President’s Message

Dear Members,

      The main objective of the retired Officer’s Welfare Association is to meet the social and emotional needs of our members as well as addressing their issues of collective importance by bringing them to the notice of IOCL management. Much has been achieved in the past three years including improvement in various welfare schemes thus mitigatting the sufferings of the retirees. I am happy to mention that IOCL management has strengthened our efforts by allotting a decent accommodation to IROWA Apex body for office.

      To achieve our objectives of meeting the emotional needs an effective communication system has been established in terms of quarterly ‘News Letter’ apart from periodical updation of our ‘Member’s Directory’. This assumes greater signifi cance due to geographical dispersal of our members throughout the country for a well knit family. Enrolment of new members is a continuous process and last few years efforts are quite encouraging. Today our membership stands at 4000 (four thousand). I am equally happy that consequent upon the merger of IBP with IOC our retired colleagues of IBP have been brought into main stream of IROWA. I am therefore very pleased to release the fi fth edition of Member’s Directory.

      The new Directory contains IOC’s latest welfare schemes for the retirees e.g. revised Post Retirement Medical Attendance Scheme, enhanced Ex-gratia scheme, enlarged number of nominated hospitals, SABF Options (specially the requirements of LIC in terms of ‘formats’ etc), list of Nodal Offi cer’s to attend the retirees issues etc., and lastbut not the least ‘WILL’ since we love our dear ones. I appeal to our members to educate their spouses and family members about IOC’s welfare schemes thoroughly to avoid any inconvenience later on.

      Compilation of data in respect of the members viz-a-viz names, address, tel nos., and email Ids for four thousand members was a gigantic task which has been accompalished immaculately by M/s V V Jain and R D Mathur with the active support of the units. Generating fi nancial resources for publication of the Directory 2010 was a mammoth task. I am very happy to place on record my appreciation for commendable efforts by S/Sri V K Bhandari, Y D Puri, V V Jain, R D Mathur, actively assisted by Chennai unit and Vadodara unit. Had it not been for the active participation of the executive committee members of Delhi Unit it would not have been possible to accomplish this Challenging task.

      I wish to thank those esteemed organizations who have patronised IROWA Member’Directory 2010 by extending fi nancial support through their ads.

       I wish our members and their families healthy and prosperous life.

      B B Bakhashi


IROBF Completes a Decade

      It is a matter of great satsfaction that IROBF has completed ten years of its foundation April 2010. On this occasion one cannot but recall how in 1999 the idea of forming a Benevolent Fund originated bearing in mind the sufferings of some of our less fortunate collegues who were in fi nancial distress and how due to dedicated efforts of some founding members the entire process of registration were completed. We have so far provided assistance to 41 benefi ciaries disbursing an amount of Rs. 2.65 lakhs.

      It is a fact that the improvement in IOC’s Welfare Schemes for retirees from time to time has mitigated the sufferings to great extent, it is also true that there are still a large number of retirees and their families who continue to need the fi nancial assistance. Recent exhorbitant increase in cost of living has made things worse. We have to, therefore, continue our efforts with renewed vigour to enroll more members and procure more donations so that we may be able to provide some meaningful help. All retired offi cer’s of IOC and their spouses are eligible for fi nancial assistance irrespective of wheather they are members of IROBF or not.

      We need continued focus in our efforts to identify the needy retirees / spouses who are generally not in touch with other colleagues / families preoccupied by their own sufferings. We also need geater effort for enhancing the meagre corpus of IROBF for which cooperation of all is solicited.

      V V Jain

     General Secretary, IROBF

IROWA – Old Stalwarts


Year President General Secretary
1987 - 1988
Late Shri T K Sinha Shri R K Gupta
1988 - 1989 Shri M M Lal Shri R K Gupta
1989 - 1990 Shri M M Lal Shri R K Gupta
1990 - 1991 Shri M M Lal Shri R K Gupta
1991 - 1992 Shri S S Saxena Shri J M Singh
1992 - 1993 Shri S S Saxena Shri J M Singh
1993 - 1994 Shri S S Saxena Shri J M Singh
1994 - 1995 Shri S S Saxena Shri J M Singh
1995 - 1996 Shri S S Saxena Shri J M Singh
1996 - 1997 Shri B B Bakhshi Shri J M Singh
1997 - 1998 Shri B B Bakhshi Shri J M Singh
1998 - 1999 Shri B B Bakhshi Shri J M Singh
1999 - 2000 Shri B B Bakhshi Shri K K Sharma
2000 - 2001 Shri B B Bakhshi Shri K K Sharma
2001 - 2002 Shri B B Bakhshi Shri K K Sharma
2002 – 2003 Shri B B Bakhshi Shri K K Sharma
2003 – 2004 Shri B B Bakhshi Shri G Sarpal
2004 - 2006 Shri B B Bakhshi Shri G Sarpal
2006 - 2008 Shri B B Bakhshi Shri V K Bhandari
2008 - 2011 Shri B B Bakhshi Shri V K Bhandari