HC asks IBPS, FM to furnish details of bank vacancies

As reported by “Business Standard”, the Delhi High Court asked Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) and Finance Ministry to furnish details about vacancies in all nationalised banks here within one month.

Justice Hima Kohli directed the ministry to furnish the details by November 11 after a group of bank aspirants moved the court against the government notification to keep 10 per cent reservation.

The court was hearing a petition filed by candidates, who appeared in the tests for various posts in all nationalised banks, claiming the 10 percent vacancies which were not filled in the first round of counselling be alloted to other qualified candidates based upon the marks scored by them instead of carrying them forward.

“Despite availability of vacancies in the financial year 2014-2015 to accommodate qualified candidates, the respondents are attempting to not fill up entire vacancies in the financial year 2014-15 but only fill limited vacancies and carry forward remaining vacancies to the next financial year 2014-2015,” the petition alleged.

As per clause 10 of the notice, a reserve list to the extent of approximately 10 per cent of the vacancies under each category has been kept, subject to the availability of candidates.

“The petitioner are aggrieved by the decision of IBPS to limit filling up of vacancies available for the year 2014-15 to 10 per cent of the reserve list for the post.

“There may be many more vacancies which are created either as a result of non-joining of qualified candidates in first round and also fresh vacancies that are created. It is totally unfair to keep the available vacancies unfilled,” the petition states.

Sources – Business Standard