Nagpur: A one-day workshop for providing guidance to youths belonging to scheduled caste and scheduled tribe communities on setting up petrol pumps was organised by Dr Babasaheb Ambedkar Samata Pratishthan and the Weekly Yuva Career jointly at Deekshabhoomi-based Dr Ambedkar College here on Monday.
The workshop was addressed by retired judge and member of State SC/ST Commission C L Thool, Regional Manager of Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd Sameer Dange, and Editor of Yuva Career, Monal Thool.
Dange informed the workshop that the three petroleum companies have published advertisements on November 25 for starting around 65,000 petrol pumps across the country.
Those interested can visit the BPLC website and submit online applications for setting up petrol pumps. In Nagpur Division, plan is to start 268 petrol pumps at various places. For eligibility, the applicants should have PAN card, they should be Indian nationals, should have email ID and should have passed 10th class. Form fee for general category applicants is Rs 10,000 and for SC/ST applicants it is Rs 3,000.
Dange further guided the youths present in the workshop on how to fill up the form and specific land for setting up petrol pumps.
The member of State SC/ST Commission C L Thool, in his guidance, said that the scheduled caste community should be job providers and not job seekers.