ONGC is the largest crude oil and natural gas Company in India. It is a PSU of the Government of India, under the administrative control of the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas. I interned under ONGC Ahmedabad Asset, Avni Bhavan.
Student Name, College and Year of Study
01st July 2019 to 31st July 2019
I submitted my CV to the HR department along with a recommendation letter from the college a month prior to the internship.
First Day Formalities Initial Impressions
The first day I was asked to visit administrative departments and get entry pass for the whole month. Then I was introduced to the people of the legal department and the procedure of how the work gets done in the office. I was briefed about the history of the company.
I interned under the guidance of Mr. Dheeraj Singh who helped me a lot in understanding the flow of hierarchy in the company as well as the terminology used in various cases. At the end of each day, I was asked to provide a brief of work done as well as before providing any case I was questioned regarding the law point.
On the first working day, I was given an old case to analyse and prepare a case brief of the same. All the documents were signed by various department heads along with the comments and suggestions which were to be taken into consideration and the legal department.
The main work comprises of researching and preparing case briefs. The most exciting work was attending meetings with the panel lawyers as well as the arbitration proceeding.
The meeting with the panel lawyers may last up to 9 pm but the meetings provide great insight regarding the case as well as it gives opportunity to meet senior lawyers and make contacts.
The arbitration proceedings were held in The Fern and you are provided with food as well. It is a good learning experience and my mentor guided me regarding arbitration act on my way to the venue. It was quite a fun experience as it gave a chance to bond with the mentor outside the office as well as provided me with the live experience of the proceedings
few people were really supportive and were eager to teach the work. they take interns to the meeting with the board of lawyers which gave great insight about the ongoing case.
There are days when the interns are provided with very less work and you are not even allowed to read other books while sitting idle. Mobile phones are not allowed.
I had my own vehicle
I live in Ahmedabad so I went to the regular places and the most important lesson I learnt during the internship was that working in PSU actually burdens you with cumbersome work which might get frustrating on few days.
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