IBPS PO 3 – The Big Fight Against New Eligibility Criteria. IBPS PO/MT 2013-14 New Criteria.
The tussle among banking aspirants, Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS), Ministry of Finance (MOF) and Banks regarding imposing 60% criteria in graduation & bringing down upper age limit to 28 years does not seem to be ending. Banking aspirants has been conducting nationwide protests across the country, specially in Delhi, Bihar, Lucknow etc. Few candidates have moved to the court where as others are holding protests.
Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) of Canara Bank Mr. Dubey and CMD of Bank of Baroda Mr.SS Mundhra faced the protest of banking aspirants in Bihar, both of them assured to take up the matter with IBPS. According to sources, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Sri Ravishankar Prasad has met finance secretary Rajiv Takru and opposed this criteria, finance secretary gave him assurance to look into the matter seriously. While students are still going on with their protest both online & on streets. Even though many local news channel has telecast this news & protests but it seems the voices of jobless youth is yet to reach our big media houses or national channels who find more interest in celebrity affairs than an issue of youth ,which may bar lakhs of students from sitting in the recruitment process of one of the largest recruiting sector in India.
Detailed finding have been found that contrary to the belief 60% in Graduation for the post of Probationary Officer (PO) in fact was not one of the proposals of Khandelwal Committee report, the report suggests that eligibility for Clerical Cadre should be Graduate and for PO diplomas in banking can be made compulsory, while government has accepted the new criteria for clerk, they rejected committee’s recommendation regarding PO and instead implemented 60% in graduation criteria which is now under scanner,while there has not been any positive response from IBPS, many students association like AISA, RYA, ABVP has come out to support banking aspirants which indeed is helping them to strengthen there protest,in coming days it is to be seen whether government takes back this criteria completely or try divide & rule by may be decreasing percentage criteria to a certain extent, if aspirants keep up there momentum may be a positive outcome can be expected for everyone.