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Translation Right to Information Act into official languages of INDIA according to Presidential Order of 1960 and as per the Official Language Resolution of 1968.

Posted by egovindia on May 28, 2006

Translation Right to Information Act into official languages of INDIA according to Presidential Order of 1960 and as per the Official Language Resolution of 1968.

INDIA RTI

____________________________________________________  

eGovINDIA, E KAVI,
Judicial Reforms &
India Whistle Blower's Action Group

Facilitating Emergence of New India

Based on Values of Transparency & Accountability, E Governance,
Natural Justice, Human Rights and Human Dignity

January 7, 2006

Smt. Sushma Jain
Joint Secretary & Legislative Counsel
Official Langauges Wing
(Legislative Department)
4/11, ILI Building
Bhawandas Road, New Delhi 110001
233886229(O), 24654494(R)

Dr. R.P. Singh,
Joint Secretary & Legislative Counsel
Official Langauges Wing
(Legislative Department)
4/11, ILI Building
Bhawandas Road, New Delhi 110001
23387493(O), 22621749(R), 20020103(M).

REF: Translation Right to Information Act into official languages of INDIA according to Presidential Order of 1960 and as per the Official Language Resolution of 1968.

This is V. M. Kumaraswamy MBA, in business since 1971. Founder and Moderator of India's largest e-governance yahoo-group under the title eGovINDIA. You can reach this group at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/eGovINDIA

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For effective implementation of RTI Act 2005, different Ministries and Departments of Government of INDIA need to get the translations done into different official languages of INDIA. By doing this we can have LOCALIZATION of LANGUAGES in INDIA.

 

Only 5 % in INDIA! speak English. Only 30 to 40 % in INDIA knows Hindi.

85 % to 90 % of people speak there own STATE LANGAUGE. We need to CATER to these people. This should happen in INDIA. GOI needs to think about this for it's future. Real RTI Actvists who are in the field knows about this probelms.

 

Right to Info Act hits language barrier

http://dnaindia.com/report.asp?NewsID=9593

 

Minister Dayanidhi Maran Says Only FIVE percent speak ENGLISH in INDIA. SO 95% of population needs to know RTI rules and regulations in different Languages of INDIA.


 

We have come to know that, Official Marathi translation of the RTI Act 2005 is now available. The official Marathi  translation was released by the Government of India on December 22 (the gazette of India, extraordinary, part 12, section 1). 


As per
PRESIDENTIAL ORDER of 1960, 

11.Language of Acts, Bills, etc. –

(a) The Committee has expressed the opinion that Parliamentary legislation may continue to be in English but an authorised translation should be provided in Hindi. The Ministry of Law may, in due course, initiate necessary legislation to provide for an authorised Hindi translation of Parliamentary legislation which may continue to be in English. Arrangements may be made by the Ministry of Law also for providing translations of Parliamentary legislation into the regional languages.

(b) The Committee has expressed the opinion that where the original text of Bills introduced in or Acts passed by the State legislature is in language other than Hindi, a Hindi translation may be published with it besides an English translation as provided in clause (3) of article 348.

In due course, legislation may be initiated for the publication of a Hindi translation of State Bills, Acts, and other statutory instruments, along with the text in the official language of the State.

I am from Karnataka State, we would like to find out when we are going to have Official Translation of RTI Act 2005 translated into Kannada Language.

Is your Ministry working on translating RTI Act 2005 into other official langauges as per THE OFFICIAL LANGUAGE RESOLUTION, 1968.

The following Government Resolution, as adopted by both Houses of Parliament, is hereby published for general information:-

RESOLUTION

“WHEREAS  under article 343 of the Constitution, Hindi shall be the official language of the Union, and under article 351 thereof it is the duty of the Union to promote the spread of the Hindi Language and to develop it so that it may serve as a medium of _expression for all the elements of the composite culture of India;

This House resolves that a more intensive and comprehensive programme shall be prepared and implemented by the Government of India for accelerating the spread and development of Hindi and its progressive use for the various official purposes of the Union and an annual assessment report giving details of the measures taken and the progress achieved shall be laid on the Table of both Houses of Parliament and sent to all State Governments;

2. WHEREAS  the Eighth Schedule of the Constitution  specifies 14 major languages of India besides Hindi, and  it is necessary in the  interest of the educational and cultural advancement of the country that concerted measures should be taken for the full development of these languages;

The House resolves that a programme shall be prepared and implemented by the Government of India, in collaboration with the State Governments for the coordinated development of all these languages, alongside Hindi so that they grow rapidly in richness and become effective means of communicating modern knowledge;

3.  WHEREAS it is necessary for promoting the sense of unity and facilitating communication between people  in different parts of the country that effective steps should be taken for implementing fully in all States  the three-language formula evolved by the Government of India in consultation with the State Government;

This House resolves that arrangements should be made in accordance with that formula for the study of a modern Indian language, preferably one of the Southern languages, apart from Hindi and English in the Hindi speaking areas and of Hindi along with the regional languages and English in the non-Hindi speaking areas;

4.                  AND WHEREAS it is necessary to ensure that the just claims and interest of people belonging to different parts of the country in regard to the public services of the
Union are fully safeguarded:

This House resolves –

(a)                that compulsory knowledge of either Hindi or English shall be required at the stage of selection of candidates for recruitment to the Union services or posts except in respect of any special services or posts for which a high standard of knowledge of English alone or Hindi alone, or both, as the case may be, is considered essential for the satisfactory performance of the duties of any such service or post; and

(b)               that all the languages included in the Eighth Schedule to the Constitution and English shall be permitted as alternative media for the All India and higher Central Services examinations after ascertaining the views of the Union Public Service Commission on the future scheme of the examinations, the procedural aspects and the timing.

Expecting early replies from all of you.

Thanks

Sincerely

V. M. Kumaraswamy, MBA.

Founder and Moderator

INDIA RTI and eGovINDIA.


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