MRPL asked to give preference to Kannadigas in jobs

Mangalore Refineries and Petrochemicals Ltd. in Mangaluru.

Mangalore Refineries and Petrochemicals Ltd. in Mangaluru.  

The Kannada Development Authority (KDA) on Thursday directed Mangalore Refinery and Petrochemicals Ltd. (MRPL) to withhold the recent notification for recruitment to 233 non-executive posts and issue a corrigendum giving preference to Kannadigas in recruitment.

The Hindu had in these columns on Wednesday reported discontent among people with MRPL opting for recruitment without giving preference to residents in the State.

Taking note of the news report, authority chairman T.S. Nagabharana wrote to MRPL Managing Director M. Venkatesh on Thursday, a copy of which was made available to The Hindu.

Welcoming MRPL’s decision to recruit youth in large numbers, Mr. Nagabharana, however, noted that public sector undertakings that utilise the local resources for their growth in the State were seen to be ignoring Kannadigas in recruitment.

As per the tri-lingual policy of the Centre and the Dr. Sarojini Mahishi report, all Central PSUs in the State were bound to offer employment to Kannadigas on priority, the chairman noted.

The recruitment notice of MRPL does not provide preferential treatment to Kannadigas and therefore, needs to be withheld, Mr. Nagabharana said. He noted that MRPL had during an earlier recruitment drive had given preferential treatment to residents of the State.

Similarly, Central PSUs in other States have been giving preference to local residents. As such, the authority has taken a serious view of denial of employment opportunity to Kannadigas by MRPL during the present recruitment, Mr. Nagabharana said.

He asked MRPL to issue a corrigendum notification and submit a report on the action taken immediately.

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