United Bank of India is planning to hire close to 900 employees by the end of this fiscal.

“We will recruit 400 probationary officers and 500 clerical staff in 2012-13,” Mr Bhaskar Sen, Chairman and Managing Director, UBI, told newspersons here on Friday.

He was speaking at an interactive session on the role of banking sector in promoting economic growth organised by MCC Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Talking about the bank’s financial inclusion plans, Mr Sen said: “As on March 31, 2012, we have reached out to 1,106 villages with our services. We will connect 412 more villages with population varying between 1,600 and 2,000 by September.”

The bank also plans to reach out to 1,200 more villages by the end of this fiscal.

ayan.pramanik@thehindu.co.in

(This article was published on July 20, 2012)
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