National Housing Bank

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Recruitment of Officers in Junior Management Grade Scale I (Assistant Managers)
 

National Housing Bank is the apex Financial Institution in the country for housing, set up under an Act of Parliament and is a wholly owned subsidiary of Reserve Bank of India. The Bank is the regulator for Housing Finance Companies as also a significant provider of development finance. The Bank seeks to catalyze institutional funds to reduce housing shortage in the country through various development initiatives particularly rural housing and housing for economically weaker sections in urban areas. The Bank is mandated for the holistic development of the housing finance market in the country.

The Bank is an officer oriented, professionally managed institution with headquarters in Delhi and offices in Mumbai, Hyderabad, Bangalore and Chennai with plans to open a few other offices in the country over the next few months. The Bank seeks to promote excellence in its operations through research and analysis and adopting contemporary work practices and technology. The Bank has embarked on a number of path breaking initiatives which has attracted national and international attention. The Bank offers a modern, congenial, professional work environment and career opportunities for qualified, energetic, sincere men and women.

To meet the new challenges NHB requires talented and committed young professionals in junior management cadre. Candidates are advised to apply ONLINE from February 02, 2008 to February 23, 2008 only, through Bank's web site at www.nhb.org.in after carefully going through all the instructions contained in this application and general instructions given in this advertisement. No other means /mode of Application will be accepted.

Important Dates
Opening of Online Registration Gateway February 02, 2008
Closing of Online Registration Gateway February 23, 2008
Date of Written Examination March 09, 2008

Candidates may download their Call letter from the web site from March 03, 2008
onwards by entering their registration number and password.


Name of Posts
Pay Scale
(Starting Basic) $
Gross emoluments (p.m.) at minimum of pay scale

Post code No. of vacancies # Reserved For
      SC OBC

Assistant Manager (Hindi) – Scale I
10,000 - 470/6 – 12820 -500/3 – 14320 – 560/7 - 18240
$ (Rs. 1000/-) .
Rs. 14200/- approx

01 01 01 02

Assistant Manager (Library) – Scale I
10,000 - 470/6 – 12820 -500/3 – 14320 – 560/7 - 18240
$ (Rs. 1000/-) .
Rs. 14200/- approx

02 01

Assistant Manager (General) – Scale I
10,000 - 470/6 – 12820 -500/3 – 14320 – 560/7 - 18240
$ (Rs. 1000/-) .
Rs. 14200/- approx

03 06
TOTAL   08 01 02

# The total number of vacancies mentioned above are provisional and may vary depending upon actual requirement of the Bank. NHB reserves the right to draw wait lists of candidates and consider such wait listed candidate(s) for meeting actual requirement.



Besides emoluments as per the pay scale given above, all the posts indicated above will carry other facilities like pension, gratuity, leave fare concession, reimbursement of medical expenses, reimbursement of vehicle maintenance expenses / allowance, vehicle loan, housing loan etc. as per the Bank's rules. Unfurnished Bank's residential accommodation may also be provided at the discretion of the Bank subject to availability of accommodation on payment of license fee as determined by the Bank from time to time. Candidates can apply for one post only . In other words, online registration for more than one post by a candidate will render his candidature invalid for all the posts.

2. Probation and posting / transfer

Post code Initial Probation Period Posting / Transfer
01 to 3
2 years extendible at the discretion of the Bank and is not automatic
The selected candidates will be liable to be posted / transferred at discretion of the Bank to various offices of the Bank from time to time and on such terms and conditions as may be decided by the Bank.

3. Reservations / Relaxations / Concessions

Reservations / Relaxations / Concessions would be given to SCs/STs/OBCs/PWD/Ex-Servicemen candidates as per guidelines issued by Govt. of India.

4.
Eligibility Criteria
4.1 Nationality / Citizenship


A candidate must be either (i) a citizen of India or (ii) a subject of Nepal or (iii) a Tibetan refugee (who came over to India before 1 st January, 1962) with the intention of permanently settling in India or (v) a person of Indian origin who has migrated from Pakistan, Burma, Sri Lanka, East African countries of Kenya, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania (formerly Tanganyika and Zanzibar), Zambia, Malawi, Zaire, Ethiopia and Vietnam with the intention of permanently settling in India. Provided that a candidate belonging to categories (ii), (iii), (iv) or (v) above shall be a person in whose favour a certificate of eligibility has been issued by the Government of India. A candidate in whose case a certificate of eligibility is necessary may be admitted to the examination and/ or group exercises and interview conducted by the Bank but on final selection the offer of appointment may be given only after the necessary eligibility certificates have been issued to him/ her by the Government of India.

4.2 Age Limit (as on January 01, 2008)

Post code Minimum and Maximum Age Limit
01 to 03 Not below 21 years and not exceeding 28 years .

4.2.1 Relaxation in upper age limit would be available as under :- (for all posts)

Sr. Category of Candidate Relaxation
(a) Scheduled Caste (SC) and Scheduled Tribe (ST) By 5 years
(b) Other Backward Classes (OBCs) below Creamy Layer By 3 years
(c) Persons with Disabilities (PWD)

By 5 years (unreserved),
By 10 years (SC/ST) and
by 8 years (OBCs)

(d) All persons who have ordinarily been domiciled in Kashmir division of J & K State during 01-01-1980 to 31-12-1989 By 5 years
(e) Children / family members of those who died in the 1984 riots By 5 years

f) Ex-Servicemen (for all posts as indicated above)

5 years in case of Ex-servicemen (including ECOs/SSCOs) provided applicants have rendered at least 5 years military service and have been released on completion of assignment (including those whose assignment is due to be completed within 6 months) otherwise than by way of dismissal or discharge on account of misconduct or inefficiency or/on account of physical disability or have been released on account of physical disability attributable to military service or on invalidment. ECOs/SSCOs who have completed their initial period of assignment of five years of Military Service but whose assignment has been extended beyond five years and in whose case the Ministry of Defense issues certificates that they would be released on selection within three months from the date of receipt of offer of appointment.

Notes :

(i) An ex-serviceman who has once joined a Govt. job on the civil side after availing of the benefits given to him as an ex-servicemen for his re-employment, his ex-servicemen status for the purpose of re-employment in Govt. ceases.

(ii) The relaxation in upper age limit is allowed on cumulative basis as per Govt. Guidelines.

(iii) All persons who are eligible for age relaxation under 4.2.1(d) above must produce the domicile certificate at the time of interview from the district Magistrate in the Kashmir Division within whose jurisdiction he / she had ordinarily resided or any other authority designed in this regard by Government of J & K to the effect that the candidate had ordinarily been domiciled in the Kashmir Division of the State of J & K during 01-01-1980 to 31-12-1989.

4.3 Essential Educational Qualifications and Post Qualification experience* (as on January 01, 2008)

Post code Educational qualification Post Qualification Experience Broad skill sets required
01 Bachelor’s Degree in HINDI from a recognized University with aggregate minimum of 60% marks (55% in case of candidates belonging to SC/ST) or Master’s Degree in Hindi with aggregate minimum of 55% marks (50% in case of candidates belonging to SC/ST) with ENGLISH as one of the main subjects at degree level 3 years of experience preferable in Government Department / Public Sector Undertakings / Banks / Academic/ Professional Institutions in translation from English to Hindi and vice versa. Knowledge of shorthand (HINDI) and Knowledge of rules and procedures of Government as regards official languages Facilitate usage of Hindi at all levels. Hindi typing knowledge, Preparation of reference material/circulars/letters/publicity materials etc. for effective communication. Organise Hindi workshop/training. Assist bank in compliance with provisions of O.L. Act, Govt. guidelines etc.
02 Bachelor's Degree in Library and Information Science from a recognized institute / university with aggregate minimum of 60% marks (55% in case of candidates belonging to SC/ST) or Master's Degree in Library and Information Science with aggregate minimum of 55% marks (50% in case of candidates belonging to SC/ST)

3 years of experience in a Library holding post equivalent to Assistant Librarian having latest technology & facilities for multimedia information system (Digital Library). Knowledge of Library Science Software(s) is essential.

Proficient in selection, deployment and use of library management software and e-learning tools. Maintaining and developing information system effecting Banks business and its functions. Should also have academic interest in the area of Banking, Housing, Finance, Marketing, Research and Development. To function independently is an essential requirement.
03

Bachelor's Degree in any discipline minimum of 60% marks (55% in case of candidates belonging to SC/ST) or Master's Degree in any discipline with aggregate minimum of 55% marks (50% in case of candidates belonging to SC/ST) or CA/ICWA/MBA with minimum 55% marks (50% in case of candidates belonging to SC/ST).

While no prior experience is required, any relevant experience would be given weightage. Communication skills written and oral, analytical ability and general understanding of economic scenario.

4.3.1 (i) Working knowledge of computers is essential for all the above posts.
(ii) The Bank reserves the right to raise / modify the eligibility criteria in minimum educational qualification and desirable post qualification work experience depending upon the response
(iii) The post qualification experience should be full time and will be counted from the date of acquiring the prescribed qualification upto January 01, 2008
(iv) Candidates whose results are awaited are not eligible.

The requirement regarding experience is relaxable at the discretion of the Competent Authority in the case of candidates belonging to the SC/ST, if at any stage of selection, the Competent Authority is of the opinion that sufficient number of candidates from these categories possessing the requisite experience are not likely to be available to fill up the vacancies reserved for them.

5. Selection Procedure

The Selection would be by way of written test, interview and/ or group exercise only. The details of written test structure will be as follows:

Officers in General Stream

Paper I Test No. of Qs. Marks Time
1. Reasoning 50 50 Composite time of 2 hrs for all the tests together
2. English Language 50 50
3. Quantitative Aptitude 50 50
4. Computer Knowledge and Aptitude 50 50

Hindi Officers

Paper I Test No. of Qs. Marks Time
1. Reasoning 50 50 Composite time of 2 hrs for all the tests together
2. English Language 50 50
3. Proficiency in Hindi (will also have questions on Rajbhasha Act) 50 50
4. Computer Knowledge and Aptitude 50 50

Library Officers

Paper I Test No. of Qs. Marks Time
1. Reasoning 50 50 Composite time of 2 hrs for all the tests together
2. English Language 50 50
3. Test of Library Science 50 50
4. Computer Knowledge and Aptitude 50 50

The test will be of 200 marks and the composite time for answering the 200 questions would be 120 minutes. All candidates are required to be present in the venue of the examination half an hour before the commencement of actual examination which would be utilized for collection of system generated printouts obtained by candidates during online registration along with the photograph pasted on it and signed across, self attested copies of the requisite certificates and the required application fee in the form of DD payable to National Housing Bank at New Delhi, call letters, giving instructions etc.

All the Tests will be Objective type with five alternative choices out of which one will be the correct answer. Candidates have to find out the correct /best answer and indicate it by darkening appropriate oval on a separate computerized sheet.

6. Venue for Written Test, GD and interview

The Bank shall conduct the written test at Delhi, Mumbai, Chennai and Kolkata. The short listed candidates will be called for interview and/ or group exercise at Delhi.

7. How to apply

Eligible candidates are required to apply only ‘online' through our web site and no other means/ mode of application will be acceptable.
To Apply Online Click Here

Before registering their applications on the web site, candidates should possess the following:

(i) The candidate must posses a valid e-mail id for filling the application. In case, candidate does not have a valid e-mail id , he/she can create a new e-mail id. This e-mail id should be valid for the duration of the recruitment process.

(ii) A recent colour passport size photograph for pasting on print out of the Application.

(iii) Valid proof of identity such as PAN card/ Passport /Voters ID card/ Driving license/ Permanent identity card issued by present employer and any other valid proof of identity with photograph

(iv) Demand Draft of Rs. 250/- as non refundable application fee for General, OBC, Ex-Servicemen candidates. Demand Draft of Rs. 50/- as non refundable postage charges for SC/ST& PWD candidates. No other financial instrument other than Demand Draft favoring “National Housing Bank”, payable at New Delhi shall be accepted. Candidates must write his / her full name / post applied for, System generated Registration Number and address on the reverse of the Demand Draft. The Demand Draft must be purchased on or after the date of opening of the Online Registration Gateway i.e. February 02, 2008 but before close of business on February 23, 2008 i.e. Close of Online Registration Gateway. Even, if the Bank extends the last date of Registration due to technical reasons, the valid dates during which the DD should be purchased as indicated above shall not be changed.

After applying online, the candidate is required to download the system generated printout of the application. This system generated printout of the application should be signed by the candidate and brought to the examination hall along with:

(a) The application fee in the form of Demand Draft for Rs.250/- (Rs.50 postage charges for SC/ST/PWD candidates) .

(b) Copies of certificates pertaining to age, educational qualifications and experience

(c) Copy of Caste / Tribe / Class /Class Certificate for SC/ST/OBC category candidates only.

(d) Copy of Medical Certificate issued by the Competent Authority in case of PWD candidates.

(e) Photograph pasted in the given place and signed across.

(f) Candidates (other than SC/ST/OBC/PWD) seeking age relaxation under any other clause must attach a copy of the certificate / documentary evidence issued by the Competent Authority.

NOTE : The copies of certificates should be self attested

National Housing Bank

Recruitment of Assistant Managers – JMG Scale I

General Instructions

[please read the instructions carefully before filling up the online Application Form]

1] Before filling in the application form, the candidates must ensure that they fulfill all the eligibility criteria with respect to age, educational qualification, work experience etc. as on January 01, 2008 in respect of the post for which he / she is making the application and that the particulars furnished in the application form are correct in all respects. In case it is detected at any stage that a candidate does not fulfill any of the eligibility criteria, and / or that he / she has furnished any incorrect information or has suppressed any material fact(s), his / her candidature will stand cancelled. If any of these shortcomings is/are detected even after the appointment, his/her services are liable to be terminated.

2] Decision of the Bank in all matters regarding eligibility of the candidate, the stages at which such scrutiny of eligibility is to be undertaken, the documents to be produced for the purpose of conduct of written test, interview, selection etc. and any other matter relating to recruitment will be final and binding on the candidates. No correspondence or personal inquires shall be entertained by the Bank in this regard. The Bank does not furnish the mark-sheet of selection process to candidates.

3] The Bank reserves the right to raise the minimum eligibility standard, etc., in order to restrict the number of candidates to be called for written test, group discussion and / or interview commensurate with the number of vacancies.

4] Option for use of Hindi/English will be available for written test / group discussion and / or interview.

5] Application once made will not be allowed to be withdrawn and the application fee / postal charges once paid will NOT BE refunded on any account nor would be held in reserve for any future examination or selection. The application fee / postal charges shall also NOT BE refunded in case the application is rejected / not considered by NHB.

6] Duly filled in print out of the system generated Application form along with all enclosures must be brought by candidates to the examination hall on the day of the exam.

7] The candidate must retain a photocopy of the system generated application print out, for further reference.

8] A recent passport size colour photograph (without dark glasses) should be firmly pasted on the system generated print out of the application at the prescribed place and should be signed across by the candidate. Sufficient copies of the same photograph should be retained for use at the time of written examination / group discussion and interview. Candidates are advised not to change their appearance till the entire recruitment process is over. Failure to produce the same photograph at the time of written examination / group discussion and / or interview may lead to disqualification.

9] In respect of candidates belonging to SC/ST/OBC category, copy of self attested caste / tribe / class certificate along with the original must be brought at the time of GD and interview with the system generated print out of the application. The certificate should have been issued in the prescribed format and by Authorities empowered to issue such certificate.

The OBC certificate should specifically indicate that the candidate does not belong to Creamy Layer Section excluded from the benefits of reservation for OBCs in Civil Posts and Services under Govt. of India. OBC Certificate should not be more than one year old as on the date of application.

Persons with disabilities must produce a copy of the certificate of their disability issued by authorities empowered to issue such certificate.

Failure to produce all the requisite certificates / documents in original for verification at the time of interview shall lead to disqualification of the candidate.

10] Eligible (unemployed) outstation SC/ST and PWD candidates attending the interview and/ or interview for all the above posts shall be reimbursed to and fro second class rail / bus fare by the shortest route on production of evidence of travel i.e. Railway / Bus receipt / ticket.

11] Selected Candidates, who are already in service of Government / Quasi-Government organizations, Public Sector Banks / Undertakings, must produce a ‘proper relieving letter in original' form their present Employer at the time of reporting for duty, failing which they shall not be allowed to report for duty. Therefore, candidates, who are already in service of Government / Quasi-Government organizations, Public Sector Banks / Undertakings, may like to obtain prior permission / no objection certificate from their present employer before applying in NHB as per rules / regulations of their present employer in this regard.

12] Only candidates willing to serve anywhere in India may apply.

13] Any request for change of address / change of centre for group exercise and / or interview shall not be entertained.

14] The bank reserves the right to cancel any of the centres and/ or add some other centres depending upon the response, administrative feasibility etc. The bank also reserves the right to allot the candidates to any of the centres other than the one he/ she has opted for.

15] The Bank reserves the right to cancel any of the centres and / or add some other centres depending upon the response, administrative feasibility etc. Bank also reserves the right to allot the candidate to any of the centres other than the one he / she has opted for.

16] The Bank has the right to reject any application/ candidature at any stage without assigning any reason and the decision of the Bank shall be final.

17] In case any dispute arises on account of interpretation in version other than English, the English version of this advertisement will prevail.

18] Any resulting dispute arising out of this advertisement shall be subject to the sole jurisdiction of courts situated at Delhi.

19] Appointments of selected candidates will be subject to his / her being declared medically fit by Bank Medical Officer, satisfactory report about his / her character and antecedents by the Police Authorities, satisfactory report from his / her previous employer and referees, verification of caste / tribe and class certificate (for reserved category candidates only) and completion of all other pre recruitment formalities to the complete satisfaction of the Bank. Further, such appointment shall also be subject to Service and Conduct Rules of the Bank.

20] Canvassing in any form will be a disqualification.

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