Pragathi Gramin Bank Bank invites online applications from Indian Citizens, for the posts in Officer Junior Management Grade (Scale-I) cadre. :
Officer Junior Management Grade (Scale-I) – Group ‘A’ : 97 posts (UR-47, OBC-27, SC-14, ST-7),
Pay Scale : Rs.14500-25700, Age : 18-28 years
Application Fee : Rs.350/- (Rs.50/- SC/ST/PWD/Ex-SM) by means of payment challan to be deposited in any branch of Canara Bank.
Written test will be on 18/03/2012.
How to Apply : Apply online at Pragathi Gramin BankAll eligible candidates should apply on-line through the
link provided to our website www.pgbankho.in in the prescribed format from 12.01.2012.Please note that the last date for submission of on-line application is 10.02.2012. Candidates should have a valid e-mail ID. It should be kept active during the currency of this recruitment project. This will help him / her in getting call letter / interview advices etc. under no circumstances he /she should share / mention email ID to / of any other person. Original fee payment challan and downloaded call letter with photo affixed on the both is compulsory for attending Written Test. In case a candidate does not have a valid personal e-mail ID, he/she should create his/her new e-mail ID before applying on-line.
1. Candidates are advised in their own interest to apply much before the closing date and not to wait till the last date. Before applying, the candidate should ensure that he/she fulfils the eligibility and other norms mentioned in this advertisement. Bank would be free to reject any application at any stage of the recruitment process, if the candidate is found ineligible for the post.
2. The decision of the Bank shall be final in taking decision on qualification and other Original fee payment challan and downloaded call letter with photo affixed on the both is compulsory for attending Written Test. eligibility norms. No correspondence or personal enquires shall be entertained by the Bank in this behalf.
3. In case it is detected at any stage of recruitment that a candidate does not fulfill the eligibility norms and / or that he / she has furnished any incorrect / false
information / certificate / documents or has suppressed any material (facts), his her candidature will stand cancelled. If any of these shortcomings is / are detected even after appointment his / her services are liable to be terminated.
4. Application once made will not be allowed to be withdrawn and the fee once paid will not be refunded on any account nor would this fee be held in reserve for any future examination or selection.
5. A recent passport size photograph should be firmly pasted on the Challan (Candidates copy) and should be signed across, by the candidate. Five copies of the same photograph should be retained for use at the time of written examination and interview. Candidates are advised not to change their appearance till the recruitment process is completed. Failure to produce the same photograph at the time of written test and interview may lead to disqualification. Only candidate willing to serve anywhere in India should apply.
6. The decision of the Bank in all matters regarding eligibility of the candidate the stages at which such scrutiny or eligibility is to be undertaken, the document to be produced for the purpose of the conduct of examination, interview, selection and any other matter relating to recruitment will be final and binding on the candidate. No correspondence or personal enquiries shall be entertained in this behalf.
7. The Bank, may at its discretion hold re-examination wherever necessary in respect of a centre/ venue/specific post of a candidate(s). The Bank shall not be responsible for an application being rejected which is based on wrong information provided in any advertisement issued by an unauthorized person/Institution.
8. Any request for change of address will NOT be entertained. Any resultant dispute arising out of this advertisement shall be subject to the sole Jurisdiction of the courts situated in Bellary . In case any dispute arises on account of interpretation of version other than English the English version will prevail
9. No candidate is permitted to use calculator, Mobiles, pager or any other such instruments during the examination. The candidates will appear for the written examination at the allotted centres at their expenses and risks and the Bank will not be responsible for any injury/loss etc. of any nature.
10. Candidates in their own interest are advised to submit their application ON-LINE well in time before the last date to avoid possible technical snags. Appointment of selected candidates is subjected to his/her being declared medically fit as per the requirement of the Bank. Such appointments will be subject to the Service & Conduct Rules of the Bank.
11. Bond Amount: Candidates selected for appointment to the cadre of Officer Scale-I have to execute a bond agreeing to pay the Bank a sum of Rs 50,000/- in the event of their leaving services of the Bank within a period of two years from the date ofOriginal fee payment challan and downloaded call letter with photo affixed on the both is compulsory for attending Written Test. their joining. This will be in addition to the provisions of Staff Service Regulations of the Bank.
12. Admission to written examination and further process of selection will be purely provisional without verification of age / qualification / category (SC/ST/OBC/PWD/EXS) etc. of the candidates with reference to documents. Canvassing in any form will be disqualification.
13. COMPETENT AUTHORITY FOR ISSUE OF CERTIFICATE TO SC/ST/OBC/PWD IS AS UNDER: For SC/ST/OBC- District Magistrate / Addl. Distt. Magistrate/ Collector/ Deputy Commissioner / Addl. Dy. Commissioner/ Dy. Collector / First Class Stipendiary Magistrate / Sub- Division Magistrate/ Taluka Magistrate / Executive Magistrate/ Extra Assistant Commissioner/ Chief Presidency Magistrate/ Additional Chief Presidency Magistrate/ Presidency Magistrate/ Revenue Officer not below the rank of Tehsildar/ Sub Divisional Officer of the area where the candidate and/or his / her family normally resides.
14. In OBC Category the appointment will be provisional and will subject to the community certificate being verified through the proper channel. If the verification reveals that the claim of the candidate to belong to Other Backward Classes or not to belong to creamy layer is false, his/her services will be terminated forthwith without assigning any further reasons and without prejudice to such further action as may be taken under the provisions of Indian Penal Code for production of false certificate. The crucial date for this purpose will be last date of receipt of application.
15. For Persons with Disabilities- the Competent Authority to issue Disability Certificate shall be a Medical Board duly constituted by the Central or State Govt. The Central/ State Govt. may constitute Medical Boards consisting of at least 3 members out of which one shall be a specialist in the particular field for assessing loco motor/ cerebral/visual/ hearing disability as the case may be.
16. Candidates are advised in their own interest that they should not furnish any particulars that are false, tampered, fabricated and should not suppress any material information while filling up the application form. At the time of written examination/ interview, if a candidate is (or has been) found guilty of – using unfair means during the examination or impersonating or procuring impersonation by any person or misbehaving in the examination hall or taking away the question booklet (or any part thereof) / answer sheet from the examination hall or
17. resorting to any irregular or improper means in connection with his/her candidature for selection or obtaining support for his /her candidature by unfair means. Original fee payment challan and downloaded call letter with photo affixed on the both is compulsory for attending Written Test. Such a candidate, in addition to rendering himself / herself liable to criminal prosecution shall be liable:
18. To be disqualified from the examination for which he/she is a candidate. To be debarred either permanently or for a specified period from any examination or recruitment conducted by the Bank. For termination of service, if he /she has already joined the Bank. The Bank would be analyzing the responses of a candidate with other candidates to detect patterns of similarity. If as per the laid down procedure, it is suspected that the responses have been shared and scores obtained are not genuine/ valid, the bank reserves right to cancel his/her candidature.
19. Applications should be submitted on-line on or after 12.01.2012, but in all cases on or before 10.02.2012. All eligible candidates should download their call letter and Information Handout from the Bank’s website www.pgbankho.in by entering his/her details registration number and Password/ Date of Birth, between the following dates. Please note that no hard copy of the call letter will be sent by post. Dates for downloading written test call letters : From 05-03-2012 to 16-03-2012
20. Candidates have to submit Original Fee Payment Challan along with downloaded Call Letter while attending the written test, without which they will not be allowed to take up the examination. In case of difficulty a candidate should contact the Head Office of the Bank in the address given below. Pragathi Gramin Bank, Head Office, 32, Sanganakal Road, Gandhinagar,Bellary – 583 103. Contact Person : Chief Manager, Personnel WingContact Time : 10 AM to 5 PM Phone No : 08392 – 255853, 258981. Fax No. : 08392 – 256886 Decision of the Bank in respect of all matters pertaining to this recruitment would be final and binding on all candidates. Employees of Pragathi Gramin Bank are also eligible to apply for the posts as aforesaid subject to fulfilling the specification stipulated.
Tentative Last Date:10-02-2012
About the organization:
Rural credit policy in India has had at its core the twin goals of bringing an increasing number of people within the formal financial system and using credit as an instrument of poverty alleviation. Several measures have been taken by Government of India and Reserve Bank of India, from time to time to achieve these goals. Even after commercial banks were brought into the field of Rural banking in the post nationalization scenario, a large segment of the rural population remained out side the fold of banking services. Therefore, the Govt. of India took a decision to establish a new set up regionally oriented rural banks which would combine the local feel, familiarity characteristic of co-operatives and professionalism and resource base of commercial banks. Following the recommendations of the committee, Regional Rural banks (RRBs) were set up first on 2nd October, 1975. Their number went up to 196 by the year 1987. As enshrined in the Preamble to the RRBs Act, 1976, The RRBs were established with a view to developing the rural economy by providing, for the purpose of development of agriculture, trade commerce, industry and other productive activities in the rural areas, credit and other facilities, particularly to small and marginal farmers, agricultural labourers, artisans and small entrepreneurs, and for matters connected therewith and incidental thereto. It was in the year 2004 that Government of India, decided to consolidate the RRBs into state-level entities sponsored by same commercial bank. The amalgamation process began in September, 2005. The first RRB in south India was established by Canara Bank on 25.01.1976, by name Tungabhadra Gramin Bank. Subsequently, Canara Bank established and sponsored Chitradurga Gramin Bank, Kolar Gramin Bank and Sahyadri Gramin Banks in Karnataka State. All the above mentioned four RRBs were amalgamated and Pragathi Gramin Bank came into existence on 12.09.2005. Regional Rural Banks are special category of Banks established by Govt. of India in 1975 under the Provisions of the Ordinance promulgated by the President of India on 26.09.1975. This Ordinance later was replaced by RRBs Act, 1976 enacted by the Parliament. RRBs are Scheduled Banks Notified by Reserve Bank of India. The powers to make Rules, Regulations & Frame the policy matters relating to RRBs are vested with Government of India. As at March 09, there were 86 RRBs operating in 615 districts with 15107 branches in the Country. Their total business stood at Rs.187013 Crore as at March 2009. SBI & its associate banks are established by Govt. of India but they are not included under Nationalised Banks category. Nationalised Banks were earlier Private Limited Banks and subsequently taken over by Govt. of India through Nationalisation process. Similarly, RRBs are 100% Government owned Banks and enjoy equal status as that of Nationalised Banks/State Bank group. Scheduled status conferred to the Bank by Reserve Bank of India All our Branches and Offices of our Bank are computerized. Government of India and Reserve Bank of India has directed RRBs to implement Core Banking Solutions [CBS] under the guidance of respective Sponsor Banks. Our Bank has been given a lead role by Sponsor Bank to take up necessary initiatives for ensuring implementation of Core Banking Solutions in all the 3 RRBs sponsored by Canara Bank i.e. Pragathi Gramin Bank, South Malbar Gramin Bank and Shreyas Gramin Bank. For this purpose a high-level Core Committee of Executives from Canara Bank and Chairmen of the 3 RRBs has been constituted. The Committee has provided a road-map to the RRBs for implementation of CBS within 30.09.2011.
After introduction of Core Banking Solutions, Bank contemplates to provide facilities like NEFT/RTGS, Mobile Banking etc.