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SBI may cut 10 per cent jobs after merger with associate banks

DECCAN CHRONICLE
Published Mar 28, 2017, 2:28 pm IST
Updated Mar 28, 2017, 2:38 pm IST
At present country's largest lender employees 207,000 workforce, a number likely to go up on merger.
State Bank of India is largest public sector bank.
 State Bank of India is largest public sector bank.

Mumbai: Country’s largest public sector lender State Bank of India may go for jobs cut after its five associate bans are merged with it as part of bank's attrition and digitisation exercise.

The five banks — State bank of Bikaner and Jaipur, State Bank of Patiala, State Bank of Mysore, State Bank of Travancore, State Bank of Hyderabad — roughly employ around 70,000 people.

 

At present there are more than 200,000 employees working at SBI at different branches spread across the country. With the merger, the number of employees is likely to go up to 270,000.

A report on India TV attributed the job cut to attrition, less number of people being considered for hiring and above all the digitisation that has rekindled use of automation.

"We have offered voluntary retirement scheme (VRS), there would be natural attritions and every year we may not replace head by head (replacement recruitment). Manpower will also reduce as a result of digital initiatives. There will be a combined effect," India TV quoted Rajnish Kumar, SBI Managing Director, as saying.

 

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