Atal Bhashantar Yojana to provide employment for Interpreters

Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) is instituting the Atal Bhashantar Yojana for training language experts towards creating a pool of ‘Specialised Interpreters’ for interpretation to and from Hindi language in Arabic, Chinese, French, Japanese, Russian and Spanish.

Under Atal Bhashantar Yojana Scheme, one candidate each will be selected through a multi-stage selection process, in the above foreign languages and trained in the foreign language at Government cost in reputed language schools abroad. On completion of their training, the successful candidates shall be engaged as ‘Specialised Interpreters’ by MEA for a five-year period.

Graduates and above or their equivalent, in the 6 languages, from UGC accredited universities with NAAC categorisation of ‘A’ or higher, with proficiency in Hindi and English and between 21-26 years of age would be eligible to apply for Atal Bhashanter Yojana.

Applications for Atal Bhashantar Yojana (ABY) will be invited through advertisements to be issued by the Ministry on its website, Employment News and national newspapers.

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