MUMBAI: State-run banks hired nearly 3 lakh personnel, including over 94,000 officers, in the last four years, according to data released by industry lobby IBA.
The public sector banks hired 2,97,896 staff between April, 2009 and August, 2013, the Indian Banks Association (IBA) said, while refuting the reports that banks have gone slow or are not hiring at all.
“Banks are periodically making manpower assessment and recruiting personnel based on vacancies caused by superannuation, attrition, expansion of branches etc,” IBA deputy chief executive K Unnikrishnan said. He said the 73,258 employees were hired in FY 2013, while for the period between April and August 2013, the state-run banks hired 52,348 people, indicating a surge in hiring activity. —PTI