Public service candidates have poor knowledge of Azerbaijani language
Azerbaijan, Baku, June 9 / Trend K. Zarbaliyeva /
Azerbaiani Presidential Public Service Commission Chairman Bahram Khalilov is dissatisfied with the knowledge of the Azerbaijani language among the candidates wishing to work in public service.
The interviews with people wishing to be admitted to the civil service revealed that most of them have poor knowledge of the Azerbaijani language, Khalilov told Trend.
The changes were made in the conditions of the contest to solve this problem, he said.
The questions about the Azerbaijani language will be at the level of human knowledge, having secondary education. They will give the opportunity to determine the level of knowledge of the native language of the candidate, he said.
"A civil servant must know the Azerbaijani language perfectly," he said. "Taking into account that the paperwork in state bodies is in the Azerbaijani language, one of the important conditions is civil servants' knowledge of the Azerbaijani language."
He said that one of the innovations is an admission to the civil service through the Internet.
According to the new rules, the candidates wishing to be admitted to the civil service, must provide a document about higher education and a statements in the first round.
"This innovation has already been used in the last contest," he said. "About 1,000 candidates appealed to the Commission through the electronic application. This saves time and financial resources of candidates."
He said that the candidates collected and presented about a dozen documents. But most of the candidates did not pass the second round.