Promotion of Official Language

For implementing the Official Language Policy of the Government, there is a full fledged Hindi Section in the Department. During the year, concerted efforts were made for implementing the provisions of Official Language Act, Rules made there under and orders/ instructions issued by the Department of Official Language from time to time regarding progressive use of Hindi in the Official Working of the Government of India.

With a view to encourage original writing in Hindi, the Department of Science & Technology has introduced "Dr. Meghnad Saha Award Scheme" since 1987,. Under this scheme, action is being taken for rewarding authors of original books on Scientific Subjects in Hindi.