Vikash Sharma

The Department of Personnel and Training (DoPT) on Tuesday approved the decision to conduct the Staff Selection Commission Multitasking (non-technical) Staff (SSC MTS) examination, 2022 and CHSLE Examination, 2022 in regional languages.

As per the latest notification, SSC MTS examination, 2022 and CHSLE Examination will now be conducted in 13 regional languages in addition to Hindi and English. The decision has been taken at the initiative of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to give impetus to the participation of local youth and encourage regional languages.

As per the official information, the question paper will also be set in the 13 regional languages i.e. Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Marathi, Malayalam, Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, Odia, Urdu, Punjabi, Manipuri (also Meiti) and Konkani.

“There had been persistent demands from different States to hold SSC exams in languages other than English and Hindi. Government appointed an Expert Committee to look at this aspect too amongst other things (review of scheme and syllabus of examinations conducted by the Commission),” reported PIB.

Earlier, the Expert Committee in its report had inter-alia recommended the following:

“Study of posts of SSC especially Group ‘C’ post indicates that these posts are at cutting edge of Government-citizen interaction. India being a country where multiple languages are spoken, it would be in the fitness of things to conduct 12th and 10th exam in multi-languages. To begin with SSC can start with 14 languages as used by Railway Recruitment Boards (RRBs) / Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) in their exams and gradually increase to include all the languages mentioned in Schedule VIII of the Constitution.”

To start with the Commission has decided to conduct MTS Examination, 2022 and CHSLE Examination, 2022 in 15 languages (13 regional languages + Hindi + English) as used by the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) / Railway Recruitment Boards (RRBs) for conducting their examination. The notice of MTS Exam has already been issued. Notice for CHSL Exam in Multi-Language will be issued in May-June 2023, the report added.