State Bank of India has released its notification for recruitment of Junior Associates in clerk cadre.Candidates were eagerly waiting for SBI clerk recruitment in 2016, but the post name Junior Associate (Customer support & Sales) has made them think this as sales & marketing job.So we are providing information on SBI clerk/ junior associate job profile, salary, job post location & various other aspects of this position to make it clear.
First of all, the SBI clerk 2016 recruitment notification is for filling 17,000 vacancies of Junior Associates & Junior Agricultural Associates.
Is this a regular clerical job or something different? State Bank of India seem to have given the post a new name whereas most other public sector banks refer clerks as cashier or single window operator.
In 2014, SBI recruited for the post called ‘Assistants’ under clerical cadre.They are currently performing clerical duties only.So Junior assistants will also be like normal clerk employees only.
Junior Associates Job Profile:
If you are looking for official information on SBI junior associate job profile, it is not available but their recruitment notification itself gives plenty of details.
Since candidates are recruited in clerical cadre, they will be required to perform the regular clerical work such as:
- Accept & verify cash/ cheque after proper verification
- Authorize necessary instruments (pay order,drafts etc.,) on checking for accuracy
- Completing transactions, preparing vouchers & maintaining records
State bank has specifically attached two roles to this post – Customer support & Sales. So these associates shall also be responsible for:
- May have to call customers to explain & market the banks products/ services
- Interact with customers visiting the bank, know their concerns & reply to their queries
|SBI in its advertisement has briefly outlined the duties of new recruits.On seeing this, some are labelling the job as sales & target oriented.But this specific point was mentioned in their 2014 clerk recruitment also.|
So there is nothing to worry thinking about selling & door-to-door marketing.The present clerical employees in SBI are not doing it.
SBI Clerk Salary
As per the SBI recruitment notice, the clerical cadre employee shall be paid Rs.20,950 per month at a metropolitan city like Mumbai.Junior Agricultural Associates shall get Rs.490 /month extra as special pay.
If posted in non-metro city or town, your gross salary shall be around Rs.18,500 /month.
Therefore the take home salary for SBI junior associates should be in the range of Rs.18,000 – 20,000 /month (after deducting taxes & other benefits).
Since allowances vary depending on the place of reposting, the exact salary may differ slightly.
Job Posting & Transfers
Vacancies for Junior Assistants & Junior Agricultural Associates are to be filled state-wise.So candidates may choose to apply for any one state, provided they know to speak, read & write the official language of that region.
Junior Agricultural Associates shall be posted mostly in rural/semi urban branches.
Transfer Policy: Many of you would be wondering about getting transfers if posted in a distant branch.Checkout the SBI clerk transfer conditions:
- Junior Associates are not eligible for transfers within or outside the state for the first 5 years of service (8 years for candidates selected under special recruitment
drive for Tura and Kashmir Valley & Ladakh)
- Junior Agriculture Associates will continue in rural/ semi urban branches till they reach scale V.
So if you get posting in a branch, away from your hometown - you need to work in that branch only for the first 5 years.After that, your transfer request may be taken up based on seniority & vacancy position.
Having read about the SBI Clerk/ Junior Associates job profile, salary & transfer options, do checkout their 2016 clerk notification for 17,000 posts.