Additional security personnel from the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) and its special units are working round-the-clock to ensure smooth celebrations.
For the first time, the Constable (General Duty) examination for recruitment of constables in the Central Armed Police Forces (CAPFs) will be conducted in 13 regional languages in addition to Hindi and English.
The examination will be conducted from 20 February to 7 March for around 48 lakh candidates in 128 cities across the country.
This historic decision has been taken on the initiative of Union Home Minister and Minister of Cooperation Amit Shah to increase the participation of local youth in the Central Armed Police Forces and to promote regional languages.
Question papers will now be prepared in the following 13 regional languages in addition to Hindi and English: Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Marathi, Malayalam, Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, Odia, Urdu, Punjabi, Manipuri and Konkani.
The Constable GD Examination is one of the flagship examinations conducted by the Staff Selection Commission (SSC) attracting lakhs of youths from across the country.
The decision will result in lakhs of youth taking part in the examination in their mother tongue/regional language and improve their selection prospects. As a result, the reach of this examination will increase among the candidates in the entire country and everyone will get an equal opportunity for employment.
”With this initiative of the Central Government, the youth across the country, have got a golden opportunity to participate in the Constable (General Duty) examination in the Central Armed Police Forces conducted by the Staff Selection Commission in their mother tongue and make a career in the service of the nation,” the Ministry of Home Affairs said.