Kerala Public Service Commission has finally agreed to conduct all the exams in Malayalam language also. In a meeting conducted by state government here on Monday, PSC chairman M.K. Sakeer had told the decision while in talk with chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan. The organization, Aikya Malayala Prasthaanam has been conducting an indefinite fasting in front of the public service commission office for about a month in order to make all Kerala PSC exam questions also available in Malayalam. The strike will continue till when the authority gives the last official assurance, the organization reported in the media.
The public service commission reported that it would set up a separate panel of language experts in order to make Kerala PSC exam question papers in Malayalam language also. As per the decision taken here on Monday, it will also look into the other technicalities for the preparation of question papers in our native language.
Commission at first was very reluctant to accept this demand, but due to increasing pressure from all parts of the state made them to accept the need of the agitating organization. Many socio-cultural leaders from the state too had supported the agitation done by Aikya Malayala Prasthaanam.
The organization also puts forth the need to conduct KAS (Kerala Administrative Service) exam also in Malayalam. However, PSC had reported some of the technical issues for conducting the same in Malayalam language. PSC said that replacing engineering and medical terms with its equivalent Malayalam terms was quite difficult. However, the commission had pointed out that this could also be addressed by their expert team.