A division bench of the Madras High Court (Chennai) announced that the candidates from Tamil Nadu can write their exams for selection to vacant posts in the postal department in Tamil too.
The advocate representing the Union Ministry of Communications told that the candidates would be permitted to write the exams in their respective regional languages.
The matter relates to a PIL from CVMP Ezhilarasan, secretary of the student’s wing of the DMK. It challenged the exclusion of Tamil as one of the languages for exams conducted for recruitment of posts in the postal department.
During the course of arguments, the notifications issued related to the exams conducted in August were cancelled.
The petitioner’s senior counsel P Wilson argued that cancelling the exams was not enough. He said that the candidates in Tamil Nadu should be allowed to write the exam in Tamil.
On July 23, a copy of which was produced before the bench, where the Ministry of Communications had clarified that besides English and Hindi, candidates can write their exams in the local languages where Hindi is not in use.