Assam Assembly panel visits Digboi to review employment status in oil sector
A six-member team out of 13 of the Employment Review Committee, Assam Legislative Assembly
DIGBOI: A six-member team out of 13 of the Employment Review Committee, Assam Legislative Assembly, on Monday arrived at oil town Digboi as a part of its two days of scheduled tour to review the process of employment and to secure the status of vacant post in various private and public sectors including the oil, gas, coal industries, fertilizer plants and the like across Tinsukia and Dibrugarh districts.
"Based on the resolutions adopted at the Assembly to ensure at least 85 per cent of employment to local bonafide candidates of Assam in Grade III and IV strata in various secondary sectors, we have arrived here and will review all pros and cons related to the subjects during our talks with the AOD management this evening," said Prithviraj Rava during his address to media at the AOD guest house on Monday afternoon.
Rava, who is leading the team of the review committee, was accompanied by a host of MLAs, including Suren Phukan, Manab Deka and Diganta Barman together with R.Bhattacharya, joint secretary of the Assam Legislative Assembly and other joint secretaries and under secretaries of various departments of Assam.
"We strongly advocate the idea of providing employment to the indigenous Assamese youths, if not in Grade I and II but at least in Grade III and IV," said Rava adding, "We would see how and why the local youths have been long deprived of it." Responding to the queries of the media persons regarding denial of employment at the Indian Oil Corporation, Assam Oil Division in spite of indigenous Assamese candidates having the requisite eligibility, Rava said that the review panel would generate the response of the authority on the mode of appointment and other related criteria for employment in AOD unit.
Meanwhile, Nikhil Koch, the central executive committee of the All Assam Students' Union (AASU), in a press communique, has sternly warn the AOD authority to ensure cent percent preference to local youths in the written examination slated to be held on October 24, 2021 for the post of non-executive personnel. The AASU added that failing to do so, the AOD authority should be prepared to face the consequences.