The Union Ministry of Finance has recommended that going forward clerical recruitments for the twelve public sector banks and vacancies advertised henceforth, both prelim and main exams, will be conducted in the 13 regional languages along with English and Hindi, an official release said on Thursday (30 September).
According to the Finance Ministry release, this decision is based on the recommendation of a committee that was constituted by it to look into the matter of holding examinations for clerical cadre in Public Sector Banks (PSBs) in regional languages.
With the ministry's recommendation, the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) can now conduct clerical recruitment exam for public sector banks (PSBs) in 13 regional languages apart from English and Hindi.
The ongoing process of holding the examination initiated by IBPS was kept on hold until the recommendations of the committee were made available, the release said.
The committee worked with an aim to provide a uniform opportunity to the local youth for employment opportunities and have an upper hand with the customers through local or regional languages.
This decision of holding clerical exams in regional languages will also apply to the future SBI vacancies, the release said.
The ongoing recruitment process of SBI for the vacancies that are already advertised and for which preliminary exams had been held will be completed as per the advertisement, it added.
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