Opposition parties are misleading people and no one will get a government job in Punjab without passing in Punjabi, government minister Inderbir Singh Niyer said on Saturday.

He said those coming from outside the state will have to clear a separate Punjabi test with at least 50 percent marks to qualify for the job.

He also distributed appointment letters to at least 140 sanitation workers during a function held at the Moga Municipal Corporation office.

He said that the Punjab government led by Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann had engaged the services of 140 sanitation workers, who were working in Moga MC for the past few years. “These workers got a Diwali gift in the form of regulation. The services of the remaining sanitation workers will also be regular in the coming days,” he added.

He clarified that the firefighters will not be fired, but 960 new ones are being recruited. Similarly, another 350 drivers are being recruited, he added.

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