NLC Recruitment: TN Chief Minister writes to Modi on NLC – Urge to undertake GET recruitment

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NLC Recruitment: Hon’ble Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu Thiru.M.K. Stalin wrote letter to Hon’ble Prime Minister of India Thiru. Narendra Modi requesting to ensure a significant proportion of the managerial cadre is also drawn from the same geographical area in the recruitment of Graduate Engineering Trainees.

You would recall that I had written to you on 5th May, 2022 requesting you that NLC Ltd, a Navratna 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 GATE examination.

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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.

In this context I would once again urge you 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.


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