THE State Bank of Pakistan (Banking Service Corporation) announced posts of Officer Grade-3 (Assistant Director) through the newspaper last October. The written test was conducted on Dec 16 by the National Testing Service throughout the country.

Subsequently, successful candidates were called for interview in March 2013 and offer letters were to be issued. It has come to us as a bolt from the blue that the State Bank, without assigning any reason, has announced through its official website that the posts in question would be re-advertised.

The SBP is a premier institution where transparency and meritocracy are highly promoted. But cancellation and re-advertisement of posts whose recruitment process was almost complete have surprised us while transparency in the process has been put into question.

It is quite depressing to go through the recruitment process once again when you have already qualified for all the stages and when only offer letters were eagerly awaited.

We appeal to the SBP governor to kindly look into the issue as the future of many eligible and competent candidates has been put at stake.

AN AFFECTED CANDIDATE (Name withheld on request) Larkana

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khanm
September 17, 2013 4:36 pm

Wish you the best of luck… Look at the bright side at least you raised your voice…do what I did… left the country…what I do now is write my frustrations through the comments.. my dear.. Your qualification will get you any where . Favoritism' is always a factor, and pressure always build for the appointment of friends of influential supporters of the President, well connected families, feudal lords… if you don’t not have any of these I request you again please leave the country…

Vesa
September 17, 2013 4:52 pm

Can think of two reasons why the openings might have been re-advertised:

  1. the original recruitment process was not transparent enough

  2. the original recruitment process was TOO transparent, and the intended/favorited people did not get through

Reason 2 seems more plausible.

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