Ladakh Admin Removes Urdu as Test Language for Various Government Jobs

Ladakh Admin Removes Urdu as Test Language for Various Government Jobs


Ladakh Admin Removes Urdu as Test Language for Various Government Jobs


The administration of Ladakh has removed Urdu as a test language for various posts in the Revenue department.

According to the notification issued by Principal Secretary Dr. Pawan Kotwal, instead of ‘Knowledge of Urdu’, ‘Bachelor’s degree from any recognized university has been made mandatory.

Urdu has been the language of land and revenue records.

Courts (lower courts) and FIRs are also written in Urdu. Urdu is the medium of instruction taught in government schools, especially in Muslim-majority areas of Kashmir, Kargil, and Jammu.

It is noteworthy that BJP MP from Ladakh Jamyang Tsering Namgyal had written to Home Minister Amit Shah last year demanding changes in revenue rules (removal of Urdu) for reinstatement in posts like Patwari and Naib Tehsildar. 

He said that this is the most important change after the abrogation of Article 370. 

Real freedom came from the language imposed for decades.

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