No more hiring from private sector for PSB top jobs: Govt

No more hiring from private sector for PSB top jobs: Govt

Having appointed private sector professionals to head two large public sector banks (PSBs), the Finance Ministry on Sunday said further such hiring of CEO and Managing directors in banks would be from existing public sector talent pool and not from outside.

“For five large banks we had different procedure. For remaining banks we are going to hire from the pool of executive directors of the PSBs itself,” Financial Services Secretary Hasmukh Adhia told PTI.

“The eligibility criteria for the remaining bank vacancies have been approved and that is only for competition within the system. For remaining banks there would be normal procedure of selection from among the pool of executive directors,” he said.

There is a CEO and MD vacancy in Indian Bank and Andhra Bank and there would be another vacancy in UCO Bank by the end of this month, he said. “We will be starting the procedure for selection and hope to complete the process within three months,” he said.
In a first, the government last week roped in private sector professionals to run two of its largest banks — Bank of Baroda and Canara Bank — as it announced appointment of MDs and CEOs of five lenders.

Managing Director and CEO of VBHC Value Homes P S Jayakumar (53), former Citi banker was appointed to head Bank of Baroda. MD and CEO of private sector lender Laxmi Vilas Bank Rakesh Sharma (57) was hired to head Canara Bank. The government also appointed MDs and CEOs of Bank of India, IDBI Bank and PNB. These three executive heads were serving officials in other government-owned banks.

M O Rego (Deputy Managing Director, IDBI Bank), Kishore Kharat Piraji (Executive Director, Union Bank of India), and Usha Ananthasubramanian (CMD, Bhartiya Mahila Bank) are the new MD and CEOs of Bank of India, IDBI Bank and Punjab National Bank, respectively.

The government had decided to separate the post of Chairman and MD by prescribing that in the subsequent vacancies to be filled up the CEO will get the designation of MD & CEO and there would be another person who would be appointed as non-Executive Chairman of PSBs.

Leaders to serve

Only two large PSBs will get CEO, MDs from pvt sector
For remaining banks there would be normal procedure of selection from among the pool of executive directors
Indian Bank, Andhra Bank to get new heads via this process
Govt had decided to separate the post of chairman & MD



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