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All signboards in Marathi in three months: Patil

india Updated: Apr 25, 2008 01:11 IST
Sweta Ramanujan-Dixit

Within three months, boards on all business establishments, railway stations and airports will be in Marathi, state Finance Minister Jayant Patil assured the state legislative assembly on Thursday. But he did not specify if there would be Marathi announcements at airports, despite queries from legislators.

Steps will be taken to ensure all official governmental communication is in Marathi. The state will employ 100 Marathi language stenographers in lower courts to begin with. “All orders from commissioner-level officials will have to be in Marathi,” said Patil. “We will soon form a structure that will take up complaints from people in case this fails to happen.”

The finance minister said the state would set up a special cell to study how the local youth can get decent jobs in malls and upcoming industries.

“We will ensure the Marathi manoos does not have to do menial or sub-standard jobs,” he said.