Apprentices in various trade/disciplines at Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited

Dr.S.Rajoo Krishnan

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Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited (ONGC), a ‘Maharatna’ Central Public Sector Enterprise engaged in Exploration and Production of Oil & Gas in India and abroad, has invited applications for the engagement of Apprentices in various trade/disciplines under the Apprentices Act, 1961 from its operational areas at its location across 22 work centres, as a measure of Skill Building initiative for the Nation.

There are a total of 2500 seats in different sectors as follows: Northern Sector -159, Mumbai Sector - 436, Western Sector - 732, Eastern Sector - 593, Southern Sector - 378, Central Sector - 202.

The locations and tentative number of seats at each, are given in the detailed notification at

The trades and number of seats mentioned in the Notification are tentative which may change as per requirement of work centre. Those desirous of undergoing apprenticeship training with ONGC should apply only for one work centre & in only one trade. A candidate is eligible to apply only for a particular work centre if and only if he/she is a resident of, or has obtained his / her essential qualification from eligible district (s) against that work centre of ONGC.

Details are given in Annexure 1 of the Notification. Details of the 40 Trade/Discipline and qualification requirement are given in Clause D of the Notification.

Application: Application is to be submitted through latest by 20.09.2023. This portal will have the diversion link to the Skill India portal of Government of India and therefore, candidates applying for trades from Sl no 1 to 31 have to register at only. For trades mentioned at Sl No 32 to 40, candidates have to register on portal of Board of Apprenticeship Training (BOAT), only. As due approval of BOAT, Govt of India is pending for trades mentioned at Sl no 32 to 40, candidates are advised to regularly visit for latest information on the subject and notification for further registration/applying for apprentice positions through BOAT portal. The instructions for the registration are published in the information brochure.

Stipend: Apprentices are eligible for monthly stipend as per Apprentices Act, during their period of engagement. The Category of Apprentice, Qualification, Stipend amount per month (Rupees) are as follows: Graduate Apprentice: B.A / B.Com / B.Sc / B.B.A/ B.E./ B.Tech- 9,000/-; Diploma Apprentices: Diploma - 8,000/-; Trade Apprentices: 10th/ 12th/ ITI - 7,000/-.

Selection: Selections for engagement of Apprentices would be based on the merit drawn on the basis of marks obtained in the qualifying examination as stipulated in the advertisement. In case of a similar number in merit, a person with higher age would be considered. Reservation of positions will be followed as per Government of India Policy on SC/ST/OBC/PwBD/EWS categories.

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