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Karnataka govt asks officials to learn Kannada

Notice stated that Kannada is administrative language in the state and should be implemented

ANI  |  Bengaluru 

Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah

The government has ordered the officers of the Indian Administrative Services (IAS) to implement as the administrative language in the state saying it would initiate an action against those who failed to do so.

The development came after the Development Authority (KDA) issued a show-cause notice to senior officer Srivatsa Krishna, who is currently the secretary of the public enterprises department, after he allegedly instructed his subordinates to put up files in English citing they would be returned if instructions were not followed.

The authority reportedly asked Krishna for an explanation and an immediate withdrawal of his directive, which reportedly stated that all files had "to be put up in English with relevant acts, latest government order, circulars otherwise the files would be returned".

The notice stated that is the administrative language in the state and hence, should be implemented at every stage of development adding that the directive by Krishna was "highly condemnable and unpardonable.

First Published: Sat, March 18 2017. 09:48 IST