New Delhi, Jul 4: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman on Thursday announced that the recruitment examination for Regional Rural Banks will be conducted in 13 languages other than English and Hindi.
The examination for RRBs, which is conducted by the Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS), will now be conducted in Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Kannada, Konkani, Malayalam, Manipuri, Marathi, Odia, Punjabi, Tamil, Telugu and Urdu, said Ms Sitharaman in the Lok Sabha while making a statement.
''To provide a level playing field and to expand employment possibilities for local youths, it has been decided that examination for direct recruitment of officers (Scale-I)& Office Assistant in RRBs will be conducted in 13 regional languages in addition to English & Hindi,'' said Ms Sitharaman.
In the post-lunch session, Ms Sitharaman made the statement in the Rajya Sabha also.
There has been demand to conduct bank exams in regional languages.
The lack of regional languages as the medium for selection examination put many deserving candidates at a disadvantage. (UNI)