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Casual Labourers Working in Oil PSUs

The Minister of State (I/C) for Petroleum & Natural Gas Shri Dharmendra Pradhan informed the Rajya Sabha in a written reply that the details of casual labourers working in various oil PSUs are given below:

Name of Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs) No. of casual labours No. of workers on fixed term employment
Indian Oil Corporation Limited  30(26 since November, 1998, 04 since May, 1999)
Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited Nil 01
Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited 436(207 less than 20 years and
229 more than 20 years)
Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd. 28  Nil
Engineers India Limited 01(Employed since 2003) Nil
Balmer Lawrie Co. Limited Nil 243
Biecco Lawrie Limited Nil

The casual labours in Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Ltd. are treated as departmental candidates and given first consideration in appointment against regular post as and when vacancy arises, subject to fulfilment of eligibility criteria as per Recruitment and Promotion Rules of the Company.

In Oil India Ltd., “identified contract labours” are given age relaxation to the extent of service rendered in the Company during normal recruitment process, subject to fulfilment of other eligibility criteria.