Permanent workforce employed by India’s state-run oil and gas companies has declined 13 per cent in the past 15 years through 2017 to 110,000, an analysis of oil ministry’s data on manpower strength of the sector’s Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs) shows. Also, taking into account contractual workforce too, the overall employee strength across 12 PSUs remained stagnant between 2002 and 2015, growing a mere 0.30 per cent.
The analysis of year-wise data on permanent manpower employed in the government-owned petroleum companies since 2002 reveals interesting trends. The decline in the manpower employed by oil PSUs has been the steepest — 59 per cent — in the clerical category while jobs in the executive or managerial category grew 32 per cent during the period. Similarly, while manpower in the exploration segment dipped 33 per cent, number of persons employed in the pipeline segment has jumped 40 per cent. Read More…
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