Up to 41,177 positions or 5% of public banking positions were vacant on December 1, the union’s finance minister Nirmala Sitharaman said on Monday.
There are more than 8,05,986 accredited positions in public sector banks (PSBs). Among the banks, the State Bank of India (SBI) had the highest number of vacant posts at 8,544, according to official data.
In a Lok Sabha question about whether the government is aware of the shortage of staff in the PSBs because they are unable to do their job properly, the minister responded negatively.
Citing comments received by the PSB, the minister said that as of December 1, this year, 95 percent of the workforce was in a state of disrepair, adding that a small number of vacancies were due to power outages due to pensions and so on. common features.
“As of 1.12.2021, there are 8,05,986 approved vacancies and 41,177 vacancies in public sector banks,” Sitharaman said in response to a letter.
Positions are divided into three categories – chief executive, clerk and junior staff. There are 12 PSBs. While the SBI had 8,544 vacancies, the number of Punjab National Bank was 6,743.
The Central Bank of India has 6,295 vacancies, followed by the Indian Overseas Bank at 5,112 and the Bank of India at 4,848. At SBI, there were 3,423 vacant posts and 5,121 vacant posts.
Sitharaman also said that no position / vacancy has been filled in the last six years for the PSB, with the exception of one position in Punjab and Sind Bank in 2016.
Banks are beginning to hire staff to fill vacancies on an ongoing basis, he added. Other PSBs are Baroda Bank, Maharashtra Bank, Canara Bank, Indian Bank, Punjab & Sind Bank, UCO Bank and Union Bank of India, according to the data.
Just before Question Hour, Lok Sabha paid tribute to nine people, including eight security guards, who were killed in a 2001 terrorist attack on Parliament.
Members are silent for a moment as a sign of respect for the departed souls. As soon as the House convened on this day, Speaker Om Birla spoke on the security forces and staff killed in the attack, and stressed that the determination to fight terrorism will be strengthened.
Eight security guards and staff members were killed in the attack on December 13, 2001. All five terrorists involved in the attack were killed.