CAPF constable exam to be conducted in 13 regional languages including Odia
Welcoming the decision, Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah and said this is a historic move which will open doors of new opportunities for the youth specially from rural areas.
New Delhi/Bhubaneswar: In a historic decision, the Ministry of Home Affairs has approved the conduct of constable (general duty) examination for Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) in 13 regional languages including Odia, apart from Hindi and English. The question paper will be available in Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Marathi, Malayalam, Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, Odia, Urdu, Punjabi, Manipuri and Konkani, in addition to Hindi and English.
As per the official statement, this is an attempt of the Union Government to encourage participation of local youth in the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) by allowing aspirants to take the exam in their mother tongue and improve their selection prospects while at the same time promoting the use of regional languages.
“In a landmark decision under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, (the) Ministry of Home Affairs has approved conducting constable (general duty) examination for CAPFs in 13 regional languages, in addition to Hindi and English,” the notification read.
The announcement comes days after Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin wrote to Amit Shah seeking inclusion of Tamil as a language for the written exam in recruitment for CRPF personnel. Earlier, Telangana minister KT Rama Rao had urged Shah to conduct the exam in state languages as well.
Welcoming the decision, Union Minister Dharmendra Pradhan thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah and said this is a historic move which will open doors of new opportunities for the youth specially from rural areas. This will also help give due importance to other regional languages and celebrate the country’s linguistic diversity, he said in a tweet.
The CAPFs are the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), Border Security Force (BSF), Central Industrial Security Force (CISF), Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP), Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB) and the National Security Guard (NSG).
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