SBI Job Aspirants Seek Probe in ‘Recruitment Fraud’

SRINAGAR — A number of job aspirants of who had appeared in the State Bank of India (SBI) examination clerical exam in 2017 have urged upon the Governor, Satya Pal Malik, to order a thorough “probe into the recruitment scam” in the bank.

Scores of job aspirants alleged that the posts exclusively meant for Kashmir and Ladakh were allocated to the aspirants from Jammu divisions.

  “State Bank of India through its nodal agency Institute of Banking Personnel Selection conducted a special recruitment drive for job aspirants of Kashmir and Ladakh in 2016. They issued an advertisement notice vide number CRPD/CR/2016-17/01 under which they were supposed to fill up the 188 clerical posts from Kashmir and Ladakh. Hundreds of aspirants from Kashmir Valley and Ladakh applied for these posts and appeared in written tests followed by interview. But  to our shock those selected were from Jammu, who were not part of this special recruitment drive,” said a group of aspirants.

“The bank did injustice towards the people of Kashmir and Ladakh. We tried to raise our voice but nobody listened. We were hopeful that a probe will be initiated into the scam after Radio Kashmir Srinagar on January 24, 2017 broadcasted a detailed picture of these sham examinations but still authorities remained mum and didn’t come forward for our help,” they said.

The aspirants called upon Malik to initiate a probe into this recruitment scam. 

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