"The posts of these employee and officer representative directors are vacant in all the public sector banks for the pasts five years. The panel of names of have been submitted to the bank managements and the government, but for reasons not known to us, the appointments have not taken place and all these posts remain vacant," he said.
Some of the employees whose names were submitted in the panel have since retired and so we have even submitted a revised list of names. Even after that, the appointments have been kept pending.
"This has created a strong feeling in the minds of the bank employees that the government is avoiding employee representatives on the boards," Venkatachalam said.