(News) ONGC denies exam centre to Kerala

ONGC denies exam centre to Kerala

The ONGC has done it again. Once again it has denied science and engineering graduates from Kerala an opportunity to appear for its All-India Graduate Trainee Recruitment Examination, for which the notification was issued on Wednesday, by not allowing an examination centre in the state.

The ONGC, the `Maharatna’ PSU in the country which provides highest salaries to its employees among the PSUs, has invited applications from science and engineering graduates from almost all disciplines for its executive graduate trainees at the entry level. Besides the four metro cities, it has allotted examination centres to Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Ranchi and Guwahati.

While it has allotted a centre to a city like Ranchi, it seems that it has not given a thought to providing an examination centre to Kerala, where there are large number of professional degree holders and science graduates who vie for a job in a Central PSU. In 2008, Kochi was a centre for the ONGC graduate trainee recruitment. In that exam, a large number of graduates and engineering degree holders got recruited from the state. This time, it has announced vacancies for 447 posts in Science, Engineering, Management, Finance and other disciplines.

These vacancies include posts for special recruitment for SC/ST candidates. Sources in the ONGC management said that there was a possibility of increasing the number of vacancies.

Normally, at least one examination centre is allotted to Kerala for the all-India examinations conducted by the UPSC and Central PSUs. During the time of global recession, professionals from the state are keenly looking for jobs in government and PSUs.

K C Venugopal MP had earlier requested Petroleum Minister Murali Deora to consider allotting a centre to Kerala. M.P.Rajesh MP also had taken up the issue with the minister. [..]

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Courtesy: Expressbuzz.com