SSC MTS Exam to be Conducted in 13 Regional Languages

The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) has announced that it will hold the multi-tasking (non-technical) staff examination-2022 in 13 regional languages in addition to Hindi and English. The move is being made in an effort to provide a level-playing field to all job aspirants and to ensure that no one is denied an opportunity or feels disadvantaged due to language barriers.

Examination in 13 Regional Languages

  • The 13 languages in which the examination will be conducted are Urdu, Tamil, Malayalam, Telugu, Kannada, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Konkani, Manipuri (also Meiti), Marathi, Odia and Punjabi. This is the first time that the SSC MTS examination will be held in regional languages, and it is in line with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision of providing equal opportunities to all job aspirants.

Recruitment for Group B and Group C Posts

  • The SSC conducts recruitment processes for all Group B (non-gazetted) and Group C (non-technical) posts in various Central ministries/departments. The move is a step towards fulfilling the long-pending demand of candidates from different states, particularly from south India, as the exams were being conducted only in English and Hindi.

Efforts to Include All Languages in the Eighth Schedule

  • Union Minister of State for Personnel, Jitendra Singh, said that this move is a step towards including all the languages mentioned in the Eighth Schedule to the Constitution.
  • He said it is the continuous endeavor of the SSC to provide a level-playing field to different sections of the population so as to bridge the regional disparities and attain the ideals of the Constitution while at the same time celebrating the linguistic diversity of our country.

Expert Committee to Review Scheme and Syllabus

  • In order to review the scheme and syllabus of examinations conducted by the Commission, the Department of Personnel and Training has constituted an expert committee. This will ensure that the examination is conducted in a fair and transparent manner, and that it is inclusive of all linguistic groups.

Synopsis

The Staff Selection Commission (SSC) has announced that it will hold the multi-tasking (non-technical) staff examination-2022 in 13 regional languages in addition to Hindi and English. This is a historic move towards providing equal opportunities to all job aspirants and breaking language barriers. The 13 languages in which the examination will be conducted are Urdu, Tamil, Malayalam, Telugu, Kannada, Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Konkani, Manipuri (also Meiti), Marathi, Odia, and Punjabi. This move is in line with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision of providing a level-playing field to all job aspirants and fulfilling the long-pending demand of candidates from different states, particularly from south India. The SSC conducts recruitment processes for all Group B (non-gazetted) and Group C (non-technical) posts in various Central Ministries/Departments. The move is a step towards including all the languages mentioned in the Eighth Schedule to the Constitution, and an expert committee has been constituted by the Department of Personnel and Training to review the scheme and syllabus of examinations conducted by the Commission.

Written by IAS POINT

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