State Government to observe Odia week from Odia New Year


Bhubaneswar: The State’s GA department has been asked by Chief Secretary Aditya Prasad Padhi for preparing a schedule to observe Odia week starting from Odia New Year which aims at escalating motivation among the government employees to use Odia language.

In a high level meeting, he reviewed the usage of Odia language in Government offices and the updates on the issue were presented by Special Secretary of GA Department Ashok kumar Meena.

In his statement, Culture Secretary Manoranjan Panigrahi said that a new version of Odia administrative dictionary is prepared and will be shortly published. Decision has been taken to upload the soft copy of the dictionary in the Odisha Secretariat Workflow Automation System (OSWAS) software.

Padhi also directed the IT Department to initiate the wider use of OSWAS software among the employees and teach them the usage for the purpose within 2 months.

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