The Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh says the English medium is a must for all the students in th state. See the difference. Tamilnadu CM is having a liking for his mother tongue but his counterpart in AP is not having any such liking for his mother tongue.
I think the Chief Ministers of other States from at least South India should follow him and introduce a paper in their mother tongue for the State government jobs.
"Life is easier when you enjoy what you do"
Knowledge is power.
I had seen firsthand about this communication gap especially in nationalised banks where there is All-India transfer of the officer level employees. The difficulty was all the more in the case of Agricultural Officers. During the eighties, when I was relatively a new employee in a bank in Kerala, the Agricultural Officers were mostly from Orissa. The native AOs were very less. I was also in a rural branch and the AO was from Orissa. Many times, I had to intervene and function as interlocutor translating to both the AO and the customer. There were no satellite TV channels and Hindi serials, so general people did not have ease in Hindi. Being a rural place English also was difficult.
So I am one who supports the condition that for those employees or jobs where they deal with public especially at field level , working knowledge of local language should be a pre-condition.
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Success occurs when opportunity and preparation meet.