Hindi Section has been established in the Ministry of Ports,Shipping and Waterways for implementation of the Official Language Policy of the Union Government. Presently it is under the administrative control of Joint Secretary (Shipping/OL), assisted by Assistant Director (OL). The Hindi section consists of one Joint Director (OL)- (Currently vacant), one Assistant Director (OL), two Senior Translation Officers, one Junior Translation Officer and one Stenographer. Hindi section monitors the implementation of Official Language (Hindi) Policy in the Ministry as well as in all the offices under its administrative control.
Keeping in view the Annual Programme issued by the Department of Official Language, Ministry of Home Affairs, each year, Ministry of Ports,Shipping and Waterways continued its efforts to do maximum official work in Hindi for implementation of the Official Language Policy of the Union Government.
- TRANSLATION WORK
Implementation of Section 3(3) of the Official Language Act, 1963 (as amended 1967)
In pursuance of the Official Language Policy of the Government of India, all documents covered under section 3(3) of the Official Language Act, 1963 in Ministry are being issued both in English and Hindi.
- Committees related to Hindi in the Ministry
Official Language Implementation Committee (OLIC)
There is an Official Language Implementation Committee (OLIC) is constituted in the Ministry under the Chairmanship of Joint Secretary (Admin./OL). The Committee reviews the progress made in the use of Hindi in the Ministry on quarterly basis. It gives appropriate suggestions and recommends measures to be taken for the effective implementation of the Official Language Policy. During the year meetings of the Committee are held every quarter.
Hindi Salahakar Samiti
With a view to render advice for effective implementation of the Official Language Policy of the Government, the Hindi Salahakar Samiti (Advisory Committee) of the Ministry of Shipping had been constituted and its tenure had expired on 17-09-2018. The process of reconstitution of the committee is in progress.
- Inspections to assess the progressive use of Hindi
Inspections by the Committee of Parliament on Official Language
The First Sub Committee of Parliament on Official Language carry out Official Language inspections from time to time in the Ministry and in the offices under the administrative control of the ministry to assess the progress of implementation of the Official Language Policy of the Union Government.
Inspections of the offices under the administrative control of the ministry
The Official Language Officials of this ministry carry out inspections of the offices under the administrative control of the ministry according to the targets fixed regarding Official Language inspections in the Annual Programme issued by Department of Official Language.
Inspection of the section of the Ministry of Shipping
The Official Language officials of the Ministry of Shipping inspect sections of the Ministry also.
- Various Programmes for the propagation of Hindi in the Ministry
Organization of Hindi Pakhwada (fortnight)
In order to encourage the use of Hindi in official work and to propagate Hindi, the Ministry organizes 'Hindi Pakhwada' each year. During last year it was organized from 04-09-2018 to 18-09-2018. During Hindi Pakhwada various competitions were held. Prizes were awarded by the Secretary (Shipping) to the winners of the competitions held during Hindi Pakhwada. Last year there were total 56 Prizes for 08 Competitions in which 36 Officers and Staff participated and 32 participants won total 52 Prizes.
Organizationof Hindi workshop
Hindi workshops are regularly organized in the Ministry to encourage officials to do their official work in Hindi. Subject experts are invited to guide the officials in various fields like, implementation of Official Language Acts and Rules, working in Hindi on computers, Hindi noting and drafting etc. Last year ____ workshops were held and ___ officers and ___ employees were trained in these workshops.
- Awards and Schemes
Award scheme for the books originally written in Hindi and translated into Hindi from other languages on the subjects relating to Indian ports and Shipping:-
Ministry of Shipping is running an Award Scheme with an objective to promote book writing originally in Hindi and translation of books from other languages into Hindi on subjects related to Indian Ports and Shipping on annual basis. Under which first, second and third prizes are given in both categories separately. During last year under this scheme, entries have been invited for the original and translated books published on the above subjects during last five years 2013-14, 2014-15, 2015-16, 2016-17 and 2017-18. The last date of receiving of the entries in the Ministry was 31st March, 2019. Only one entry was received in the said scheme the subject of the entry was not related to Indian Ports and Shipping so the entry was disqualified.
Rajbhasha Shield Scheme:-
To promote use of Hindi in the headquarters of offices under the control of Ministry of Shipping a Rajbhasha Shield scheme is being run on annual basis, under which region wise offices are awarded with a shield and certificate. Under this scheme, winners have been declared for the years 2013-14, 2014-15, 2015-16, 2016-17 and 2017-18. This scheme is also being implemented for the year 2018-19.
- In-House Magazine "Nautarni"
Ministry's in house Hindi magazine "Nautarni" is being published to promote the creative writing in Hindi in the officers and employees of the ministry of Shipping. In this magazine creative and informative articles and the articles related to the activities of the Ministry of Shipping are published. Till now 5 issues of this magazine are published and articles have been invited for the Sixth issue of this in house magazine.
- Hindi Language, Hindi Typing and Hindi Stenography Training
On the basis of the Hindi knowledge of the officials in the ministry they are nominated for Hindi language training being organized by Hindi teaching scheme, Department of Official Language. There are four courses being offered in this scheme namely Prabodh, Praveen, Pragya and Parangat.
Concerned officials are nominated for Hindi typing and Hindi stenography training also.