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Saturday, March 31, 2018


Official Language policy

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  • 10% of the total marks of paper in Paper one of LDCE or 70% exam must be set on official language policy

  •  But answering question is not compulsory. 

  • Answer to such question can be either be in Hindi or English.

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Analysis of previous questions on official language policy in LDCE @  South Central Railway

Steps being taken to promote the use of Hindi in Govt offices (in not more than 150 words)
Implementation of Raj bhasha policy in Indian Railways (not more than 20 sentences)
O.L. Policy implementation in Indian Railways
1. What are A, B & C regions under O.L. Rules & 2. What are the duties of Sr.RBA of a Zonal Railway
Write an essay on "Raj bhasha as a Link language in a multi lingual country.
Write an essay on "Raj bhasha policy in Indian Railways
Write an essay in English on steps taken by Indian Railways to promote the use of Raj basha ( in 250 words)

Official Language Policy

1.      Compliance of Section 3 (3) of OL Act, 1963 i.e., the following documents have to be issued in bi-lingual form (Hindi & English) by all Central Government offices throughout the country.

a)      Resolutions
b)      General Orders (incl: circulars, reservation charts, notices & memoranda)
c)      Rules
d)     Notifications
e)      Administrative reports/press communiqué
f)       Administrative and other reports and official papers laid before Parliament
g)      Contracts & Agreements
h)      Licenses
i)        Permits
j)        Tender notice
k)      Tender form

2.      Compulsory training for acquiring working knowledge of Hindi - for non Hindi speaking employees ( Group C & above)

3.      Compulsory training in Hindi Typewriting & Stenography  -  staff working in respective fields

4.      Question papers for all Dept promotional exams (LDCE, 70% Exam etc) - should be in bi-lingual form

5.      10% of Total marks of paper either in General Knowledge or Professional ability must be set on OL policy.  But answering question is not compulsory.  Answer to such question can be either be in Hindi or English.

6.      Interviews - Option of Hindi should be given to candidates

7.      The following should be in bi-lingual.

a)      Rubber stamps
b)      Office seals
c)      Standard forms
d)     Description on items of stationery/Sign boards/Name boards / Name badges

8.      International form of Indian Numerals i.e., 1,2,3.........9 ( Instead of Devanagari numerals i.e., , ,....... )  - should be used in official transactions.

9.      Letters received in Hindi   -  Reply in Hindi only.

10.  Applications/appeals/representations given in English, but signed in Hindi - Reply should be in Hindi by administration.

11.  Computers & other electronic equipments - Purchased with bi-lingual facility only.

12.  Letters to State Govt offices located in A & B regions  - should be in Hindi.  In case the letter is English, it should have a Hindi translation also.

Steps taken by Indian Railways - To promote the use of Rajbasha

1.      Imparting Hindi language training to the staff - to increase the use of Hindi in original correspondence & internal work.

2.      Increasing the use of Hindi medium for general training programme.

3.      Preparing various incentive schemes & doing developmental work.

4.      Provision of software application in computers for encouraging to work in Hindi.

5.      Setting up of Hindi libraries.

6.      Conducting various Hindi competitions like Essay writing, Antyakshari, Quiz etc.

7.      Conducting Hindi Samaroh & awarding prizes to staff for doing exemplary work in Hindi.

8.      Operating Rajbasha shield scheme to encourage the units/Divisions in using Hindi.

9.      Conducting examinations like Pragya/Praveen for staff. 


KHS - Kendriya Hindi Samithi

·         Apex body - implementation of Hindi as Official Language.

·         Object:  for providing macro-level guidance in policy formulation and for overseeing the implementation of policy decisions by ensuring inter-Ministerial and inter-Departmental coordination for the implementation of Official Language Policy, the Official Language being Hindi.

·         Chairman - Prime Minister ,  Vice Chairman - Home Minister 

·         Members -  Total 41  -  Includes Minister of State for Home, 6 Central Ministers,  6 Chief Ministers (two each from Regions ‘A’, ‘B’ and ‘C’ respectively)  

Working Knowledge  -  Hindi

A.    Passed 10th class with Hindi as one of the subjects (2nd or 3rd)

B.     Passed Pragya examination conducted under  Hindi Training scheme. 

C.     If He/She declares himself/herself to have such knowledge in the form annexed to these rules. 

D.    80% of staff acquired Working knowledge in Hindi - Entire 100% staff deemed to be acquired the Working knowledge in Hindi.


Tidbits - Official Language policy

ü  Article 343(1) of Constitution of India  -  Hindi in Devanagari script is the Official Language.  (Dev - God,  Nagari  - Town)

ü  Numerals - International form of Indian Numerals like 1,2,3.........9  (Instead of Devanagari numerals i.e., , ,.......)

ü  Language used in Supreme Court  - English

ü  8th Schedule of Constitution  - 22 languages are recognized as Official languages.

ü  Official Language Act - 1963  (as amended in 1967)

ü  Official Language Rules - 1976  - Applicable to entire India except Tamilnadu state.

ü  Letters received in Hindi to be answered in Hindi  - 100 %

ü  14th September - Hindi Diwas -  on this day in 1949, Constituent Assembly adopted Hindi as Official Language.   

ü  Rule No. 6 of Official Language Rules, 1976  -  It shall be the responsibility of the persons signing such documents to ensure the same are made, executed or issued in bi-lingual.   It is one of the items of Parliamentary committee on OL. 

ü  Implementation of OL - Responsibility lies in Head of Office.

ü  Parliamentary committee on OL  - 30 members  ( LS -20,   RS-10)

ü  Representation may be submitted by employee in Hindi.  If so, the reply should be in Hindi only. 

ü  Kendriya Hindi Samithi (KHS)  - Apex body  - Chairman is Prime Minister.

Regions A,B, & C – Section 8 of Official Language Act, 1963



No of States & UTs




100 %



85 %


Rest of A & B

55 %




Region A  - 11 States & UTs  - 100% Correspondence



Remember BIMARU – Bihar, Jarkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Chattisgarh, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Uttaranchal,  -  7 Staes


Remember  - H2  - Haryana & Himachal Pradesh – 2 States


New Delhi , Andaman Nicobar Islands – 2 UTs



Region B -  6 States & UTs – 85 % Correspondence


Remember Western India  - Gujarat, Maharashtra,  Dadra Nagar Haveli,  - 3 States & Uts


Punjab, Chandigarh,  Daman & Diu  - 3 States & UTs



Region C -  Sates and UTs other than those referred to in A & B Regions   -  55 % Correspondence