PNB officers’ federation for recruitment drive in Kashmir
‘We are facing acute shortage of staff’
Srinagar Nov 20: Maintaining that PNB was facing acute shortage of staff in the Valley, president, All India Punjab National Bank Officers Federation, Dr Kumar Arvind today appealed the Bank management to launch a special recruitment drive to appoint educated youth of Kashmir.
Speaking at federation’s first ever meeting in Srinagar, Arvind said: The PNB employees were facing different problems due to shortage of the staff.
He said: “This (the recruitment drive) will be helpful in generation of employment for the people of Kashmir and increase the business for the bank.”
Arvind stressed the need for posting and retaining Kashmiri employees in Kashmir.
Meanwhile, General Secretary of the Federation while applauding his colleagues posted in Kashmir said: “It is because of them that PNB is working in Kashmir despite the turmoil.”
Talking about the loan defaulter, Sharma said: “We are aware of the turmoil in Kashmir as a result of it many of our customers have turned defaulters. We will try to rehabilitate them and give them special concession to repay their loans.”
While reiterating their demands, Sharma said the central government should address the “long pending and legitimate demands of the Public Sector Banks.”
Giving details he said the demands are: Regulating working hours, five day week and parity with SBI on pay package, allowance and pension etc.
Pertinently Punjab National Bank, the second largest bank in India, has 31 branches in Kashmir including one in Leh.
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