New Delhi [India], May 24 (ANI): The Central government has nominated an agriculture researcher Anil Joshi as a non-official member of the Hindi Advisory Committee of the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA).
Union Home Minister Amit Shah nominated Joshi as a non-official member of the Hindi Advisory Committee as the predecessor Professor Ramsajan Pandey, who was holding the post, passed away recently.
Through a notification issued on Monday, the MHA made the announcement, mentioning "due to the death of Professor Ramsajan Pandey, Non-official member of this Committee, Anil Joshi is nominated as a non-official member in his place by the Home Minister".
Hindi Advisory Committee of the MHA was reconstituted on August 5 last year, and then Pandey was appointed as its non-official member.
As Joshi is nominated as a non-official member in place of Pandey, the notification reads, the "remaining members of the Committee will remain the same".
The tenure of Joshi will be for the remaining term of the Committee up to August 4, 2024, states the notification, adding "other terms and conditions of the Committee will remain the same".
The Hindi Advisory Committee of MHA is chaired by Home Minister Shah. Ministers of State for Home Affairs Nityanand Rai, Ajay Mishra and Nisith Pramanik are the Vice Chairmen of the Committee which also includes MPs and top officials across various departments.
The functions of the Committee are to review the implementation of the Official Language Policy as envisaged in the Constitution of India and render advice in regard to increasing the use of Hindi in working of the MHA and its attached and subordinate offices.
Hindi Advisory Committees have been set up in various ministries and departments to advise on the proper implementation of the Official Language Policy of the Government of India.
These Committees are chaired by the concerned Ministers and these are constituted in accordance with the guidelines formulated on the recommendations of the Central Hindi Committee which is chaired by the Prime Minister.
There are 55 Hindi Advisory Committees constituted in Central Government Ministries and Departments. The tenure of the Hindi Advisory Committee is three years.
The members of the Hindi Advisory Committee include two members each from Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha, Members of Parliament nominated by the Committee of Parliament on Official Language; one member each from the representative of the Kendriya Sachivalaya Hindi Parishad, representative of an all-India voluntary Hindi organization engaged in publicizing Hindi; four scholars of Hindi and official language to be nominated by the concerned department; and three to be nominated by the MHA.
The Department of Official Language sends directives regarding reconstitution and regular meetings of the Hindi Advisory Committee from time to time. It is obligatory on the part of respective ministries or departments to hold the meetings of the Hindi Advisory Committee as per the Official Language directives. (ANI)