Odisha News Insight

Incentives To Be Awarded For Using Odia As An Official Language

During a meeting presided by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik, the Odisha Cabinet has approved the proposal to amend the Odisha Official Language Rules, 2016. According to the proposal, the cabinet approved to reward the officials as well as departments for extensive use of Odia as the official language.

The Odisha Official Language (Second Amendment) Bill, 2018 has been passed in the thirteenth session of the fifteenth assembly and enacted in the Sixty-ninth Year of the Republic of India.

As Per the new Section 4A of the said act, chances are the State Government may take measures in the rules to award incentives for using Odia as the official language to Officials or Departments and also to punish in case of failure of adhering to the same.

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