Chennai : Chief Minister M.K.Stalin on Friday urged Prime Minister
Narendra Modi to give priority to candidates from Tamil Nadu in recruitment
of Graduate Engineering Trainees (GET) in the navaratna PSU Neyveli Lignite
In a Demi-Official letter to the Prime Minister, he requested him ensure a significant
proportion of the managerial cadre is also drawn from the same geographical area
in the recruitment of GET
He recalled the earlier letter written on May five urging him that NLC Ltd, a Navaratna
PSU of Government of India who’s main operations are located in Tamil Nadu should
be directed to undertake recruitment of Graduate Engineer Trainees through a special
examination giving due weight to local candidates from among families who have
provided land for NLC projects and mines, instead of on the basis or scores in the
Despite this request, it appears that NLC has gone ahead with recruitment based
on GATE scores and 300 candidates have been shortlisted. It is apprehended that
the number of local candidates would be a very small proportion of those shortlisted.
“This is considered not fair and just and this is also likely to cause considerable
disquiet in the local area, particularly in a context where NLC has stopped offering
permanent jobs to persons from Project Affected Families”, Stalin said.
In this context, he once again urged the Prime Minister to undertake GET recruitment
in NLC only on the basis of a special recruitment examination and with due priority
being accorded to persons from Project Affected Families.
Given that NLC’s operations are primarily based in Tamil Nadu and most of the workers
and stakeholders are also based in the State, it would be appropriate if a significant
proportion of the managerial cadre is also drawn from the same geographical area.
“Hence, as there is a strong case to give priority to candidates from Tamil Nadu in
GET recruitment, I am sure that this is considered favourably at the earliest with your
kind intervention in this regard”, the Chief Minister said.