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UGC asks Rajiv Gandhi University to use Hindi in official works

The University Grants Commission (UGC) has instructed Rajiv Gandhi University (RGU) in Doimukh, Arunachal Pradesh, to use the Hindi language in its official works.

A UGC high-level official language inspection committee team chaired by its Joint Secretary Ajay Kumar Khanduri, along with three other members visited the Rajiv Gandhi University on May 17 “to inspect the use of official language – Hindi”, a press release stated.

A meeting was held at the university’s council hall in this connection.  RGU vice chancellor Saket Kushwaha, Registrar Professor Tomo Riba, administrative officers, Deans and HoDs of various departments attended the meeting.

“Emphasizing on the need for Hindi in official work like file noting, letter writing, etc. the UGC officers stated that Hindi is our official language so as a central university we should follow rules as decided by the government,” the press release stated.

VC Kushwaha called for gearing up for the visit of parliamentary official language inspection committee by staying updated and adopting tools like lila, typing software, etc. in official works.

UGC Joint secretary Ajay Kumar emphasized on the use of e-governance and e-office. He stated that there is a need to provide skill developing centre where Hindi speaking, writing, typing, etc. can be trained. “He also advised the Arunachalee people to preserve their local dialect by using Devanagari script,” the release stated.

UGC advisor Ursela Minz highlighted and pointed out some specific goals that the university should achieve as per UGC official language guideline.

RGU’s Hindi Officer Gumpi Nguso, briefly showed a PowerPoint presentation regarding the performance of university regarding the usage of Hindi language.

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