No change in policies on use of various languages ​​for official work: Jipmer | Puducherry News

PUDUCHERRY: Under severe Criticism for issuing a circular on making entries in all registers as far as possible in Hindi only, the Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research (Jipmer) has clarified that there has been no change in its policies regarding the use of various languages ​​for official work.
Jipmer director Rakesh Aggarwal in a release said the circular doing rounds in the media is in fact of routine nature and like those issued periodically in the past in keeping with the policy and orders of the government.
“As per the Official Language Policy of the Union, nameplates / signboards to be displayed for the information of the public by the central government offices located in non-Hindi speaking areas should be written in the regional language (ie Tamil), Hindi and English, and the languages ​​would be in the order mentioned above, and the letters of the script of all the languages ​​should be of the same size.Nameplates, signboards, letterheads, etc for internal use of the office should be prepared both in Hindi and English. , it is clear that the institute gives utmost importance to the use of the local language in its communications and interactions with the patients and other members of the public visiting it and its hospital, “the director said.
Regarding another circular alleged to be specifying the use of ‘Hindi only’, the director clarified that the text in it reads, ‘as far as possible in Hindi’. “Thus, the words have been read out of context, and there has been no insistence on the use of Hindi,” the director clarified.
On the issue relating to the use of the phrase ‘Hindi cell’, they said the office in the institute has been known by this name for the last more than 30 years and there has been no recent change.
“It is noteworthy that other central government organizations located in Puducherry, Tamil Nadu and Karnataka, etc. also have Hindi cells. The institute wishes to reassure the public that it is continuing to follow the government policies as in the past, with no recent change. The institute has served the people of the region for several years, including during the Covid-19 Pandemic, and will continue to do so in the future too, “the director said.

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