KalingaTV News Network
Koraput: Hundreds of local youths on Tuesday staged a road blockade in front of the main gate of Hindustan Aeronautics Limited (HAL) at Sunabeda in the district demanding reservation of jobs for the local residents in the PSU.
The protesters also locked the main gate of the HAL to press their 14-point-charter of demand and requested the regular employees of the PSU not to join their duty today.
“We have placed our demand before the HAL administration many times, but to no avail. This time, we are determined. If our demand is not fulfilled, we will not allow the employees to enter in the PSU. ” said a protestor.
Over 3000 employees of the PSU remained absent today due to the protest.
The protesters demanded 60% reservation for the candidates belong to periphery area in skilled jobs of HAL and that of 90% reservation for unskilled and contractual jobs.
The land losers for the setting up of HAL also joined the protest call given by HAL Posya Grama O Pariparswika Anchala Bikash Parishad and Yuva Bikash Mancha, Koraput.
In 1964, HAL was established at Sunabeda in Odisha to manufacture R11F2-300 Sr III engines for fitment in MiG-21FL Aircraft under licence from erstwhile USSR.