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Indian Oil Corporation Ltd. And … vs Bimla Devi on 29 January, 2016

2. IOCL is a Government Company which released a Superannuation
Benefit Fund Scheme from 1987 to 1996. The Scheme required participating
employees to make a nominal contribution of ` 100/- p.a. to procure policies
from Life Insurance Corporation of India. These policies provided for
pension as well as other statutory benefits of Provident Fund, Gratuity and

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family pension on the IOCL employee’s retirement/ superannuation,
resignation or death/ permanent disablement. In terms of the Scheme, if an
employee died whilst in service, her/his spouse was entitled to draw a
pension of 40% of the deceased’s salary (irrespective of the number of years
of pensionable service of the employee) for her/his life. Additionally, the
scheme also provided that the spouse of a deceased employee could
nominate a qualified and eligible dependant son/ daughter for employment
in IOCL subject to its discretion. Relevant portion of the scheme is as under

“SCHEME FOR REHABILITATION OF THE FAMILY OF
THE EMPLOYEE DYING OR SUFFERING PERMANENT
TOTAL DISABLEMENT WHILE IN SERVICE
In the case of death or permanent total disablement of an
employee while in service, the female spouse (or dependent male
spouse, as the case may be) may opt, within 6 months of the
death of the employee, for any one of the following three options
(designated R-1, R-2 and R-3) for the rehabilitation of the family.
Option once exercised shall be final and no change thereafter
shall be permissible.

Source: Indian Kanoon

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  1. Bhuvi
    Bhuvi November 18, 08:10

    Hi
    My mother was working in indian oil,she got expired in october last month,i got the enclosed documents from office in which i found there was no option to choose for me as R1 R2 or R3
    Instead i found R1 option papers in it
    When i asked regarding this i got n reply saying that my mother was divorce and hence am not eligible for employment
    How can i proceed for this….please help me out as i dont have anyone nor father nor mother and no siblings

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