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How‘s the recruitment for the post of Assistant Legal Advisor is done at ONGC?

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RE: How‘s the recruitment for the post of Assistant Legal Advisor is done at ONGC?

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About ONGC Ltd. (Old and Natural Gas Corporation): It is a Public Sector Enterprise which is included into ‘Maharatna’ category of companies. This company is into exploiting and producing oil and natural gas in this country and abroad.  It is a Global Player in Energy, and constitute to domestic oil and gas production of India nearly around 65 percent. There is an opportunity of merit-based development of the organizationcareerguide

which is professionally managed and focuses on growth. ONGC seek to recruit young candidates with a bright record of academics, who are energetic and powerful and are recruited as Assistant Legal Advisor (E1 Level).

The Pay Scale:

The pay depends on grade and ranges from 24,000 to 50,000 pm and 3 percent of increment per year. In addition to this basic pay there is an allowance 47 percent of Basic Pay provided according to the Cafeteria Approach, House Rent Allowance or Company’s Accommodation, Dearness Allowance, Mining Allowance, Substantial PRP(Substantial Performance Related Pay, For Self and Dependent members of family there is Medical Facility, Conveyance Maintenance, Contributory Provident Fund Post Retirement Benefit Scheme, Composite Social Security Schemes as per the company rules and the Gratuity.

Allocation of Posts:

The post is of Legal Assistant at the Advisor Level and the number of posts kept for Unreserved Category are 8 and Other Backward Classes have 2 posts reserved and there are no other reservations whatsoever making the total of 10 seats. SCs and STs do not have any reservation moreover on the face of it there are no seats reserved for Persons with Disability (PwD) but 2 posts are reserved for them in VH (Visually Handicapped) category they are persons suffering from blindness or low vision, which is inclusive of 1 backlog post in this category of the previous year and if suitable candidate is not found in this category then the post goes to other candidates of another category under PWD category.

Eligibility Criteria:

The essential qualification applicable for all the categories is that he/she should be a graduate in law with min. 60 percent of marks and should be an advocate practicing and having experience of 3 years. The Degree and Institute/University granting it must be recognised by AIU (Association of Indian Universities), University Grant Commission or AICTE etc the age limit for General, SC/ST categories is 30 years and for OBC it is 33 years. For Persons with Disabilities (PwD) is 40 years of age which is further relaxed if the candidate is from OBC category. The Departmental Candidates have the age limit to an extent of the service given to ONGC and for Ex-Service men is 35 years for General, OBC, SC and ST. Students in their final year are also eligible to apply. The recruitment call is done based on the CLAT (Common Law Admission Test) marks and rank but the eligibility criteria may differ in such case eligibility criteria provided in the ONGC’s notification for recruitment shall be applicable.

The Selection Procedure:

Once the candidate fulfils all the criteria mentioned above will have to appear for CLAT exam conducted by any of the National Law School in a given year for making admissions in PG programmes of LLM and they will be selected and shortlisted based on their marks. The score of CLAT exam for a year is valid only for recruitments of that year. The candidates will be shortlisted based on this score and the further criteria for the process of selection will be decided by ONGC Management. Final selection includes all this procedure plus Personal Interview. First consideration is given to those Department candidates though other criteria remain same.

How to Apply:

There are two stages in the process of application

  • Firstly, there is online registration for the examination of CLAT for LLM by paying the prescribed fees.
  • Secondly, there is online application provision which has to be made to ONGC the relevant link available at supplemented by the details registration of Common Law Admission Test

Further, to know all the details of CLAT Exam candidates need to visit and after completing the online process candidate needs to take the print of the registration slip of CLAT. The candidate has to preserve the documents, which bears a registration number which may be required in further communication with coordinating university and the ONGC department with regard to the recruitment process.

While applying at ONGC website for the job with the relevant link available a candidate needs to enter the same details as entered in CLAT form and should not mismatch. For instance, the name entered should have the same spelling and should match with the details provided in CLAT application. Although CLAT charges fees for the application form ONGC doesn’t charge anything while applying for the job.

General Instructions:

  1. It is always advisable to go through the detailed advertisement and notification of the concerned institution before proceeding to apply, in this case, official websites of CLAT and ONGC because certain criteria of eligibility may differ or other requirements may vary.
  2. Verification of documents will be done only after clearing the personal interview stage.
  3. Candidature for the job would be provisional and mere receipt of the call later should not be considered confirmation of the job.
  4. If at all any false information is provided by the candidate or any criteria not fulfilled, the candidate may be rejected from the selection process or may also be rejected after the selection is made.
  5. Candidates need to pass a medical exam of the company which is conducted as per their rules and standards provided under ONGC Medical Examination of Employees Rules, 1996. For detailed information one may visit the official website.
  6. The FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) provided on the website may help a candidate in clearing all other doubts.
  7. The posting of the selected candidates may either be in India or Abroad.
  8. During the time of interview, a candidate needs to furnish No Objection Certificate being the candidate for the employment in PSUs (Public Sector Undertakings) and Government Department.
  9. The courts of Delhi have the jurisdiction to try any matter in dispute.
  10. Any other information about the company can be obtained from the official website

Thus working in PSUs and Government Department is a prestigious job. Apart from this fact the pay and perks provided by this job are very high. Passing of these stages and getting into ONGC is in itself an achievement. The scope of posting abroad is also fascinating. The allowances are another advantage associated with this job. Starting from HRA to social security measure all aspects are covered and moreover, provisions like medical facilities to self and dependants is a cherry on the top. Considering the various lucrative options available with this job a candidate gets attracted to this kind of job and is certainly a very good employment option for law graduates who meet all the criteria for writing this exam. Therefore it is always advisable to work in such companies and to go for the preparation of this exam. If passed then definitely the candidate gets the sweet fruits of the hard work made to crack it.

For further queries and related information, you can approach the Professional Experts at CareerGuide. Hope this will help you!

RE: How‘s the recruitment for the post of Assistant Legal Advisor is done at ONGC?

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