Thiruvananthapuram: Circular that all boards in government offices should be displayed first half in Malayalam and second half in English.
Vehicle boards should be displayed in Malayalam on the front and English on the back in the same size. Office seals and post seals containing the names and official titles of officers should also be prepared in Malayalam. These are the circulars issued by the Civil Service Reforms (Official Language) Department to strictly follow the orders and instructions issued as part of achieving the government’s stated goal of making the official language completely Malayalam.
All the registers in the offices like attendance book, suit register should be prepared in Malayalam and entries should be made in Malayalam. Files should be handled entirely in Malayalam.
File proceedings should be entirely in Malayalam language, except in seven cases in the earlier orders issued by the government regarding the use of official language, and in cases where minority languages such as Tamil and Kannada are required to be used. While preparing letters in English/minority language, the note file should be in Malayalam.
Advertisements and tender forms given to Malayalam dailies should be given entirely in Malayalam. In the field of administration, fonts should be used as per the 2022 script reform proposal. The circular also says that these are available on the Kerala government’s website. The circular also directed that all heads of departments, heads of government, semi-government, public sector, self-governing and cooperative organizations should complete these steps within 30 days.