State Bank of India is planning to hire up to 10,000 professionals in the current fiscal, aiming to smart up its operations in India and abroad.
The SBI Chairman, Pratip Chaudhuri reveals that the organization is up to hire around 10,000 people this year including 1, 500 probationary officers, and the process for the same has already been started in April as around 7,500 SBI employees will be retiring this fiscal year.
He further said “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”.
As per source, the bank envisages to open around 1,200 branches within the country and 8 overseas offices in countries including China and the UK in the current fiscal.
When we look into the past records of bank recruitment, it is found that at the end of fiscal year 2010-11, there were 84,489 vacancies at different levels in the state-owned banks, following which most of the state-owned banks undertook recruitment drives in recent years.
In the last financial year, the Public Sector Banks in all recruited around 63,000 personnel. SBI, the country's largest scheduled bank, alone hired 20,000 clerical staff and 1,200 officer grade personnel. Apart from this, other public sector banks recruited 22,000 officers and 20,000 clerks in the last fiscal.
As on 31 March 2012, the public sector banks had a sanctioned strength of about 8 lakh employees.