No less than 41,177 vacant positions in public sector banks: government

NEW DELHI: As of December 1, 41,177 posts, or 5% of the total sanctioned posts, were vacant, Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman said on Monday. There are over 8,05,986 sanctioned positions in public sector banks (PSBs). Among the banks, the State Bank of India (SBI) held the maximum number of vacancies with 8,544, according to official data.
To a question from Lok Sabha on whether the government is aware that there is a huge staff shortage in the PSBs due to their inability to perform their duties properly, the Minister replied with the negative.
Citing contributions received from PSBs, the minister said that as of December 1 of this year, 95% of the staff is in line with the sanctioned workforce, adding that the low proportion of vacant positions is mainly due to attrition. due to pensions and other usual factors.
“As of 1.12.2021, there are 8.05.986 sanctioned positions and 41,177 vacant positions in public sector banks,” Sitharaman said in a written response.
The positions are divided into three categories – officer, clerk and sub-staff. There are 12 PSBs.
While the SBI had 8,544 vacancies, the number for the Punjab National Bank was 6,743. The Central Bank of India had 6,295 vacancies, followed by the Indian Overseas Bank (5,112) and the Bank. of India (4,848).
At SBI, there were 3,423 vacant posts for officers and 5,121 vacancies at the clerk level.
Sitharaman also said that no post / vacancy has been cut in the past six years in PSBs except for one post at Punjab & Sind Bank in 2016.
Banks are recruiting staff to fill vacant positions on an ongoing basis as needed, she added.
Other PSBs are Bank of Baroda, Bank of Maharashtra, Canara Bank, Indian Bank, Punjab & Sind Bank, UCO Bank and Union Bank of India, according to the data.
Before Question Time began, the Lok Sabha paid tribute to nine people, including eight security personnel, who died when terrorists attacked Parliament in 2001.
The members were silent for a brief moment in respect to the deceased souls.
As soon as the House convened for the day, President Om Birla referred to the security personnel and a staff member killed in the attack, and stressed that the resolve to fight terrorism will be strengthened.
Eight security personnel and personnel died in the attack on December 13, 2001. The five terrorists involved in the attack also died.

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