Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant on Saturday thanked the Central government for its decision to conduct constable (general duty) examination for the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) in 13 regional languages, including the state’s official language Konkani.
Taking to Twitter, Sawant thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah for taking the historic decision. The move will open up more opportunities to local youth who aspire to join the CAPF, he said.
In a landmark decision, the Ministry of Home Affairs has approved the conduct of constable (general duty) examination for the CAPF in 13 regional languages, in addition to Hindi and English.
The decision has been taken at the initiative of Union Home Minister Amit Shah to give impetus to the participation of local youths in the CAPF and encourage regional languages, an official statement said.
“In a historic decision, MHA decides to conduct the Constable (GD) CAPF exams in 13 regional languages also. It will give an impetus to participation of local youth in CAPFs. The decision reflects PM @narendramodi Ji’s commitment to developing and encouraging regional languages,” the ministry tweeted.
In addition to Hindi and English, the question paper will be set in 13 regional languages — Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Marathi, Malayalam, Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, Odia, Urdu, Punjabi, Manipuri and Konkani.