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What is the difference between a PO and a Clerk Job in Banks?

Probationary Officer and Clerk are two most sought after jobs in banking sector. Any fresher can join the banking sector on these posts. Every year a large number of vacancies are released by different banks to do direct recruitment for the post of PO and Clerk. In this article, we will be discussing the difference between Job profile, salary, career growth of PO and Clerk.

Difference between PO and Clerk Job profile

Probationary officer is an entry level post as an officer and a candidate selected as bank PO undergoes a 2 year probation period and then become assistant manager.

  • Bank PO does managerial tasks such as supervision of clerical work.
  • During the  probation period of 2 years a candidate can be asked to perform any kind of activity related to bank.
  • A candidate is  trained in the practical knowledge in finance, accounting, marketing & investment during the probation period.
  • Once the  probation period is complete then a candidate will be posted in any bank branch as an Assistant Bank Manager.

Bank Clerk is a clerical level job and any fresher can apply for this post.

  • Bank Clerk is responsible for deposit & withdrawal of cash by the customers.
  • Cheque books are also issued by a bank clerk, subject to authorization by competent authorities.
  • cash receipt & ESI stamps are also issued by the  bank clerk.

Difference in the salary of Bank PO and Bank Clerk

PO Salary: The salary of a probationary officer if aprroximately 40,000-42,000 

Clerk salary- The salary of a clerk varies from state to state. So, it varies in range of 20,000-25,000.

Difference between Career growth of a Bank PO and Clerk

Probationary officer is a job that can give you some great career growth opprtunity. Given below is the hierarchial table of the career growth of a probationary officer

Bank PO

Assistant Manager

Branch Manager

Chief Manager

AGM

DGM

CGM

GM

Bank Clerk  is a job that can act as a stepping stone of your dream to work in banking sector and offers some great career growth opprtunity. Given below is the hierarchial table of the career growth of a Bank Clerk

Clerk

Officer

Senior Officer

Assistant Manager

Manager

Senior Manager

Chief Manager

AGM

DGM

GM

ED

CMD

As you can see both the posts give a great kick start to your career. The choice is your which way you want to go for.

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