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Stalin writes to Amit Shah for including Tamil and other regional languages in CRPF recruitment test

According to the Tamil Nadu chief minister, the notification mandating only use of English and Hindi was 'discriminatory' and 'unilateral'

PTI Chennai Published 09.04.23, 01:22 PM
M K Stalin

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Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M K Stalin has written to Union Home Minister Amit Shah, opposing the non-inclusion of Tamil in the computer test for recruitment to the CRPF, saying the notification mandating only the use of English and Hindi was 'discriminatory' and 'unilateral.' According to a state government releae here on Sunday, of the 9,212 vacancies in the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), 579 had to be filled from Tamil Nadu, the exam for which is scheduled to be held in 12 centers.

The CM told Shah in the letter that the Centre's notification that the exam can be written in English and Hindi makes the aspirants from Tamil Nadu unable to attempt the test in their mother tongue in their own "native state." Further, 25 out of the 100 marks have been allotted for "basic comprehension in Hindi" which would only benefit the Hindi-speaking candidates.


"To put it simply, this CRPF notification is against the interests of those applying from Tamil Nadu. This is not only unilateral but amounts to being disrcriminatory," the release quoted the CM as telling Shah.

This will amount to prevent aspirants from taking up a government job, Stalin said and added the notification was against the aspirants' Constitutional right.

Stalin sought the immediate intervention of Shah to enable non-Hindi speaking youngsters to take up the test by allowing regional languages, including Tamil in the exam process.

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