According to DH , only thirteen women are in the top positions of 12 PSBs ( Public Sector Banks). It is around 10.7 percent of the 122 directors. Even as more than one third of such positions are unoccupied.
According to an another analysis, out of 186 positions, only 122 positions have been filled . This leaves approximately 34.4 percent of the vacant positions. Also, 109 are men among these 122 positions.
Analyzing about the above stated 12 public sector banks , none of these banks have Workmen Employee and Officer Employee Directors. These positions are those which are brought in the highest decision making bodies to provide their experience and expertise.
Bank of Baroda , Bank of India, State Bank of India ,and Indian Bank and Punjab National Bank only have one woman director each . Bank of Maharashtra, Central Bank of India and UCO bank do not have any woman director . But Union Bank of India , Indian Oversees Bank , Punjab and Sind Bank have two women directors each.
The Bank of India and UCO Bank , both have six vacancies each on their respective arenas . The rest of the banks have approximate four vacancies each. In UCO Bank and Bank of India , the position of the director is vacant in the areas of Workmen Employee, Officer, Non-Official, Official and Non-Executive Chairman.
The transparency activist Venkatesh Nayak said ” It is interesting to note that at least 13 vacancies continue to exist from before 2016- the year in which the Bank Boards Bureau (BBB) now rechristened as Financial Services institutions Bureau( FSIB) was constituted.
Among the 12 PSBs , only SBI holds a non Official Director with Chartered Accountancy specialization . Other 11 PSBs do not have such requirement . the vacant positions represent that even after opportunities of top level occupation are vacant, still the participation is less.
UN’s take on women participation
Women’s equal participation and leadership in public and political life are some necessary goals to achieve in the Sustainable Development goals by 2030″. mentioned by United Nations.