Karnataka: Government urged to promulgate an Ordinance to protect the language policy.

Harold Schiffman hfsclpp at gmail.com
Wed Jul 9 14:58:26 UTC 2008

BANGALORE, July 8, 2008:   Following the Karnataka High Court verdict
on implementation of the language policy in the State, Kannada
Development Authority (KDA) Chairman Mukhyamantri Chandru has urged
the Government to promulgate an Ordinance to protect the language
policy. He was speaking to presspersons at a function conducted by BJP
here on Monday. The KDA Chief said he would suggest to the Government
to discuss the steps to be taken by it with regard to the language
policy. Mr Chandru said he was planning to introduce new regulations
for cancellation of licences of shops and commercial establishments
that did not follow the Kannada name board norms. He would hold
discussions with legal experts to find a solution, he said.

Stating that he would the legal aspects of implementing the Sarojini
Mahishi report, which had suggested reservation in jobs to Kannadigas,
the KDA chief said discussions would be held with the Labor, Law and
Finance Departments to suggest ways and means to provide employment to
Kannadigas in private firms.

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