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The ESSO Undertakings Acquisition Act, 1975

( ACT NO. XVI OF 1975 )

Provisions relating to officers and other employees of ESSO
6. (1) Notwithstanding anything contained in any contract or agreement or in the conditions of service the permanent officers or other employees of ESSO for the purpose of, or in relation to, ESSO undertakings shall, on and from the appointed
day, continue to be in their respective employment as officers and employees of the Government on the same terms and conditions including the right to pension, gratuity and other privileges as were admissible to them immediately before such day:
Provided that the Government shall have power at any time to terminate the service, or alter the conditions of service, of any such officer or employee.
(2) Notwithstanding anything contained in any other law for the time being in force, no officer or employee whose services are transferred from ESSO to the Government under sub-section (1) or whose services are terminated or the terms and conditions of whose services are altered under that sub-section shall be entitled to any compensation whatsoever on account of such transfer, termination or alteration.
(3) Where any question arises as to whether any person was immediately before the appointed day a permanent officer or other employee of ESSO for the purpose of, or in relation to, ESSO undertakings, the question shall be referred to the Government whose decision thereon shall be final and binding.

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