Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Finance
10-July-2015 20:31 IST
Improvements made in the Common Written Examination for recruitment in Regional Rural Banks(RRBs) for the posts of Office Assistants(Multipurpose), Officers Scale-I, II & III
The Common Written Examination for recruitment of Office Assistants (Multipurpose), Officers Scale-I, II & III in Regional Rural Banks (RRBs) is being conducted by Institute of Banking Personnel Selection(IBPS). Government was receiving various queries from the candidates/RRBs/NABARD regarding some shortcomings in recruitment process. In this regard, the Government has made the following improvements for making the recruitment process smooth.
IBPS will now handle all direct recruitments for RRBs in different posts / scales including the conduct of interviews and issue of final result.So as to ensure fair selection process, the interview Boards have now been made independent of the Bank Management and would be decided by IBPS in consultation with NABARD. The candidates will now indicate their choices for the RRBs, in order of preference based on proficiency in local language as prescribed by the concerned RRB at the time of application. The local language proficiency would be checked at the time of interview. The upper age limit for Officers Scale-I has now been raised from 28 years to 30 years to make it in consonance with that for Public Sector Banks.
The above changes will facilitate the fair selection process, eliminate the possibility of multiple selection and also reduce the attrition rate in RRBs. This will enable those candidates to apply for the posts of Office Assistant and Officer Scale-I in RRBs, who have not studied the local language at 10th Standard but have proficiency in the local language. The candidates between the age group of 28 and 30 years will now be able to apply for the post of Officer Scale-I in RRBs.