Karnataka govt’s new Bill to promote Kannada language
The Kannada Language Comprehensive Development Bill was tabled in the state Assembly of Karnataka recently.
The Bill, tabled by Minister for Kannada and Culture V Sunil Kumar on September 22.
The Bill classifies residents whose parents or guardians have been residing in Karnataka for at least 15 years and are able to read and write Kannada.
Features of the Bill
The new bill proposes that Kannada be taught in higher education and technical courses.
It also proposes reservation in higher education for students who have studied Kannada medium from class 1 to 10.
Karnataka Industrial Policy 2020-25 mandates companies to give 70% reservation for Kannada people and 100% for Group D employees. This new bill proposes not to give any kind of benefit to those companies which do not comply with it.
The Bill also proposes to constitute an Official Language Commission.
Employees of banks and other financial institutions in Karnataka will use Kannada.
The bill proposes that Kannada be used in subordinate courts and tribunals in the state.
About Karnataka State
Formation - 1 November 1956
Governor- Thawar Chandra Gehlot
Chief Minister- Basavaraj Bommai (BJP)
Legislative Assembly seats- 224
Lok Sabha seats- 28
Jog Falls (Garsoppa) located in Karnataka is the highest waterfall in India which is on Sharavathi River.
Yakshagana is the main folk dance of Karnataka.
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