It is the “constitutional responsibility” of central officials to use Hindi in their daily work.
- The central government has directed senior officials to use simple, spoken Hindi for official correspondence.
- A review revealed that most ministries were nowhere close to meeting the target of using the official language for three-fourths of file notings.
- While most ministries have shown that 100% of staff can speak and understand Hindi, the use of the language for official correspondence is as low as 12% in some cases.
- The government also frowned on the lack of bilingual websites of some ministries and sought to know why websites open in English by default and not in Hindi.