Recruitment Exam for Central Government Jobs to be Held in 15 Languages

Rozana Spokesman  | Amanat Thaper

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Language Limitations will no longer be a hindrance to Job Opportunities


NEW-DELHI: In a groundbreaking move aimed at ensuring equal job opportunities for the youth of the nation, Union Minister Jitendra Singh announced on Wednesday that the Central Government has taken the decision to conduct recruitment tests for government jobs through the Staff Selection Commission (SSC) in 15 different Indian languages. This transformative step is expected to not only facilitate broader participation of local youth but also promote the use of regional languages.

Minister of State for Personnel, Jitendra Singh, expressed, "We have recently resolved to conduct recruitment examinations for government jobs in 15 Indian languages, removing the language barrier that might hinder the access of our youth to employment opportunities."

Highlighting the significance of this decision, he elucidated that in addition to Hindi and English, question papers will now be available in 13 regional languages, including Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Marathi, Malayalam, Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, Oriya, Urdu, Punjabi, Manipuri, and Konkani. Singh underscored, "Over the past nine years, under the visionary leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, substantial progress has been made in promoting Indian regional languages alongside the official language, Hindi."

This move is expected to be a game-changer for lakhs of aspirants across the country, allowing them to undertake the examination in their mother tongue or preferred regional language. The decision to expand the range of languages for the SSC recruitment examinations comes in response to consistent demands from candidates hailing from different states, who have been seeking a more inclusive approach in language choices beyond English and Hindi. The decision has garnered widespread applause as it ensures that language limitations will no longer be a hindrance to a candidate's pursuit of government job opportunities.