Bhubaneswar: The Odisha Cabinet has approved the proposal to reward the officials as well as departments for extensive use of Odia as the official language.
For this, the cabinet has approved the proposal to amend the Odisha Official Language Rules, 2016 during a meeting chaired by Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik today.
In case of any substantial and persistent dereliction in the use of Odia as the official language for official purposes, action as deemed fit under Odisha Civil Services (Classification, Control & Appeal) Rules, 1962 will be initiated against the erring officials.
In case of officials of All India Services arid Central Services working under the State Government, action will be initiated tinder the provisions of relevant disciplinary Rules following the laid down procedure.
For effective implementation of the use of Odia as the official language, appropriate training will be imparted to the employees for their capacity-building.