Thiruvananthapuram: Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan informed officials of disciplinary action if they refuse to prepare files in Malayalam language. The state government will initiate steps to make Malayalam an official language by creating awareness among civil servants, informed the CM. He added that Malayalam will be taught to migrant workers who are interested in learning the language.
“Many civil servants prefer English while preparing official files in English. It is a violation of the democratic rights of citizens,” the CM said.
While inaugurating official language week celebrations, Pinarayi Vijayan assured that operations under Malayalam University and Malayalam Mission will be expanded soon. Actions will be taken to get the privileges guaranteed to the classical languages, the CM added.
Writer M Mukundan and Professor V Madhusoodanan Nair were honored at a function presided over by Minister Antony Raju.