Pvt banks to be asked to allow all subjects in recruitment tests

Sunday’s bankers’ meet also discuss business expansion with Iran

AKM Zamir Uddin | Published: 21:38, Sep 07,2017

 
 

Bangladesh Bank will ask the country’s private commercial banks to allow jobseekers irrespective of someone’s academic subject and educational institution to participate in the banks’ recruitment tests.
In general, the PCBs are now allowing graduates and post-graduates in five to seven subjects and from certain private universities along with public universities to take part in the tests.
The central bank will give the directive at the quarterly bankers’ meeting to be held at the BB headquarters in capital Dhaka on Sunday.
The managing directors and chief executive officers of all banks will be present in the meeting while BB governor Fazle Kabir will preside over it.
A BB official told New Age on Thursday that the central bank had taken the initiative as a significant number of jobseekers who graduated in other subjects were now being deprived of participating in the recruitment tests despite having required academic qualifications for the job.
The central bank will also discuss at the bankers’ meeting how to expand the business with Iran through establishing corresponding banking relation.
Iran has recently freed from some international economic embargoes that has created scope to expand the business between the two countries, the BB official said.
The central bank has also attached an agenda with the meeting over preparing a uniform hierarchy among the officials of the commercial banks.
The banks are now following different job hierarchy systems to appoint and promote their officials in different posts, creating a haphazard situation in terms of evaluating the human resources in the country’s banking sector.
The central bank will ask the banks at the meeting to give opportunity to uneducated clients to do banking with the commercial banks.
The banks may use thumb-mark of the illiterate clients when they make cash withdrawal and deposit in the banks.
The country’s financial inclusion will speed up if the uneducated persons are brought under the banking system.
The central bank will also take opinions from the banks’ MDs and CEOs on strengthening the security features of cheque as counterfeiters have recently embezzled huge amount of money through cheque forgeries.
The BB official said that the central bank had already taken initiative to strengthen the security characteristics of cheque to tackle fraudulent activities.

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