New Delhi. A parliamentary committee has recommended that Hindi should be the medium of instruction in technical and non-technical higher education institutions like IITs in Hindi-speaking states and vernacular in other parts of the country. The committee also recommended that Hindi should be one of the official languages of the United Nations.
In its 11th report submitted to President Draupadi Murmu last month, the Parliamentary Committee on Official Language, headed by Union Home Minister Amit Shah, recommended that vernacular languages be given priority over English in all states.
Study in Indian languages in all technical and non-technical institutions.
According to sources, the committee recommended that Hindi or the local language should be used as the medium of instruction in all technical and non-technical institutions of the country and the use of English should be made optional.
Biju Janata Dal (BJD) leader Bhartri Hari Mehtab, vice-chairman of the committee, said the committee has prepared recommendations in line with the new national education policy, which suggests that the medium of instruction should be the official or regional language. Should. The committee has suggested that Hindi should be given a place of honor in the ‘A’ category states and it should be used 100%.
The panel had recommended that Hindi should be the medium of instruction in IITs, Central Universities and Kendriya Vidyalayas in Hindi-speaking states and in their respective local languages in other parts of India.
Only 20-30% Hindi is used in higher education institutions.
Mehtab said that in higher education institutions like Banaras Hindu University, Delhi University, Jamia Millia Islamia, Aligarh Muslim University Hindi is being used only 20-30 percent, whereas it should have been used 100 percent. He said, ‘English is a foreign language and we must end this colonial process.’
Similar sentiments were expressed by BJP member Rita Bahuguna Joshi, the convener of the second sub-committee. He said, ‘English is a ‘foreign language’ and ‘we want to do away with it’ and it should be replaced by Hindi and other regional languages. Joshi said the recommendations are in line with the new education policy, which emphasizes equal education in regional languages and Hindi.
Aam Aadmi Party Rajya Sabha member Sushil Kumar Gupta said that the committee has recommended that Hindi should be the medium of instruction in ‘A’ category or Hindi speaking states and in other states it should be in respective local languages.
The committee divided all the states and union territories into three groups.
All states and union territories are divided into three groups (territories) based on the progressive use of Hindi. Category ‘A’ includes Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Uttarakhand, Jharkhand, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Rajasthan, Delhi, Andaman and Nicobar Islands and Gujarat, Maharashtra, Punjab and Union Territories of Chandigarh, Daman and Deo and Dadra and Nagar Haveli fall under ‘B’ category and rest of India is placed under ‘C’ category. In its report, the committee recommended that Hindi be included in the official languages of the United Nations.
Mehtab said that a total of 193 countries are members of the United Nations but how many countries use foreign languages as official languages. The BJD leader said Hindi is 100 per cent used in technical organizations like the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) or the Defense Research and Development Organization (DRDO) and in the Home Ministry.
The committee reports every five years.
This was the eleventh report of the committee and it submitted a report in five years. However, this time the committee submitted two reports within three years. It is the discretion of the President to accept the report or not. Hindi technical dictionary has more than 12 sections.
The committee was constituted in 1976 under the Official Languages Act, 1963. It consists of 30 members of Parliament, of which 20 are from the Lok Sabha and 10 from the Rajya Sabha. The committee said that officers and employees of the central government who deliberately do not work in Hindi in Hindi speaking states should be warned and if they do not do so despite the warning, it should be reflected in their annual performance review. The report should be in (APAR).
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First Publication: 09 October 2022, 22:35 IST