OGDCL converts third party workers on daily wages
Islamabad (Tuesday, February 12, 2013) – Oil and Gas Development Company Limited (OGDCL) has taken 3,052 work charge temporary workers on direct daily wages basis who were working with the organisation through third party contractor since last several years to provide them maximum amount of benefit, according to a statement released on Monday.
Majority of these workers are locals of the areas where OGDCL operations are under progress, it said OGDCL has two categories of employees, officers and workers. There are nine grades for officers starting from (Executive Grade) EG 1 to EG 9 and for workers the grades are from Non Management Grade (NMG)1-17.
At present, there are 2,604 officers in OGDCL who work in various fields and offices across the country, including the head office and the total staff or workers on OGDCL payroll are 10,882, of which 3,052 are on work charge or temporary workers, according to the statement.
The hiring procedure for all officers and workers is through press advertisement whether permanent or on contract. Sometimes due to temporary peaks in workload, the officers and workers can be hired on temporary basis for up to 87 days on a day rate basis, which is called daily wages procedure, it said.
These workers work as labourers, waiters, barbers, chokidars, drivers, clerks, qasids, cooks, etc, at engineering parties, seismic parties, drilling rigs and oil and gas plants across the country.
In order to create employment in the local communities, OGDCL hires all unskilled workers from the local communities, it said, adding that field heads are authorised to engage and disengage them, as they are present in the field and know the locals better.