Conduct all official work in Hindi, says Delhi Police

In his order, Bassi has asked all police officers to ensure that apart from celebrating Hindi Diwas on September 14, the force should complete all paperwork for the rest of the year in Hindi.

Written by Mahender Singh Manral | Amitabh Sinha & D K Singhnew Delhi | Published: September 17, 2015 5:23 am
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Union home Minister Rajnath Singh may have advised government employees to sign their names in Hindi, but Delhi Police chief B S Bassi has gone one step further — he has directed his force to conduct all their official work in the national language.

The directive, issued on September 9, came into force on Tuesday and offers rewards for shifting to Hindi.

In his order, Bassi has asked all police officers to ensure that apart from celebrating Hindi Diwas on September 14, the force should complete all paperwork for the rest of the year in Hindi.

While Hindi is mandatory in the Uttar Pradesh police force, there is no such directive in Haryana.

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The order was circulated on September 11 in all 11 police districts in Delhi as well as the detection units such as the Special Cell and Crime Branch. “We respect all the languages of India, but Hindi is our mother language as well as national language… It is our responsibility to do all government work in Hindi,” Bassi said in the order, drafted in Hindi.

“If we start doing all our official work in Hindi, then the common man will also understand our work better. As our primary focus is to maintain law and order and help the common man, I am requesting all my officers and sub-ordinates that, apart from celebrating Hindi Diwas on September 14, 2015, they should also start executing all government work for the rest of the year in Hindi,” the order stated.

The police chief has also asked all his officers to get their sub-ordinates to start working in Hindi – they can, however, can use some common words in English. “We will encourage any officer who promotes Hindi by giving them prize and rewards,” the order added.

On September 14, Union Minister Rajnath Singh had advised government employees to sign their names on official files in Hindi to encourage use of the national language.

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    raghu
    Sep 17, 2015 at 10:51 am
    Indian express should check whats national language. No language is national language.
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      raghu
      Sep 17, 2015 at 10:50 am
      No iam sorry HINDI is not national language
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        TIHAEwale
        Sep 17, 2015 at 9:28 am
        Bi trying to wrangle a post retirement office. if Akela Arvind is a nautanki Bi is making effort to prove Akela Arvind may not have been wrong. Shame on Bi he wants Delhi Police to go the U.P.police way.
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          TIHAEwale
          Sep 17, 2015 at 9:24 am
          definitely it not my mother tongue . let Delhi Police do its job properly. provide facility to submit complaints online. then Bi will know how corrupt and inefficient is the police force he is heading.Shame on Bi he wants Delhi Police to go U.P. police way. U.P. police is full of goons who are extortionists who are at beck and call of ruling party.
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            Ajay
            Sep 17, 2015 at 11:27 am
            English is understood by 5 percent and even then English zealots are emboldened to proclaim it's right as national language . Hindi is understood by more than 80 percent and has been denied its due place by this 5 percent . This is a sure sign of democracy being torpedoed by non state actors.. This section thinks that this condition will prevail infinitum to let their generations to enjoy this picnic. They are making most out of this disparity. This should stop. English connects drawing rooms where as hindi connect mes.The cl angle here can not be ignored.
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