Guwahati: India's leading private sector bank HDFC on Wednesday said it will increase its headcount by 50 percent to 6,000 employees in the north-east (NE) region in the coming next two to three years to cater its network expansion plans.
Completing its 15 years in the State of Assam, HDFC Bank Executive Vice President Sandeep Kumar on Wednesday said, "The lender will hire around 1,500 people in the next one year in Assam as the bank plans to increase the number of its branches from 72 to 100 in the state."
"North-east is very important for our business. We currently have 136 branches spread across the region. Our plan is to take this number to 200 in the next 2-3 years," Kumar said at a press conference here.
To meet the growing demand and cater to its expansion plans, the bank will hire more people in coming years, he said.
"At present, we have 4,000 staffers in the north-east on company rolls. In the next 2-3 years, our employee strength in the region will be around 6,000 people," Kumar said.
Speaking about Assam, Kumar mentioned that HDFC Bank has provided banking services to 2.5 lakh customers in the state. It has reached the most remote parts of the state through its network of 72 branches and 121 ATMs. With its presence in 27 districts, it is the largest private sector bank in the state bringing large unbanked segments into the banking fold.
On the occasion of celebrating 15 years of its operation in Assam, Kumar said the business of HDFC Bank is growing at 24 percent in the state compared to 14 percent growth being witnessed by the banking sector.
He also further stated that during this one year time, HDFC bank will hire about 1,500 people in Assam to take our headcount to 4,000 employees in the state," Kumar added.