CAG, Parliamentary affairs Ministry lead in Hindi push

Department of Telecommunication,  Niti Aayog, Ministries of Minority Affairs, Tourism, Environment, I&B and Social Justice too performed miserably making less than 30 per cent file notings in Hindi.

Published: 07th July 2019 07:58 AM  |   Last Updated: 07th July 2019 07:58 AM   |  A+A-


Image used for representational purpose only.

NEW DELHI:  Union Ministries of Parliamentary Affairs, Railways, Urban Development and Civil Aviation and the Office of the Comptroller & Auditor General of India are leading in promoting Hindi as the official language. However, many central ministries and departments like the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), Department of Economic Affairs (DEA) and Department of Scientific and industrial research (DSIR) have performed woefully in using Hindi.

While the Parliamentary Affairs Ministry made an impressing 80 per cent file notings in Hindi, MEA made only eight per cent of its file notings in Hindi.

Surprisingly, Union Home Ministry which is the administrative ministry for the Department of Official Languages that promotes use of Hindi, is one of the worst performers.

It made just 29 per cent file notings in Hindi. Other poor performers include DEA and DSIR who made just 20 per cent notings in Hindi. 

The Department of Telecommunication,  Niti Aayog, and the Ministries of Minority Affairs, Tourism, Environment, I&B and Social Justice too performed miserably making less than 30 per cent file notings in Hindi.  

The latest data — as of March 31 — on usag e of Hindi for official purposes was revealed in Parliament last week by MoS, Home,  Nityanand Rai. 

Besides the Parliamentary Affairs Ministry, ministries of Railways, Housing, Transport, Drinking Water, Civil Aviation, Science, Food and CAG have done well by doing 70 per cent or more work in Hindi. 

The Department of Animal Husbandry, Cabinet Secretariat and Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation did not even respond in Hindi to letters they received in Hindi. 

Stay up to date on all the latest The Sunday Standard news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)


Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp