Singareni emerges top job spinner in Telangana State
l Makes over 10K recruitments in last five years l While 3,025 were recruited through direct employment, 7,421 were given jobs on compassionate grounds
Kothagudem: After the emergence of separate Telangana State in 2014, the Singareni Collieries Company Limited (SCCL) has not only stood out in coal production, sales and profits but also in job creation, informed Company Chairman and Managing Director N Sridhar here on Thursday.
Elaborating more on the recruitments, he said the recruitments were done in huge numbers in the last five years after the instructions from Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao. From June 2014 till May 2019, the Singareni has provided employment to 10,446 persons, including direct recruitment and recruitment on compassionate grounds. While a total of 3,025 were appointed directly through job notifications and exams, 7,421 were recruited under dependent employment, he informed.
Stating that he took a special interest and identified vacancies in different departments, the Company chief said that they issued job notifications immediately after identifying the vacancies and started the recruitment process. Large scale recruitment of workers and officials took place in mining, electrical, mechanical, civil, personnel, accounts and other departments, he added.
"Recruitments were done through written tests to ensure that only eligible candidates were given employment," he said.
Stating that the company also provides employment to kith and kin of employees who passed away due to different reasons, and unfit workers under dependent employment, he informed that in 2014, 674 were given jobs under the dependent quota. Similarly, 1,989 were recruited in 2015, 1,663 in 2018 and 1,378 up to May 2019 under the dependent quota. "Appreciation was received from all quarters due to this. Everybody was happy that the long wait for dependent jobs was over after the formation of Telangana," he added.
As per the suggestions by the Chief Minister, a medical board was formed with medical experts from Nizam's Institute of Medical Sciences and Gandhi hospitals. The board will conduct medical tests every month. Employment would be provided to relatives of workers who would be termed unfit to work, Sridhar said. From last April, 38 medical camps were conducted and 4,728 workers were given the opportunity to utilise this employment.
Because of the recruitment of youth on large scale, the Singareni has become more enthusiastic, and the opportunity for development has grown, he said, adding that further vacancies would be filled soon.