Em­bassy re­quests firms in Oman to hire 800 In­di­ans af­ter com­pany in So­har shuts

Muscat Daily - - NATION -

The In­dian Em­bassy in Mus­cat has ap­proached com­pa­nies in Oman re­quest­ing them to con­sider re­cruit­ing around 800 ex­pa­tri­ates ren­dered job­less af­ter a So­har-based com­pany ceased op­er­a­tions.

In the let­ter sent to com­pa­nies, H E In­dra Mani Pandey, In­dian Am­bas­sador to Oman has said, “Around 800 work­ers of Petron Gulf LLC So­har are fac­ing the prospect of re­turn­ing to In­dia as the com­pany has ceased its op­er­a­tions. Most of them have ex­pe­ri­ence of work­ing here up to 12 years. They are com­pe­tent and qual­i­fied to take up dif­fer­ent kinds of as­sign­ments.

“The Min­istry of Man­power is pre­pared to ar­range No Ob­jec­tion Cer­tifi­cate (NOC) from the spon­sor im­me­di­ately af­ter they are able to se­cure another job in Oman.

“I write to re­quest you to con­sider re­cruit­ing them in case you are in need of qual­i­fied and ex­pe­ri­enced work­ers. This will save you the has­sle of go­ing through the process of fresh re­cruit­ment from In­dia.”

Speak­ing to Mus­cat Daily, EV Suren­dran, ad­min of­fi­cer, Petron Gulf said, “The 800 staff laid off are from In­dia. The past four months salary and other dues like gra­tu­ity too have not been paid. The salary of most em­ploy­ees ranges from RO250 to RO1,000. There were some who had salary more than RO1,000 too. Some of them even have their fam­i­lies here. We have writ­ten to the In­dian Em­bassy to look into this mat­ter.”

In a tweet the In­dian Em­bassy has said, “In mat­ter re­lated to around 800 work­ers and staff of a com­pany in So­har, the em­bassy has been work­ing with the Min­istry of Man­power to re­solve it. The em­bassy has been in daily con­tact with the work­ers. Em­bassy’s of­fi­cer is at the site. All fea­si­ble so­lu­tions are be­ing ex­plored.”

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