New Dept for Development of Telugu Language Set Up - The New Indian Express

New Dept for Development of Telugu Language Set Up

Published: 01st January 2014 09:01 AM

Last Updated: 01st January 2014 09:01 AM

A separate department for development of Telugu language was constituted. Chief minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy cleared the related file on Tuesday and orders were issued immediately to that affect.

It may be recalled that in the fourth World Telugu Conference held at Tirupati in last December, the chief minister announced that a separate department for development of Telugu language would be created.

Accordingly, the government created a new department called ‘Department of Language and Culture’ duly redeploying the posts.

Posts redeployed to the new department of Language and Culture are: One deputy secretary to government from general administration department, one assistant secretary to government from general administration department, three section officers from general administration department, five assistant

section officers from general administration department, three inspecting officers from general administration department, one deputy secretary to government (Culture) from YAT & C  department, one assistant secretary to government (Culture) from YAT&C department, one section officer (Culture) from YAT&C department and one assistant section officer (Culture) from  YAT&C department will be posted in the new department.

The new department will be headed by secretary to government (Culture) as secretary (Language and Culture) under overall supervision of special chief secretary, youth advancement, tourism and culture department, the orders said.

Department of Language and Culture will deal with subjects in addition to the subjects - Official Language - now being dealt by general administration department and the subject of culture now being dealt by youth advancement, tourism and culture department.

The other wings - Official Language Commission now under general administration  department, three Akademies - Sahithya Akademi, Lalitha Kala Akademi and Sangeetha Nataka Janapada Akademi under Youth Advancement, Tourism and Culture Department, and theatres under general administration department.

Centre of Excellence Studies in Indian Languages from Higher Education Department and Telugu Akademi from Higher Education Department will also come under the newly created department.

CM Greets Telugus on New Year

Chief minister N Kiran Kumar Reddy on Tuesday greeted the people of the state and Telugus all over the world a happy, peaceful and a prosperous New Year. The chief minister, in a special message, hoped that 2014 will bring peace, joy and cheer to the people. He hoped that state will progress in all sectors. The chief minister said that even in  difficult situations, the  state made rapid strides in all sectors in the last three years.

He said it was a matter of pride and satisfaction that Andhra Pradesh bagged the ‘Best Performing State in Governance”. He said that the state stood first in citizen services and people’s welfare schemes in the country.

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