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सत्यमेव जयते
राजभाषा विभाग
Department of Official Language


RESEARCH  DIVISION

Following activities are being undertaken by the Research Division of the Department of Official Language for the propagation & publicity of the Official Language Hindi-

1.  Rajbhasha Bharati (quarterly)

‘Rajbhasha Bharati’, the quarterly Hindi magazine of the Department of Official Language, Ministry of Home Affairs has an unique place amongst Government magazines.  While the other magazines cater to the requirements of the officials of their respective offices, Rajbhasha Bharati is the only magazine which is dedicated to the propagation of Hindi amongst all the offices and officials of the Central Government and also brings out articles on Hindi Language, Scientific and Technical subjects as well.  Moreover, efforts undertaken by different offices of the Central Govt. for the use of Hindi & different events, workshops for the purpose and also the meetings of the TOLIC are brought out prominently.  Rules/ instructions etc. regarding the Official Language Hindi are also published in this magazine. 110 Volumes of Rajbhasha Bharati have been brought out till date.  During the year 2000 Swarna Jayanti Visheshank, Arthik Visheshank and Rajbhasha Swarna Jayanti Smarika were also brought out.  The Oct-Dec 2004 issue of the Rajbhasha Bharati was brought out as Kavya Visheshank.  Vol 111 is presently under printing.

2.  Preparation & Distribution of Standard Hindi Books list

            Preparation & Distribution of Standard Hindi Books is being carried out since 1990.  During the year 2005 a list containing 2,156 Books was prepared and distributed amongst the Central Govt. Offices.  Lists of 21,006 books have been prepared and distributed till now.   This list is also available on this portal.  All the Central Govt. Offices are expected to purchase books for their offices/ libraries from the list.

3.  Annual Programme

An annual programme prescribing targets for the implementation of the Official Language Policy in various Ministries/ Deptt./ Offices/ Undertakings and Nationalized Banks etc. is prepared and published.   Copies of the Annual Programme are distributed  amongst all Ministries/ Departments/ Offices/ Undertakings and Nationalized Banks.  This Programme is applicable from 1st April to 31st March.  Annual Programme for the year 2006-07 has been published and distributed during March 2005. 

4.  Annual Assessment Report

An Annual Report for assessing the prescribed targets achieved is called for from all Ministries/ Departments/ Offices/ Undertakings and Nationalized Banks.  An assessment is made of the progress in the use of Official Language Hindi on the basis of the information received and an Annual Assessment Report is prepared and published. 

Copies of the report are placed on the tables of both the Houses.  Annual Assessment Report for the year 2004-05 has been laid on the tables of both Houses on March, 2006 and copies of the same sent to all the Ministries/ Departments of the Govt. of India and State Govt. also.

5.  Annual Report

A consolidated report for the Department of Official Language and its sub-ordinate/ Regional Offices regarding the use of Official Language Hindi is brought out as Annual Report of the Department.  The Annual Report for the year 2005-2006 has been prepared and copies sent to the Ministries/ Departments and State Governments. 

6.  Compilation of Orders

The last volume of compilation of orders/ instructions issued by the Department was brought out during 1996.  Updated version of the compilation including orders/ instructions issued up-to June 2005 is under printing and will be distributed subsequently. 

7.  Publication & Distribution of Publicity Material

Posters/ Calendars/ T.V Spots/ Audio-Video Cassettes are prepared for the propagation of Hindi and distributed.  This year, 10 New posters are under printing and will be distributed during June-July. 

8.   Information regarding Voluntary Hindi Organisations/ Persons/ Scholors

A data base regarding Voluntary Hindi Organizations/ Persons/ Scholars connected with the propagation and publicity of Hindi is prepared by the Research Division. 

9.  Messages from Home Minister/ Secretary/ Joint Secretary

Messages from Home Minister/ Secretary/ Joint Secretary are prepared and circulated with a view to promote the use of Official Language Hindi.  The message of Hon’ble Home Minister is circulated to all the Central Govt. Offices on the occasion of Hindi Diwas.  Moreover the message is also broadcast/ telecast on Doordarshan/ Akashwani.

10.  Exhibition of Books/ Journals - Magazines

Exhibitions of Hindi Books/ Journals- magazines published by various offices of the Govt. of India and voluntary organizations etc. are organized at different occasions by the Research Division.