Chennai, Nov 26 : Amid call from the political parties to declare Tamil as the official language in the State, Tamil Nadu Director General of Police J K Tripathy has taken a lead by issuing a circular asking police personnel in the State to maintain all records in Tamil, a move instantly hailed by PMK Founder Dr S Ramadoss.
This followed a review meeting Mr Tripathy held recently with the officials on implementation of Tamil as the official language. In line with the decision taken at the meeting, Mr Tripathy, in a communication to all City Police Commissioners and Zonal IGs, said “police personnel should maintain all records like personal diary, case diary and general diary in Tamil language.''
The police personnel were also asked to sign in Tamil in the attendance register, besides stating that all drafts, memos and letters should be written in Tamil, he said. All police vehicles should carry the Tamil word ‘Kaval’, instead of the English word 'Police', which he said should not be used hereafter.
All signboards and seals should be altered to Tamil, Mr Tripathy said, adding, necessary instructions have been given to all staff to follow this. Meanwhile, Dr Ramadoss hailed the move of Mr Tripathy and welcomed it. Mr Tripathy's circular that all all records of police department, including communications, should be maintained in Tamil was laudable.
Appreciating Mr Tripathy, he said ''let the Tamil language foster in the police department''. (UNI)