Government of India
Ministry of Home Affairs
Department of Official Language
Committees constituted for guidance and monitoring of the
implementation of Official Language Policy
Kendriya Hindi Samiti
Hon’ble Prime Minister
Union Minister of Home Affairs, Minister of State for Home
Affairs, Six other Ministers of Central Ministries, Chief
Ministers of six States, Vice-chairman and Convener of the
Committee of Parliament on Official Language, Hindi
Scholars, Social Workers, Journalists.
Apex Committee for policy formulation regarding Official
Language - - To establish coordination among various
programmes related with the propagation and progressive use
of Hindi in various Ministries/Departments of Government of
Committee was reconstituted on 13.11.2009.
meeting of the Committee (30th) was held on
For Guidance and Monitoring
Committee of Parliament on Official Language
was constituted in 1976 under Section 4 of the Official
Hon’ble Minister of Home Affairs
Vice-chairman is nominated by the Chairman for the execution
of day to day work.
30 Member of Parliament (20 members from House of People, 10
members from Council of States)
To review the progress made in the use
of Hindi for the official purposes and submit
a report to the President making recommendations thereon.
Committee is divided into three sub-committees for carrying
out the work. Three conveners are nominated by the Chairman
for this purpose.
The authenticated copies of the report are laid on the table
of Parliament and comments on the recommendations are
solicited from the ministries/departments of Central
Government & State Governments/Union territories : In the
light of comments and constitutional provisions, a draft of
the Presidential orders is prepared.
The Presidential orders have been issued on the
recommendations made in 8 parts of the Report submitted by
the Committee till date.
2. Hindi Salahkar Samitis of ministries/departments
Chairmanship by the Ministers of the concerned ministries.
– 15 non-official members, officers of
ministries/departments. Secretary, Department of Official
Language and Joint Secretary, Department of Official
Language are regularly invited to participate in the
meetings of Hindi Salahkar Sammittees constituted in various
To advise about implementation of official language policy
in ministries/departments of Central Government.
Target of organizing minimum of two meeting during a year.
Constituted in 54 Ministries/Departments. The constitution
of the Samiti in Ministry of Minority Affairs is under
C. For Monitoring
1. Central Official Language Implementation
– Secretary, Department of Official Language
Officers of the rank of Joint Secretary or of higher ranks
in various ministries/departments dealing with the
implementation of Official Language Policy.
To review training of the employees of Central Government
and implementation of the instructions issued by the
Department of Official Language and to suggest measures to
overcome the problems noticed in compliance therein.
35 meetings of the Committee have been held till date.
2. Departmental Official Language Implementation
– Joint Secretary or officers of higher rank, who are
dealing with official language implementation in the
– Officers of the departments and attached and
subordinate offices and the representative of the Department
of Official Language.
– To review of quarterly Progress Reports and to
suggest the measures to achieve the targets of Annual
Official Language Implementation Committees have been
constituted in all the ministries/departments and offices.
3. Town Official Language Implementation Committees
– Senior most officer in the officers appointed in the
Central Government offices situated in the town.
Heads of the member offices of central government situated
in the town.
To coordinate the work of implementation of official
language Policy in Central government offices situated in
Separate Committees have been constituted for undertakings,
banks and other Central Government offices in some of the
towns. Out of the total 274 Town official language
Implementation Committees constituted till date, 13
committees have been constituted for Public Sector
undertakings and 26 for Banks.