No fixation of Govt percentage for advertisements in states: Rijiju

New Delhi: The Government has denied that any orders have been issued for fixing the percentage of expenditure for ‘A’ ‘B’ and ‘C’ linguistic regions on advertising in Hindi and English.

Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju said a certain percentage of total expenditure on Government advertisements to be given in Hindi and English may be decided by Central Ministries/Departments according to their requirements.

This was in accordance with the President’s Orders on the recommendations of the Eighth part of the report of the Committee of Parliament on Official Language, he added in a reply in Parliament.

Region “A" means the States of Bihar, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Uttarakhand,  Rajasthan and Uttar Pradesh and the Union Territories of Delhi and Andaman and Nicobar Islands; “Region A” means the States of

"Region B" means the States of Gujarat, Maharashtra and Punjab and the Union Territory of Chandigarh, Daman and Diu and Dadra and Nagar Haveli.

"Region C" means all other States and Union Territories

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