Schools not teaching Punjabi to face action
The Punjab state education department is all set to get strict on schools not complying with a law that makes it compulsory for them to encourage Punjabi as a language. An official has said that notices would be issued to educational institutes not complying with Punjab, Punjabi and Learning of other Languages Act.chandigarh Updated: Jul 23, 2012 22:10 IST
Notices would be issued to educational institutes not implementing Punjabi language for official use, a government spokesperson said here on Monday.
The education department has come across instances where some private schools, the official said, were not implementing Punjabi as a compulsory subject from Classes 1 to 10 - compulsory under the Punjab, Punjabi and Learning of other Languages Act.
These schools were also found flouting the Punjabi Language Act 2008 for avoiding the use of Punjabi in their official work, the official added.
He said the education department had been directed to issue strict notices to such erring institutions to implement Punjabi in 15 days, failing which the government would take action.
He said the Punjab government had already promulgated the two legislations to ensure proper implementation of Punjabi in all the offices of Punjab government, boards, corporations, subordinate courts and educational institutes in the state.