Candidates want Punjabi type test to be cancelled
Tribune News Service
Mohali, November 22
A delegation of the new Punjab Subordinate Sangarsh Committee today met Subordinate Staff Selection Board (SSSB) chairman Santa Singh Umedpur demanding that the Punjabi type test should be cancelled and they should be given appointment letters for the post of clerks. A total of the 530 posts were advertised by the SSSB in July, 2011, and it was mentioned that the candidates in merit would have to pass Punjabi type test as per government instructions.
The instruction at that time was to clear the Punjabi type test within a year after appointment. But later on August 17, 2011, the Punjab government issued a notification in which it was made compulsory to pass Punjabi type test before appointment and corrigendum in this regard was published by the SSSB after the test was conducted in October.
Similar was the case with the food and civil supplies department and Punjab mandi board but their clerks had been appointed because they sought clarification from the personnel department which advised them that their recruitment should be made as per the instructions on date of advertisement.
The candidates alleged that their plea to the SSSB chairman did not yield any result. The candidates have decided to launch an agitation from November 28 till their demands were not met.