Tamil Nadu Chief Minister MK Stalin has written a letter to Union Home Minister Amit Shah, protesting against the exclusion of Tamil language from the computer test for recruitment to the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF). The Chief Minister stated that the Centre’s notification mandating the use of only English and Hindi for the exam is “unilateral” and “discriminatory.”
Out of the 9,212 vacancies in the CRPF, 579 are to be filled from Tamil Nadu, and the exam for these vacancies is scheduled to be held in 12 centers. However, the Chief Minister noted that aspirants from Tamil Nadu are unable to attempt the exam in their mother tongue in their state, as only English and Hindi have been allowed. Additionally, 25 out of the 100 marks have been allotted for “basic comprehension in Hindi,” which would only benefit Hindi-speaking candidates.
Stalin argued that this notification goes against the interests of those applying from Tamil Nadu, and it amounts to being discriminatory and unilateral. The Chief Minister further stated that the notification prevents aspirants from taking up government jobs and is against their constitutional rights. Therefore, he urged Shah to immediately intervene and enable non-Hindi speaking youngsters to take the exam by allowing regional languages, including Tamil, in the exam process.