for grant of ex-gratia,
along with all relevant documents including death certificate of the exemployee.
• The Life Certificate prescribed for drawal of ex-gratia shall be required
to be produced by the recipient of the ex-gratia to the concerned
disbursing authority every year in the month of November. (proforma
given as Annexure-V).
• Life certificate on self certification basis
Retired employees may submit the ‘Life Certificate’ on self-certification
basis every year in the month of November in the prescribed proforma
[Annexure-V(A)]. In case of death of the retired employee, the spouse
shall be required to submit the ‘Life Certificate’ as per the original
provision for the first time as per Annexure-V and subsequently, the
spouse may also submit the certificate as per Annexure-V(A) on selfcertification
basis every year.
Some important provisions as per their forms and undertakings :
I joined IOC on __________ and had rendered minimum of 5 years of continuous
service till my normal date of superannuation. I am not eligible for benefit under
IOC Superannuation Benefit Fund Scheme or I am drawing the benefit under
SBF Scheme, which is less than the ex-gratia amount announced now.
Therefore, I hereby apply for grant of ex-gratia/differential amount.
The ex-gratia payment being given to me is not because of any right or
entitlement, but entirely as an ex-gratia. I further, confirm that I shall not enter
into any litigation in this regard and/or other related matters before any Court of
4. I am not covered under the Superannuation Benefit Fund Scheme of IOC.
5. I was not dismissed/removed/terminated or had not resigned from /
abandoned the services of IOC.