14 Progressive Use of Hindi
Introduction 14.1 The Hindi section functioning in the Ministry of Mines is responsible for ensuring compliance of the Official Languages Act, the rules made thereunder and the administrative instructions regarding use of Hindi in the Ministry of Mines and in the subordinate offices and PSU ' s under its administrative control. 14.2 Section 3(3) of Official Languages Act, 1963 has been complied with fully during the period under report and all the documents covered under this section have been issued bilingually. The position of the same is being monitored through the quarterly meetings of the Official Language Implementation Committee chaired by Joint Secretary(M&R). Hindi Training 14.3 Under Hindi Teaching Scheme of Ministry of Home Affairs, Deptt. Of Official Language the officers/ employees are nominated for training in Hindi Language (Prabodh, Praveen & Pragya), Hindi stenography and Hindi typing.. One employee has been nominated under Hindi Teaching Scheme. Hindi Salahakar Samiti 14.4 Hindi Salahakar Samiti is a high powered Committee which reviews the progress of Hindi in the Ministry and in the Subordinate Offices/ PSUs under its administrative control. It also recommends effective measures to increase the use of Hindi and for removing the difficulties faced in ensuring the compliance of Official Language Policy. Hindi Salahkar Samiti has been reconstituted and first meeting of the newly constituted Samiti was held in Gangtok, Sikkim under the chairmanship of Hon'ble Minister of Mines on 10.09.2010.
Shri B.K Handiqe, the then Hon’ble Minister for Mines & DONER addressing Hindi Salahkar Samiti Meeting on 10th September, 2010 at Gangtok Sikkim, also seen in the picture is Shri S.K Srivastava, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Mines.
Meetings of Official Language Implementation Committee 14.5 The Official Language Implementation Committee has been constituted in the Ministry headed by the Joint Secretary (M&R). All Officers of the rank of Under Secretary and above up to the rank of Director are members of the Committee. The Quarterly Hindi Progress Reports received from the Sections of the Ministry are reviewed in the meetings of the Committee and remedial measures are suggested to remove the shortcomings. The quarterly meetings of the Committee are held regularly. Official Language Inspection 14.6 In order to assess the progress made in the use of Hindi in subordinate offices /public sector undertakings under the administrative control of the Ministry of Mines, Joint Secreatary (M&R) who is head of Official Language Implementation Committee. Inspected office of GSI, Bhopal. Joint Director (OL) inspected offices of IBM, Nagpur; GSI, Nagpur,
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JNARRDC, Nagpur; NIMH, Nagpur and MECL, Nagpur and Assistant Director (OL) inspected the office of NALCO, Damanjodi. The shortcomings detected during the course of inspection were brought to the notice of the concerned offices and measures for overcoming the shortcomings were also suggested. Hindi Translation of website of the Ministry 14.7 The website of the Ministry serves as a vital link with the masses. Hence, during the year under view, the website was translated into Hindi and is available in bilingual form. The task involves translation of voluminous material pertaining to the working of the ministry, Right to information act, National mineral policy, information about the indian mineral sectors, latest status of the Revision Petitions, online status of PL/ML and public Grievances cases. Measures for Implementation of Official Language Policy 14.8 It is the policy of the Government to propagate the use of Hindi through inspiration and incentive. In order to inspire and encourage the officers/employees of the Ministry to work in Hindi, various Cash Award Schemes of the Department of Official Language such as Hindi Noting and Drafting Scheme and Hindi...