Indian Banking System is growing very quickly and, according to the Economic Survey 2011-12, Indian Banking System system have become stronger than ever. As the Banking Industry in India is growing they need more employee to handle their business. Last year, Indian Banking Association (IBA) appointed Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) to conduct recruitment Common Written Examinations (CWE) for 19 Nationalized Bank. But later several old aged private sector bank and regional rural banks joined the IBPS CWE recruitment process. According to IBPS Director, Mr. M. Balachandran, in next 5 year bank will recruit 7.5 lakh people. But, the real question is How many Male and Female candidates will recruit by banks? Why Banks are now preferring male candidates over female? Let me explain!
In recent past, Several Public Sector Bank (PSB) faced few common problem after appointing female candidates in their organizations. The problems are
- They are not interested to relocate/ transfer.
- Sometimes they have failed to adjust in the ‘men dominated’ branches.
Let me explain these. I’m going to start from the last.
Problem 2: Sometimes they have failed to adjust in the ‘men dominated’ branches.
That’s true. Sometime female employee finds it very difficult to adjust with their male colleague.
For example, There are several branches of PSBs in India where there is only one female employee among 15 or 16 male. It’s very tough to adjust.
This is also not a BIG issues for banks for not to select a female candidates.
Problem 1: They are not interested to relocate/ transfer.
The BIGGEST and the MOST obvious reasons for PSBs for not to select a FEMALE candidates is They are Not willing to Relocate after they join the organization. This is the biggest reason. There are several incidents when a Female employee refused to relocate or accept transfer.
Recently, a female employee of a Kolkata based nationalized bank refused to accept transfer order. She got a promotion and transferred to a remote branch. But she not only refused the transfer order but also refused to take promotion. So that she can works in her HOME branch where she got transferred after two years of her marriage.
Last year i.e in 2011, an employee of a Mumbai based nationalized bank refused to take transfer when she got transferred from his nearby branch to a city branch.
There are several instances when a female employee left the job after their marriage due to relocation problem.
Recently in an Interview with Businessline V.H Ramakrishnan, former General Manager of Bank of India, expressed that during the course of interview female candidates says that they are ready to relocate and take transfer leaving behind their family. But the ground reality is something different.
Recently in an article published on DNA, Vijaya Bank Executive Director Shubhalakshmi Panse said “I saw many skip promotions as they could not move out to a new location. Though they were hardworking and talented, what probably lacked was a backing from their kin. So they remained a Grade-1 or Grade-3 employee”.
These are the reasons behind disliking female candidates by PSBs.