Law Department asks UCC to translate state laws into Urdu

NEGLECT OF OFFICIAL LANGUAGE

UMER MAQBOOL

Srinagar, May 16: Jammu and Kashmir government has asked the Directorate of Urdu Coordination Cell (UCC) to immediately start translating all the state legislations into Urdu.
The direction follows a recent news report carried by this newspaper that the state laws were not available in the official language.
Informed sources told Greater Kashmir that the Law Secretary Ghulam Hassan Tantray called Director UCC Gul Muhammad Bhat to his civil secretariat office and instructed him to immediately start translating all state laws into Urdu.
According to sources, the Law Secretary asked the Director UCC that the state laws having social implications should be taken up on priority for translation followed by other laws.
Confirming the development, Tantray told Greater Kashmir that the directions have been passed to UCC to make the laws available in the state’s official language.
“Yes, I have passed on instructions over the matter. We will first take up the laws concerned with common masses and subsequently other legislations would also be translated,” he said.
GK on Saturday (May 12) carried a news report over indifference of J&K government particularly Law Department towards the official language of the state.
As per the report, while J&K government has translated more than 550 central legislations into Urdu, only 20 state laws out of 200 have been made available in the official language.
The state’s Law Minister Ali Muhammad Sagar said the state government is serious about making the state laws available in Urdu.

Lastupdate on : Wed, 16 May 2012 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Wed, 16 May 2012 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Thu, 17 May 2012 00:00:00 IST




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