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Department of Official Language (DOL)   |  Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC)

Department Of Official Language (DOL)

With a view to ensuring compliance of the constitutional and legal provisions regarding official language and to promote the use of Hindi for the official purposes of the Union, the Department of Official Language was set up in June 1975 as an independent Department of the Ministry of Home Affairs. Since then, this Department has been making efforts for the progressive use of Hindi for the official purposes of the Union. In accordance with the Government of India (Allocation of Business) Rules, 1961, this Department has been entrusted with the following items of work: -

  • Implementation of the provisions of the Constitution relating to the Official Language and the provisions of the Official Languages Act, 1963, (19 of 1963) except to the extent such implementation has been assigned to any other Department.
  • Prior approval of the President for authorizing the limited use of a language other than English in the proceedings in the High Court of a State.
  • Nodal responsibility for all matters relating to the progressive use of Hindi as the Official Language of the Union, including Hindi Teaching Scheme for Central Government employees and publication of magazines, journals and other literature related thereto.
  • Coordination in all matters relating to the progressive use of Hindi as the Official Language of the Union, including administrative terminology, syllabi, textbooks, training courses and equipment (with standardized script) required therefore.
  • Constitution and cadre-management of the Central Secretariat Official Language Service.
  • Matters relating to the Kendriya Hindi Samiti including its Sub-Committees.
  • Coordination of work relating to the Hindi Salahkar Samities set up by the various Ministries/Departments.
  • Matters relating to the Central Translation Bureau.

For more information about the activities of Department Of Official Language (DOL), please visit the website http://rajbhasha.gov.in.

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Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC)

Centre for Development of Advanced Computing (C-DAC) is A Scientific Society under the Department of Information Technology, Ministry of Communications and Information Technology. It is primarily an R & D institution involved in the design, development and deployment of advanced IT solutions.

Some major activities of C-DAC are:

  • The development of a range of high performance parallel computers known as PARAM series of supercomputers and their applications.
  • The development of multilingual computing technology and solutions based on GIST (Graphics and Intelligence based Script Technology) and a range of software and hardware products.
  • Artificial Intelligence and knowledge-based solutions for language learning/tutoring, machine translation, information retrieval and decision support etc.
  • Advanced Computing Training Courses (ACTS).

The Applied Artificial Intelligence (AAI) Group

Major Knowledge-based AI activities of C-DAC include:

  • AI based language learning/teaching softwares and on-line language courses. LILA-Rajbhasha Hindi Prabodh, Praveen and Pragya (Internet version) is freely available on web
  • Machine Assisted Translation System (MANTRA) (English-to-Hindi) Domain based Traslation System. Visit the website
  • Information Extraction & Retrieval (Anveshak and Saranshak)
  • Data Management & Analysis
  • Speech Recognition and Speech Synthesis
    1. ShrutLekhan-Rajbhasha (A Hindi Speaker Independent , Continuous Speech Recongnition System)
    2. Vachantar-Rajbhasha (Speech-to-Text Translation System)
  • Mobile Computing Solutions

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