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The Assam government has extended the ban on strikes by employees of the oil and gas sector in the state by six months from January 1, 2021 to June 30, 2021, under the Essential Services Maintenance (Assam) Act, 1980.
“In exercise of power conferred by Section (3) of the Essential Services Maintenance (Assam) Act, 1980, the Governor of Assam, in the public interest, has prohibited strikes in the state of Assam for six months by the officers, workmen, contract labourers, tanker drivers and also khalasi (manual worker) involved in the service of oil and gas sectors,” an official statement issued here, said.
“Any service in any oil field or refinery of any establishment or undertaking dealing with the production, supply of petroleum products including natural gas will fall under the purview of this order,” it added.
(Edited by Christopher Gatphoh)