OF THE DEPARTMENT OF OFFICIAL LANGUAGE
With a view to
ensuring compliance of the constitutional and legal
provisions regarding official language and to promote the
use of Hindi for the official purposes of the Union, the
Department of Official Language was set up in June 1975 as
an independent Department of the Ministry of Home Affairs.
Since then, this Department has been making efforts for
accelerating the progressive use of Hindi for the official
purposes of the Union. In accordance with the Government of
India (Allocation of Business) Rules, 1961, this Department
has been entrusted with the following items of work:-
(1) Implementing the provisions of the Constitution relating to
the Official Language and the provisions of the Official
Languages Act, 1963 (19 of 1963), except to the extent such
implementation has been assigned to any other Department.
approval of the President for authorising the limited use of
a language, other than English, in the proceedings in the
High Court of a State.
responsibility for all matters relating to the progressive
use of Hindi as the Official Language of the Union including
Hindi Teaching Scheme for Central Government Employees and
publication of magazines, journals & other literature
(4) Co-ordination in all matters relating to the progressive use
of Hindi as the Official Language of the Union, including
administrative terminology, syllabi, textbooks, training
courses and equipment (with standardised script) required
(5) Constitution and cadre-management of the Central Secretariat
Official Language Service.
relating to the Kendriya Hindi Samiti.
(7) Co-ordination of work relating to the Hindi Salahkar
Samities set up by the various Ministries/Departments.
relating to the Central Translation Bureau.
relating to the Central Hindi Training Institute including
Hindi Teaching Scheme.
relating to the Regional Implementation Offices.
relating to the Committee of Parliament on Official