It was stated in the UGC circular that Hindi be taught as a primary language along with English in undergraduate courses, besides following it in Law and Commerce streams also
Maintaining its opposition to “imposition” of Hindi in the state, the Tamil Nadu government on Thursday directed two universities not to implement the UGC circular and said the decision taken by the previous UPA government would not be binding on it.
Chief Minister Jayalalithaa said the move, amounting to “imposing Hindi”, had been initiated during the previous government.
She said the two institutions – Anna University and Alagappa University – had received the circular on 16 September 2014 where it was stated that Hindi be taught as a primary language along with English in undergraduate courses, besides following it in Law and Commerce streams also.
She said this decision had been taken at the meeting of the Kendriya Hindi Samiti (National Hindi Council) on 28 July 2011 under then Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.
The Official Languages Act, 1963, made it clear that Hindi should not be imposed on states not speaking the language, while the communication between Centre and such states, classified as ‘Zone C’, should only be in English, as mandates later.
“Therefore, the UGC circular will not at all apply to universities in Tamil Nadu,” she said.
The SC said transparency is the hallmark of selection procedure and not only bureaucrats but people across should be allowed to apply for the post
The Supreme Court on Thursday questioned the union government over lack of transparency in the appointment of Chief Vigilance Commissioner and Vigilance Commissioner.
The apex court said that transparency is the hallmark of selection procedure and people across should be allowed to apply for the post and not only bureaucrats.
The Attorney General has assured the Supreme Court that no final decision will be taken in the appointment of CVC during the pendency of the case.
CPIL, the NGO, refused to reveal the name of whistleblower who provided it documents against the CBI director claiming risk to life of that person
Centre for Public Interest Litigation (CPIL), a non-governmental organisation (NGO) on Thursday refused to reveal name of the whistleblower, who provided it documents against Ranjit Sinha, the director of Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI).
The NGO has levelled allegations against the CBI Director in the Supreme Court. In its plea, CPIL said, "The life of the whistleblower will be in danger if his/ her name is revealed".
Allegations against the CBI Director can be verified by examining the documents and guards who had manned his official residence, the NGO told the apex court.