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Shocked to see real work, Bank PO files RTI to confirm whether his job is really "sarkaari"

02, Dec 2014 By bhokaal

Bhopal. Keshav Mishra, a B-tech mechanical graduate from Patna, now working as assistant manager with Sabka Bank of India, is feeling cheated after working for two long years.

He is still not sure if his job is really sarkaari, and for that he has now filed a query under the RTI act.

The professional experience that Keshav has encountered till date is nowhere the same as he expected while mugging RS Agrawal’s Book for Quantitative Reasoning and General Awareness about countries of which he hasn’t heard even names of, about three years ago while preparing for Bank PO exams.

Employees do work in public sector banks.
Employees do work in public sector banks.

“My neighbor Sharma Uncle, who is a Bihar government employee was my role model. All I wanted was a government job just like Sharma Uncle’s where I have to spend 80% of my time outside office having tea and snacks while discussing politics, and rest of the 20% of time settling bribes and salary,” said Keshav recalling his fantasies about a sarkaari job.

Keshav revealed that his dream world shattered within a day after joining bank’s Achrajgaon village branch, which was 120 km from Lapataganj town on Bhopal–Indore highway.

Quoting a dialogue from a movie named ‘One Two Three’, Keshav said, “I was feeling like dukaandar ne Calvin Klein keh kar Paharganj ka maal bech diya ho mujhe.”

“Dude, after working from 9 am to 9 pm, I have to lock down the main gate of the bank, as if it is my personal shop! At least I wouldn’t have to do this if I hadn’t left my software job with TCS,” rued Keshav.

However, he thinks his multi-tasking ability has definitely improved.

“Besides being an assistant manager, I am crowd manager and an occasional security guard. But it’s not that cool. I never wanted to improve my multi-tasking ability. In fact, that was the reason I wanted to have a sarkaari job!” Keshav further added.

Keshav is still not ready to believe that his job is a sarkaari job even though he works for a nationalized banks and has all the facilities available to a government servant.

Sources tell Faking News that initially Keshav did try to “enjoy” his sarkaari job.

“He talked in a rude manner to a customer from the neighboring village and asked for bribe to pass his tractor loan,” the source revealed, “Next moment, the customer’s revolver was on Keshav’s head.”

Since then, Keshav has been ruing the decision to go for a sarkaari job, the source confirmed.