Head Office : Star House, Plot No.C-5, “G” Block Bandra-Kurla Complex Bandra(E),Mumbai 400051. RECRUITMENT PROJECT 2010-11 Recruitment of - General Banking Officers and Clerks. Special Recruitment Drive for the post/vacancies in North Eastern States i.e. (1)Assam, (2)Meghalaya,(3) Arunachal Pradesh,(4) Manipur,(5) Nagaland, (6) Mizoram, (7)Sikkim, and (8) Tripura NOTICE DATED 30.11.2010 BANK OF INDIA, a leading Public Sector Bank, having Head Office in Mumbai, invites applications from Indian Citizens for recruitment to the posts mentioned below:- For Challan –Click “Print Challan” Button on page No.18 in our Website and after making Fee Payment (For other than SC/ST / PWD & Ex-Servicemen candidates) click ‘Apply On line’ for application provided at the end of the Advertisement / Notice. Eligible candidates are requested to apply ON-LINE through Bank’s website www.bankofindia.co.in. No other means/mode of Application will be accepted. [ The links for applying online have been provided at the end of this notice – Page 18. ] Particulars of Important events DATES Officer-I Officer-II Clerk Challan available from 15.12.2010 Common for officers in Scale-I , Scale-II and Clerks. Submission of On-line application commencing from 15.12.2010 Last date for submission of On-line application 03.01.2011 Payment of Application Fee (Other than SC/ST/PWD/EXS) 15.12.2010 to 03.01.2011 Relevant Date for Age, Qualification, Experience etc. reckoned as on 30.11.2010 Officer-I Officer-II Clerk Tentative Dates of Written test. --- 06.03.2011 06.03.2011 13.03.2011 I} The details of Number of posts are as follows :- Post code No. Post name Total vacancies Age (Years) As on 30.11.2010 Emoluments Basic pay as below & other allow -ances and perquisites as applicable Mini. Maxi. 01 General Banking Officer : Scale -I 80 21 30 Rs.14500-600/7 -18700-700/2 -20100-800/7-25700 02 General Banking Officer: Scale -II 20 21 33 Rs.19400-700/1 – 20100-800/10- 28100 03 Clerk 70 18 28 Rs.7200/- to Rs.19300/- The designation / name of the post is only indicative. The bank reserves the right to change the name of post / designation at any time without notice. II} Reservation for General Banking Officers :- Post code SC ST OBC * GEN TOTAL Out of which PWD VC HI OC TOTAL 01 - Scale I 12 06 21 41 80 01 01 01 03 02 – Scale II 03 01 05 11 20 - - - - * Under Non-Creamy Layer Category as on 31.03.2010. III} Reservation for clerks :- State code State /Union territory Nos. of Posts Out of which PWD XSM @ SC ST OBC* GEN TOTAL VC HI OC TOTAL 11 Assam 02 04 09 17 32 01 01 01 03 05 12 Meghalaya - 02 01 02 05 - - - - - 13 Arunachal Pradesh - 03 - 03 06 - - - - - 14 Manipur - 02 01 03 06 - - - - - 15 Nagaland - 01 - 02 03 - - - - - 16 Mizoram - 02 - 01 03 - - - - - 17 Sikkim - 01 01 01 03 - - - - - 18 Tripura 02 04 - 06 12 - - - - 01 Total 04 19 12 35 70 01 01 01 03 06 * Under Non-Creamy Layer Category as on 31.03.2010. @ An Ex-Serviceman who has once joined a government job on the civil side after availing of the benefits given to him as an ex-serviceman for his re-employment, his ex-serviceman status for the purpose of re-employment in Government ceases. Candidate belonging to reserved categories including Persons with Disabilities and Ex-Servicemen, for which no reservation has been announced, are free to apply for vacancies announced for unreserved category, however, they must fulfill all the eligibility conditions of unreserved category. For clerk : (Post code-3) The recruitment will be state-wise / union territory-wise as indicated above. A candidate can apply for a vacancy in only one state / union territory and should be willing to be initially posted at any place in that state / Union Territory . Further, he / she will have to appear for the written test from an examination centre specified for that particular state / Union Territory only, as indicated in Para. No.9 below and the examination call letter will be issued accordingly. For Officer & clerk : (Post code-1, 2 & 3 ) No change in the State / Union-territory applied for & / or examination centre will be permitted after submission of the application form. For Officer & clerk : (Post code-1, 2 & 3 ) : - A candidate can apply for the post of clerk as well as for the post of officer. However, he can not apply for both the Scales in officer cadre ( i.e. post code 2 & 3). For example, a candidate can apply for Post code : 01 & 02 OR 01 & 03 but can not apply for Post code : 2 & 3 at a time. Candidate should apply separately for each post on payment of fees in such case. 1. Notes: ABBREVIATIONS & DEFINITIONS: i) Category of Persons :- GEN (UR) - General (Unreserved); SC – Scheduled Caste; ST – Scheduled Tribe; OBC–Other Backward Classes XSM - Ex-Servicemen PWD - Persons With Disabilities (Physically Challenged Persons) are: - OC – Orthopedically Challenged; HI - Hearing Impaired. VC - Visually Challenged (Blind / Partially Blind / Low Vision). ii) An Orthopedically Challenged (OC) person is one having a minimum of 40% physical defect or deformity which causes interference with the normal functioning of the bones, muscles and joints and is so certified by a Medical Board appointed by the State Government. iii) Visually Challenged (VC) (a) Blindness refers to a person who suffers from either of the following conditions: I. Total absence of sight, II. Visual acuity not exceeding 6/60 or 20/200 (Snellen) in the better eye with correcting lenses, Limitation of the field of vision subtending an angle of 20 degree or worse and so certified by a Medical Board appointed by the State Government. (b) A person with Low Vision means one with impairment of visual functioning even after treatment of standard refractive correction but who uses or is potentially capable of using vision for the planning or execution of a task with appropriate assisting device. iv) Deaf & Hearing Impaired (HI) : (a) Deaf are those persons in whom the sense of hearing is non-functional for ordinary purposes of life, i.e. with total loss of hearing in both ears. They do not hear and understand sounds at all - even with amplified speech. (b) Hearing impairment means loss of more than 60 decibels in the better ear in the conversational range of frequencies. 2. RESERVATION IN POSTS: For Officer & clerk : (Post code-1, 2 & 3 ) (a) Reservation in posts for different categories of persons is as indicated in page 2 above. (b) The number of vacancies as also the number of reserved vacancies is provisional and may vary according to the actual requirement of the Bank. (c) In case of non-availability of reserved candidates, the Bank reserves its right to inter-change these categories as per Government Directives. (d) It is clarified that it may not be possible to employ candidates belonging to PWD Category in all Offices / Branches of the Bank and they will have to work in the post identified by the Bank as suitable for them. (e) The selected candidate is liable to be posted initially in the state mentioned above, at the sole discretion of the Bank and as per its exigencies, at any of the Bank’s Branches / Offices, anywhere in the State for which he has applied in case of clerk and anywhere in India in case of Officer. 3. RELAXATION IN UPPER AGE LIMIT: For Officer & clerk : (Post code-1, 2 & 3 ) Relaxation in the upper age limit for reserved posts is available as follows:- i. Scheduled Caste / Scheduled Tribe candidates by 5 years. ii. Other Backward Classes candidates by 3 years. iii. Persons with Disability (PWD) by 10 years on cumulative basis. The cumulative age relaxation for PWD category candidates will therefore be (a) by 15 years (10 + 5) for SC/ST; (b) by 13 years (10 + 3) for OBC; and (c) by 10 years (0 + 10) for General Candidates, subject to such cumulative relaxation not taking the age of the candidate beyond 50 years as on 30.11.2010. iv. All persons who have ordinarily been domiciled in Kashmir Division of J & K State during 01.01.1980 to 31.12.1989 by 5 years. Persons eligible for age relaxation under this criteria must produce, if selected for interview, the domicile certificate from the District Magistrate in the Kashmir Division within whose jurisdiction he / she had ordinarily resided or any other authority designated in this regard by Government of Jammu & Kashmir to the effect that the candidate had ordinarily been domiciled in the Kashmir Division of the State of J & K during 01.01.1980 to 31.12.1989. v. For the post of officers ( Post code 1 & 2) only : In the case of ex-servicemen and commissioned officers including Emergency Commissioned Officers (ECOs) / Short Service Commissioned Officers (SSCOs) who have rendered atleast 5 years military service and have been released on completion of assignment (including those whose assignment is due to be completed within the next one year from the last date of application) other than by way of dismissal or discharge on account of misconduct or inefficiency or on account of physical disability attributable to military service or on invalidment, by 5 years, subject to ceiling as per Government guidelines. Candidates still serving in Defense Service and desirous of joining us should submit a certificate from the Competent Authority that they would be released / retired on or before 24.12.2011. vi. For clerk (post code – 3 ) only : Ex-servicemen who fulfill the revised definition as laid down in Government of India, Ministry of Home Affairs, Department of Personnel & Administrative Reforms Notification No.36034/5/85/Estt(SCT) dated 27.10.1986, as amended from time to time, who have put in not less than 6 months continuous service in the Armed Forces shall be allowed the benefit of age relaxation by deducting the length of such service from his actual age and the resultant notional age does not exceed 36 years, subject to his not exceeding the Maximum Age of 50 years. An Ex-Serviceman who has once joined a Government job on the civil side, after availing of the benefits given to him as an Ex-Serviceman for his re-employment, his Ex-Serviceman status for the purpose of re-employment in job ceases. Disabled Ex-Servicemen (DISXS) : Ex-Servicemen who while serving in Armed Forces of the Union were disabled in operation against the enemy or in disturbed areas shall be treated as DISXS. Dependents of Servicemen killed in Action (DXS) : Servicemen killed in the following operations would be deemed to have been killed in action attributable to Military Service– (i) war, (ii) war like operations or border skirmishes either with Pakistan on cease fire line or any other country, (iii)Fighting against armed hostilities in a counter insurgency environment viz. Nagaland, Mizoram, etc. (iv) Serving with peace keeping mission abroad (v) Laying or clearance of mines including enemy mines as also mine sweeping operation between one month before and three months after conclusion of an operation, (vi) Frost bite during actual operations or during the period specified by the Government (vii) Dealing with agitating Para military forces personnel, (viii) IPKF personnel killed during the operations in Sri Lanka. Note : (1) Candidates still serving in Defence Services and desirous of applying under Ex-Servicemen category should submit a certificate from the competent authority that they would be released / retired on or before 24.12.2011. (2) In case a candidate is eligible for relaxation under more than one of the above categories, the age relaxation will be available on any one of the remaining categories for which age relaxation is mentioned above. (3) The relaxation in upper age limit is as per Government guidelines. vii. For clerk (post code – 3 ) only : Widows, divorced women & women judicially separated from their husbands, who have not remarried- by 9 years i.e. Maximum Age of 37 years. 4. ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA:` Nationality / Citizenship: For Officer & clerk : (Post code-1, 2 & 3 ) (i) A candidate must be either (i) a Citizen of India or (ii) a subject of Nepal or (iii) a subject of Bhutan or (iv) a Tibetan Refugee who came over to India before 1st Jan. 1962 with the intention of permanently settling in India or (v) a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania (formerly Tanganyika and Zanzibar), Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India, provided that a candidate belonging to categories (ii), (iii), (iv) & (v) above shall be a person in whose favour a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Govt. of India. A candidate in whose case a certificate of eligibility is necessary may be admitted to the examination &/or interview conducted by the bank, but on final selection the offer of appointment may be given only after the necessary eligibility certificate has been issued to him by the Government of India. (ii) Applications from serving employees : For Officer & clerk:(Post code-1, 2 & 3) Subject to their fulfilling the eligibility criteria, serving employees of Bank of India may also apply on-line for the aforesaid posts. Such candidates, if selected, shall resign from their present positions in the bank and re-join the Bank’s service afresh. (iii) Educational Qualifications : For clerk (post code – 3 ) The candidate should possess the following qualifications as on 30.11.2010. 1. Pass with 50% marks in the aggregate, either in the Higher Secondary School (HSC) Examination or Standard XII under the 10+2+3 pattern or Standard XI under the 11+4 pattern or its equivalent of recognized Educational Board, acceptable to the Bank. Or A degree from UGC recognized University (Graduation level) 2. Ex-servicemen who do not possess the above Civil Examination qualifications should have passed, while serving in the Armed forces, with a minimum of 50% marks, in any of the following examinations recognized by the Government as equivalent of the Civil Examination of HSC viz., (i) IAF Educational Test for promotion to the Rank of Corporal (ii) Passing Out (Indian Navy) Examination conducted by Boys Training Establishment, Visakhapatnam (iii) A matriculate Ex-Servicemen candidate, who have obtained the Indian Army Special Certificate of Education or corresponding Certificate in the Navy or the Air Force after having completed not less than 15 years of service in Armed Forces of the Union are also eligible to apply. 3. Candidates, having completed Foundation Course on Computer Awareness & Office Automation for duration of minimum 3 months from a Computer Institute, is desirable. The requirement of having completed the said Course will be waived in case of those candidates having Computer subject as part of the curriculum at the Pre- Degree / Degree level. 4. Knowledge of Regional Language of a particular State / Union Territory for which the vacancies are declared, is essential. Educational Qualifications : For officer (post code – 1 & 2 ) A) GENERAL BANKING OFFICERS : Scale – I (Post code-1): Educational Qualification : Graduate with minimum 60% marks in aggregate from UGC recognized University. B) GENERAL BANKING OFFICERS : Scale –I I (Post code-2): Educational Qualification : Graduate with minimum 60% marks in aggregate from UGC recognized University. OR Post Graduate with minimum 50% marks in aggregate from UGC recognized university OR Post Graduate Degree / Diploma in Management from UGC recognized university or AICTE approved institution OR Any other professional qualification such as CA, ICWA etc. AND Experience : Minimum 3 years in Bank/s or Financial Institution/s out of which at least one year in Officers cadre. Candidates with JAIIB / CAIIB qualification will be given preference. Working knowledge in computers will be added advantage for both scale-I & II officers. The Educational Qualifications prescribed above for the post code 1, 2 & 3 is the minimum. Candidates must possess the above minimum qualifications as on 30/11/2010. If selected for interview candidate should submit in respect of Educational Qualification : i. HSC or equivalent Passing Certificate and Mark-sheet. ii. University FINAL DEGREE Passing Certificate and Mark-sheet. iii. Post – graduation FINAL DEGREE or equivalent Passing Certificate and Marksheet. iv. Computer Course Passing Certificate from a Computer Training Institute in support of having completed the Foundation Course in Computer Awareness for clerks only. The Percentage of Marks stipulated for the Educational Qualification is for General (Unreserved) Category Candidates. Candidates belonging to the Reserved Category (SC / ST / OBC / PWD), filling in vacancies reserved for the relevant category, will be entitled to a relaxation of 5% Marks in relation to that stipulated for General Category Candidates. Candidates belonging to SC / ST / OBC / PWD categories filling in “unreserved” vacancies will not be entitled to the above referred relaxation. Note:- 1. The percentage marks shall be arrived at by dividing the marks obtained by the candidate in all the subjects in all semester/year(s) by aggregate maximum marks in all the subjects irrespective of honours / optional / additional optional subject, if any. This will be applicable for those Universities also where Rank / Class / Grade is decided on basis of Honours marks only. 2. The percentage of marks in fraction will not be rounded up on higher side (i.e. 59.99% will be treated as less than 60% and 54.99% will be treated as less than 55%). 2. WRITTEN EXAMINATION:STRUCTURE OF WRITTEN TEST :- A) For General Banking Officers in scale – I & II (Post Code 1 & 2) Written Test - Objective & Descriptive i) Objective Tests - Medium of Examination : English OR Hindi Sr.No Name of the Test No.of Questions Max. Marks Duration 1. Test of Reasoning Ability 100 150 Composite 120 minutes (i.e. 2 hours) 2. Test of Quantitative Aptitude 50 75 3. Test of General Awareness on current developments 50 75 Total 200 300 Note: Candidates have to secure minimum qualifying marks in each of the objective test i.e. 40% for General Category (35% in case of SC/ST/OBC/PWD) and 50% average marks in all the objective test taken together for General Category (45% in case of SC/ST/OBC/PWD). Bank reserve the right to vary above said cut-off. In Objective Test there will be Negative Marks for wrong answers @ 0.25 for each wrong answer in case of officers. ii) Descriptive Test - Medium of Examination : English OR Hindi Test Contents Duration Marks Higher order cognitive abilities to assess knowledge on current developments and communication skills Composite 60 minutes (i.e. 1 hour) 5 compulsory questions with internal options for 100 marks Note: The minimum qualifying marks in the descriptive test shall be 50% (45% for SC/ST/OBC / PWD candidates) and the Marks so obtained shall be added to the marks obtained in the Objective Test, for preparing merit list. The descriptive papers will be assessed only of those candidates who qualify in all the objective tests and also rank sufficiently high. B) For clerk (Post Code – 3) (A) WRITTEN EXAMINATION (Objective) :– Sr.No. Name of the Test Paper No. of Questions & Marks 1. Test of Reasoning & Numerical Aptitude 100 questions carrying 200 marks. 2. Test of Clerical Aptitude 50 questions carrying 50 marks. 3. Test of English Language 50 questions carrying 50 marks. Composite 90 Minutes Duration 200 questions carrying 300 marks Note: Candidates have to secure minimum qualifying marks in each of the objective test i.e. 40% for General Category (35% in case of SC/ST/OBC/PWD) and 50% average marks in all the objective test taken together for General Category (45% in case of SC/ST/OBC/PWD). Bank reserve the right to vary above said cut-off. There will not be negative marks in case of clerks. (B) WRITTEN EXAMINATION (Descriptive) :– Test Contents Duration Marks Higher order cognitive abilities to assess knowledge on current developments and communication skills 60 minutes 5 compulsory questions with internal options for 100 marks. Minimum Passing Marks -50% and 45% for SC/ST/OBC/PWD category. Note: The above Descriptive Test is only a qualifying one not reckoned for merit ranking, i.e. one must obtain a minimum of 50% marks and 45% marks for SC/ST/OBC/PWD category but the marks so obtained are not added in the aggregate marks for preparing merit list. (C) USE OF SCRIBE/PAPER-WRITER:- A SCRIBE, to write the written test / examination, on behalf of a Visually Challenged (VC) candidate [Blind] and Orthopedically Challenged (OC) candidate [whose writing speed is affected by Cerebral Palsy], may be used. In all such cases where a Scribe is used, the following rules will apply: The candidate will have to arrange his own Scribe at his own cost. The Scribe may be from any academic stream The academic qualification of the Scribe should be one grade lower than the stipulated minimum eligibility criteria and the Scribe should possess less marks than the candidate and in no case more than 60% marks. Both the candidate as well as the Scribe will have to give a suitable undertaking confirming that the Scribe fulfils all the stipulated eligibility criteria as mentioned above. In case it later transpires that the scribe did not fulfill any of the laid down eligibility criteria or had suppressed material facts, the candidature of the applicant will stand cancelled, irrespective of the result of the written examination. Candidates who use a Scribe will be eligible for extra time @ 20 minutes for every hour of the examination. Such candidates should visit our Zone-contact Office as given in para 9 and get the name of scribe authorized by them one week before the test. 6. PERSONAL INTERVIEW (For General Banking Officers (post code 1 & 2) and for clerks (Post code- 3) : A personal interview of 100 Marks shall be conducted to assess the candidate’s academic record, interpersonal relations adaptability, courtesy motivation, general demeanor and attitude towards work, communication skill etc. The minimum qualifying marks for interview would be 50% (45% for Reserved Category). 7. SELECTION PROCEDURE: The final selection will be made on the basis of the candidate’s performance in Written test marks and Personal Interview of 100 Marks. In order to qualify for interview the candidate is required to obtain minimum 40 % marks in each objective test (35% marks for Reserved Category) and 50% marks in all the Objective Tests taken together. (45% marks for Reserved Category). Depending on the number of vacancies, only those candidates who have secured the minimum qualifying marks stipulated for Written Test and rank sufficiently high in the order of merit in the Written Test shall be called for a Personal interview in the ratio of 1:3. Mere passing in the Written Test shall not vest any right in a candidate for being called for Personal Interview. For Clerks (Post code - 3 ): State wise/ category-wise merit lists of candidates passing the Written Test and the Personal Interview will be prepared in descending order on the basis of the aggregate marks obtained in the Written Test (except DP) & Interview, under the respective SC / ST / OBC / GEN Category and For General Banking Officers in Scale – I & II (Post code-1 & 2) : Category-wise merit list of candidates passing the Written Test and the Personal Interview will be prepared in descending order on the basis of the aggregate marks obtained in the Written Test (including DP) & Interview, under the respective SC / ST / OBC / GEN Category. As the reservation for PWD candidates is on horizontal basis, the selected candidates will be placed in the appropriate category (viz. SC/ST/OBC/GEN) to which they belong. Note: Common for clerks and Officers : 1) In case of similar marks to two or more candidates the merit order of such group of candidates will be as per their aggregate written test marks and further as per their date of birth (i.e. more senior in age will be placed first before less senior in age) 2) Appointment of the short-listed / selected candidate is subject to his / her being declared medically fit as per the requirement of the Bank. Such appointment and confirmation in the services of the Bank will also be subject to receiving satisfactory references from respectable referees, police verification of antecedents, caste / class verification, and other compliances. 8. PROBATION: The selected candidate will be on Probation for a period mentioned below, of active service from the date of his / her joining the Bank. Officer Scale-I : Post code - 1 Officer Scale-II : Post code - 2 Clerk : Post code - 3 24 Months 12 Months 06 Months 9. WRITTEN EXAMINATION / TEST CENTRES & ISSUE OF CALL LETTERS FOR THE WRITTEN EXAMINATION / TEST: The Written Examination/Test will be tentatively held on 06.03.2011 (Sunday)for officers (Post Code 1 & 2,) and for clerks ( Post code – 3) on 13.03.2011 at the Examination Centres indicated below. The full address of the venue of the Examination Centre will be advised in the Call Letters. The examination centers will be as given below: State Name and Code Exam Centre Centre Code State Name and Code Exam Centre Centre Code 11 ARUNACHAL PRADESH ITANAGAR 1101 13 MANIPUR IMPHAL 1301 12 ASSAM BOGAIGAON 1201 14 MEGHALAYA SHILLONG 1401 DIBRUGARH 1202 15 MIZORAM AIJWAL 1501 GUWAHATI 1203 16 NAGALAND KOHIMA 1601 JORHAT 1204 17 SIKKIM GANGTOK 1701 LAKHIMPUR 1205 18 TRIPURA AGARTALA 1801 NAGAON 1206 SILCHAR 1207 SIVASAGAR 1208 TEZPUR 1209 The call letter will be sent to the eligible candidates by Post (UCP) and e-mail, well in advance of the date of written examination at the correspondence address given by the candidate in the Application Form. Eligible candidates, who do not receive the written test call letter may download the Duplicate Call Letter from the bank’s website www.bankofindia.co.in by entering his / her details after 07.03.2011 for Clerks and after 28.02.2011 for Officers. A candidate who does not receive the Examination Call Letter by 07.03.2011 for Clerks and 28.02.2011 for Officers and is not able to download the same as said above should contact the SILIGURI Zonal Office of BANK OF INDIA at the addresses given below, with a written application indicating his / her Name, Address, and details of payment made (Except SC/ST/PWD/EX-SERVICEMEN) for issue of Duplicate Exam Call Letters : CONTACT ADDRESS CONTACT PERSON Bank of India, Siliguri Zonal Office, Pranami Mandir Road, Opp. M.B.Automobiles, Siliguri, Dist: Darjiling, West Bengal 734001. Shri. Mukti Prasad Bora Senior Manager (HR). Office : 0353-2641098/1718 Mob.09800821062/09864016523 The Chief Manager, Bank of India, Dispur Branch, G.S. Road, Ganeshguri, Chariali, Guwahati, Assam 781 006. Shri Baishnab Das, Chief Manager, Dispur Branch. Office: 0361-2265986 Mob. 09508748171 (i) The candidates is required to indicate Written Test Centre in his / her application form. Any request for change of Centre of Examination shall NOT be entertained. (ii) The Bank reserves the right to prepone / postpone the Written Examination Dates and / or to add to or delete or to modify / change the Examination Centre and the Venues and / or to cancel the Written Examination. (iii) Bank reserves the right to cancel any of the centres and/or add some other centres, depending upon the response, administrative feasibility, etc. Bank also reserves the right to allot the candidate to any of the centres other than the one he/she has opted for. 10. PRE-EXAMINATION TRAINING (PET) : The Bank intends, in consonance with the guidelines issued by the Government of India, to impart free non-residential Pre-Examination Training (PET) of six working days to a limited number of candidates belonging to Scheduled Castes / Scheduled Tribes at Centres located at Guwahati and Siliguri. Selection for the PET from among the candidates will be made on the priority of the date of online registration of Application Form. Candidates belonging to the above categories and desirous of availing themselves of such Pre-examination Training may indicate choice of PET Centre in the Application Form. All expenses for attending the Pre-Examination Training (PET) programme at the concerned Training Centre relating to travel, boarding, lodging, etc. will have to be made and borne by the candidate. The Bank has discretion to add to or delete from the Centers for PET indicated above. 11.(i) ACTION AGAINST CANDIDATES FOUND GUILTY OF MISCONDUCT: Candidates are advised in their own interest that they should not furnish any particulars / details / information or make statements that are false, tampered, fabricated or should not suppress any material information while filling up the application form and submitting the attested copies of testimonials. In case it is detected at any time that the candidate has indulged in any of the abovementioned activities, he / she will not only be disqualified but he / she will be liable to be dismissed from the services of the bank at any time, even after being selected and after joining the Bank’s service. At the time of Written Examination / Interview, if a candidate is (or has been) found guilty of Using unfair means, or Impersonating or procuring impersonation by any person, or Misbehaving in the Examination Hall & / or Personal Interview Hall, or Resorting to any irregular or improper means in connection with his / her candidature, including resorting to canvassing of his candidature, or obtaining support for his/her candidature, by any means shall, in addition to rendering himself / herself liable to criminal prosecution, be liable: - to be disqualified from the selection process for which he / she is a candidate; - to be debarred, either permanently or for a specified period, from any examination or recruitment conducted by the Bank. - for forfeiting the fees paid by such candidates. NOTE: The Bank would be analyzing and comparing the responses of a candidate with other appeared candidates to detect patterns of similarity. On the basis of such analysis, if it is suspected that the responses have been shared and the scores obtained are not genuine / valid, the Bank reserves the right to cancel the candidature. 11(ii)NON-REFUNDABLE APPLICATION FEE & POSTAGE CHARGES : Applicants are required to submit the application fees, as stated below, for the post applied. Category of Applicant Amount of fees Clerks : (Post code-3) Officer Scale-I (Post code-1) Officer Scale-II (Post code-2) SC/ST/PWD/Ex-servicemen NIL NIL NIL GEN. / OBC Rs.250/- Rs.400/- Rs.400/- Application fee has to be paid in any of Bank of India Branches by computer-generated challan. Fees in any other mode will not be accepted. An application once made will not be allowed to be withdrawn, and the fees once paid will not be refunded on any account nor can it be held in reserve for any other examination. 12. Other conditions / stipulations i) Candidates selected for appointment in the Bank will be required to furnish a Security Deposit as follows.. Officer Scale-I : Post code – 1 Officer Scale-II : Post code - 2 Clerk : Post code - 3 Rs.20,000/- Rs.40,000/- NIL ii) The Security Deposit amount shall be forfeited if the officer leaves the bank before completion of 3 years service. iii) Direct Recruit Officers will have a choice either to deposit full amount of security deposit or alternatively he will deposit initially Rs. 10,000/- at the time of joining and balance amount will be paid in matching equal monthly installments of Rs.2000/ each. In case of SC/ST candidates, initial amount to be deposited shall be Rs. 5000/- at the time of joining and balance amount will be paid in matching equal monthly installments of Rs.2000/ each to complete stipulated security deposit amount. iv) Bank reserves the right to increase the amount of Security Deposit or re-schedule the installments. v) The selected candidates who have already passed JAIIB / CAIIB Examination will get one advance increment for passing JAIIB OR two advance increments for passing CAIIB from the date of joining the bank as the case may be for officers and for clerk, JAIIB- one increment and CAIIB additional two increments. 13. GENERAL INSTRUCTIONS - (common for both- Officers as well as Clerks) (a) This is a Special Drive for North Eastern State. Candidates for other region are also free to apply. However, they will be posted in Branch/Office in the state applied for ( this is for clerk) and in the North Eastern States initially, for officers. However, officers are subject to transfer anywhere in India. (b) BEFORE APPLYING FOR THE POST, THE CANDIDATE SHOULD ENSURE THAT HE / SHE FULFILS THE ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA AND OTHER NORMS SPECIFIED HEREINABOVE. Decision of Bank in all matters regarding eligibility of the candidate, the stages at which such scrutiny of eligibility is to be undertaken, the documents to be produced for the purpose of the conduct of examination, interview, selection and any other matter relating to recruitment will be final and binding on the candidate. The Bank in this behalf shall not entertain correspondence or personal enquiries. In case it is detected at any stage of recruitment that a candidate does not fulfill the eligibility norms and / or that he / she has furnished any incorrect / false information or has suppressed any material fact(s), his / her candidature will stand cancelled. If any of these or any other shortcomings is / are detected (either at the instance of candidate or bank) even after appointment, his/her services shall be terminated; c) Only online registration of application would be accepted. PLEASE NOTE THAT PRINTED APPLICATION MAY BE SUBMITTED TO US AT THE TIME OF INTERVIEW ONLY AND NOT BEFORE THAT. d) The Bank reserves the right to alter, modify or change the eligibility criteria and / or any of the other terms and conditions spelt out in this advertisement, including criteria for passing/method and procedure for selection. e) Candidates should ensure that they keep with themselves adequate (at least 7) copies of the same photograph affixed by them on the Application Form for future use during the entire recruitment process, i.e., at the time of the Written Examination, Personal Interview, Medical Examination, Police Verification Formats and the Formal Application Formats. Failure to produce the same photograph at the various stages of the recruitment process may lead to disqualification. f) The candidates will appear for the written examination / personal interview / medical examination, etc., at the allotted centres at their own cost and risks and the Bank will not be responsible for any injury / loss, etc., of any nature. However, eligible outstation SC / ST & persons with disabilities, attending the interview would be reimbursed to & fro Second Class Rail/ Ordinary Bus fare by the shortest route on production of satisfactory evidence of travel along with an application in this regard. g) The Information Handout will be sent to the candidates with Call Letter for Written Test. The admission to Written Test will be purely provisional without verification of age, qualification, category (SC/ST/OBC/PWD) etc. of the candidates with reference to documents. h) The candidates should fill the details in application correctly, in particular - Age / Qualification / Caste / PWD etc. which will have direct effect on selection / non-selection. Bank takes no responsibility for rejection / non-selection due to aforesaid error. i) Candidates serving in Government/Public Sector Undertakings (including banks) should take permission before applying and produce a "No Objection Certificate" from their employer at the time of interview, in the absence of which their candidature may not be considered. j) The Bank may at its discretion hold a re-examination wherever necessary in respect of a centre / venue / specific candidate(s). k) No candidate is permitted to use calculator, telephones of any kind, pagers or any other such instruments. l) Appointment of the short-listed / selected candidate is subject to his / her being declared medically fit as per the requirement of the Bank. Such appointment will also be subject to, receiving satisfactory references from respectable referees, police verification of antecedents, caste / class verification (all or any of which may be done even after the candidate joins the Bank), and compliance of the rules and regulations of the Bank. m) Selected candidates, who are presently in employment, will be required to produce a clear and valid discharge certificate / relieving letter from their present employer before joining the service. n) Candidates claiming the benefit of reservations / age relaxation under the category of Persons With Disabilities (Physically Challenged) should submit, if selected for interview, a copy of Medical Certificate as specified in "The Persons with Disabilities (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights & Full Participation) Act, 1995" in support of their disability issued by an Authorised Certifying Authority [as indicated at Para 14(ii)], clearly indicating the Nature & Quantum (Percentage) of Disability. o) Candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC Category should submit, if selected for interview, an attested copy of their Caste Certificate, issued by the Competent Authority in the format prescribed by the (Central) Government of India, Dept. of Personnel & Training, Office Memo No.36012/6/88-Estt.(SCT), (SRD III), dated 24.04.1990 & No.36036/8/98-Estt. (Res.) dated 16.03.1999. The Formats of the SC / ST Caste Certificate and the OBC Category Certificate are available at the end of this notice. p) Candidates belonging to OBCs but coming in the “CREAMY LAYER” as on 31.03.2010 are not entitled to OBC reservation. Such candidates should indicate their category as “Gen” or “Gen PWD’ as applicable. q) The Other Backward Class (OBC) Certificate should be submitted, in the Format prescribed by the Government of India and should invariably contain the 'CREAMY / NON-CREAMY LAYER’ CLAUSE based on income for the financial year 2009-2010, i.e., as of 31.03.2010. [FORMAT AVAILABLE ON BANK'S WEBSITE WITH THIS ADVERTISEMENT] OBC Certificates containing the “Non-Creamy Layer Clause” issued and based on financial year prior to 2009-10 (i.e. before 31.03.2010) will not be accepted. r) Only those candidates who have met with the eligibility criteria & who have cleared their Written Examination and who are short-listed for appearing in the Personal Interview will be intimated either by email (online) or by Speed Post or/ by Registered Post at the address or email address as the case may be, furnished by them in the Application Form. The name of candidates who are finally short-listed for interview will also be available on the Bank’s Website www.bankofindia.co.in. Applicants are requested to keep track of the same by visiting Bank’s website from time to time. Similarly final selection result will be available for candidates selected for appointment. s) While due care and caution will be exercised, the Bank takes no responsibility for any delay in receipt or loss in postal transit of any communication. t) In case any dispute arises on account of interpretation in version other than English, the English version will prevail. u) Any resultant dispute arising out of this advertisement shall be subject to the sole jurisdiction of the Courts situated at Mumbai. v) The candidates will appear for the written examination at the allotted centres at their expenses and risks and the Bank will not be responsible for any injury/ losses, etc. of any nature. w) The Bank may at its discretion hold re-examination wherever necessary in respect of a centre/venue and /or to cancel the Written Examination. x) The selected Officers, in addition to desk work may be required to market financial and other products of the Banks as well as Business Partners. y) In case of more than one application by the same candidate, application submitted last will be taken as authentic / conclusive z) Subject to their fulfilling the eligibility criteria, employees of Bank of India may also apply online. Such candidates, if selected, shall resign from their present positions in the bank and re-join the Bank’s service afresh. 14. COMPETENT AUTHORITIES FOR ISSUE OF THE CERTIFICATES TO SC / ST /OBC & PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES: (i) For SC / ST / OBC Candidates: (a) District Magistrate / Additional District Magistrate / Collector / Deputy Commissioner / Additional Deputy Commissioner / Deputy Collector / 1st Class Stipendiary Magistrate / Sub-Division Magistrate/Taluka Magistrate/Executive Magistrate / Extra Assistant Commissioner; (b) Chief Presidency Magistrate / Additional Chief Presidency Magistrate / Presidency Magistrate; (c) Revenue Officer not below the rank of Tahsildar; (d) Sub-Divisional Officer of the area where the candidate and/or his family normally resides. (ii) For Persons With Disability / Physically Challenged Candidates: Authorised Certifying Authority will be the Medical Board constituted as per Government Guidelines. The Medical Board will consist of a Chief Medical Officer, a Sub-Divisional Medical Officer in the District and an Orthopedic Surgeon and practicing in relevant disabilities. 15. HOW TO APPLY (For clerk post-code-1 , General Banking Officers post code-2 & 3 ) i. Candidate should have a valid e-mail id. ii. The candidate should apply on-line through website www.bankofindia.co.in iii. As a First Step, candidate should take the Print-out of Challan from Page 18 of the Notice on our website (This will not be applicable for SC / ST / PWD & Ex-Servicemen Candidates). iv. Against the above-said Challan, the candidate should make the payment of fees in any of the Bank of India branches on or before 03.01.2011. v. Once the payment of fees is made, the concerned branch will give him a Transaction No. vi. Candidate should visit again our website www.bankofindia.co.in under the caption “Recruitments / Career” and should fill up the application available on Page 18 of the Notice on our website. vii. Transaction No. should be correctly filled in the application at appropriate place (This will not be applicable for SC / ST / PWD & Ex-Servicemen Candidates). viii. Application should be checked and after verification be submitted by click to submit button. ix. Application should be printed and photo affixed on that, to be kept ready for submission at the time of interview at the Interview Venue. x. You should note / remember your Registration No. and Password for future reference and use. xi. Please note that the above procedure is the only procedure for applying. Physical mode of application or incomplete application would not be accepted and if submitted such application would be rejected outright. As per the above said procedure, we summarize the steps as below i. Print Challan ii. Pay the fees in any of the Bank of India Branch and take Transaction No. iii. Fill-up the application Form - On-line and after verification - Submit. iv. Print Application and affix photograph – to submit the same at the time of interview with following documents : 1. Copy of receipted challan; 2. Attested copy of School leaving certificate or any other document showing proof of age acceptable to the Bank. 3. Attested copies of Mark sheets / certificates in support of Educational Qualification; 4. Attested copy of certificate of Computer Course, as applicable; 5. Caste / PWD any other related certificate as applicable. 6. Candidates serving in Government / Public Sector Undertakings will be required to submit “No Objection Certificate” from their employer, in the absence of which their candidature will not be considered. It is for the candidate to ensure that he / she has met with the eligibility criteria and complied with the requirements and adhered to the instructions contained in this advertisement as well as in the application form. Candidates are, therefore, urged to carefully read the advertisement and complete the application form and submit the same as per instructions given in this regard. There is provision to modify the submitted on-line application. Candidates are requested to make use of this facility to correct the details in on-line application, if any. This Modification facility shall be available after 2 days of registration & up to 05.01.2011 including 2 days time for modification. Modification will be allowed only 3 times. After the last date i.e. 05.01.2011, no modification will be permitted. Even if the last date of registration is changed due to technical reasons, the valid dates for payment of application fee will not be changed. Payment of fee by Demand Draft / Cheque / Money Orders / Postal Orders etc will not be accepted. After registration the application printout need not be sent to the Bank. The said application along with challan and copies of required documents mentioned above should be kept ready for submission at the time of interview. For online Application and Challan visit Bank of India’s website www.bankofindia.co.in PRINT CHALLAN APPLY ON LINE * press Ctrl + Click to apply on-line / Challan Place : Mumbai, (R.K.GOYAL) Date : 30.11.2010. General Manager (HR) Candidates who have applied are requested to visit the ‘Recruitment /Career with Bank’ Section on our website–www.bankofindia.co.in for updates c:\documents and settings\administrator\my documents\2010\ne_state\notice dated 30.11.2010 for clerks-officers (ne states).doc FORMAT OF CASTE CERTIFICATE TO BE SUBMITTED BY SC/ST APPLICANTS Form of Certificate as prescribed in M.H.A., OM.No.42/21/49-N.G.S., dated 28.01.1952 as revised in Dept. of Per. & A.R., Letter No.36012/6/76-Estt.(S.C.T.) dated 29.10.1977, to be produced by a candidate belonging to a Scheduled Caste or Scheduled Tribe in support of the claim. FORM OF CASTE CERTIFICATE This is to certify that Shri/Shrimathi/Kumari* _____________________________________________________________ son / daughter* of Shri _______________________________________________ of Village / Town* ________________________________________ in District / Division* of ____________________________________________the State / Union Territory* of________________________ belongs to the ___________________________________________________________________ Caste / Tribe* which is recognised as a Scheduled Caste / Scheduled Tribe* Under: The Constitution (Scheduled Castes) Order, 1950. *The Constitution (Scheduled Tribes) Order, 1950. *The Constitution (Scheduled Castes) (Union Territories)Order, 1951. *The Constitution (Scheduled Tribes) (Union Territories)Order, 1951. [(As amended by the Scheduled Castes & Scheduled Tribes Lists (Modification Order) 1956, the Bombay Reorganisation Act, 1960, the Punjab Reorganisation Act, 1966, the State of Himachal Pradesh Act, 1970, the North-Eastern Areas (Reorganisation Act, 1971 and the Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes Orders (Amendment) Act, 1976.] *The Constitution (Jammu & Kashmir) Scheduled Castes Order, 1956; *The Constitution (Andaman & Nicobar Islands) Scheduled Tribes Order, 1959, as amended by the Scheduled Castes & Scheduled Tribes Orders (Amendment) Act, 1976; *The Constitution (Dadra & Nagar Haveli) Scheduled Castes Order, 1962; *The Constitution (Dadra & Nagar Haveli) Scheduled Tribes Order, 1962; *The Constitution (Pondicherry) Scheduled Castes Order, 1964; *The Constitution (Uttar Pradesh) Scheduled Tribes Order, 1967; *The Constitution (Goa, Daman & Diu) Scheduled Castes Order, 1968; The Constitution (Goa, Daman & Diu ) Scheduled Tribes Order, 1968; *The Constitution (Nagaland) Scheduled Tribes Order, 1970; *The Constitution (Sikkim) Scheduled Castes Order, 1978; *The Constitution (Sikkim) Scheduled Castes Tribes, 1978; *The Constitution (Jammu & Kashmir) Scheduled Tribes Order, 1989; *The Constitution (Scheduled Castes) Orders (Amendment) Act, 1990; *The Constitution (Scheduled Tribes) Order (Amendment) Act, 1991; *The Constitution (Scheduled Tribes) Order Second Amwendment Act, 1991. 2. This Certificate is issued on the basis of the Scheduled Castes / Scheduled Tribes Certificate issued to Shri / Shrimathi* ________________ father / mother* of Shri / Shrimathi / Kumari*_________________________ of Village / Town* _________________ in District / Division* ___________________the State / Union Territory* of______________________ who belong to the Caste / Tribe* which is recognised as a Scheduled Caster / Scheduled Tribe* in the State / Union Territory of _____________________ issued by the , _______________________________ dated ______________________. 3. Shri / Shrimati / Kumari* ________________________and / or* his /her* family ordinarily reside(s) in Village / Town* _____________________of the State / Union Territory* of ___________________________. Signature Designation PLACE: STATE / UNION TERRITORY : DATE : NOTE. - The term "Ordinarily resides" used here will have the same meaning as in Section 20 of the Representation of the Peoples Act, 1950. * Please delete the words which are not applicable. FORMAT OF OBC CERTIFICATE TO BE SUBMITTED BY OBC APPLICANTS FORM OF CERTIFICATE TO BE PRODUCED BY OTHER BACKWARD CLASSES APPLYING FOR APPOINTMENT TO POSTS UNDER THE GOVERNMENT OF INDIA [G.I., Dept. of Per. & Trg.., O.M.No.36033/28/94-Estt (Res.), dated 02.07.1977] This is to certify that Shri/Shrimathi/Kumari* son / daughter* of Shri of Village / Town* in District / Division* of the State / Union Territory* of belongs to the Community which is recognised as a Backward Class under: * (i) Government of India, Ministry of Welfare, Resolution No.1201 1/68/93-BCC(C), dated the 10th September, 1993, published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part-I, Section I, No.186, dated the 13th September, 1993. Government of India, Ministry of Welfare, Resolution No.12011/9/94-BCC, dated the 19th October, 1994, published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part-I, Section I, No.163, dated the 20th October, 1994. Government of India, Ministry of Welfare, Resolution No.12011/7/95-BCC, dated the 24th May, 1995, published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part-I, Section I, No.88, dated the 25th May, 1995. *(iv) Government of India, Ministry of Welfare, Resolution No.1201 1/44/96-BCC, dated the 6th December, 1996, published in the Gazette of India, Extraordinary, Part-I, Section I, No.210, dated the 11th December, 1996. Shri / Shrimati / Kumari* and / or* his / her* family ordinarily reside(s) in Village / Town* of the State / Union Territory* of . This is also to certify that he / she does not belong to the persons/sections (Creamy Layer) mentioned in Column 3 of the Schedule to the Government of India, Department of Personnel & Training, O.M.No.36012/22/93-Estt.(SCT), dated 08.09.1993. Place : Date : *Strike out whichever is not applicable N.B. - (a) The Term 'Ordinarily' used here will have the same meaning as in Section 20 of the Representation of the People's Act, 1950. (b) The authorities competent to issue caste certificate are indicated below:- District Magistrate / Additional Magistrate / Collector / Deputy Commissioner / Additional Deputy Commissioner / Deputy Collector / Fist Class Stipendiary Magistrate / Sub-Divisional Magistrate / Taluka Magistrate / Executive Magistrate / Extra Assistant Commissioner (not below the rank of First Class Stipendiary Magistrate). Chief Presidency Magistrate / Additional Chief Presidency Magistrate / Presidency Magistrate. Revenue Officer not below the rank of Tahsildar; and Sub-Divisional Officer of the area where the candidate &/or his family resides.