The Karnataka Chief Minister H D Kumaraswamy on Thursday thanked Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman for the decision on conducting regional rural banks (RRB) recruitment exams in 13 regional languages, and said rural candidates will benefit.
He, however, requested her to revert to the condition that candidates should study in the local language up to class 10 to be eligible for the posts, as it would benefit locals to secure more bank jobs.
The exams for direct recruitment of Scale-I officers and office assistants in regional rural banks (RRB) would be conducted in 13 regional languages apart from English and Hindi, Nirmala Sitharaman said on Thursday.
The move will help people having fluency in regional languages to get jobs in RRBs, she said.
Earlier, the examination was conducted in English and Hindi.
Kumaraswamy had recently met Nirmala Sitaraman in New Delhi and had urged the Central government to have a re-look into the clause of language proficiency.
Karnataka MPs both from BJP and Congress had also recently raised the issue in Parliament.