Public Sector Banks in India to hire 63,200 people this year: Finance Minister P. Chidambaram
Public Sector Banks (PSB) in India will hire 63,200 people in the current financial year, finance minister P. Chidambaram said Thursday. Nearly a third of these vacancies will be filled by the largest public sector lender State Bank of India alone.
Finance minister P. Chidambaram at a media conference after meeting heads of public sector banks and financial institutions here in New Delhi said “There is huge job opportunities for young men and women in banks… public sector banks will hire 63,200 people this year.”
The country’s largest bank SBI will alone recruit 20,000 clerical staff and 1,200 officer level employees.
Besides, other public sector banks will hire 22,000 officers and 20,000 clerical staff in this fiscal.
Chidambaram said there were a total of 84,489 vacancies in the public sector banks at the end of the last financial year, of which 63,200 posts will be filled up in 2012-13.
The finance minister said the fresh recruitment will be in clerical as well as officers’ positions.
“It’s a very attractive career, and young men and women must take advantage of it,” he said.
Chidambaram said private sector banks were also likely to increase their headcounts in the current financial year.