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Assamese to be made mandatory for govt jobs in Assam

Finance minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Saturday said, “We will bring a bill where it will essential that student has to study Assamese as one of the subject for getting a government job needless to say for Barak valley and Bodoland it will be Bengali and Bodo respectively.”

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Last Updated: Jan 25, 2020, 11.04 PM IST
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“If one does not know the language of the state how will he know the notings in the files," said Finance minister Himanta Biswa Sarma.
GUWAHATI: Assam to introduce a bill where a student who has not studied Assamese as one of the subject in class 10 or matriculation will not got get government jobs in the state.

Finance minister Himanta Biswa Sarma on Saturday said, “We will bring a bill where it will essential that student has to study Assamese as one of the subject for getting a government job needless to say for Barak valley and Bodoland it will be Bengali and Bodo respectively.”

He added, “If one does not know the language of the state how will he know the notings in the files. "

In the wake of protest against Citizenship Amdendent bill (CAA) last month state cabinet also decided to recommend to the Centre to amend the Constitution and make Assamese the state language permanently.

Protesters feared CAA would threaten the language, culture and tradition of Assam.

Sarma had earlier stated “Assamese will be a compulsory subject in all school of the state except in Barak Valley, Bodoland and two hill districts. We will move the Centre to amend constitution to retain Assamese as the state language forever, except in Barak Valley, Bodoland territorial council and two hill districts administered by the sixth scheduled councils.”

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