Chandigarh, May 24:
In a major initiative aimed at promoting Punjabi language, the Punjab government has made it compulsory for the candidates vying for Group C and D posts of State Government to clear the Punjabi eligibility test by securing at least 50% marks over and above the stipulated recruitment exam for the respective post.
A decision to this effect has been taken by the Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann while chairing a meeting with the officers here at his official residence. In order to promote Punjabi language, Bhagwant Mann said that it would be now mandatory for all the candidates appearing for recruitment for group C and D posts to qualify Punjabi eligibility test with minimum 50% marks prior competing for the requisite recruitment exam for the respective posts.
Meanwhile, it was also informed in the meeting that the State Government has already kick-started a massive recruitment drive with 26,454 jobs including large number of posts from amongst group ‘C’ and ‘D’.
Prominent amongst others who attended the meeting included Chief Secretary Anirudh Tewari, Additional Chief Secretary to CM A. Venu Prasad, Principal Secretary Higher Education and Languages Jaspreet Talwar, Secretary Employment Generation Kumar Rahul besides others.