Govt committed to implement Malayalam as official language: Kerala CM
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Last Updated: Wednesday, March 10, 2010, 13:57
Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala government is committed to implement Malayalam as the official language in all departments and courts in the state, Chief Minister V S Achuthanandan said here on Wednesday.

Reacting to a statement in the assembly on the necessity to accelerate the implementation process, Achuthanandan said the government was exploring the possibility of setting up a University for Malayalam.

He said the Official Language Act on the issue was passed way back in 1969. 'Even after 40 years, we are not able to achieve the goal', he said.

More than 50 per cent files in the secretariat have been converted to Malayalam. Steps are being taken to convert others too, he said.

Steps are being taken to convert the court parlance into Malayalam as per the report of Justice Narendran Commission, the CM said.

To promote the language among non-resident Keralities, the government had launched 'Malayalam Mission' by setting up Malayalam education centres outside the state, he said adding the state-owned C-DIT has been asked to prepare computer softwares in Malayalam.

Achuthanandan said the Centre should take initiatives in making the language compulsory in Kerala schools where CBSE syllabus was followed.


First Published: Wednesday, March 10, 2010, 13:57

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