There is no parallel to services rendered by armed forces during period of all crisis and credit goes to Government for ensuring timely and well monitored action to cope with crisis and to rescue people in crisis. There is no doubt that name of Mr. Modi will be mentioned in golden words and he will be appreciated all over the world for his performance and service to h8umanity without any bias to caste , community , region or country.
I am happy that Mr. Narendra Modi PM gives value to Durdarsan in all his meetings, foreign visits and various advertisements. Similarly he should try to give government business to BSNL and Indian Airlines. Thousands of crores of rupees related to various government schemes is deposited in current or savings accounts of private banks which enable private banks to earn hundreds of crore as extra profit. Modi should ensure that entire government fund is parked in government banks only. This will help in improving health of sick banks to some extent.
It is important to point out that if Rs1000 crore of government fund is deposited in Current account of a bank, bank can earn minimum Rs.100 crore per year out of this interest free fund. As per my rough estimation , at least ten lac crore of government fund is parked in various banks in saving or current account. One may imagine the volume of loss caused by public banks if the same fund is parked in private banks.
It is true that government departments and PSUs prefer private banks because private banks offer better services at some places. But in majority of cases high value fund is parked by officials of government departments in private banks when value of gifts offered by private banks and value of bribe money offered by officials of private bank to acquire large fund is higher than that offered by officials of public sector banks. It is not true that all branches of all Public banks are extending poor services.
Similarly if all public servants, ministers, MPs, MLAs, bankers, and employees of all public sector undertakings are forced to travel only by Indian Airlines , it will enable Indian airlines to earn hundreds of crore of rupees as additional profit. It is true that public servants prefer travelling by private airlines only because it is cheaper and better than Indian airlines. Government should try to rationalise and regulate airfare and in no case premium fare should be allowed to charge passengers who book ticker during eleventh hour of their visit.
There is large scale corruption in government schools and colleges. There is proper infrastructure and no proper housekeeping of available infrastructure. Teachers employed in these schools though get higher salary do not teach in schools, do not take adequate classes and do not cover entire syllabus forcing students either to opt for private schools and colleges for better study or have alternative method of learning through coaching classes conducted by teachers of government schools or private schools and colleges. If state or central government properly monitor teaching quality in government run schools and colleges , I think not only literacy level of the country will increase in true spirit but quality of learning will also get boost up. Not only this , government will also have to stop unfair means used by students in examinations and illegal earning by teachers in passing a student.
It is open secret that examiners of various school level or college level periodical examinations including recruitment test conducted for various post are not honest in setting of questions, in evaluation of answer sheets and in marking process during Interview process .In the recent past , people of India witnessed how unfair means were used during an examination held in the state of Bihar. I have no doubt that if examination is conducted in fair way, at least 90 percent of students will fail. I have no doubt that students who could not use unfair means during examination , will try their level best to bribe answer sheet evaluators . If state government of Bihar really want to stop corruption in evaluation of answer sheets, they will have to be strict and honest in their intention.
Youth seeking job arrange settings with Interview Panel Members through some mediators to ensure and guarantee clearance in Interview . Such type of setting is done not only for getting job in government schools, colleges, police departments , PSUs, PSBs and other government offices but the same tactics is applied by clever employees to get promotions to higher grade and higher scale.
If government want improvement in quality of education and quality of working in government offices, it will have to improve quality from schools where seeds of moral values are sown. It will have to ensure corruption free, transparent and seniority oriented promotion process in all offices to improve work culture and to stop flattery and bribery culture . It is easy to preach sermons and it appears soothing to delegate powers to higher bosses to pick up staff on merit basis only . But in fact such delegation of power results mostly in exploitation of staff, misuse of staff for self interest. There is no doubt that power corrupts people and absolute power damages entire system and damage entire culture.
If we look into service quality and treatment quality available for patients admitted in government hospitals , we will have no doubt in our minds that these hospitals are used only by extremely poor families who cannot afford treatment in private nursing homes. Quality of treatment, quality of medicines, quality of doctors , quality of nurses and other staff, quality of pathological test carried out in these hospitals and quality of infrastructure , all are of extremely inferior nature and prone to cause death and greater loss to patients and care takers of patients who are admitted for treatments in these hospitals. These hospitals are normally used only for post mortem purposes or in accidental cases when private nursing homes avoid admission of such patients due to police oriented problems. There is no doubt that private nursing homes are of first preference for patients if one can afford it at its own or even by taking loan from friends and relatives. There is no control of charges recovered for various consultations, operations and pathological test in private nursing homes. Still people prefer private hospitals.
This is why people of India in general have lost trust in working , functioning and disposal quality of government run departments, offices, banks and all PSUs. Inspite of all promises by government banks , people prefer banking with private banks, students prefer admission in private schools, passengers prefer travelling by private airlines, consumers prefer landline phone connections and mobile SIMs from private telecom service providers and finally all patients prefer treatment at private nursing homes.
I hope Mr. Narendra
Govt renews search for five PSU bank chiefs; norms relaxed-Business Standard-26.04.2015
While the age limit has been increased to 57 years, from 55 years earlier, the mandatory board-level experience for the applicants has been reduced to one year, from three years previously.
The Department of Financial Services has invited applications till May 5 for the post of Managing Director-cum- CEO at five public sector banks -- Bank of Baroda, Bank of India, Canara Bank, IDBI Bank and Punjab National Bank.
"Officers of private as well as public sector banks with 45-57 years of age and Board level experience of at least one year meeting the criteria are invited to apply for these positions," the Department said in a notification.
Earlier, the Department had invited applications from eligible candidates in the age group of 45-55 years, with a minimum board-level experience of three years. The overall experience requirement of 15 years in the mainstream banking remains unchanged.
Out of these five banks, BoB, PNB and Canara Bank are without any full-time chiefs and executive directors have been given additional charge of MD and CEO.
Besides, heads of BoI and IDBI Bank are going to retire soon.
The Department also said that those having already applied in response to the earlier advertisement need not apply again.
According to sources, the government has relaxed the norms so as to give more numbers of candidates a chance to apply for these posts.
Earlier this year also, the Department had invited applications for top posts at these five banks.
Sources said that nearly 40 applications have been received in response to the earlier advertisement, out of which RBI has scrutinised 10-15 candidates.
For the first time, an external head-hunting agency is also believed to have been roped in to help in the further scrutinisation process.
This agency is likely to interact with these 10-15 candidates next week, sources said.
In January, the government decided to split the post of Chairman and Managing Director at PSU banks.
It has already appointed Managing Director and CEOs at four state-run banks -- United Bank and Oriental Bank of Commerce, Indian Overseas Bank and Vijaya Bank.
The MD and CEO will hold the office for a term of three years from the date of joining, subject to the age of superannuation at 60 years.
Low rainfall may affect bank non-performing assets-Livement
First step in PSU bank merger drill-The Telegraph 26t April 2015
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The move has been recommended by the Working Group on Consolidation and Restructuring of PSBs (public sector banks).
Officials said smaller banks would be merged with larger banks, which needed a presence in regions where the smaller banks were strong.
Banks will need to raise almost Rs 4.5 lakh crore in Tier-1 capital, including Rs 2.4 lakh crore in equity capital, by March 2018 under the Basel III norms.
Officials said at present the focus would be on assessing the loan portfolios of small banks to help them exit businesses where they were not strong or were unprofitable. Subsequently, these banks would be asked to concentrate on particular segments.
"A re-assessment would be done and then a best-fit marriage might be looked at," said officials.
Earlier, the government had merged the State Bank of Hyderabad with the State Bank of India. There was also a move to merge some of the other SBI subsidiaries with the State Bank of Patiala seen to be next in the queue.
However, officials said such moves could take place only when the bank boards felt they were ready. Officials said the North Block would be studying various proposals for mergers among PSU banks.
"We would like banks that have branches in the south to merge with a bank with most branches in the north. However, issues such as a bank's work culture and level of integration will have to be taken into consideration before pressing for such mergers," an official said.
Besides Basel, domestic banks need to merge or organically grow into larger entities in the long term before the financial market is opened up to foreign banks.
US and European countries have long been demanding greater access to the Indian financial market in return for concessions in the services sector.
Officials said the next round of global trade talks as well as several free-trade pacts being negotiated would see demands for the opening up of the financial sector.
The government has in the past toyed with the idea of merging the associates of the State Bank of India with it or creating an "SBI-2" by merging some of these associates. Some associates such as the State Bank of Indore were merged with the SBI in the past.
The smaller unlisted subsidiaries are almost 100 per cent owned by the SBI and merging them should not pose any major problem as their functioning is similar to that of the parent.
The move, officials said, will create a larger SBI, giving the country's largest bank much more financial muscle.
Loss-making PSU banks have been similarly merged with the profitable ones to create larger entities.To nudge the banks, the government has already decided that only profitable banks with a good performance record will be recapitalised.
A provision of Rs 9,555 crore has been made this fiscal for the recapitalisation of PSU banks, including the National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development, the Export-Import Bank of India, India Infrastructure Finance Company and Small Industries Development Bank of India.
Last year, a provision of Rs 11,200 crore had been made for recapitalisation, but a mere Rs 6,990 crore was infused into banks, including the SBI, Bank of Baroda, Punjab National Bank, Canara Bank and Syndicate Bank.
However, officials cautioned that mergers and acquisitions can be brought about only if trade unions agreed to go along as agitations and strikes might affect operations.
Bank Board Bureau’s ambit to widen to financial sector PSUs-Financial Express
The proposed Bank Board Bureau (BBB) — with a mandate to select public sector bank (PSB) chiefs, revamp PSB boards and devise consolidation strategies — would have a larger scope than envisaged and will now be Financial Services Sector Board Bureau (FSSBB).
The FSSBB would look into appointments at the top management and board level in all financial sector PSUs falling under the department of financial services (DFS) in the finance ministry, official sources told FE. The proposed board would also make recommendations for mergers and acquisitions/consolidation wherever needed, they added.