No plans to conduct SSC exams only in Hindi: Govt informs Rajya Sabha | Latest News India

The government has no proposal to conduct the Staff Selection Commission (SSC) examinations only in the Hindi language, the union home ministry informed the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday.

In response to a question written by CPI (M) member Kerala AA Rahim, Ajay Kumar Mishra, rejected making Hindi compulsory in all central government offices and institutions, saying the question does not arise.

“There is no proposal to conduct SSC exams only in Hindi,” the minister said in a written reply.

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Mishra said that the union public service commission (UPSC) and SSC are the main recruitment agencies of the central government and the preliminary examinations conducted by both the commissions consist of multiple choice objective type questions in Hindi and English where the candidate has to mark the appropriate mark. answer

“The medium of examinations conducted by the Staff Selection Commission (SSC) is normally Hindi and English. However, Paper II of the Multi-Job (Non-Technical) Staff Examination is conducted in all languages, included in the Eighth Schedule of the Constitution,” he said.

Responding to another question on official languages, Mishra said in Parliament, “The provision for medium of instruction in educational institutions is laid down in the National Education Policy (2020) which envisages delivery of more programs in higher education using mother tongue/local language as medium. offers bilingual teaching and/or programs.’

A Parliamentary committee report on official languages ​​sparked a political controversy in October, with the opposition accusing the BJP-led government of “imposing Hindi”.

However, officials told HT that it does not impose the language on non-Hindi-speaking regions, and is in line with the principles laid down by the NEP 2020.

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