State Bank of India (SBI), India’s largest public sector lender, said it plans to recruit 9500 new staff in this fiscal years and it’s main thrust will be on retail banking in the coming years.
“In the coming years, your bank’s main thrust will be on retail, and, as shown by our achievements, we are well positioned to meet the competition,” the chairman of SBI Pratip Choudhuri said in his letter to shareholders, published in SBI’s Annual Report 2011-12.
The State Bank of India in it’s annual report also disclosed that the overall staff strength of bank declined by 7,452 employees during the last fiscal, but it has decided to recruit 9,500 clerical staff during 2012-13 to meet the growing needs of the bank.
As on March 31, 2012, the bank had a total permanent staff strength of 2,15,481 — which included 80,404 officers, 95,715 clerical staff and the remaining 39,362 were sub-staff.
It is to be noted that State Bank of India is already in a process to recruit 8500 clerical staff. The written examination of this recruitment has already conducted by SBI authority and the result will be published shortly.