20. In order to be appointed, transferred or promoted to an office in the civil administration, a knowledge of the official language appropriate to the office applied for is required.
For the application of the preceding paragraph, each agency of the civil administration shall establish criteria and procedures of verification and submit them to the Office de la langue française for approval, failing which the Office may establish them itself. If the Office considers the criteria and procedures unsatisfactory, it may either request the agency concerned to modify them or establish them itself.
This section does not apply to bodies, services and departments recognized under the first paragraph of section 29.1 which implement the measures approved by the Office according to the third paragraph of section 23.
1977, c. 5, s. 20; 1983, c. 56, s. 2; 1993, c. 40, s. 3.