Civils exam: Assam introduces residency and language riders

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GUWAHATI: The Assam government on Wednesday decided that only those who have permanent residency in the state, have their names registered in state employment exchange and can fluently converse in Assamese or other recognised languages of the state, can sit for the state civil services examination. The state Cabinet, which took this decision on Wednesday, also did away with the qualifying language papers.
Chief minister Himanta Biswa Sarma in his post-Cabinet briefing said, "The Cabinet took a decision that the language papers in the mains examination will no longer be there. But there will three conditions for eligibility - the candidate should be a permanent resident, his or her name should be registered in the employment exchange of the state and must be fluent in the state's official and associated languages and other local languages. Obviously, Hindi will also be an option."
He added that knowledge in written Assamese was earlier compulsory for the candidates but this has created a lot of reaction.

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