Uproar in NMC Employees Coop Bank’s GBM over recruitment scam

Nagpur: As expected, the General Body Meeting of NMC Employees Coop Bank witnessed uproar over alleged recruitment scam. A former has alleged recruitment scam by the present Board of Directors. However, the bank denied the allegation triggering ruckus in the meeting.

The GBM was held at Mahatma Phule Sanskrutik Bhavan on Sunday. Two members Gautam Mangal Gedam and Deepak Mohan Swami raised the recruitment issue in their written questions. According to rules, it was mandatory to provide written reply to the questions before the GBM but it was not done. The Board of Directors informed that the reply will be given at the fag end of the GBM.

Moreover, the issue of recruitment scam did not find place in the agenda of the GBM. When confronted over the matter, the Chairman of the bank skipped the answer. Protesting the adamant attitude of Board of Directors, the members decided to reject the recruitment proposal in the GBM. Sensing trouble, the Board of Directors hurried announced adjournment of the meeting and left the place.

According to a former Director Virsingh Jadhav, the Board of Directors sidelined the laid down rules and regulations in the recruitment done in the NMC Employees Coop Ban recently. “Huge money exchanged hands and the Board of Directors appointed there near and dear ones in the bank. In the process, the Directors kept the Bank Union and members in the dark,” alleged Jadhav.

He further said that an agreement was signed between the authorised Bank Union and the management. According to the agreement, no other agency was strictly barred from conducting written exam regarding recruitment. But still the Board of Directors breached the agreement and perpetrated the recruitment scam. “The suitable employees should have been promoted to the vacant posts and subsequent vacancies should have been filled up. But the Directors deprived the suitable employees promotion and completed the recruitment process ‘illegally.’ Injustice was done to the employees working since years. The matter will be raised in the meeting on September 9,” Jadhav said adding the High Court had even termed as illegal the written exam conducted through outside agency. “By this count, the Board of Directors insulted the High Court,” Jadhav charged.