PPSC examination not in Punjabi, aspirants fume

PPSC examination not in Punjabi, aspirants fume

Tribune Information Service

Ravneet Singh

Patiala, Could 23

The Punjab Public Service Fee’s (PPSC) conduct of examination for 78 posts of naib tehsildar on Sunday has come underneath hearth after it did not difficulty the query paper in Punjabi. Candidates claimed it was in violation of the Punjab Languages Act, 1967, and Punjab Languages (Modification) Act, 2008.

Fee takes cognisance

We’ve got taken cognisance of the matter and raised it with the federal government. — Dr Karamjit Singh, Secretary (examinations), PPSC

Graduates, not older than 37 years previous, from a recognised college or establishment and people having cleared Punjabi on the matric degree are eligible for the submit. “Punjabi is the state’s official language and it’s used for its official works. Furthermore, most work on the submit of naib tehsildar can be executed in Punjabi. Subsequently, issuing the examination paper in English alone has left these fluent in Punjabi discriminated in opposition to. The examination needs to be carried out once more.”

One other candidate mentioned: “The division notifies at any time when an examination is to be carried out solely in English, but it surely was not executed this time.”

In the meantime, the Greater Schooling and Languages Division, in its letter to all authorities departments, in February, mentioned: “It has come to our information that some departments put together recruitment examination papers solely in English. That is in violation of the Punjab Official Languages Act, 1967, and Punjab Official Languages (Modification) Act, 2008. You’re required to comply with the Act for exams.”

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