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Dark Side of Entry Level Central Govt. Officer's job

I prefer Internet news instead  of  TV  news  or  Newspapers.  The reason is , internet news is immediately followed by Comments from Readers , who are more connected to grassroot realities about the news than the story writing journalist. Sometimes , the story is paid news by the concerned company. So, reading comments results in knowing truth behind propaganda.  I am giving here an example :

 Economic Times recently had a story on the financial prospects for the post of a new PO ( Probationary Officer ) of SBI.  I am giving the link here  :


In short , the story tells that this entry level bank officer's job has a CTC of Rs. 8 Lakhs and for 1500 posts , there are 17 lakh candidates, so it should be termed as most sought after job.

Now , let me give the other side of the story by quoting best of the comments  , from those, who are already doing that job : 




1. T.R.Ramaswami (Mumbai)

"Is the writer a relative of a past Chairman of SBI - Mr. D. Basu?The training in SBI is literally "on the counter" and on confirmation every subordinate knows that you know the job. The only lacuna is a module on industrial relations -dealing with unions and associations - and disciplinary procedures. SBI was unique in its single signature operations till Harshad Mehta and Seetharaman spoiled it. Anyone can become the Chairman and no one knows it till the last 4/5 years. If you have a substantial SBI tenure on your CV, the interview is virtually over.  "   

2.  deepak kadam (ernakulam)

this is called window dressing....hiding the fact that u dont want to show. 69k is cruel joke to all unemployed youth. its fact that u get only 30k in hand. n ur life is hell. 9am life starts and min 9 pm in the night nothing left for ur personal life. clerks have fixed working time 10 to 5. officers are on 24 hrs duty..such a third class work culture. i m po in sbt and i have put down my papers......this advertisement is totally misleading youth....even they will get youth recruited they will not be able to retain the cream...


3. Deepak Goyal (New Delhi) 


 I joined as a PO in State Bank in 2009. I will give negative marks to the job. I will say "if you really very curious about the banking job, then join in clerical and stay there only, you will enjoy the life". Otherwise if you are not that curious then join any other job. It a system of harrasment only. Below are some observations of my 4 years experience: i) Highly hectic job. ii) Peanut salary. After some time you will see yourself highest garib in the industry "if you are honest". iii) Highly risky job. You can be caught for any kind of work even after 10 years. The time you enter in the premise of bank, you start working and up to end of the day 'if you have committed 500 tasks. You can be caught for any one of the 500 task at any time of your job. See the probability. All time you will remain in tension. iv) Transferrable job, in start you will say 'no problem'. But after some time, you will not like that at any cost. v) There is no enjoyment in moving upward in scale. The more you go up, you will have more responsibility and more tension. One can say 'Responsibility is base of the life'. But responsibility in Bank is a waste full thing and you will be called a fool only having more responsibility here. vi) You will be a rat. Read "rich dad poor dad" in this industry. Hindi me kahte hai ''' aisi job jise naa nigla jae naa hi thukaa (spit) jae". vii) Anyone fool of any kind can bite you. A Zero Balance customer or your boss, any one can make you panic. 


4. dilip (jodhpur)

We as a SBI P.O are much behind to other PSU ...our salary is equal to 3rd grade teacher of any state government . We are getting form -16 (Actual salary allowances parameter) , "excluding lease/rent of house which is directly being credited to land owners accounts and medical (if u fall ill only when)" of INR 3.50 lac (Not more than this). In hand We are getting 25000(salary) 5000(allowances) 1500 (All other perks including furniture ,briefcase, utensils ,transfers expenses.(.its 1500/- average of Ten year) ), means totally 31500/- per month.....Not more than this...100% authenticated .. Now choice is yours...want to come or not.... and be ready to Work seven days...because SBI is going to implement 7 days banking....... SBI Means Total harassment ....I CHALLENGE NO SBI EMPLOYEE IS HAPPY. And one last thing ONGC sweeper/ hygene employee is getting form -16 worth 10.00 lac per annum. ha ha ha Decide Your destiny

5. Ranjeet (Bodh Gaya)

All said and done....the bottom-line is that there is great pressure on the officers in SBI and very poor HR system that does not differentiate well between the right and the wrong employees...

6. Sandeep (Bangalore)

SBI jobs are no longer what they used to be. 6 days a week of work and longer hours for officers take major toll. Add to it, even if you want to work and help some needy customers, the old timers and the systems are not too friendly. Transfers of employees are not based on career progression but on unions' demands.

7. shrey (india) 

...there is a huge dearth of all kind of people at all the govt departments from sbi pnb to it and st department they just dont have enough money to hire them otherwise there is a staff crunch everywhere...there is nothing like pension for govt employes who joined after 2001 so just chill and read some newspapers everyday


8.  Tushar Sharda (Edmonton, Canada.)

A lot of competition for the post of PO but the biggest irony is that life deteriorates more than improving after joining as a PO, you get only Rs 30 K, that could be sufficient or good enough for some people, but still you are an officer and you still have to life in a single room, come on, it's a rubbish salary, you can't afford a car easily, you can't save much, you are always stressed and feel pressurized from higher authorities, meetings, targets, late evenings, attending all types of different people, I feel there is no other tougher job than a PO, i was once and I quit it for good. In India there's this one problem, everybody starts chasing what others are doing, Hold On, think yourself and then act wisely guys!

   If  you think,  it is true for government bank only , then you are wrong. This is true for any central government company (Central PSUs) entry level officer. Banks certainly are better paymasters , because they have all money plus big organised unions. They also have 50% more holidays and no night working.

In case of other PSUs engaged in technical and round- the- clock service areas like power , gas , oil ,coal ,railways etc , the working conditions are hazardous , polluted , threatening , devoid of civic facilities because of remote sites , poor law & order and low pays and delayed pay revisions etc. 

   Such jobs are good only for thick-skinned, politically strong and VIP connected employees, who enjoy during whole service life without any punishment , while unconnected one has to suffer whole life and if he tries to become a laggard , he is punished also. Private sector is better for such non-connected , hardworking person. 


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I joined as a sbi po 2013 assuming a bank job experience boosts your profile for mba.but the work environment is intolerable. People got used to sit late nights. Sitting late nights is considered as a great opportunity. And as per the service conditions you cannot leave the bank in a day unless you discharge your duties. Which means you will be assigned work when you want to leave. The so called managers doesnt know anything about managerial qualities,time management blah blah. All they know is showing hierarchy towards people.

On the bright side is that even banks dont want highly qualified or intelligent people. The problem is over qualified people are joining the bank.Ok one may say that graduation percentage is not a measure of ones ability... with college drop outs matt mullenweg wordpress,mark Zuckerberg.......the list goes on.but for the job market your graduation means everything. The bank asks 50% percent in graduation of any background. Why dont they ask 60% or 70%.or why someone should have a degree.

If someone is bothered about what kind of job I am gonna do what kind of life I am gonna have please understand the eligibility. If a job requires no specialisation at all then it is a job that everyone can do. When anyone can do, you dont have any value.
If you are an engineer, stand for it. The movement you are going to a bank,upsc,ssc,........pls forget, you are not an engineer anymore.