Exim Bank. Export-Import Bank of India

Career

At EXIM Bank, you will not only have challenging work right from the beginning but will also be working with some of the most talented, brilliant, hardworking, and smart people, in a work atmosphere which is both conducive to learning and growth. Your work will revolve around interesting projects and prestigious clients, whose challenging demands will give you new skills, knowledge, and experience every day.

(a) Introduction

In comparison with other organisations with similar asset levels, Exim Bank's staff strength is lean. As of March, 2011, total personnel in the Bank numbered 244. Highly automated office systems ensure that personnel are equipped with timely and complete information and streamlined work processes. The human resources of the Bank include 200 professionals who are drawn from a variety of backgrounds embodying various disciplines which are required for the Bank's functions. They include bankers, business school graduates, chartered accountants, economists, engineers and computer specialists.

Culture

Right from its inception, Exim Bank has attached a great deal of importance to a congenial and challenging work environment. The objective has been to achieve excellence in its area of operations, not only in comparison with national organisations but also in a global context. The bank has a private sector work ethic, while drawing upon the advantages thrown up by way of its public sector ownership. Some salient features of the work environment are the emphasis on office automation, an open office system, an independent "doer's" work culture, minimisation of hierarchical constraints in organisational functioning, and multi-disciplinary inputs in decision making. Exim Bank is an officer oriented organisation. Officers work independently and self-sufficiently in all the activities that their job entails. A sense of togetherness and common purpose is sought to be fostered by the Bank's in-house publication Eximius, and the annual staff get-together. The Eminent Persons Lecture Series brings persons who have achieved eminence in diverse fields to interact and share their experience with officers.

While the Bank does have a variety of designations for its professionals, these are meant more for the purpose of establishing accountability and do not have much relation to the work content. Externally, the titles serve a purpose akin to protocol in fielding queries. Internally, the Bank functions more like a horizontal organisational structure minimising the hierarchical levels to quicken decision making. Consequently, internal communication is free and fast flowing.

Decision Making

While the Bank does have a variety of designations for its professionals, these are meant more for the purpose of establishing accountability and do not have much relation to the work content. Externally, the titles serve a purpose akin to protocol in fielding queries. Internally, the Bank functions more like a horizontal organisational structure minimising the hierarchical levels to quicken decision making. Consequently, internal communication is free and fast flowing.

The complexity of the Bank's functions requires cross-disciplinary inputs for effective and correct decision-making. Thus, all important decisions are taken with the aid of inputs from relevant specialists within the Bank. This enables a comprehensive micro and macro level assessment of risks and rewards. Through this process of collegiate decision making, team work and inter personal skills are deployed to the fullest extent so as to make optimum use of the Bank's diverse human resources.

Office Automation & Technology

Exim Bank operates at the frontier of available office automation and technology. The Bank believes that human resources should primarily be utilised for activities that require knowledge, skills, analysis and discretionary choices. An array of state-of-the-art computer hardware, software, and telecommunications are available to the Bank's personnel. Members of the staff make use of these facilities to the fullest extent feasible not only for non-discretionary activities but also as necessary tools for optimising their work output both in terms of quantity and quality.

(b) Young professionals programme

The Young Professionals Programme is the entry-point for a career with Exim Bank. The Bank requires skills relating to various disciplines e.g. business management, banking, economics, accountancy, engineering and computer specialists. The age profile of the 'young professionals' could be between 22 to 27 years. Prior work experience is neither expected, nor considered necessary.

Exim Bank follows the Reservation Policy of Govt. of India (GOI). Accordingly, reservation for SC/ST/OBC/PWDs will be in accordance with the prevailing GOI guidelines. Candidates must state their reservation status clearly in application. Age relaxation for SCs/STs candidate is 5 years and OBCs candidate is 3 years. Age relaxation for candidates belonging to Persons with Disabilities (PWDs) is 10 years.

Right from the very first year, young professionals will be working independently on challenging assignments. The Young Professionals Programme offers an exciting and challenging career to those with the capability and desire to operate at the cutting edge of India's globalisation process.

Except for those positions where highly specialised skills are needed, the Bank does not normally recruit directly to higher professional positions. Thus, young professionals who are committed to a long-term career in the Bank, can expect to rise to the upper echelons of the Bank's management in due course of time. Career growth is determined by performance and merit, based on an objective and structured system of evaluation. The Bank anticipates a major expansion and diversification of its activities in the medium and long run, largely because of the opportunities arising from India's ongoing globalisation efforts. Therefore, young professionals can look forward to a fruitful career with the Bank.

Given the complexity of the Bank's operations, as reflected by the many specialised groups and work-skills, young professionals need to spend time gaining exposure and knowledge of the various activities and skills utilised in the Bank. This is especially necessary because efficient decision making in the Bank requires knowledge of a variety of skills and practices. Working with various groups, young professionals become fully conversant with all the critical functions and activities. They are also actively involved in appropriate assignments entailing individual responsibility.

The Bank is unique in its global and national network of institutional and professional linkages. The seven overseas offices - at Washington D.C., Singapore, Dubai, London, Johannesburg, Addis Ababa and Dakar - have helped forge strategic institutional linkages for the Bank with multilateral agencies such as Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency, World Bank, Asian Development Bank, African Development Bank, Export Credit Agencies, Trade and Investment Promotion Agencies abroad. The Bank's extensive global network, supported by the Indian Missions abroad facilitates interaction with such agencies and opens up new opportunities for knowledge building and upgradation of skills.

(c) Recruitment
(d) Rewards and recognition

The governing theme in EXIM Bank is the well being of our employees. The benefits offered are among the best available and are provided with a view to enhancing the quality of life for our employees. Our People Policies are among the best in the industry and are aimed at not only attracting but also retaining the best talent.

We have a comprehensive medical assistance program that covers (up to specified limits) medical expenses you or your dependent family members may incur. Leave benefits are enjoyed by all staff members upon completion of 11 months of service. LTA facility can be availed, for travel to any place in India. We also provide a variety of loans to cover housing requirements or for other needs such as for the purchase of a two-wheeler/ four-wheeler.

Our Continuing Education Scheme encourages further education related to your profession. We also take great interest in the personal well being of our employees, and facilitate a variety of training programmes and workshops, as well as gymnasium aerobics and Yoga programmes aimed at all-round growth and skill-development.

Hard work and contribution never go unnoticed at EXIM Bank. You will be called upon to work on assignments overseas. If you are an exceptional performer, you can be appointed to man one of our overseas offices.

We take pride in our talented and dedicated colleagues. They are our most valuable assets - we appreciate their commitment and recognize their contribution to our success.

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