Breakthrough in appointment of Urdu Officer; law department gives green signal

Hyderabad: Law Department has given green signal to the appointment of 66 Urdu officers in important government offices. After the approval of GAD and Chief Secretary it is likely that Chief Minister will give final approval to the appointments within a week. Urdu Academy will be the nodal agency for making appointments.

Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao had directed officials to appoint 66 Urdu officers within 40 days in important government offices. One month has passed since then. Officials hope that appointments will be made within the prescribed period.

This is the first time when Minority Welfare Department has sanctioned posts of Urdu officers. Starting from Assembly, Urdu officers will be appointed in Chief Minister’s Office and the offices of Cabinet ministers and collectors to encourage Urdu correspondence and to reply in Urdu to petitions received from the public in the language.