[lg policy] India: Sebi to enhance focus on use of Hindi; will empanel translators

Harold Schiffman hfsclpp at GMAIL.COM
Mon Oct 6 21:13:00 UTC 2014

Sebi to enhance focus on use of Hindi; will empanel translators

Tags: Sebi <http://www.eni.network24.co/topics/Sebi>Hindi
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Monday, October 06, 2014 3:17 PM

    [image: Sebi] The move is part of Sebi's efforts to ensure compliance
with the central government's official language policy.

*Mumbai: *To promote use of Hindi and reach out to investors conversant in
this language, capital markets regulator Sebi has enhanced focus on its use
and will soon empanel professionals for translation of its various
documents into this language.

The move is part of Sebi's efforts to ensure compliance with the central
government's official language policy.

In a notice, the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Sebi) said that it
"intends to empanel professionals for translation of various documents of
general, legal and technical nature from English to Hindi and vice versa".

Various Sebi officers, especially, in the Hindi speaking regions of the
country, have begun mentioning in their orders and letters that they prefer
communication in this language (raj bhasha).

Accordingly, the regulator has invited applications from professionals who
are competent and proficient in both English and Hindi languages as well as
familiar with the capital market terminology and concepts.

These professional would be expected to provide perfect translation within
the prescribed timeline.

They would be required to translate from English to Hindi and vice-versa of
various general, legal and technical references, documents, manuals, among

The translated documents would have to typed, vetted and authenticated by
these professionals. Such documents would have to be provided in soft form
and hard copy, as required.

Asking interested candidates to submit their applications by October 31,
the market regulator said it is "desirous of empanelling these
professionals only on payment basis as per approved rates".

Sebi has been taking various measures to promote Hindi such as issuing
notifications, registration certificates to various market participants in
the language, workshops for newly recruited officials and giving incentives
to its staff for using the language.

The market watchdog has also been displaying one phrase, as generally used
in Hindi notings, and one Hindi quote daily through its portal for staff
members as well as holding competitions to promote the language amongst
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