BANK PROBATIONARY OFFICER

Probationary officers shoulder various responsibilities in a bank

WHAT YOU DO

A bank probationary officer(Bank PO) can be asked to handle numerous tasks in a bank, from cheque clearance to billing or working in the forex section during the probation period. Once confirmed, the employee will do routine work related to banking. POs also on managerial responsibilities later.

YOUR TIME TABLE

9 am: Reach office
9.30 am: Finish work
10 am: Meet clients
1.30 pm: Lunch
2 pm: Back to work
5 pm: Sort out client’s problems
6 pm: Leave for home

YOUR PAY CHEQUE

Pay scales in public sector banks per month: PO Rs 10,000 to Rs. 18,240: Scale II (manager) Rs 13,820 to Rs 19,920: Scale III (senior manager) Rs 18,240 to Rs 18,240 to Rs. 290,280; Scale IV (Chief manager) Rs 20,480 to Rs 24,620 to Rs 29,340; Scale VII (6M) Rs 29,340 to Rs 32,600

YOUR SKILLS

 Be receptive and alert about bank functions and also to the training
 Be co-operative and friendly towards the staff and the customer
 Develop humane and intelligent leadership qualities, communication skill and authority

TRAINING

Graduates from any stream can apply to a public sector bank as a PO Every bank recruits its staff through a written test, group discussion and interview.

STUDY

 Indira Gandhi National Open University, new Delhi(Delhi), www.igonu.ac.in
 Institute of Management Studies, Ghaziabad (Uttar Pradesh), www.ims-ghaze-abad.ac.in
 Shir Ram College of Commerce (SRCC), New Delhi, www.srcc.edu
 New Delhi Institute of Management, www.ndimdelhi.org

WHAT’S GOOD & BAD

 Challenging job: keeps you on your toes
 Your get respect as a banker
 Promise of job security
 Some clients may be very difficult to handle
 You have to be soft-spoken and keep your cool all the time

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