Guwahati: The banned militant outfit United Liberation Front of Asom-Independent (ULFA-I) on Sunday has warned the OIL (OIL INDIA LIMITED) against the recent employment notification for the recruitment of candidates for various posts only from few selected districts of Assam.
In a press statement, ULFA-I, Commander-in-chief, Paresh Baruah on Sunday warned the oil company to abstain from being partial in recruiting candidates from only a few selected districts.
Baruah in the statement said, “We have come to know that OIL recently has released an employment notification for the recruitment various posts for candidates from districts of Dibrugarh, Tinsukia, Sivasagar and Charaideo in Assam and Changlang district in Arunachal Pradesh which is not at all acceptable. We demand equal opportunities for every eligible and deserving indigenous candidate in oil sector without any partiality.”
As per the OIL employment notification, the job alert has been released for candidates from districts namely Dibrugarh, Tinsukia, Sivasagar and Charaideo in Assam and Changlang district in Arunachal Pradesh on July 1, 2021.
Earlier, on May 14, 2021, ULFA (I) has demanded 95% job reservation for indigenous candidates of Assam in ONGC, OIL and IOCL.
ULFA-I in their previous statement mentioned that ULFA (I) will abstain from any kind of armed operations against the companies only if their demands are met and that there is no other alternative to it.
The outfit urged the oil companies to make public, as to how many resources have been extracted out of Assam since their inception and what percentage of their profits has been received by Assam so far.
“The companies have to reserve 95% jobs for indigenous candidates and also hold the selection examinations in Assam,” the statement said.
ULFA (I) also demanded that oil companies like ONGG, OIL and IOCL to regularize all the contractual appointments and end the bribery and corruption in recruitment, “to uproot the black-market racket of jobs.”
“Start LPG pipe connection facility to villages of Assam and ensure that people of Assam gets benefits from the natural resources of the state,” the statement stated.
Furthermore, the outfit also demanded that each of these oil companies must have to spend at least Rs 5 crore for the overall development of the state and to help people affected by floods and other natural disasters.