No official work in Punjabi; PSPCL has taken serious cognisance of the issue
KI Singh/ royalpatiala.in/ Chandigarh
In order to promote mother tongue, Punjab government has taken seriously to use of Punjabi language in official work. In a letter dated November 25, 2019, issued by Punjab govt higher education and language department (education cell) to all the heads of state government, divisional commissioners, deputy commissioners, heads of boards/ corporations, district session judges, sub divisional magistrates (civil) and registrar Punjab and Haryana high court to do official work in Punjabi, under the Punjab official Languages Act .
In continuation to Punjab government’s order,to Punjab state power corporation limited management had already instructed its employees to do their official work in Punjabi . But the officials fail to adhere to government orders .So, Punjab state power corporation limited management has once again taking serious cognizance of the issue, has reminded and directed its officials, heads of all departments to do their official work in Punjabi, through a memo number 2765/2815/ languages/ general/51 dated January, 10, 2020 .
Earlier a letter issued by Special secretary higher education to all the heads for strict implementation of ‘Punjab, Punjabi and Learning of Other Languages Act, 2008. It further states that “as the instructions to do the official work in Punjabi language had already been issued vide letter number 6/14/18-1 C.Cell/ 1312300/1 dated 5-9-2018 and dated 1-2-2019 , it has come into the notice of government that the departments are not using Punjabi in their official work. “
Taking serious note of the issue, the department heads were directed to take proper initiative to implement Punjabi in official work and no laxity in this regard is required. It further states to use Punjabi in their day to day work.
Punjab Government had already promulgated the two legislation’s to ensure proper implementation of Punjabi in all the offices of Punjab government, boards, corporations, subordinate courts and educational institutes in the State.