TN uproar over postal exams in Hindi and English only
Why is it that the postal examinations, held in 15 state languages till last year, can be written only in Hindi and English this year?
The general examination for vacancies in the postal sector was held on Sunday. Thousands of people across Tamil Nadu were vying for about a 1,000 vacancies. Questions were asked in English and Hindi in the quiz paper. Answers had to be given only in Hindi or English.
This has come as a great shock to students in TamilNadu. Many were unable to take the exam. DMK legislator Thangam Thennarasu raised the issue following the meeting of the Assembly Monday.
Responding to it, AIADMK Minister Jayakumar said that the AIADMK was also opposed to this. The DMK denounced the central government and urged the AIADMK to pass a resolution. The AIADMK, however, refused to do so.
The exam was held in major districts like Chennai, Madurai, Trichy and Coimbatore last year. This year's selection was also announced in a May press release announcing that it could be written in Hindi, English and Tamil.
But three days before the election, it was announced that the exam could be written only in Hindi and English. Many students were not aware of this, and faced difficulty during the exam.
A case has been filed in the Madurai High Court, and the court has ordered an interim stay on the publication of the results.
Moreover, the AIADMK and DMK MPs in the Lok Sabha voiced their opposition to the boycott of Tamil and other state languages in the first paper of the competitive election for the postal jobs. They asked the government to cancel the exam and re-conduct the Tamil exams.
DMK MP Trichy Siva said that circulars that impose Hindi should be withdrawn. Responding to this, Venkaiah Naidu said that the issue raised by the Tamil Nadu members was important and that he would make a request to the minister concerned.
[Autotranslated from Tamil]