PROBATIONARY OFFICER (PO)
WHAT’S IT ABOUT ?
A probationary officer (PO) can be asked to handle numerous tasks in a bank, from cheque clearance to biling or working in the forex section during the probation period. Once confirmed, the employee will do routine work related to banking. These officers can also take on managerial responsibilities later after gaining credible work experience.
9am: Reach office 2pm:Back to work
9.30am: finish work 5pm:Sort out clinent’s
10am: Meet clients problems
1.30:Lunch 6pm: Leave for home
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 20,280; Scale IV (chief manager) Rs 20,480 to Rs 24,140; Scale V(AGM) Rs24,140 to Rs 26,620; Scale VI (DGM) Rs26,620 to Rs 29,340; Scale VII (GM) Rs 29,340 to Rs 32,600
- 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 skills and authority
HOW DO I GET THERE ?
You can apply for Bank PO post after completing your Graduation. It can be from any stream from any recognized university, Indian or Foreign. You have to appear for a written test, group discussion and interview in order to be selected for this post.
INSTITUTES & URLS
- Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi (Delhi), www. Ignou.ac. in
- Institute of Management Studies, Ghaziabad.ac.in
- Shri Ram College f Commerce (SRCC), New Delhi, arcc.edu
- New Delhi Institute of Management, ndimdelhi.org
PROS AND CONS
- Challenging job; keeps you on your toes
- You 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