ISLAMABAD, Apr 24 (APP):
The Oil and Gas Development Company (OGDCL) on Friday asked the protesting ex-traineee
engineers to apply for regular jobs advertised in different dailies on March 15.
They would be given priority on other candidates, official sources said.
A group of ex-trainees was
holding a regular protest demonstration in front of OGDCL office here from
February 16 to get regular induction in the company.
The sources said that the
trainees were invited for a 11-month comprehensive professional training course
in 2007 to make them experienced in oil and gas sector.
They said that it is
mandatory for every fresh engineer to complete the training course for getting
job in the field, adding that protesting engineers were also informed prior to
the course that it was purely a training session and OGDCL was not bound to give
them job on its completion.
administration has advised them to appear in tests and interviews for the jobs
advertised by the company, they said adding OGDCL will consider their
The sources said the
company had imparted about one-year training to 270 young engineers in Petroleum
Research and Training Institute (PRTI) along with stipend of Rs. 12000 per
The trainees were relieved
in 2008 after completion of their training period in various fields including
Sedimentologist, Core Analyst, Micro Paleontologist, Geochemist, Chemist,
Geophsysicit, Well Site Geologist, Mud Engineer, HSEQ Engineer, Production
Engineers, Mechanical Engineers, Electrical Engineers, Corrosion engineers,
Instrumentation Engineers, Production DATA Management System Officers and
Drilling Engineers, they added.
Talking to APP outside the
OGDCL office, the protesting engineers said during the training they were
assured to be inducted in the company.
They were of the view that
previously, OGDCL had regularised the services of trainees, as it was short of
the qualified engineers.
They demanded of the
government to intervene and settle the issue in line with reinstatement of
1996’s sacked employees.