Is State Bank of India deliberately avoiding Jammu for clerical jobs?

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Puneet Gupta

The notification for State Bank of India’s Recruitment of Junior Associates (Customer Support and sales) and Junior Agricultural Associates in Clerical cadre recently came out. The notification can be found here.

Now there is a huge demand for SBI Clerical posts all over the India in the banking sector. The state bank of India is one of the largest recruiters in the sector and its 200 year history adds to its credibility in recruitment. The recent notification has opened career opportunities for 18,855 Vacancies out of which

  • The regular vacancies are 15439, out of which J&K has 0 vacancies for Junior Associates and 2 vacancies for Junior Agricultural Associates in backward category.
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  • Vacancies for Junior Associates (Customer Support &Sales) in the Special Recruitment Drive for filling up of Backlog vacancies are 3218 out of which J&K has 72 posts all in category
  • And a special recruitment Drive for Tura (Meghalaya) and Kashmir Valley and Ladakh will fill 198 vacancies.

Out if these 198, the posts for Kashmir Valley and Ladakh inclusive of various categories are 153.

The Problem

If you open the notification here,  you will be able to see that nowhere is it mentioned that any of the above posts even in the special recruitment Drive for Tura (Meghalaya) and Kashmir Valley and Ladakh have the name Jammu.

This, now, is not an assumption but there are no posts for candidates from Jammu. According to an aspirant who brought this to our notice, a similar notification was issued back in 2013 as well where no vacancies for Jammu were mentioned.

Jammu falls in the Chandigarh circle and candidates from here can be absorbed in five states including J&K.

It is questionable why Jammu has been left out again by the State Bank of India when the division is full of candidates who can compete with any candidate in the country.

Will the real SBI please stand up?

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