The attention of the Government has been drawn to the concerns expressed about instructions imposing the use of Hindi in non Hindi speaking States. 

The Department of Official Languages, Ministry of Home Affairs, Government of India had issued a circular on 10th March, 2014 stating that in keeping with the existing policy of the Government regarding use of Hindi, Government of India communication in ‘A’ category States i.e. Hindi speaking States must give equal importance to the use of Hindi in its social media platforms. The instructions reiterated that both English and Hindi must be used on official Twitter, Facebook, blogs etc by the Government of India. 

It is clarified that these instructions of the Department of Official Languages dated 10th March, 2014 do not seek to impose communication in Hindi on States which are not Hindi speaking. The instructions of Department of Official Languages have only reiterated the existing Government of India’s policy on the use of Hindi in which the use of Hindi is compulsory in Government’s communication only in the Hindi speaking States. 

The Ministry of Home Affairs in its circular dated 27.05.2014 has communicated the above guidelines of the Department of Official Languages with regard to the social media to the departments under the Ministry of Home Affairs. Therefore, this is neither a new policy nor an attempt to impose the use of Hindi on any non Hindi speaking State. 

Explore More
No ifs and buts in anybody's mind about India’s capabilities: PM Modi on 77th Independence Day at Red Fort

Popular Speeches

No ifs and buts in anybody's mind about India’s capabilities: PM Modi on 77th Independence Day at Red Fort
Why Was Chandrayaan-3 Touchdown Spot Named 'Shiv Shakti'? PM Modi Explains

Media Coverage

Why Was Chandrayaan-3 Touchdown Spot Named 'Shiv Shakti'? PM Modi Explains
NM on the go

Nm on the go

Always be the first to hear from the PM. Get the App Now!
...
Social Media Corner 26th May 2024
May 26, 2024

India’s Journey towards Viksit Bharat fueled by Progressive reforms under the leadership of PM Modi