Monday, February 16, 2009

Please Tick for Bhojpuri

WASHINGTON: Regional Indian languages such as Bhojpuri and Haryanvi may not have made to India’s Constitution, but they have made to an application form for selection to the political positions with the US government. 
  About 20 Indian languages have found a mention in the application form, brought out by Barack Obama administration for filling up thousands of political positions in the government’s executive branch. 
  These are among 101 languages from across the world, listed in the form’s ‘international experience’ section, where applicants have been asked to select those known to them. 
  The Indian languages mentioned in the firm also include as many as six — Awadhi, Bhojpuri, Chhattisgarhi, Haryanvi, Magahi and Marwari — that are not part of the 22 languages of India listed in the Eighth Schedule of Indian Constitution. 
  Hinting at an intense competition, the White House has said that more than 3,50,000 applications have already been received for these “politically appointed positions”. 
  “We’re looking to fill several thousand politically appointed positions in the Executive Branch. We’re already interviewing many for the upper level positions, but will be reviewing applications and making decisions on appointments over the next few months,” the White House said in a posting on its official blog.
Source: White House Blog and AM.

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