CSS Exams to Held in Urdu from Next Year LHC
According to a latest order by Lahore High Court, the CSS (central superior services) exams in the upcoming year 2018 will be taken in Urdu language.
Previously, advocate Saif ur Rehman filed a petition in Lahore High Court to order the FPSC (federal public service commission) to take CSS exams in national language Urdu.
Now, a decision has been taken on this petition by justice Atir Mehmood in which he ordered that CSS exams must be taken by using Urdu language. It is also said in the order that the last year’s decision by Supreme Court regarding this issue should also be followed while implementing this order.
The court also said that 2018 CSS exams can’t be taken in Urdu due to limited time as these exams will be taken next month but Urdu will be used in next CSS exams of 2018.
According to previous reports, only 2% candidates can pass CSS exams while 92% of the candidates failed in English language. The main purpose of CSS exams is to examine skills of the candidates in the subjects related to their degrees instead of knowing their proficiency in English language and this test is not fulfilling this main purpose.
But there are counterarguments on this matter that official language has to be replaced from English to Urdu before implementing this order otherwise the candidates passing CSS exams in Urdu will face severe difficulties while doing paperwork and other general tasks in the government offices.
Previously in 2018, the Supreme Court has ordered to make Urdu as official language by using Urdu in all the official dealings and this order was to be fulfilled by all the federal government’s offices. After filing of several petitions asking the court to make Urdu language as the official language of Pakistan according to constitution of Pakistan, a three member bench led by Chief Justice Jawad S Khawaja was established and it gave that order.