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OIL CSR Policy



OIL views Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) as an integral part of its existence, such that the Company's operations and the fulfilment of its societal and environmental responsibilities are held at an equal pedestal in its core philosophy itself. The CSR initiatives of the Company are governed by the Companies Act 2013, DPE guidelines on CSR & Sustainability 2014 and OIL’s CSR Vision and Policy. These initiatives are primarily undertaken in and around the Company’s operational areas in Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram, Rajasthan and Andhra Pradesh.


CSR Vision : “OIL is a Responsible Corporate Citizen deeply committed to socio-economic development in its areas of operation.”


Key CSR Focus Areas:

As specified in Schedule VII of the Companies Act,2013, OIL has embarked upon various CSR projects and programs under several key thrust areas such as Healthcare, Sanitation & Drinking water, Education, Sustainable Livelihood Generation, Skill Development, Capacity Building & Empowerment of Women, Environment, Rural Sports and Rural Development through Augmentation of Rural Infrastructure.


CSR Policy

OIL has a CSR policy, in line with the Companies Act, 2013, duly approved by the Board. The policy, revised in April,2016 to be in line with the Companies Act and other relevant government guidelines, highlights the CSR activities related to those specified in the Schedule VII of the Companies Act 2013, excluding activities undertaken in pursuance of normal course of business of the company. The CSR policy is also uploaded on the company’s website


Board Level CSR & Committee

In accordance with the provisions of Section 135 of the Companies Act, 2013, OIL has a Board level CSR & Sustainable Development (SD) Committee which reviews and monitors the CSR activities of the Company on a regular basis. The terms of reference of the CSR & SD Committee includes:


  • Formulate and recommend to the Board, a CSR (Plan) Policy which shall include the activities to be undertaken by the company as specified in Schedule VII of the Companies Act 2013

  • Recommend the CSR Plan expenditure to be incurred on CSR activities/projects for approval of the OIL Board

  • Institute a transparent monitoring mechanism for implementation of the CSR activities / projects undertaken by the company

  • Monitor implementation of CSR activities/projects from time to time

To facilitate the overall monitoring by the Board level CSR & SD Committee, lower level CSR Committees exists in different spheres of the Company which, apart from periodical monitoring of CSR projects, recommends CSR proposals to the Competent Authority and obtain necessary approvals as per laid down Delegation of Power of the Company.


Audit of CSR Projects:

The CSR initiatives taken up at Oil India Limited are governed by need assessment studies and baseline surveys of the targeted areas. At regular intervals OIL conducts formative researches and social audits of the ongoing activities so as to insure their proper implementation and to find out scope of improvement if any.


HEALTHCARE – Point (i) of Schedule VII of Companies Act, 2013

Project OIL Sparsha :

  • Started in 1980s, OIL has been implementing mobile dispensary services in OIL operational areas in Assam and Arunachal Pradesh in the North East, through its in-house healthcare team of doctors and paramedics and catering to the primary healthcare needs of poor and the needy free of cost. This has been supplemented with project Sparsha under which mobile health camps are conducted in remote areas, where access to primary healthcare is a challenge.


  • Presently the implementing partners are St. Luke’s (Tinsukia and Chabua), a charitable hospital and Piramal Swasthya, a pan-India NGO.

  • During the last 3 years, from 2014-15 to 2016-17, the project has conducted around 3,860 camps screening 5,59,992 patients.


Project OIL Arogya :

  • Launched in 2012-13, Project Arogya is on reduction of Infant Mortality Rate (IMR) and Maternity Mortality Rate (MMR) in and around OIL’s operational areas in the states of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh.


  • Being implemented by IL&FS Education & Technology Services (IETS) in 20 villages, this project includes pre & post-natal health check-ups, sensitizing women on maternal, child health and benefits of institutional delivery, tracking and counseling of pregnant women, immunization of babies and pregnant women, training and awareness of on community health for better hygiene, sanitation and family planning.

  • Outcome of the project in the last three years from 2014-15 to 2016-17, 831 ANC/PNC women and 590 children (0-5yrs) were tracked, 26 health camps were organized screening around 3,500 women and children, 30 numbers of community health trainings were held and 866 women were trained while 3,080 home visits were made benefitting 1,378 women, 3,918 babies (0-5 yrs) were immunized, baby care gift pack given to 80 women who went for institutional delivery and health check-up & counseling of 1,275 adolescent girl students of four girls’ schools, adopted by OIL.


Combating HIV/AIDS, Malaria and TB:

  • OIL became the first Indian PSU to partner the Switzerland-based Global Fund for combating HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria in OIL’s operational areas of Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram, Andhra Pradesh and Rajasthan for five years.

  • Since 2014-15 till 2016-17, a total of 28 health camps were conducted in Assam and Rajasthan, wherein 5,262 pregnant women and others were screened and tested for HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria.




DRINKING WATER & SANITATION – Point (i) of Schedule VII of Companies Act, 2013

OIL has committed to SWACHH BHARAT ABHIYAN launched by Hon’ble Prime Minister of India in 2014, undertaking various programmmes and initiatives on sanitation, drinking water and swachhata awareness campaigns in all spheres of the Company. Some notable initiatives are as under:

  • Construction of 1471 toilets for boys and girls in government schools in seven districts of Assam, under Swachh Vidyalaya Abhiyan

  • Construction of separate toilets for men and women in Ranau and Ramgarh villages of Jaisalmer district in OIL operational area in Rajasthan

  • Installlation of 20 nos. of RO/UV drinking water plants in villages in OIL operational area of KG Basin Project, East Godavari district, Andhra Pradesh

  • Providing garbage bins and garbage disposal trucks for garbage management of Guwahati city, the capital of Assam.

  • Renovation of 13 nos. School & AWD Centre Toilets under Araimuria GP and , construction of community toilets in several other areas of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh.

  • Training of sanitation workers in OIL field Headquarters, Assam under Project Anubhav.

  • OIL has now adopted Kamakhya Temple, Guwahati, Assam under Swachh Bharat Abhiyan-Swachh Iconic Place, for development and maintenance for a period of five(5) years for a project cost of Rs 25.00 crore.

  • Additionally, OIL has taken up a toilet utilization assessment survey of the 1471 school toilets constructed under Swachh Vidyalaya Abhiyan and has completed assessment of over 600 schools during 2016-17.


EDUCATION – Point (ii) of Schedule VII of Companies Act, 2013


Project OIL Super 30 :

  • The project was launched in the year 2010-11, under which students from the underprivileged section of society are provided with 11-month free residential coaching/mentoring on IIT entrance examination for admission to the prestigious IITs and other leading educational institutions of the country. Presently, OIL has five Super 30 centres at Guwahati, Jorhat and Dibrugarh in Assam, Jodhpur in Rajasthan and Itanagar in Arunachal Pradesh with annual intake of 30 students per centre.


  • Implementing partner is Social Responsibility and Leadership, New Delhi.

  • In the last six academic sessions, since 2010-11, out of 500 nos. of OIL super 30 students trained, 468 students have gained admission to various reputed educational institutions (61 in IITs, 114 in ISRO/ISM/NITs and 293 in State Engineering/Medical and other Engineering colleges).


Project OIL Dikhya:

  • The project was launched in 2012 and over the last 5 years has evolved to include several educational programmes, the most notable being Computer Education to students of rural schools via state-of-the-art mobile computer education buses/vans that visit each of the schools.


  • The project is implemented in 30 schools (classes VI to VIII) located in OIL’s operational areas of Upper Assam through State Institute of Rural Development (SIRD), Assam and IL&FS Education & Technical Services (IETS)

  • The program has so far benefitted 19,466 students via custom designed and fabricated mobile education buses/vans equipped with laptops and colourful furniture making them children friendly and delightful teaching spaces. Value added sessions on creative studies, environmental science, cleanliness and behavioural science too are taught along with the computer classes. Facility of mobile library is also provided to the students.

  • Other programmes under Project Dikhya include Knowledge-Yan with K-Class against which, since 2014-15 to 2016-17, OIL has distributed 350 comprehensive audio-visual education devices called Knowledge-Yan or K-Yan which includes high-end computer, advanced projection system, DVD player and in-built audio system for students to help understand difficult courses, in OIL’s operational areas of Upper Assam and Arunachal Pradesh. Similarly, underPrimary School Teacher Training programme , 600 primary school teachers of rural schools have been trained on innovating teaching methodologies.


DIFFERENTLY ABLED – Point (ii) of Schedule VII of Companies Act, 2013

Project OIL Sakshyam:

  • Every year as a special gesture under the OIL Merit Scholarship Scheme, OIL provides scholarship in the form of monetary support to students with disabilities and special needs, studying in two special schools of Mrinaljyoti Rehabilitation Centre and Moran Blind School.


  • “Project Sakshyam” was conceptualized referring to sustainable “empowerment”. The Project was initiated with the prime objective of catering to the needs of Mrinaljyoti Rehabilitation Centre (Duliajan) and Moran Blind School-J.A.A.B. (Moran) whether in terms of infrastructure development, running costs or any special project which will act as a support base for enabling the students as productive and independent citizens of the mainstream.

  • In the last two years, financial assistance was provided to the students of both the schools in the form of annual scholarships. At the same time, financial assistance was provided to Mrinaljyoti Rehabilitation Centre, Duliajan for construction of a shelter home for girls (one time), procurement of a diesel generator set (one time) and annual grant (in each year) for extension of services of the Centre. Similarly, Moran Blind School, Moran was provided annual grant for incurring the running cost of the school (in each year).

  • A new initiative started in 2016-17 fiscal, 20 differently abled candidates were trained in the trades of sewing machine operator and quick service restaurant from OIL’s operational areas as well as other parts of Assam. Out of 20, 15 candidates were placed at various industries/restaurants across the country.


SUSTAINABLE LIVELIHOOD– Point (ii) of Schedule VII of Companies Act, 2013


Project OIL Rupantar :

  • Growing unemployment, a major cause of social unrest, threatens OIL’s long-term business goals. In its areas of operation, OIL is seen as the only source of direct/indirect employment. Committed to socio-economic development, OIL collaborated with State Institute of Rural Development (SIRD), Assam, to launch Project Rupantar (meaning transformation) in the year 2003 to overcome unemployment especially amongst rural youth and women by motivating them to engage in entrepreneurship development programs exploring self-employment opportunities in the primary secondary and tertiary sectors.


  • The project has since encouraged many self-help groups (SHGs)/joint liability groups (JLGs) to pursue agro-based industries, animal husbandry, sericulture, fishery, organic farming and diversification of handloom products. Aastha, a marketing outlet in OIL Field Headquarters at Duliajan, Assam, adds value to the project by providing support to the marketing needs of the SHGs.

  • With infrastructural and other support from OIL, SIRD has formed 8,500 SHGs and JLGs since 2003. OIL exclusively has formed 2,450 SHGs/JLGs from 2008-09 to 2016-17, providing farmers, women and youth – mostly in tea garden areas – 50% subsidy, other financial and material inputs. In the last three fiscals since 2014-15, OIL has formed 1,300 SHGs/JLGs for poultry, piggery, handloom (weaving) and farm mechanization (power tiller), assisting 9,725 farm families.

  • World Petroleum Congress held in Doha in December 2011 recognized Project Rupantar as one of 12 best CSR initiatives by the global oil and gas industry and showcased it in the Social Responsibility Global village, as part of the Congress


Agriculture Project :

  • Started in the year 1991, the project in implemented under the Oil India Rural Development Society (OIRDS)which is registered under Society Registration Act XXXI of 1860. OIRDS is one of the foremost social welfare projects of OIL conceived with the principle objective of promoting sustainable growth of rural economy.


  • The primary objective of the Agriculture project is to encourage the unemployed youth to adopt agriculture as a means of earning livelihood and thereby attains economic empowerment. The farmers are introduced to modern methods of cultivation for maximizing farm yield through in-field training by experts from Agriculture Department, Government of Assam & Assam Agriculture University and providing them with high yield variety seeds, organic manure, farming tools and implements.

  • Since 1991-92 till 2016-17, OIRDS has adopted 118 villages under various farmers’ collectives, covering around 17,221 farm families.

  • OIL has also signed MoU with AAU recently, to promote integrated farming in villages of OIL’s operational areas in Upper Assam.


Project OIL Jeevika:

  • Launched in FY 2016-17, the project is a community-cluster based sustainable rural livelihood promotion initiative, which aims at imparting skill development and up-gradation training to the targeted beneficiaries on beekeeping and honey processing, mustard, buckwheat and local pulse processing as well as providing handholding support to them for generation of alternate source of income and formation of self-sustaining livelihood clusters.

  • OIL Jeevika is currently implemented by Indian Institute of Entrepreneurship (IIE), Guwhati in OIL’s operational villages of Arunachal Pradesh, benefitting 400 households.


SKILL DEVELOPMENT– Point (ii) of Schedule VII of Companies Act, 2013


Project OIL Swabalamban :


  • The project was launched in FY 2013-14 for providing sustainable employment opportunities to the unemployed youths from OIL operational areas through various industry relevant placement linked skill training and capacity building programs. Short-term courses/trades are offered such as construction industry (plumbing, masonry, carpentry, welding, etc.) housekeeping & hospitality, food & beverages, electrician, sewing machine operator, BPO/Voice calling, general duty assistant, etc. certified by NSDC, Govt. of India.


  • The project is implemented through MoUs with IL&FS Education & Technology Services (New Delhi), Construction Industry Development Council (New Delhi), Indian Institute of Entrepreneurship (Guwahati), Pragati Edutech (Guwahati), Gyanjyoti Foundation (Guwahati), Gram Tarang (Guwahati) and Downtown Hospital (Guwahati).

  • Since the launch of the project in 2013-14 till 2016-17, a total of 8,560 candidates have been successfully trained and 6,669 have been placed in various industries across the country (placement percentage 78%).

  • Further, entrepreneurship education programs for students and teachers of schools and colleges were conducted under the project benefitting 4290 participants.


Computer Centre:

  • OIL has been operating a computer education Centre, since 2004, at its Field Headquarters at Duliajan, Assam, through State Institute of Rural Development, under Project Rupantar, offering subsidized short-term computer courses to unemployed youth/students for Rs 500.00 per month.

  • About 1800 students are trained annually in Basic, DTP, Web page designing, Tally, C Language, C++, Visual Basic and Visual Basic Script.


CAPACITY BUILDING & EMPOWERMENT OF WOMEN– Point (iii) of Schedule VII of Companies Act, 2013


Handicraft Training and Production Centre (HTPC) :

  • Established in 1984 at the Company’s Field Headquarters, Duliajan, Assam, as OIL’s Silver Jubilee Year Project for women empowerment through capacity building, the centre provides nine-month stipendiary training on Weaving, Cutting & Tailoring, Embroidery & Knitting to young women for generating self-employment opportunities.

  • Post training assistance by way of looms, sewing machines, thread, etc. are provided on successful completion of the training

  • Annual intake of HTPC is around 32 and over 1000 women have been trained till date, many of whom have set up their own production units.


General Nursing & Midwifery (GNM) Training :

  • A Nursing School, established in 1991, in OIL Hospital at Field Headquarters, Duliajan Assam, conducts 3 yrs Certificate course (and one & half years on job training) on General Nursing & Midwifery (GNM) for young women of OIL operational areas. Each trainee is given a stipend besides hostel accommodation, uniform and protective clothing.


  • The course is recognised by the Directorate of Medical Education, Government of Assam and certified by the Assam Nursing Council.

  • Presently, the annual intake is 30 per batch and OIL intends to increase the batch size to 40 in the near future.

  • Since inception, more than 300 women have successfully completed training and have been employed in various Govt./semi-Govt./private health institutions across the state of Assam.


ENVIRONMENT– Point (iv) of Schedule VII of Companies Act, 2013


Project OIL Urja :

  • Started in 2016-17 fiscal, the project aims at reducing carbon emissions through the use of renewable energy and prevention of indoor air pollution in rural households through the use of fuel-efficient cook stoves.

  • Solar Solutions in alignment with the MNRE (Ministry of New & Renewable Energy, Govt. Of India) and Clean Cooking & Lighting Solution under Happy Home Package will be provided to 3 villages of Upper Assam where accessibility to electricity is poor or negligible, with a target to cover 400 households in a span of 2 years. Further fuel-efficient cook stoves will be constructed and installed in 3000 rural households of OIL’s operational areas of upper Assam in a span of 1 year.

  • The project is implemented in association with Indian Institute of Entrepreneurship (IIE) (Guwahati), ICCO (Guwahati) and North East Agency Pvt. Ltd. (Guwahati).


Hoolock Gibbon and Rainforest Biodiversity Conservation :

  • The critically endangered Hoolock gibbon (Hoolock hoolock or Hylobates hoolock) is India’s only ape species found in the last remaining rainforests of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh.


  • In January 2014, OIL entrusted green group Nature’s Beckon with the project on protecting the ape’s habitats and creating awareness through workshops, distribution of information booklets and use of mass media. about the animal’s ecological utility in schools and villages of Dibrugarh, Tinsukia, Golaghat and Jorhat districts. The areas covered are on the fringes of Dihing-Patkai, Nambor-Doigrong and Holongapar Gibbon wildlife sanctuaries and Dibru-Saikhowa National Park.


Eco-Tourism Projects :

  • Sasoni Merbeel Eco-Tourism project is in close proximity to OIL field Headquarters, Duliajan, which is implemented by Sasoni Merbeel Eco-Tourism Development Committee, and has the potential of creating rural entrepreneurs besides protecting flora and fauna of the region. OIL has supported the project with solar lighting, pedal boats, bio digester and battery-driven eco-friendly vehicles.


  • Kaziranga Eco-Tourism project, against which OIL and Assam Tourism Development Corporation Ltd. have signed an agreement in 2014, for a roadmap for strengthening the tourism industry in and around the world famous Kaziranga National Park while ensuring preservation of wildlife and awareness thereof. Based on a feasibility study, a detailed project report is expected to create sufficient eco-friendly tourist infrastructure, promote art and culture, increase tourist footfalls and create employment opportunity for the local youth.


Adoption of rhino calves:

  • OIL was one of the first PSUs to adopt rhino calves orphaned by the devastating floods of 2016 in Kaziranga National Park. The rhino calves are undergoing rehabilitation for reintroduction in the wild later.


Smokeless Village:

  • OIL has adopted five villages in Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, West Bengal and Rajathan under Smokeless Village Campaign as part of celebration of Oil and Gas Fortnight, 2016, for distribution of free LPG connection to the rural households, which were chosen after a survey which revealed that majority of households in these villages were using firewood/biomass for cooking.


  • Free LPG connection were distributed to 131 households in Innao village, Changlang District, Arunachal Pradesh, 117 households in in Amdanga and Telulguri villages in Nagaon District, Assam and 58 households in Tanot village in Rajasthan.


PROMOTION OF SPORTS– Point (vii) of Schedule VII of Companies Act, 2013


Rural Sports : For around two decades OIL has been involving local youth clubs and school children for promoting games and sports with focus on athletics, by organizing Rural Sports events in villages in its operational areas in Assam, in collaboration with social groups, district administration and sports bodies. These OIL-sponsored rural sports events have produced young athletes who are now participating at district, state and national levels.

  • Since 2014-15, OIL has organised 22 such rural sports events in Dibrugarh and Tinsukia districts of Assam.


Contribution to major sporting events & sports infrastructure :

  • OIL has been supporting many district, state and national-level sports associations on major tournaments and various sports events in the North East region including the National Games and South Asian Games held at Guwahati.

  • As well as development of playground and sports infrastructure in various schools and sports organisations for, play courts etc. playing equipment, gears etc.

  • The Company felicitates eminent sports persons for their outstanding performance in National and International sports events such as Boxing Champion Mary Kom of Manipur, Gymnast Dipa Karmakar of Agartala etc.

INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT- Point (x) of Schedule VII of Companies Act, 2013

  • OIL has invested heavily in developing infrastructure by way of roads and bridges to improve basic surface communication for the benefit of the people and communities in its operational areas. Over the years, the company has constructed many public stages, auditoriums, libraries, lecture halls, computer centers, waiting sheds, playgrounds, schools and institutes of higher education as well as upgraded and developed rural hospitals for augmentation of rural infrastructure in its areas of operation in Assam, Arunachal Pradesh, Mizoram, Rajasthan and Andhra Pradesh.


  • During 2014-15 to 2016-17, OIL has extended support for construction of more than 350 km of rural roads, over 70 classrooms and other infrastructure in about 100 rural schools, over 60-community stage cum auditoriums, 20 waiting sheds besides development of around 20 playgrounds.