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Particulars of its Organisation, functions and duties

The Central Hindi Directorate was established in 1960 by a Presidential order in pursuance of the directives of the Constitution envisaged in Article 351, which reads as under:
"It shall be the duty of the Union to promote the spread of the Hindi language, to develop it so that it may serve as a medium of expression for all the elements of the composite culture of India and to secure its enrichment by assimilating without interfering with its genius, the forms, style and expressions used in Hindustani and in the other languages of India specified in the Eighth Schedule, and by drawing, wherever necessary or desirable, for its vocabulary, primarily on Sanskrit and secondarily on other languages."
The policy makers desired to develop Hindi in a way that it may be able to serve as a medium of expression for all the elements of the composite culture of India. Hence, they enshrined it as a duty of the Union Govt. Deriving it's commitments from the above directive, the Directorate has been implementing a number of schemes to achieve the objective as enshrined in the Constitution and thereby physically performing the duty of the Union Govt. in promoting Hindi.
Secretariat of the Directorate is situated at New Delhi. It has four Regional Offices located in Kolkata, Guwahati, Hyderabad and Chennai.

Regional Offices and their Addresses

Dy. Director (East),
Central Hindi Directorate,
1, Council House Street,
1st Floor, Kolkata,
West Bengal-700001
  (Jurisdiction: West Bengal, Orissa, Bihar and Jharkhand)
Dy. Director (North-East),
Central Hindi Directorate,
C/o Dass Enterprises,
Jayanagar, Khanapara,
  (Jurisdiction: Assam, Manipur, Tripura, Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh, Sikkim, Meghalya and Mizoram.)
Dy. Director (South-West)
Central Hindi Directorate,
Kendriya Sadan, Block-A,
Sultan Bazar,
Andhra Pradesh
  (Jurisdiction: Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat, Maharashtra and Goa)
Dy. Director (South)
Central Hindi Directorate,
1st Floor, Block-5,
Haddows Road, Shastri Bhawan,
Tamil Nadu
  (Jurisdiction: Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Kerala)

Functions & duties

This premier institution of the Union Govt. is striving hard to achieve the objectives by establishing Hindi as the national language on all India basis, to develop integrity among the people of India through Hindi and; to secure the proper place for Hindi on global basis through the following activities:-
Correspondence Courses: Teaching of Hindi to non-Hindi speaking Indians and foreigners as second and foreign language. About 10,000 students are taught Hindi every year.
Publication: Preparation of dictionaries in regional and foreign languages and publishing standard reference material for the learners of Hindi, the scholar and the highest teacher. We prepare dictionaries and conversational guides( Bi-lingual, Tri-lingual and Multi-lingual). In addition standard magazines and periodicals Bhasha, Varshiki and Sahitya Mala are also published.
Extension Programmes:
Organising camps for Neo-Hindi Writers to harness budding writers into eminent litterateurs.
The study tours for students: The study tours are organised for Hindi students every year.
Professors lecture tours: It provides a forum for interaction of Professors from non-Hindi speaking areas with those of Hindi speaking areas.
Grants to Research Scholars: Grants are provided to students for pursuing research work in Hindi.
Awards: 19 Awards of Rs.1 lakh each are given to writers from non-Hindi speaking areas for their writing in Hindi. 5 Awards are also given to original writings in Hindi irrespective of mother tongue for production of books of Science, Technology, Education and Education Policy.
Grants to Voluntary Hindi Organisations: Grants-in-aid is provided to the VHOs functioning in non-Hindi speaking states of the country. This is a unique scheme, which is aimed at promoting Hindi by associating the people who voluntarily participate in propagation of Hindi in their areas, thus, ensures private participation in implementation of the Government scheme.
Full details on individual schemes are contained in this compilation.