HR NEWS

Reduction in clerical staff hiring in banks is part of a design: AIBEA

Reduction in clerical staff hiring in banks is part of a design: AIBEA

Central government owned banks’ plan to hire 7,883 clerical staff next fiscal is inadequate when compared to the growth in business and the number of accounts, said a top leader of All India Bank Employees’ Association (AIBEA). “This seems to be a part of a design to reduce the intake of clerical staff. Despite growth in business (deposits and advances) since 2013-14, the recruitment of clerical staff in government owned banks is coming down,” C.H.Venkatachalam, General Secretary told IANS.

Venkatachalam said 13 public sector banks have indented a total of 7,883 clerical staff while some banks have not asked for any. He said in 2013-14 the government banks hired 84,680 clerical staff and this number has been going down over the years.

When pointed the reduction in manual work with computerisation of operations, fall in branch footfalls due to automatic teller machines (ATM), growth in digital payments he said: “We have opened around 30 lakh Jan Dhan accounts which has added workload.” “The banking transaction time for customers has increased which results in branch staff leaving at around 7 p.m. Though the operations have been computerised, the systems are slow. It takes long time to close the day’s ledger accounts,” Venkatachalam said. “No bank is willing to issue a circular that staff need not stay in the branch after office hours,” he added.

According to him, many of the regular bank jobs are being outsourced which needs to be stopped.

Source: Financial Express

11 months ago

By HR Reporters

Related Tags :

Social Share : Share      

Comments.....

Submit new comment

Most Viewed

Tim Hortons responds to franchisees’ ‘reckless’ benefits cuts...

7 months ago

WHO stamps Himachal Pradesh doctor low-cost protocol for rabies prophylaxis...

6 months ago

Bipolar disorder has seven key factors: Study...

8 months ago

Alberta MLA 'deeply regrets' firing woman who made sex harassment complaint...

7 months ago

Omega-3s from fish more effective in cancer prevention...

7 months ago

Plea to verify HR&CE dept official’s qualification...

7 months ago

Kaspersky Lab names Bhayani new General Manager for South Asia...

10 months ago

Students alert! Aadhaar Card not compulsory for UP Board class 10, class 12 exam...

7 months ago

All the big drifts for HR transformation in 2018...

7 months ago

Pain-free patch for diabetics may manage blood sugar for days...

7 months ago

Most Shared

Mass redundancies for Quebec cookie factory...

2 years ago

Trump this: 5 bold predictions for how he’ll impact HR...

2 years ago

InfoTycoon appoints existing President and COO Kevin George to succeed James Dav...

2 years ago

Sushant Dwivedy joins Aspiring Minds as SVP-Enterprise Client Solutions...

2 years ago

Uber introduces special reward programme...

2 years ago

Standard Chartered Bank to reduce 10% corporate & institutional banking staff...

2 years ago

National CineMedia (NCM) creates Affiliate Partnerships team, names Stacie Tursi...

2 years ago

OCC Names New CFO, Treasurer, and Chief Compliance Officer...

2 years ago

Beards at work are now a major turn-off say 61% of female office workers...

2 years ago

First female fast jet pilot of Britain hired as director at PwC...

2 years ago