• search
For Quick Alerts
ALLOW NOTIFICATIONS  
For Daily Alerts

BMC adopts Marathi as official language

By Staff
|

Mumbai, June 25 (UNI) The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) has adopted Marathi as the official language from today.

A decision in this regard was passed by the BMC yesterday and Mayor Dr Shubha Raul did not allow a debate on the issue. The Standing Committee had approved the use of Marathi as the official language a few months back, and a final approval was awaited.

Reacting to the decision, NCP corporator Niyaz Ahmed said use of Marathi is welcome, but it should not be the only language as it will lead to many complications.

''The BMC is talking of e-governance. But, how can that be implemented if Marathi is accepted the official language?'' he asked.

Standing Committee chairman Ravindra Waikar said, ''The decision has been welcomed by all. It was a long-pending demand.'' Congress corporators Sameer Desai and others opposed the decision on the grounds that there were many non-Marathi corporators who would find it difficult.

UNI JN MAZ AG1826

For Daily Alerts
Get Instant News Updates
Enable
x
Notification Settings X
Time Settings
Done
Clear Notification X
Do you want to clear all the notifications from your inbox?
Settings X
X
We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. This includes cookies from third party social media websites and ad networks. Such third party cookies may track your use on Oneindia sites for better rendering. Our partners use cookies to ensure we show you advertising that is relevant to you. If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on Oneindia website. However, you can change your cookie settings at any time. Learn more