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Surya pitches for govt recruitment exams in local languages

New Delhi, March 24: Bengaluru South MP Tejasvi Surya has requested that government recruitment exams be made available in regional languages, along with English and Hindi, in a meeting with Minister Dr Jitendra Singh.

The Staff Selection Commission recently issued a notification for the recruitment of Multi-Tasking (Non-Technical) Staff and 3,603 Havaldar posts in the Central Board of Indirect Taxes and Customs (CBIC) and Central Bureau of Narcotics (CBN). However, the medium of examination for the above posts is only English and Hindi, while it is expected that the candidates carry out their responsibilities in various states.

Surya requested Personnel, Pensions and Grievances Minister Dr Singh to make the exams available in regional languages. Kolar MP S Muniswamy was also present during the meeting.

“Restricting the medium of examination to only English and Hindi will put all those applicants who have completed their matriculation in the local medium in a disadvantage,” Surya said in a statement. “I requested the minister to provide an option for the candidates to write their recruitment exams in the language of their choice. The minister has promised to look into the matter.”

The minister assured Surya that the Narendra Modi Government is considering a policy to bring in parity for regional languages with Hindi and English in all Central Government recruitments.

The Modi Government had earlier introduced the option of giving exams in regional languages in the banking recruitment exams too.

“There was a similar restriction on the medium of examination in the The Institute of Banking Personnel Selection examinations,” Surya said. “However, thanks to Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman, the IBPS started conducting examinations in 13 languages including English, Hindi and other regional languages.”

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