How to Start Indian Oil Corporation Dealership Business in India

Do you want to start an Indian Oil Corporation dealership business in your area? Do you want to know about the dealership advertisement, investment, application process, cost, profit, contact details, etc? If YES, you are in the right place. Here in this post, you will find a complete guide with every supporting detail for opening the business.

Actually, IOCL stands for Indian Oil Corporation Limited. It is commonly popular as Indian Oil. IOCL is an Indian state-owned oil and gas company with a registered office at Mumbai and primarily headquartered in New Delhi.

Also, it is the largest commercial oil company in the country. The company produces a wide range of petroleum products including crude oil, natural gas, and petrochemicals. IOCL has two state-owned domestic competitors like Bharat Petroleum and Hindustan Petroleum and two major private competitors include Reliance Industries and Essar Oil.

IOCL offers dealership in the name & style of RO. RO stands for the retail outlet. And definitely, its for the petrol pump. Also, the company offers dealership opportunities for the domestic cooking gas supply.

Indian Oil Corporation Dealership Guidelines

Generally, IOCL carries out the dealer selection process through a transparent system of the draw of lots/bidding process. The salient features of the new selection guidelines are:

(i) As per the eligibility criteria, an applicant has to meet the minimum requirements on the availability of suitable land, age, educational qualification, and finance. However, for Location under SC/ST category i.e. Corpus fund locations, Finance is not an eligibility criterion.

(ii) There is neither marks-based evaluation nor an interview for selection.

(iii) All applicants meeting the eligibility criteria will qualify for the further selection process.

(iv) The different selection process for Corporation Owned Dealer Operated outlets, Dealer Owned Dealer Operated outlets, and Corporation Owned outlets under Corpus Fund Scheme.

How to Identify the Location for Indian Oil Corporation Dealership

Generally, IOCL does identify the locations for setting up Retail Outlets based on commercial/minimum volume considerations. Accordingly, Regular / Rural outlets are set up by the Oil Companies as under:-

Regular ROs: Locations on Highways (NH/SH) and Urban/Semi-Urban areas
Rural ROs: Locations in Rural areas but not on Highways (NH/SH)

Type of Retail Outlet Sites Eligible for Indian Oil Corporation Dealership

Type of Site Status of Land & Facilities
Locations under Corpus Fund Scheme (CFS sites) The offered land would be taken on lease/purchased and fully developed as Corporation-owned site
Other Corporation Owned Sites (“A”/ “CC” sites) The offered land would be taken on lease/purchased and fully developed as a Corporation-owned site.
Company Leased The offered land along with the superstructure developed by the dealer is taken on lease by Corporation.
Dealer Owned sites (“B”, “DC” sites) The offered land and the superstructure will be developed by the dealer. Pump, tank, automation, signages, etc. will be provided by the Corporation.

Indian Oil Corporation Dealership Eligibility Criteria

(i) Citizenship:

Indian Citizen.

(ii) Residential status:

Regular ROs: Resident of India (as per Income tax rules1) as on date of the affidavit.
Rural ROs: Resident of India (as per Income tax rules1) as on date of the affidavit.

(iii) Age:

Not less than 21 years and not more than 55 years (as on date of affidavit) except for Freedom Fighter under CC2 category. Also, you must submit the proof of age with the copy of 10th Standard Board Certificate /Secondary School Leaving Certificate / Birth Certificate / Passport / Affidavit for age /
Identity card issued by Election Commission.

(iv) Educational qualification:

For educational qualification from overseas universities/boards, applicants must attach an equivalent certificate issued by competent authority / State Government / Government of India.
a) In respect of applicants belonging to CC1 & CC2 categories:-
For Rural ROs: Passed Minimum 10th (examination conducted by a Board/School).
For Regular ROs: Passed Minimum 10+2 level of the examination conducted by a Board/University.
b) In respect of applicants belonging to other categories:-
For Rural ROs: Passed Minimum 10+2 level of the examination conducted by a Board/University.
For Regular ROs: Have minimum any one of the following educational qualifications awarded by any of the universities incorporated by an Act of the Central or State Legislature in India or any other educational institution established by an Act of Parliament or declared to be deemed as a University under UGC Act 1956, or possess an equivalent qualification recognized by the Ministry of HRD, Govt. Of

  • Graduation in any field
  • Chartered Accountant
  • Company Secretary
  • Cost Accountant
  • Diploma in Engineering

However, freedom fighters under the CC2 category don’t need to have any Minimum Educational Qualification.

(v) Finance:

For Regular ROs, you must have the fund requirement for eligibility of Rs. 25 lakhs and in respect
of Rural ROs the fund requirement for eligibility is Rs. 12 lakhs. The funds can be
in the following forms:-

  • Funds in savings accounts, Deposits with Bank/Registered Companies/Postal Schemes: You must provide the Copy of Passbook/account statement/deposit receipts.
  • National Savings Certificates, etc: You must provide the Redemption value – Valuation certificates
    along with a copy of NSC.
  • Bonds: Redemption value: You must provide the Valuation Certificates along with a copy of bonds.
  • Shares of listed Companies in Demat form: Valuation certificates along with a copy of Demat statement to be provided.
  • Mutual Funds: You must provide valuation certificates along with a copy of mutual fund certificates or Demat statements.

The company may hold all valuation certificates for the assets for any date after the date of the advertisement. The IOCL will obtain the valuation certificate either from a Chartered Accountant or Depository Participant, as applicable. Additionally, the company will consider only 60% of the certified value (for Shares, Mutual funds & Bonds) for the purpose of eligibility.

(vi) Land (Applicable to all categories):

The company classifies all applicants into two groups based on the offered land in the application form:-

Group 1: Applicants having a suitable piece of land in the advertised location/area either by way of ownership / long term lease for a period of minimum __ years (as advertised by the Oil Company).

Group 2: Applicants having Firm Offer for a suitable piece of land for purchase or long
term lease for a period of minimum __ years( as advertised by the concerned Oil Company).

(vii) Specific Requirement of applicants applying under Partnership:

In case of a partnership, each partner should individually meet the parameters on Age and Education for applying as an individual. The company will treat the land and finance owned by the partner(s) as owned by the proposed firm as a whole for the purpose of eligibility.

Each partner should submit the separate application form along with a separate nonrefundable application fee. However, the applications should be clubbed together. They also have to submit a copy of the proposed partnership deed along with the application.

However, the applicant should submit only one Financial bid and Initial Down Payment (IDP) for their application.

Basic Facilities Required for Operation of RO Dealership

First of all, you will need to provide a developed land with boundary or compound wall. You need to install Tanks, Dispensing Units, Signages, Automation, etc. The premise must have a sales office, storeroom, toilet, electrical room, water connection, yard lighting, etc.

For providing uninterrupted service, you must have a generator or UPS facility. For customer’s convenience, you will need to arrange clean drinking water, maintenance of
neat & clean toilet, telephone, etc.

Indian Oil Corporation Dealership Advertisement

Generally, IOCl invites applications through advertisements under the appropriate category in two newspapers. Interested applicants may apply by filling up their application form.

The advertisement will specify the last date and time on or before which the application should reach the designated office of the Corporation. The IOCL mentions the cut-off date in the advertisement. The applicants should ensure that their applications reach the designated office of the Corporation before the cut-off date and time mentioned in the advertisement.

If you are applying online, the last date for filing the application will remain the same. Further, you will get 7 days’ additional time only for submission of hard copy of the online application with signature and copies of relevant documents at the designated office of OMC.

Indian Oil Dealership Application Form for Petrol Pump

For applying the dealership, you must apply in a specific application form. The form is available on the official website of IOCL Also, you can submit the application online.

The prospective applicant can fill up the online application form, take a print out of the filled-in application form on plain paper, affix the photograph, sign and attach the relevant documents, and should submit.

Also, you must submit the same along with Non-refundable application fee and IDP, if applicable, by separate Demand Drafts/Pay Orders drawn on any Scheduled Bank so as to reach the concerned office as mentioned in the advertisement.

We hope, this detailed article about Indian Oil Corporation Dealership will help you in getting into the business properly