Bank to recruit 2,000 employees from assam

DIBRUGARH, Jan 26 : Despite the pressure of global recession, the nationalized Allahabad Bank intends to make fresh appointments of around 2,000 people in the region mostly in the clerical and managerial jobs. This was stated by KK Agarwall, executive director of the bank, at a press meet held recently.

Agarwall stated that all the proposed appointees would be hailing from this State only and justified the bank’s position that such a step will result in better coordination and interaction between the bank employees and the people of the areas surrounding the bank branches. As a banker, he stated, it is good banking sense that such interaction will increase the profit of the bank as well as developed the areas.

On being asked about the effects of the global recession on the bank, Agarwall stated that the effects are minimal. Otherwise, he countered, how is it then the Allahabad Bank is to make 2,000 fresh appointments in these regions. However, he admitted that the volume of foreign business has come down little. He sought to alley the fears of the public stating that the Indian banking system is closely monitored by the Reserve Bank of India.
Agarwall also apprised the mediapersons that the Allahabad Bank will also issue ATM cards to its account holders. Such card holders will be able to have their money in any ATM of other banks without paying any levy. He disclosed that as per RBI instruction no levy will be charged from any transaction made through ATM cards when used in other banks and this will come into effect from February 1 this year.

As for the CBS branches often staying in inoperative because of link failure, Agarwall stated these are but minor trouble and are expected to go away as soon as the system stabilizes.

Assistant  general manager Surajit Chowdhury, chief manager KG Tewari and branch manager Abdul Khaleque were present during the press meet.