New Delhi: It has been emphasized that priority should be given to Tamils in central government jobs in Tamil Nadu. This was asserted by DMK MP Tamilachi Thangapandian in the Lok Sabha today under Rule No. 377.
In response to this, South Chennai MP Tamilachi Thangapandian demanded the following in Parliament today: In a country like India, better service delivery can only be ensured if there are adequate opportunities for people from all regions.
To give regional representation in government work. Central administration cannot be the friend of good governance. Easy access with the general public is required. It can only be accomplished by those who are familiar with the local language and culture. Tamil Nadu has relatively high knowledge and skilled human resources. It often goes unused.
According to the annual report of the Staff Selection Commission for the year 2021-22, only 4.5 per cent of the total number of selected candidates clearly identified as Tamils. Similarly, in the Railway Recruitment Board’s examination conducted in South Zone last year, most of the candidates were not from Tamil Nadu. This lopsided recruitment system has ramifications among socio-political circles and unemployed youth.
So it should be avoided. Conducting exams in Tamil language will help candidates from Tamil Nadu. Public sector companies located in Tamil Nadu, railway companies located in Tamil Nadu have jobs including ‘Act Apprentice’.
Among these, preference may be given to those from Tamil Nadu to ensure direct regional representation under 20 per cent reservation. In these, I insist that the central government should give priority to the people of Tamil Nadu.
He had said this.