RE left out candidates protest outside JK Bank Headquarters; request Chairman

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Candidates who couldn’t make it to the final list of Relationship Executives in J&K Bank on Saturday appealed Chairman Parvez Ahmed to ensure that maximum number of youth be absorbed in the bank.

A delegation of such candidates told Greater Kashmir that “it is ironical” that while thousands of candidates were shortlisted from the written examination but only a few hundred were finally selected.

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“The notification for the same was advertised in March 2015. After written test 3107 were shortlisted out of 51000 applicants. The shortlisted aspirants were called for interview, out of which around 2500 appeared for interviews,” they said, adding, “After making us wait for more than two years, only 350 Relationship Executives were selected and around 1250 Banking Associates were also selected,” they said.

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The candidates expressed concern that there is no waiting list out and neither “has anyone promised the same”. They also highlighted the long hiatus between the written examination and the final selection which they said “gave us a lot of hope and we kept waiting for the result and now not featuring in the list is a setback”.   “The general ratio for written shortlist to selectees is 3:1, which implies a minimum of 969 Relationship Executives should be recruited. Instead this recruitment seems more like Banking Associate recruitment. If posts were only 350 Relationship Executives vacancies, why more than 3000 persons were shortlisted,” they added.

The left out candidates said that J&K Bank Chairman has recently announced that more branches of bank are being set up and as such more manpower would be recruited very soon. These candidates stressed that J&K Bank should recruit left out candidates incase it has expansion plans in the pipeline.