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Urdu removed from Naib Tehsildar qualification criteria in J&K

Ziraat Times News Network

Srinagar, Nov 26: In a major development set to change the existing procedures in land registration and documentation, Jammu & Kashmir administration has removed Urdu as a mandatory language competency in the recruitment of Naib Tehsildar  posts in the Revenue Department.

Earlier, J&K government had removed the Urdu language requirement for recruitment of the posts of Patwaris, who are the primary authority in the maintenance of land records and documentation.

Informed sources told Ziraat Times that the move has come after the Ladakh UT administration introduced a similar rule earlier this year, paving the way for the gradual removal of the use of Urdu language in land registration and documentation processes.

Informed sources told Ziraat Times that now onwards the ‘Bachelor’s degree from any recognized university’ shall be the mandatory requirement instead of ‘Knowledge of Urdu along with Bachelor’s degree ’ for the post of Taib Tehsildar in the Revenue Department.

According to existing rules, graduation with knowledge of Urdu is mandatory for recruitment into various govt posts, including Naib Tehsildar, Giridawar Qanoongo, etc.

But as per the changed rules, only graduation will be enough for these posts, and knowledge of Urdu will not be required.


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