In last one week we have received thousands of complaints from visitors to our blog regarding the problems being faced in submission of application form online. Firstly, we would like to clarify that we are not involved in any way with the recruitment or with managing the website of SBI. Thus, our role in providing a solution to the problem being faced by all those who want to apply but are facing problem is limited to bringing the problem in notice of the concerned authorities.
India is a land of diversities and all those dealing with India, especially the government organisations, should keep this in mind. Many pockets of our country have advanced technologically but there is still a large portion of our population which either does not have proper access to the internet or is not so net savvy as yet. While deciding to accept the applications for recruitment to Clerks Grade SBI should have kept this aspect in mind. In present situation it is important that the traditional method of accepting applications should continue to be offered as an option till the time reasonably best possible internet access to the deepest of regions of the country is available.
We sympathize with all the applicants who are trying to apply for jobs with SBI but are facing problem due to either slow internet connections at their end, or not being so net savvy or not being able to submit because of server problems on SBI’s end.
SBI, and other organistations who plan to keep application mode only online, should first set their systems properly before shifting to 100 per cent online application mode. An organisation like SBI should have anticipated the heavy rush and arranged for faster servers to cope with the rush. The present state of affairs is sad.
We would like to request all the applicants who are finding it difficult to apply online to email or write to the Chairman of SBI, highlighting the problem being faced and requesting him to formulate alternate arrangements to accept off-line applications also. On our part, we will also be writing to SBI on behalf of all the applicants facing problem in applying online. You can email your complaint to firstname.lastname@example.org
You may also write or fax your complaint to:
State Bank of India,
State Bank Bhavan, 4th Floor,
Mumbai – 400 021
Tel : (022) 22029456, 22029451
Fax No. : (022) 22885369