NCSC | Meeting with ONGC to review status of SC reservations, backlog vacancies & welfare issues

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The National Commission for Scheduled Castes (NCSC) today held a meeting with the management of Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited (ONGC) at Mumbai to review the issues related to reservation of Scheduled Caste employees at various levels, backlog vacancies, and functioning of welfare and grievances redressed mechanism and other employee related issues.

The NCSC delegation was led by its Chairman Vijay Sampla held the meeting with the senior officials of the ONGC, led by its chairman and CEO Arun Kumar Singh. During the meeting, Sampla asked the ONGC management to look into the issues raised by the SC employees in the memorandum and submit the action taken report to the Commission. Sampla also handed over the memorandum of the SC employees’ association to the ONGC management.

Aim to protect the rights of the Scheduled Caste employees as well as to ensure their welfare within the organization, Sampla specifically asked the ONGC management to ensure that jobs are provided to the dependents of the deceased (DOD) SC/ST employees as well as to implement the rule of reservation in all recruitments of ONGC group of companies.

Before Sampla’s official meeting with the management, the NCSC delegation also conducted a meeting with the All India ONGC Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes Employees Welfare Association to note down their demands and issues.

The other issues took up by the association, in the meeting, included relaxation of 5% marks in Educational Qualification criteria for SC/STs in recruitment of Group-A posts, in similar lines of other central public sector enterprises like HPCL, BPCL, and COAL INDIA etc.

The association also requested to Sampla to ask ONGC management to ensure implementation of rule of reservation for SC/ST in corporate level promotions as well as to strictly comply with the prescribed employment percentage of SC/ST manpower in all ONGC contracts. ONGC must recruit all groups-A posts through open recruitment instead of GATE/Campus Recruitment/Direct Recruitment at any level and nomination of SC/ST employees in the screening committee of CSR fund at all work centers should be done, the association further requested Sampla.

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