Bank Jobs: Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said that as of December 1, 41,177 i.e. 5 percent of the total sanctioned posts in public sector banks were vacant.
Let us tell you that there are more than 8,05,986 sanctioned posts in public sector banks.
On one hand unemployment is licking educated youth like termites, while on the other hand thousands of posts are lying vacant in public banks. Recently, government data revealed that more than 41 thousand posts are lying vacant in public sector banks.
Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said that as of December 1, 41,177 or 5 per cent of the sanctioned posts in public sector banks were vacant. Let us tell you that there are more than 8,05,986 sanctioned posts in public sector banks.
According to official figures, State Bank of India (SBI) has the maximum number of 8544 vacancies.
Vacant posts in banks cited
Asked in the Lok Sabha during the Parliamentary session on Monday whether the government is aware of the fact that there is acute shortage of staff in public sector banks, due to which they are not able to do their work properly.
Nirmala Sitharaman immediately denied this, citing inputs received from public sector banks, saying that 95 per cent officers are in working condition as against the sanctioned staff as on December 01 this year i.e. only five per cent posts are lying vacant.
There were so many vacancies in these banks
In a written reply, Sitharaman said that as on December 01, 2021, 8,05,986 sanctioned posts and 41,177 posts are vacant in public sector banks.
The posts are divided into three categories, first officer, second clerk and third sub staff.
There are total 12 public sector banks in the country. State Bank of India (SBI) had 8,544 vacancies, while Punjab National Bank (PNB) had 6,743 vacancies. The number was 6,295 in Central Bank of India, while 5,112 posts in Indian Overseas Bank and 4,848 in Bank of India were vacant.
Not a single vacancy has been closed
Sitharaman also said that barring one post in Punjab and Sind Bank in 2016, not a single post in public sector banks has been abolished during the last six years. Bank recruits employees to fill vacancies as per their requirement.