It is a proud moment for Goa as the Ministry of Home Affairs has decided to conduct the Constable (General Duty) Central Armed Police Force (CAPF) examination in Konkani along with 12 other regional languages.
This Central decision comes as a positive sign to the state which will not only promote, but also encourage participation of local youth in serving the nation.
The question paper for the CAPF examination will now be in Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Marathi, Malayalam, Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, Odia, Urdu, Punjabi, Manipuri and Konkani, in addition to Hindi and English.
Constable GD is one flagship examination which is conducted by the Staff Selection Commission and every year many aspirants take part in it.
The notification also stated that the decision will result in lakhs of aspirants taking part in the examination in their mother tongue/regional language. It will also improve their selection prospects.
The decision was taken at the initiative of Union Home Minister and Minister for Cooperation, Amit Shah, in order to encourage the youth to participate in CAPF and also to promote local languages.
The notification released on Saturday by MHA stated that this is a great opportunity for the local youth as they could participate in huge numbers to make a career by serving the country.
The government through this decision intends to promote and encourage the use and development of regional languages.
The states and Union Territory governments are expected to launch a widespread campaign to encourage local youths to take advantage of this opportunity and participate in large numbers to make a career serving the country.
The Ministry of Home Affairs and Staff Selection Commission will sign an addendum to the existing MoU to facilitate the conduct of the examination in multiple Indian languages.
The examination in 13 regional languages, in addition to Hindi and English, will now be conducted from January 1, 2024, onwards.