KTR demands job notifications, tests for central govt jobs in regional languages
KTR wrote to Union Home Minister Amit Shah demanding publication of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) recruitment notification in Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam and other official languages
HYDERABAD: Taking up the issue faced by lakhs of government job aspirants who are not acquainted with Hindi or English, Bharat Rashtra Samithi's (BRS) working president and Minister K T Rama Rao on Friday wrote to Union Home Minister Amit Shah demanding publication of Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) recruitment notification in Telugu, Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam and other official languages. As per the notification, the computer-based test will be conducted in English and Hindi only. KTR said that the competitive examinations were being held only in English and Hindi, which was a serious disadvantage to students who did not study in English medium or were not from Hindi-speaking States.
The Minister reminded that the National Recruitment Agency decided to facilitate a Common Eligibility Test (NRA-CET) to replace multiple examinations and conduct these in 12 Indian languages. "However, it’s not being implemented properly, including in the (CRPF) recruitment notification," said KTR.
He said that conducting competitive examinations only in Hindi went against the spirit of the Constitution, as there were several official languages in India. KTR said that the CRPF notification denied people the right to equal opportunities - guaranteed by the Constitution.
He recalled the letter written by Chief Minister K. Chandrashekar Rao to the central government on November 18, 2020, urging itto hold all competitive examinations to central government jobs in regional languages. He appealed to Union Home Minister Amit Shah to revise the CRPF notification so that crores of youth studying in regional languages would get equal opportunities without any discrimination against them.