The bank has proposed to introduce verification of the identity of candidates through Aadhaar.
Public sector bank SBI has just mandated an Aadhaar number for those applying for its jobs. Early this month, the bank stated on its website that it has proposed to introduce the scheme of verifying the identity of candidates applying for all its recruitment processes through Aadhaar with effect from July 01, 2017.
The official notice on SBI’s website stated, “Ascertaining the identities of candidates is critical for fair conduct of recruitment process and prevention of impersonation. Pursuant to Section 57 of the Aadhaar Act 2016, SBI proposes to verify the identity of the candidates through Aadhaar number in all its recruitment processes.”
In line with that, anyone applying for a job at SBI will now have to mandatorily furnish the 12 digit Aadhaar number or the 28 digit Aadhaar enrolment ID in case the Aadhaar has been applied for, but not received.
The idea behind doing so is to effectively match the biometric information taken through biometric attendance system at the time of the examination/interview/medical fitness test/reporting for joining with that stored on the Aadhaar server to establish the identity of the candidate.
The notice also mentions that the above provision is applicable in all states and union territories of India except the states of Jammu & Kashmir, Meghalaya and Assam. Applicants from these states can use voter ID, passport, driving license or any other valid document for applying to SBI.
SBI is currently looking for four roles, which are Probationary Officer (PO), Junior Associate, Lateral Hiring and Management Trainees. Earlier this month, it had also conducted a main exam for candidates who have applied for PO and had cleared their preliminary tests held between April 29 – May 7. The declaration of the main exam for PO is scheduled on June 19, after which, from July 10 onwards, it will start interviewing these candidates.