CM demands PSC questions in Malayalam; Aikya Malayala Prasthanam’s protest yields result
Thiruvananthapuram: Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan demanded that question papers for all examinations conducted by PSC should be available in Malayalam. The chief minister also made it clear that necessary directions in this regard is given to the PSC chairman. He was attending a press meet after a discussion with PSC chairman in the backdrop of the hunger strike conducted by the Aikya Malayala Prasthanam raising the demand.
The government has put forward the suggestion to conduct exams including Kerala Administrative Service (KAS) in Malayalam. PSC chairman assured that the commission will take a decision in this regard. Also, he pointed out certain challenges they face in realising the demand. Making question paper in minority languages like Tamil and Kannada also will be considered in future, the CM said.
Question paper is prepared in Malayalam for exams which requires eligibility upto Plus Two. About 90 percent of exams conducted by PSC belong to this category. Only a few question papers are conducted in English. It has been directed to change this. A meeting of the vice chancellors of universities will be convened as part of this, the CM added.
A high level committee will be appointed to study the issues in translating technical jargons into Malayalam. A technical term dictionary will be created to make available the jargons in various subjects. The service of vice chancellors will be utilised for this purpose, the chief minister said in the press meet.