Govt for simplifying Hindi
Government is taking steps for simplifying Hindi to increase the use of language in official work, Rajya Sabha was informed.
New Delhi: Government is taking steps for
simplifying Hindi to increase the use of language in official
work, Rajya Sabha was informed on Wednesday.
Minister of State for Home Affairs Jitendra Singh replied
in the affirmative when asked whether the government has felt
the need for simplification of official language Hindi.
"Instructions have been issued from time to time by the
Department of official language that simple and easily
intelligible Hindi should be used," the minister said in the
He said it has been advised that simple Hindi should be
used in writing notes and letters so that it is easily
understood by all.
"It is important that the reader should understand what
the writer actually wishes to convey," he said.
Singh said words which are commonly understood should be
increasingly used in official work and there should be no
hesitation in using popular words of other languages in
"Wherever it is felt that the reader may find it
difficult to understand a particular technical word or
designation in Hindi, it would be helpful if its English
equivalent is used in Devanagari. The adoption of commonly
used words from regional, local or foreign language adds to
the enrichment and development of a language," he said.