OFFICIAL LANGUAGE IMPLEMENTATION
ECL HQ and its 11 Areas are situated in 'C' region (West Bengal) where 86% employees are posted. Only 03 Areas are situated in 'A' region (Jharkhand). During 2018-19 the percentage of Hindi correspondence has been recorded as 56.08% in Region 'A', 50.46% in Region 'B' and 55.42% in Region 'C'. All the computers of HQ, as well as Areas have been activated with Unicode and thus made able to work in Hindi. The officers and employees of each department were trained to work in Hindi in computers so that the growth in Hindi correspondence could be accelerated. The practice of sending online Quarterly Progressive Report regarding Official Language to Ministry of Home Affairs, Govt. of India is continuing.
During 2018-19, Hindi Pakhwara was organized from 1st September to 14th September, 2018 in HQ as well as Areas and various competitions were organized for Hindi-speaking and Non-Hindi speaking employees separately. On the occasion of 'Hindi Pakhwara Samapan Ewam Puraskar Vitran Samaroh', on 14.09.2018, along with the senior officials of the company, the chief speaker of the occasion Dr. Krishna Kumar Srivastava, Associate Professor (Hindi), Asansol Girls' College, all Functional Directors were present. The Areas and the Departments of HQ having better performance in the field of Official Language Implementation have also been awarded during the Pakhwara.
During 2018-19, 15 workshops were organized. Akhil Bharatiya Hindi Kavi Sammelan was organized on 26.03.2019 in which the poets of all India level addressed the audience. Mr. Subodh Kumar, Honorable Joint Director (Rajbhasa), Ministry of Coal, Govt. of India visited ECL HQ on 1st and 2nd March, 2019 to inspect the status of Official Language Implementation in ECL. Mr. Kumar praised the activities done and accorded some valuable suggestions to make it better. The Company ensured the presence in the meetings of Hindi Salahkar Samity of MOC, GoI held on 02.01.2019. ECL organized the 60th TOLIC meeting on 28.11.2018.
Two issues of 'JYOTSNA' (Company's Hindi home magazine) were published during 2018-19. Apart from this, a yearly Hindi Magazine named 'URJA SHROT' was published from Salanpur Area of ECL. The publication of a Wall Poster 'ECL SAMACHAR' in Hindi is continuing in which different news of ECL & achievements of the employees etc. along with photographs were published. ECL DARPAN (Bimonthly bulletin, Bilingual - Hindi and Bengali) has been published regularly and its 06 issues have been published during 2018-19. Apart from that, Hindi essays and other matters have been published in various magazines, i.e. 'Chetna', 'Sachetna', 'Jagriti' etc. published by different departments. Team ECL won the First Position amongst 42 teams in quiz competition organized by TOLIC Head Office for its members.