SBI issued retrograde guidelines vide its circular dated 31.12.2021 which were grossly gender discriminatory. There was huge protest from AIDWA, CITU, BEFI, AIBEA and Members of Parliament from CPM and CPI and other democratic forces. Delhi Commission for women issued suo-moto notice today (29.01.2022) to the Chairman of SBI in this regard. The print and electronic media widely carried this news.
In view such wide protest, SBI management has issued a press statement today (29.01.2022) stating “….in view of the public sentiments, SBI has decided to keep the revised instructions regarding recruitment of pregnant women candidates in abeyance and continue with the existing instructions in the matter”
It is a victory for the Trade Unions, women’s organizations, Left Parties and democratic forces. Eternal vigilance is the price of liberty.