The Tamil Nadu government led by MK Stalin has made the Tamil exams an obligation to enter the services of the Tamil Nadu government and state-owned enterprises. The order was approved by the government on Friday.
The order makes the Tamil exam compulsory for all candidates for the competition by the state recruitment board, information shared by Finance Minister Palanivel Thiagarajan. “The exam will be natural and it is compulsory for a student to get at least 40% marks in this exam in order to get a job in the provincial government,” he was quoted as saying.
“This new policy will help to create social justice. Students in public schools will be given priority in the recruitment process,” he added.
If a prospective student fails the relevant Tamil language paper, some of the course papers, which are part of the entire test program, will not be submitted for examination, as required.
Other government recruitment agencies including the Teacher Recruitment Board, Medical Services Recruitment Board, Tamil Nadu Uniformed Services Recruitment Board and the Tamil Nadu Forest Uniformed Services Recruitment Committee will issue similar guidelines.
The minister also announced that there are nine lakh government posts for eight people in Tamil Nadu.