The State Bank of India has announced its intention to fill 8,904 vacancies, including 251 backlog vacancies.
Despite the weak employment situation in India, the State Bank of India (SBI) is all geared up to recruit almost 9,000 junior associates, in the clerical cadre, for its customer support and sales functions over the coming months. The Bank has announced its intention to fill 8,904 vacancies, including 251 backlog vacancies for Scheduled Caste (SC), Scheduled Tribe (ST) and Other Backward Class (OBC) candidates.
A significant portion of the hiring at public-sector banks these days is being done on a contract basis, for specialised roles. Bank of Baroda (BoB) presently has 1,047 openings for such specialised positions. Earlier, IDBI Bank had announced almost 950 vacancies, many of which were for specialised roles, after the Bank was taken over by the Life Insurance Corporation (LIC) of India.
The hiring by SBI will be done for deployment across 17 circles, across all states, union territories, Delhi and NCR. However, candidates can only apply in one state and appear for the test only once. They require to have proficiency in reading, writing, speaking and understanding, in the specified opted local language of the state in which they are applying.
With over 18000 employees retiring or leaving service, the workforce of SBI had been reduced to 15,672. The merger of five associate banks and Bharatiya Mahila Bank with SBI increased the headcount to 2.64 lakh by March 2018.