GUWAHATI: The banned militant outfit ULFA (I) has demanded 95% job reservation for indigenous candidates of Assam in ONGC, OIL and IOCL.

In a statement issued on Friday, the outfit served a seven-point notice to the three public sector companies functioning in Assam.

The statement mentions that ULFA (I) will abstain from armed operations against the companies only if their demands are met and that there is no other alternative to it.

The outfit demanded the companies to make public as to how much resources have been extracted out of Assam since their inception and what percentage of their profits has been received by Assam so far.

The outfit has also demanded that the companies appoint a qualified indigenous person to the post of managing director. “The companies have to reserve 95% jobs for indigenous candidates and also hold the selection examinations in Assam,” the statement said.

ULFA (I) also demanded that ONGG, OIL and IOCL regularise all the contractual appointments and end the bribery and corruption in recruitment, “to uproot the black-market racket of jobs.”     

“Start LPG pipe connection facility to villages of Assam and ensure that people of Assam gets benefits from the natural resources of the state,” it said.

The outfit also demanded that each of these oil companies spend at least Rs 5 crore for the overall development of the state and to help people affected by floods and other natural disasters.

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