A recent job circular by the HDFC Bank for hiring branch sales officers in Tamil Nadu read: ‘2021 passed out candidates are not eligible’.
Soon after the ad was shared on social media, it has gone crazily viral while receiving some mixed responses from the netizens.
— Tr Gayathri Srikanth (@Tr_Gayathri) August 2, 2021
Some netizens expressed rage over the helpless situations of students during the pandemic while some supported the bank saying candidates selected without examinations can be a threat.
What the heck is this ! What will we do, Since it was a pandemic we have got no other go than attending our exams online! Our certificate's are accepted by the government. How can you say we are not eligible to attend an interview? I demand an explanation!! @HDFC_Bank #hdfcbank pic.twitter.com/aVxo92XyUT
— _ursaimantjenith_ (@jenith_sam) August 2, 2021
— Lipsa Swain (@Im_Lipsa1457) August 3, 2021
We can't blame the industry, they want someone who could work for them, they will not be ready to train us…
— Rizwan Rafiudeen (@king_rizu) August 3, 2021
Do you want the said bank to be staffed with candidates who qualified without exams? The rating of this bank will go done if these candidates are recruited.
— SUBRAMANIAN .J (@pdy17071959) August 2, 2021
However, the bank issued a clarification saying, “This is a typo and we regret the error. Graduates can apply irrespective of the year of passing as long as they meet the age criteria. We have already issued the corrected advertisement.”
Hi Gayathri, this is a typo and we regret the error. Graduates can apply irrespective of the year of passing as long as they meet the age criteria. We have already issued the correct advertisement shared here. -Zubin
— HDFC Bank Cares (@HDFCBank_Cares) August 3, 2021
The bank also mentioned a Customer Care number to resolve any further queries. “Sorry For That, Please Contact Us Our Customer Care 08-252-9616-98 Any Issue Problem Resolved Thanks (sic),” they tweeted.