The Central Government has approved to conduct of Constable (General Duty) examination for Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) in 13 regional languages in addition to Hindi and English.
This initiative will give impetus to participation of local youth in the CAPF and encourage regional languages.
The question paper will be set in Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Marathi, Malayalam, Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, Odia, Urdu, Punjabi, Manipuri and Konkani in addition to Hindi and English. Examination in 13 regional languages in addition to Hindi and English will be conducted from 01st January 2024 onwards.
The decision will result in lakhs of aspirants taking part in the examination in their mother tongue/ regional language and improve their selection prospects.
The demand to conduct this examination in Tamil language was made by Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.K.Stalin on 9th April 2023. He had urged the central leadership to revise the notification to include Tamil and other state languages.
M.K.Stalin has now wholeheartedly welcomed this decision and reiterated demand to extend this provision to Union Government recruitment examinations.
Constable GD is one of flagship examinations conducted by the Staff Selection Commission attracting lakhs of candidates from across the country. The Ministry of Home Affairs and Staff Selection Commission would sign an addendum to the existing MoU to facilitate the conduct of the examination in multiple Indian languages.
Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) is the collective name of central police organisations (CPOs) which are paramilitary forces responsible for internal security and guarding the borders. Forces for Internal Security are Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) and Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) and Special Task Force—National Security Guard (NSG) while Border Guarding Forces are Assam Rifles (AR), Border Security Force (BSF), Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP), and Sashastra Seema Bal (SSB).