Finally, SBI has released an official statement that it will hire 10,000 new employees in the year 2013. These vacancies will include both Probationary Officers and Clerks and whole selection process would be completed by March, 2014.
The official statement is released by SBI after series of rumors in leading newspapers about 19,000 clerk vacancies in SBI.
SBI Chairman Pratip Chaudhuri told PTI that SBI will be hiring only 10,000 people this year, including 1,500 probationary officers, the process for which was started early this year and the results of written test have been announced recently.
He also added that “We have upgraded our branches, all have become air-conditioned. We have adequately staffed our branches. In the last quarter, we recruited 20,000 assistant grade employees at front office,”
What is the reason behind this large scale recruitment?
In State Bank of India, around 7,500 employees would be retiring this year. The bank also plans to open about 1,200 new branches in the country and another 8 branch offices overseas, including China & the United Kingdom, in the current fiscal.
When will be the notification of SBI Clerk will be out?
Though no official statement is being made regarding this but SBI Clerk 2013 notification is expected to come out in September, 2013.
Various Public sector banks have hired more than 63,000 employees in the last financial year.
The country’s largest bank State Bank of India alone hired 20,000 clerical staff and 1,200 POs.
The total strength of various public sector banks is about eight lakh employees as on March 31, 2012.
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