IndianOil helps Bolster India’s Vaccination Drive


New Delhi / ATULYA LOKTANTRA NEWS :Indian Oil Corporation Limited (IndianOil) has leveraged its expertise and reach to bolster India’s COVID-19 vaccination programme by supplementing the available Cold Chain Equipment (CCE) infrastructure in the four States of Jammu & Kashmir, Tamil Nadu, Bihar and Manipur, for the storage & transportation of vaccine. IndianOil is procuring CCE equipment like Ice-Line Refrigerator (ILR), Deep Freezer (DF), Walk-in-Cooler (WIC), Walk-in-Freezer (WIF) and Refrigerated Truck (RT), for handing over to the respective State Governments.

IndianOil management has also left no stone unturned to inspire the company’s stakeholders to get vaccinated at the earliest to contribute to the success of the world’s largest vaccination drive. Mr Shrikant Madhav Vaidya, Chairman, IndianOil and Mr Ranjan Kumar Mohapatra, Director (HR), IndianOil, were amongst the first few to get the indigenous vaccines to allay apprehensions amongst the stakeholders.

Speaking about IndianOil’s focus on employee welfare, Chairman Mr S M Vaidya said, “An inspired, agile and resilient team of employees enabled IndianOil to fuel the economy and to keep the kitchen fires burning, even during the most difficult phases of the pandemic. We are committed to ensuring their welfare at all times”. Mr Ranjan Kumar Mohapatra, Director (HR), IndianOil, said, “We are also ensuring that the vaccination needs of our retired employees are also taken care of. Care is one of the core values that continue to drive us. As a responsible corporate citizen, IndianOil will do everything it can to contribute to the success of India’s vaccination drive”.


During the countrywide lockdown, Team IndianOil ensured the smooth supply of petroleum products, including delivering on an average of 25 lakh cylinders every day to its customers’ doorsteps. India’s largest energy company also extended Medical Insurance coverage and ex-gratia payment in case of death for its over 3,23,000 frontline soldiers. Demonstrating proactive alertness, IndianOil formed a high-powered committee under the stewardship of Director (HR) Mr Ranjan Kumar Mohapatra for on-ground situation assessment and deployment of measures to contain the threats, even before the countrywide lockdown was announced. The committee met continuously without a single break for 200 days to ensure internal and external stakeholders’ safety and well-being. Presently, the empowered committee continues to meet on alternate days. Quick policy decisions enabled IndianOil to accommodate work-from-home routine for its employees wherever possible.


In another unique empathy-driven move, IndianOil’s HR officials proactively reached out to its 30,000 employees and over 20,000 ex-employees to check on their well-being and extend a helping hand wherever needed. IndianOil is also contributing to the resurgent economy and is well on track to achieve its capital expenditure target of Rs 26,000 crore in the current fiscal. Since the easing of the lockdown from April 20, 2020, IndianOil has commenced work on around 2,800 projects worth about Rs 2 trillion across the country.


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