Telangana CM urges Modi to allow job-seekers to write competitive exams in regional languages

Hyderabad, Nov 20 : Telangana Chief Minister KChandrashekhar Rao has requested Prime Minister Narendra Modito permit those seeking central government jobs to writecompetitive examinations in respective regional languages.

Rao, in a letter addressed to Modi on Thursday said,at present all the competitive exams for posts in centralgovernment, central PSUs, Railways, defence services andnationalised banks are held in only Hindi and English andthose who do not either study in English medium or are notfrom Hindi speaking states face a serious disadvantage in thecompetitive exams.

“In order to provide equal and fair opportunity tostudents from all states of India, it is requested that thecandidates should be permitted to write all competitive examsin the regional languages also for recruitment in governmentof India and its departments and undertakings through UPSC andall other agencies like Railway Recruitment Boards, publicsector banks, RBI, staff selection commission etc,” he said inhis letter.

Meanwhile, the Telangana Chief Minister in anotherletter to President Ram Nath Kovind requested him to releasethe commemorative stamp, which the centre is planning to bringout on former Prime Minister P V Narasimha Rao, during hisvisit to the city for his annual southern sojourn.

According to Rao, releasing the stamp here would be a”fitting tribute” to the former prime Minister who hailed fromthe state was a reformer and multifaceted leader and not onlyinitiated pioneering economic reforms, but also madesubstantial contribution to human resources development andinternational relations among other fields.PTI GDK SSPTI PTI

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