Chandigarh, May 24: The Punjab Government has made it compulsory for candidates vying for Group C and D posts of the state government to clear the Punjabi eligibility test by securing at least 50 per cent marks over and above the stipulated recruitment exam for the respective post.
A decision to this effect has been taken by Punjab Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann while chairing a meeting with officials at his residence. In order to promote Punjabi language, Bhagwant Mann said it would now be mandatory for all candidates appearing for the recruitment for Group C and D posts to qualify Punjabi eligibility test with minimum 50% marks prior competing for the requisite recruitment exam for the respective posts.
Meanwhile, it was also informed at the meeting that the Punjab Government had already kickstarted a massive recruitment drive with 26,454 jobs, including large number of posts from among Group C and D.
Prominent among others who attended the meeting included Chief Secretary Anirudh Tewari, Additional Chief Secretary to Chief Minister A. Venu Prasad, Principal Secretary Higher Education and Languages Jaspreet Talwar, Secretary Employment Generation Kumar Rahul besides others.