Exam For Regional Rural Banks To Be Held In 13 Local Languages

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New Delhi: Now, IBPS RRB aspirants will be able to appear in the exam in the regional language of their choice! Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman today said in a written reply to the Lok Sabha that recruitment for Officers Scale-I and Office Assistants (multi-purpose) in Regional Rural Banks (RRB) will be held in 13 languages, apart from English an Hindi.

“At present, there 45 regional rural banks (RRBs) functioning in the country, having a total staff strength of 90,000 employees. Institute for Banking Personnel Selection conducts Common Recruitment Process (CRP) for recruitment of officers (Scale I, II, III) and Office Assistants (multi-purpose) in the RRBs on an all India basis in English and in Hindi medium. In the present system candidates educated in local languages are at a disadvantage due to the medium of examination,” Sitharaman said.

She further said that the functioning of RRBs is state-specific and rural-focused. Therefore, the knowledge of the local language of that particular state or region would help candidates in performing his duties effectively.

“Thus, with a view to provide a level playing field and to expand employment possibilities for local youth, it has been decided examinations for direct recruitment of Officers Scale-I and Office Assistants (multi-purpose) in RRBs, will be conducted in 13 regional languages in addition to English and Hindi,” she said.