Non-graduate candidates for bank jobs (clerical posts) will get a significant breather. Banks had recently stipulated that graduation was the minimum criteria for clerical posts, following a recommendation by the Khandelwal Committee on HR issues.
This had upset a number of candidates who were non-graduates and had passed the common exam held for these posts.
Roughly 15 per cent of the 5.31 lakh successful candidates were non-graduates. Their disappointment has been taken note of and is now being addressed, Mr M. Balachandran, Director, Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS), the agency which conducts the common exam, said.
At a meeting between the HR heads of various banks, the IBPS, and Indian Banks Association (IBA) last week, it was decided to recommend postponement of the stipulation of higher eligibility criteria for the current exam cycle.
Instead, banks have been requested to stipulate the same eligibility criteria they specified when they gave their mandate to the IBPS. Or adopt a uniform minimum criterion, as stipulated by the IBPS.