Chapter - IX
Progressive Use of Hindi
In order to promote the use of Hindi in the official work of the Department, efforts continued during the period under review. The official Language Implementation Committee held its periodical meetings regularly to review the progress made in the use of Hindi and suggested ways to remove the impediments in the implementation of provisions of the Official Language Act , 1963 and the Rules made thereunder.
2. The work relating to the Hindi Advisory Committee has been streamlined. Its last two meetings were held on 28th March 2001 and 23rd Nov. 2001. The suggestions given by the members of the Committee to increase progressive use of Hindi in official work have been considered and implemented.
3. During the period under review, the Parliamentary Committee on Official Language inspected the Department of Heavy Industry on 31.10.2001. The Committee has expressed satisfaction on progress of Hindi in the Department. The Committee has inspected Bharat Heavy Electrical Ltd. Varanasi, Hindustan Cables Ltd., Allahabad, HMT, Bangalore and Richardson and Crudas (1972) Ltd. The officers of the Department carried out inspection of some enterprises during the year to monitor progress made in use of Hindi and their officers were apprised of the Policy of the Government.
4. All the Notifications, Resolutions, Notes and Circulars, Parliament Questions, Annual Reports, General Order and papers laid on the Tables of both Houses of Parliament were issued in Hindi and English. All the letters received in Hindi were responded to in Hindi. " Hindi Pakhwara" was organised in the month of September, 2001 during which several competitions including Hindi noting/ drafting Essay writing and Paragraph writing were conducted. The candidates of the Department participated in these activities with keen interest. Sixty six cash awards were given to winning candidates. Workshops were also organised for officers/employees of the Department to impart training in noting /drafting in Hindi. They were also apprised of the Official Language Act, 1963.
5. Following important steps were taken to promote progressive use of Hindi in official works during the year:-