ONGC Says Finances Are Sound; No Issues With Salary Payments


ONGC Says Finances Are Sound; No Issues With Salary Payments

State-owned Oil and Natural Gas Corp (ONGC) Thursday said its finances are as sound as ever and is generating enough revenues to meet all its capital and operating expenditures as well as any additional merit-based requirement.

Debunking reports of the company had to avail overdraft facility to pay salaries to its employees, ONGC Director (Finance) Subhash Kumar said ONGC continues to be on a “sound financial position” and is meeting all of its Rs 32,077 crore budgeted expenditure for 2018-19 fiscal year.

“These claims in some quarters of the company being unable to pay salary to its employees are completely untrue and based on a misinformation campaign,” he said. “Even in low oil prices, we were able to discharge all our obligations. And now prices (that ONGC gets for oil and gas it produces) are certainly much better and so there is no question of any default on any count.” Read more

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