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Odisha Cabinet has approved reward for the officials for an extensive use of Odia as the official language.

Bhubaneswar:26/2/19: The Odisha Cabinet has approved the proposal to reward the officials as well as departments for extensive use of Odia as the official language.

For this, the cabinet has approved the proposal to amend the Odisha Official Language Rules, 2016 during a meeting chaired by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today.

In case of any substantial and persistent dereliction in the use of Odia as the official language for official purposes, action as deemed fit under Odisha Civil Services (Classification, Control & Appeal) Rules, 1962 will be initiated against the erring officials.

In case of officials of All India Services arid Central Services working under the State Government, action will be initiated tinder the provisions of relevant disciplinary Rules following the laid down procedure.

For effective implementation of the use of Odia as the official language, appropriate training will be imparted to the employees for their capacity-building.

Notably, 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, the State Government may prescribe suitable measures in the rules to award incentives to officials or Departments for extensive use of Odia as the official language and also to punish the erring officials or Departments or both.

About Ashok Palit

Ashok Palit has completed his graduation from Upendranath College Soro, Balasore and post graduation from Utkal University in Odia Language and literture.. He has also carved out a niche for himself as a scribe of eminence after joining the profession in 1988. He is also an independent media production professional. He brings loads of experience to Advanced Media, Ashok Palit as a cineaste has been active in film criticism for over three decades. As a film society activist, he soared to eminence for his profound commitment to the art film appreciation and aesthetics of cinema. His mode of discourse is often erudite but always lucid and comprehensible marked by a perfect acumen so rare in the field. A film aesthete with an immense fond of critical sensibilities, he wrote about growth and development of odia cinema in New Indian Express, The Times of India, The Hindustan Times, The Asian Age and Screen. He has been working as an Editor for Cine Samaya from 2002-2004.. He had made solid contribution on cinema in many odia Dailies and weekly such as Samaj, Prajatantra, Dharatri, Samaya, Satabadi, and weekly Samaya.

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