Office recruitment for PSBS would take place in regional languages | Photo credit: iStock images
- Recently, the Ministry of Finance announced that examinations for office positions in PSBs will be conducted in the regional language.
- The preliminary tests and the main exam will now be conducted in 13 regional languages.
- Along with the exams, recruitment announcements would also be available in the regional language.
The Ministry of Finance recently suggested that recruitment reviews for office workers, as well as advertisements for the same, should also be carried out in regional languages. According to the recent announcement, exams for the 12 public sector banks would be conducted in 13 regional languages. Thus, in addition to English and Hindi, candidates could take the exam in their native language.
The preliminary examination and the main examination, in accordance with the recommendation, would be conducted in the respective regional languages. The decision to hold the exam in the respective regional languages is based on a committee formed by the Indian government. The committee was formed to review the counter regarding the conduct of examinations for office managers in public sector banks in regional languages.
According to the Ministry of Finance, “the ongoing process of holding the review initiated by the IBPS has been suspended until the Committee’s recommendations are available.” In addition, it was said that the committee worked with the intention of providing equal opportunities to young people in the region. The committee aims to provide jobs for young people across the country.
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In addition, the regional language would also help the banks to have an advantage and better communication with customers who converse in the regional language. According to the ministry, “the SBI’s ongoing recruitment process for vacancies already advertised and for which preliminary examinations have taken place will be completed in accordance with the announcement.” It should be noted that the decision to hold examinations in regional languages would also apply to future vacancies at the State Bank of India.