PMK demands fingerprint SI exam in Tamil

Chennai: PMK Monday claimed competitive examination for selecting fingerprint sub-inspectors of police in Tamilnadu was proposed to be held only in English and demanded that it be conducted in Tamil also as had been the practice in the past.

PMK founder leader S Ramadoss also demanded 20 per cent quota for Tamil medium aspirants. The Tamilnadu Uniformed Services Recruitment Board has announced the examination will be conducted only in English, he claimed in a statement.

“This is a betrayal of Tamil students and condemnable,” he said adding till 2015, the examinations for selecting technical personnel and fingerprint sub inspectors were held in Tamil.

Online applications were received till 28 September for selecting 202 fingerprint SIs and the TNUSRB had notified the recruitment on 28 August. The date of competitive examination is yet to be announced.

“Usurping” the rights of Tamil students is unacceptable, the PMK leader said and urged the government to take steps to hold the competitive examination in Tamil and provide reservation of 20 per cent to those who studied in Tamil medium.