Vikash Sharma

The Ministry of Finance, Government of India, on Thursday recommended that clerical recruitments for the 12 public sector banks and vacancies advertised henceforth, both Prelims and Main exams, will be conducted in the 13 regional languages along with English and Hindi.

Official sources said that the decision is based on the recommendation of a Committee that was earlier constituted by the Ministry of Finance to look into the matter of holding examinations for clerical cadre in Public Sector Banks (PSBs) in regional languages.

It is pertinent to mention here that the ongoing process of holding the examination initiated by IBPS was earlier kept on hold and the recommendations of the Committee were awaited.

As per a PIB release, 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/regional languages.

This decision of holding clerical exams in regional languages will also apply to the upcoming SBI vacancies, post the completion of the ongoing recruitment process for the vacancies that are already advertised, the release added.

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