41,100 posts vacant in nationalised banks: Govt

New Delhi: As many as 41,146 posts, including of officers, were lying vacant in 19 nationalised banks at the end of March 2012, the government today said.

There were vacancies for as many as 20,785 officers and 12,695 clerical level posts as on March 31, 2012, Minister of State for Finance Namo Narain Meena said in a written reply in the Rajya Sabha. Also, there was vacancy for 7,666 subordinate staff, he added.

Meena said banks undertake recruitment of staff to fill vacancies on ongoing basis as per their requirement. "At present, there is no proposal to revive Banking Services Recruitments Board as recruitment is done by individual banks on an ongoing basis…," he added.

While recruiting, banks take into account the results of common examination conducted by the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS).

Requirement of manpower in nationalised banks depends upon the business volume and growth, employee strength and retirements, besides other factors, the minister said.

As per the details given by the minister, maximum number of officer level posts were vacant in UCO Bank (3,747) followed by Central Bank of India (2,854), Bank of India (2,802) and Punjab & Sind Bank (2,500).

In the Central Bank of India, there were 3,615 vacant posts of clerks, followed by Bank of India (2,267), Punjab National Bank (1,497) and United Bank of India (1,251).

There were no vacancies in Bank of Baroda, Canara Bank, Indian Overseas Bank, Syndicate Bank and Union Bank of India.