Very soon, President of India and ministers will be heard delivering their speeches only in Hindi. President Pranab Mukherjee has given his assent to the recommendations of the Committee of Parliament on Official Languages in this regard.
The new rule would be applicable to all dignitaries if they can read and speak Hindi, according to reports.
The rule comes into force as President Pranab Mukherjee has accepted the ninth report of The Committee of Parliament on Official Language. The recommendations were submitted by the then finance minister P Chidambaram in 2011.
The ninth report had made 117 recommendations on the ways in which Hindi could be made more popular.
The other recommendation accepted by President Pranab Mukherjee includes use of Hindi by the national carrier Air India. As per the recommendation, Hindi would be used on Air India tickets and availability of magazines and newspapers in the language on board for passengers.
HINDI COMPULSORY FROM CLASS VIII TO X
President Pranab Mukherjee has accepted in principle another recommendation seeking to extend Hindi as a compulsory subject from class 8 to class 10 in all CBSE and Central schools.
The HRD Ministry would also give an option to the students for opting Hindi as their language to write examinations or to appear for interviews.
The government would also seek to simplify Hindi and make some words easy to use. For instance, a more popular term like "notebandi" could be used for "vimudrikaran", the Hindi of "demonetisation".
President Pranab Mukherjee also rejected some recommendations of the Committee of Parliament on Official Language. One of them is the mandatory use of Hindi for correspondence in public shareholding companies and all private companies for providing information about products in Hindi.