Progress in the use of Hindi in official work in the Directorate of Field Publicity:
DFP has taken following steps to implement instructions
issued by the Department of Official Language on the progressive use of Hindi for
official purpose of the Union as contained in the Official Language Act, 1963 and
the Official Language ( use for official purposes of the Union) Rules 1976.
Official Language Section:
The Hindi Section of this Directorate is concerned
with the overall aspect of work relating to Official Language in the official work.
Anaual Program Prescribed
by official language department:
Creation of Hindi post for
implementation of the Official Language Policy:
Anaual Program 2012-2013
1. Asstt. Director(OL)
2. Hindi Translator
Notification under Rule 10
(4) and specified under rule 8(4) of the Official Language ( use for official purposes
of the Union) Rules, 1976:
This Directorate was notified under Rule 10 (4) of the Official Languages Rules,
1976 on 2.1.1979 and specified under rule 8 (4) for doing work in Hindi on 13.10.1988.
Beside that, out of 22 Regional Offices and 207 Field Publicity Units working under
the control of DFP, 182 offices of A & B region working under this Directorate were
also notified and specified till now. Orders were issued from time to time directing
all officers and employees proficient in Hindi to do their work in Hindi. Instructions
in this regard are reiterated every year for strict compliance.
Observance of Hindi day/fortnight:
With a view to accelerating the use of the Official Language and increasing the
awareness of the employees regarding Official Language Policy and various incentive
schemes for using Hindi in official work. “ Hindi Day” was observed on 14th September
and “ Hindi Fortnight” was observed from 14-28 September, 2010.
occasion, the messages received from Hon’ble Minister for Information and Broadcasting
were circulated in the DFP Hqrs. as well as to the Regional Offices. In their messages,
they appealed to the officers and employees of the Department to adopt Hindi in
their day to day official work. This was done with the twin objectives of (a) giving
wider publicity to the various schemes and (b) generating maximum output in terms
of work done in Hindi. During the fortnight, ‘Hindi Essay competition’; Hindi noting
& drafting, Hindi Dictation, Hindi Writing Competition and Quiz Competition were
organized in the DFP (Hqrs.). Besides, as per report received from our Regional
Offices, 51 film shows, 149 oral communications/group discussions, 27 essay competitions,
39 sangoshthi/goshti/meetings, 17 calligraphy competitions, 6 reading competition,
23 elocutions, 3 slogan writing competition, 18 quiz competitions, 5 national song
competition, 3 paricharcha, 6 Hindi Workshop, 4 Hindi typing competition, 1 Poetic
Symposia, 4 Dictation, 1 Parisamvad, 1 Translation competition, 2 noting competition
and 13 meetings were organized during the fortnight.
Check-points for implementation
of orders relating to the Official Language:
of check-points is being regularly monitored through the quarterly progress reports
received from sections of the DFP (Hqrs.) as well as the Regional offices.
were issued from time to time to ensure that rule 3(3) of OL Act 1963 is strictly
complied with and all letters received in Hindi are invariably replied in Hindi.
English to Hindi dictionaries have already been provided to all sections of the
Directorate for encouraging the use of Hindi in day to day official work. Translation
assistance was provided whenever required by the officers and sections of the hqrs.
All rubber stamps, name plates, signboards etc. were invariably prepared in bilingual
the last year, inspections were carried out by the Officers of this Directorate
in Regional Offices/Units to see compliance of the Official Language Policy. They
also assess whether the orders relating to Hindi are being implemented. Afterwards,
the officer submits the report and takes follow-up action.
were carried out by the Officers of this Directorate during the last year are as
Facility of computer and Devnagari
As part of computerization programme in Hindi ‘Akchhar’ and ‘Mangal’ software have
been installed in the computers of DFP Hqrs. As of now, total 44 computers have
bilingual facility. Devnagari typewriters are available in adequate number in Regional
Offices as well as Field Publicity Units of this Department.
programme : Meetings:
of the Departmental Official Language Implementation Committee are held regularly
in each quarter. The Assistant Director Incharge (OL) (who is a Member- Secretary)
takes personal responsibility for holding the meeting regularly. The dates of last
four quarterly meetings are 25.6.2010, 27/09/2010, 31/12/2010, and 24/03/2011. Decisions
taken in the meeting were implemented.
has widely promoted and propagated the various incentive schemes of the Deptt. of
the Official Language in its Hqrs. and Regional Offices. These are as follows:
1. Indira Gandhi Official Language award.
2. Award given by different Ministries/departments for writing
original book in Hindi.
3. Incentive scheme for doing work in Hindi.
4. Grant of Hindi incentive allowance to stenographers and typists
for doing their official work in Hindi in addition to English.
5. Incentive on passing Hindi Prabodh, Praveen and Pragya examination
under Hindi Teaching Scheme.
6. Incentive on passing Hindi typewriting and Hindi stenography
examination under Hindi Teaching Scheme.
workshops were organized for the officers and employees working in this organization
in each quarter. During the last year, 3 Hindi Workshops were arranged, the details
of which are as follows:
No. of participants
1. Official language policy, rules, act and resolution
2. Various stages of Hindi language
1. Nothing & Drafting
2. Difficulties to be faced in doing
1. Standardization of script,
language & Spelling.
2. official language committees and incentives