Post officers good at Kannada in district headquarters: KDA

Post officers good at Kannada in district headquarters: KDA

 Mukyamantri Chandru, president, KDA, in his three-year study report, conducted between 2008 and 2011, has recommended the review of the Dr Sarojini Mahishi report, and setting up of a centre to teach Kannada to non-Kannadiga and minority workers in the State.

Chandru, who submitted the report to Chief Minister B S Yeddyurappa recently in Bangalore,
also suggested that the government declare as State assets all the ancient palm leaf manuscripts, including those in the possession of individuals.

On the State government's decision to provide a five-per cent reservation for candidates who have studied in Kannada medium, the KDA has said this has not helped in promoting Kannada language.

It instead suggested that the government consider an order stating that those who study in Kannada medium would be given first preference in employment. However, the report warned of possible legal hurdles and advised that the matters be discussed with legal experts before issuing an order.

Stating that the two-decade-old Sarojini Mahishi report would ensure justice to Kannadiga job-seekers, he said the report needed to be reviewed in the present circumstances. In this context, the appointment of a committee headed by the KDA to advise the government in this regard would be necessary, the report said.

Yeddyurappa, after receiving the report, said its recommendations would be implemented in phases.

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