AASU stages protest against OIL's recruitment policy in Jorhat
The All Assam Students’ Union (AASU), Jorhat district committee on Thursday staged a demonstration under its satyagraha programme at Oil India Limited’s Pumping Station 3 at Charigaon
JORHAT: The All Assam Students' Union (AASU), Jorhat district committee on Thursday staged a demonstration under its satyagraha programme at Oil India Limited's Pumping Station 3 at Charigaon here in protest against the national oil company's recruitment policy in which eligible youths of Jorhat were excluded from applying in Grade III posts of the oil major.
AASU activists, holding placards and shouting slogans, condemned the OIL's policy where only unemployed youths of those districts where OIL had areas of operation were eligible to apply. In this regard, OIL had advertised for filling up posts of 535 vacant grade III posts in its website on August 24 wherein it was mentioned that only eligible youths of Charaideo, Tinsukia, Dibrugarh and Sivasagar districts of Assam and Changlang district of Arunachal Pradesh could apply.
Jul Khound, AASU assistant general secretary, said that this was doing a gross injustice to the unemployed youths of Jorhat, especially as OIL had operations here as well. "This exclusion of Jorhat district will not be allowed at any cost," he said.
The students' body submitted a memorandum to the CMD, OIL through the General Manager PVS Murthy stationed here demanding inclusion of Jorhat in OIL's advertisement. PVS Murthy also gave a written assurance of holding talks with AASU on the issue before September 1.
On July 1, OIL had invited applications for 120 LDA posts on its website and specified that the candidates eligible to apply should belong to the above mentioned districts. On July 2, AASU activists had demanded that OIL should stop its discriminatory policy and unemployed youths of Jorhat district should also be allowed to apply for the 120 posts of LDA advertised in OIL's website as OIL had a big installation here. But OIL did not change its policy as is evident from the recent advertisement.