PIL in Jharkhand HC against the government’s decision to exclude Hindi as a language in the personnel selection examination

PIL in Jharkhand HC against the government’s decision to exclude Hindi as a language in the personnel selection examination
RANCHI: The exclusion of Hindi from the list of mandatory languages ​​that candidates taking the Jharkhand Personnel Selection Commission (JSSC) exams have to pass was submitted to the Jharkhand High Court scanner on Tuesday.

Ekta Vikas Manch filed a Public Interest Litigation (PIL) with the High Court during the day.

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The court has not yet set a date for the hearing. El Manch, a non-governmental organization based in Seraikela, presented the PIL claiming that the rules formulated by the government for conducting the examinations violate Fundamental Rights.

A state cabinet meeting on Aug. 5 approved a proposal that candidates desiring jobs in the state must have knowledge of the local culture, language, and tradition and must earn at least 30 percent of the marks in one language. regional or tribal to be added. in the scores while the list of merits is being prepared.

A government spokesman had said that as far as English and Hindi are concerned, these would be grading work and grades obtained in subjects would not be added while the list of merits was being prepared.

It was decided that candidates could choose between Mundari, Kharia, Ho, Santhali, Khortha, Panchpargania, Bangla, Urdu, Kurmali, Nagpuri, Kurukh and Hate languages ​​for the state level examination.

El Manch in his petition said that the exclusion of Hindi is a drastic step that will negatively affect the fate of a large number of candidates.

With Urdu as an option, a select group of students will be favored, which goes against the spirit of the Constitution, the petition says.

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He also maintained that Urdu is not widely taught in the state and is restricted to ‘Madrasas’ that cater to the education of students belonging to the minority community.

The government’s decision to eliminate Hindi and English will affect candidates who are fluent in those languages, according to the petition.

Furthermore, Hindi is the medium of education in most Jharkhand public schools and its exclusion will deprive deserving candidates, according to the petition.

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