Mr.Anup Sankar Bhattacharya has been appointed the new director of Institute of banking personnel selection (IBPS).The IBPS was behind banking exams for long but gained limelight with the introduction of common written exams.The institute is widely now known as the agency responsible for conducting and publishing results of the selection tests for bank jobs.
The history of Institute of Banking Personnel Selection dates back to 1984, when it was established as an independent organization.A governing board consisting of officials from RBI, Ministry of finance & various public sector banks control the policy matters of the institute.
In 2010-11, IBPS had screened over 10 million candidates for admission to academic institutes and diploma certification.
Change of guard
Mr.Anup Sankar Bhattacharya is selected to head IBPS for a period of 3 years, by an internal search committee after considering names of other recently retired chairmen.He was on the advisory board of central vigilance commission since january 2012.
Mr. Bhattacharya has 38 years of experience in banking sector & has held various positions across the board including chairman of Bank of Maharashtra from Oct 2010 to Jan 2012.
Mr.M.Balakrishnan, (former MD, Bank of India) was the director of IBPS since 2008. It was during his tenure, the 1st common admission examinations for PO, clerk & specialist officers were conducted that recorded over 50 lakh registrations.
The exams held in numerous cities across India saw results followed by scorecards issued to qualified people within 3-4 months.
These tests were jointly proposed by the Govt. of India & public sector banks in the year 2011 to minimize the recruitment time.Today, it enables candidates to apply for their desired bank directly without the need to appear for individual test sessions.
We like to mention about our interaction with Mr.M.Balachandran few months ago.He was kind enough to clarify doubts raised by candidates which included blocking of scorecards & CWE evaluation process.
|With the number of exam takers to increase every year, challenges are plenty for the institute in matching the talent to growing vacancies intimated by banks. |
BankExamsIndia.com on behalf of our readers & bank job aspirants extends a warm welcome to Mr.Anup sankar bhattacharya & wishes IBPS to attain much greater heights under his leadership.