Hyderabad: MIM floor leader Akbaruddin Owaisi on Tuesday demanded that the State government conduct the Group-II exams in Urdu language. In a letter to Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao, the MIM leader said that the Telangana State Public Service Commission was gearing up to conduct the recruitment tests for the Group-II services on November 11 and 13. Of the 7.9 lakh applicants who have registered for the Group-II recruitment tests, nearly 50,000 were minority candidates belonging to the Backward Classes ‘E’ category. There is fierce competition as only 1,032 Group-II posts are to be filled up in various departments, he said. Akbaruddin Owaisi said that he has been raising the issue for conducting of all the recruitment tests by TSPSC as well as other departments and institutions in Urdu, the second official language of Telangana State, apart from Telugu and English. He pointed out that the Chief Minister had given an assurance in the Legislative Assembly on March 30 this year on conducting the TSPSC tests in Urdu language also, by requisitioning the services of Urdu paper setters and evaluators for these tests. Stating that the Telangana State Level Police Recruitment Board had conducted the recruitment tests for constables’ posts in Urdu, apart from Telugu and English, the MIM leader asked the Chief Minister to direct the TSPSC to conduct all their recruitment tests, including Group-II tests slated on November 11 and 13, in Urdu language to give an opportunity to the minority candidates to take the tests in their mother tongue which is also the second official language of the State.