SRINAGAR: All the major banks operating in the state have agreed to start the local recruitment drive in the state, the government said on Monday.
An official handout issued here said the banks agreed to suggestion made by the Finance Minister Dr Haseeb Drabu during a meeting of the State Level Bankers Committee at SK International Conference Centre here.
“The minister asked the bankers to explore ways to exploit the local potential. The banks like State Bank of India, Punjab National Bank, and Kerala Bank agreed to the suggestion of exclusive local recruitment,” it said.
Aditya Kohli, representing HDFC Bank, informed the minister that the bank’s almost all 73 branches in the state have local employees.
“As we expand, we will surely be recruiting more local people,” he said.