28th May 2006
eGovINDIA, E KAVI, India RTI
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 10th 2006
Dear Mr. K. K. Misra and Mr. K. A. Thippeswamy
SCIC and SIC of GOK,
Ref: Localization of Languages and what procedures are taken by KIC As per PRESIDENTIAL ORDER of 1960 and As per THE OFFICIAL LANGUAGE RESOLUTION, 1968 By Both Houses of Parliment.
Localization of Languages which is a MUST for EFFECTIVE Implementation of eGovernance, RTI Act and all other Acts of INDIA.
There are 20 to 22 official languages in INDIA. All ACTS of INDIA needs to be TRANSLATED into these official Langauges.
Only 5 % in INDIA speak English. Only 20 to 25 % 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 Activists who are in the field knows about this problems.
Right to Info Act hits language barrier
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.
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.
As per THE OFFICIAL LANGUAGE RESOLUTION, 1968.
The following Government Resolution, as adopted by both Houses of Parliament, is hereby published for general information:-
“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;
WHAT is the STATUS of KANNADA LANGAUGE in KARNATAKA STATE ?
We all sincerely request both of you to get involved in this through KIC and help all of us to get this achieved for the benefit of people of Karnataka State.
We further request both of you to help in writing a letter to respective Ministeries and Departments to get this done.
If you need any additional information, we will be able to provide you.Thanks
V. M. Kumaraswamy, MBA.
Founder and Moderator
INDIA RTI and eGovINDIA.
[The Convener of E KAVI Human Rights Committee; Former HR Head in Several Corporations; Worked in different types of economy/Service like Central Government Public Sector, Private Sector Multinational, NGO and Military]