'As we promote Hindi, other Indian languages will also prosper'
Recently, while addressing the 14th Hindi Consultative Committee meeting attached to the Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions, the Union Minister of State (Independent Charge) Science & Technology; MoS PMO, Personnel, Public Grievances, Pensions, Atomic Energy and Space Dr. Jitendra Singh disclosed the decision to conduct the government job test in 15 Indian languages so that the language barrier does not let any youth miss the job opportunity.
Notable progress has been made in the last more than nine years under the leadership of Prime Minister Modi to promote the Indian regional languages besides the Official Language Hindi, he said. This historic decision will give impetus to participation of local youth and encourage regional languages, said the Minister.
In addition to Hindi and English, the question paper will be set in the 13 regional languages i.e. Assamese, Bengali, Gujarati, Marathi, Malayalam, Kannada, Tamil, Telugu, Odia, Urdu, Punjabi, Manipuri (also Meiti) and Konkani, he said.
Dr Jitendra Singh calls for adoption of common terminology from English and other languages to promote the Indian Languages
he said the Government introduced three pathbreaking bills in parliament during the recently concluded Monsoon session to replace the two centuries old criminal justice system, a legacy of the colonial era.
“The Indian Penal Code, 1860 will be replaced by the Bharatiya Nyaya Sanhita Bill, 2023, the Criminal Procedure Code, 1898 will be replaced by the Bharatiya Nagarik Suraksha Sanhita Bill, 2023 and the Indian Evidence Act, 1872 will be replaced by the Bharatiya Sakshya Bill, 2023,” he said.
Dr Jitendra Singh said 56 of over 650 training modules of the Mission Karmayogi Prarambh under the Integrated Government Online Training (iGOT) portal have been made available in Hindi. Its scope may be widened to include other Indian Languages, he said.