Chief minister Parkash Singh Badal, on Saturday, approved the recruitment of 300 inspectors and 50 clerks in the co-operative department. The chief minister also sanctioned the appointment of 50 managers, 300 clerks-cum-data entry operators and 21 assistant system analysts in the co-operative banks in the state.
This decision was taken during a review meeting of the co-operation department. Badal said he was fully aware that the department was facing acute shortage of manpower, especially at the field level, and in order to streamline the working, he had directed the department to immediately launch the recruitment drive, a government spokesperson said.
Badal asked the department to refurbish 100 co-operative bank branches during this fiscal year and the rest of the branches in the next three years.
The chief minister said the Core Banking Solution (CBS) in all the branches of co-operative banks in the state would be rolled out by the end of this year and directed the department to ensure the installation of sufficient ATMs immediately.
During the meeting, Badal also approved to raise the revolving cash credit (RCC) limit for farmers from Rs 8 lakh to Rs 15 lakh in five central co-operative banks having a deposit base of more than Rs 700 crore. He directed the managing director of the PSCB to review the RCC scheme in other central co-operative banks for upward revision, as per their financial position.
While reviewing the functioning of the Punjab State Co-operation Agricultural Development Bank, he gave in-principle approval for need-based recruitment of officials at various levels, including assistant system analysts, assistant managers, field officers and clerks.