Deadline to comply with Kannada signage rules extended by two weeks

PTI | Bengaluru | Updated: 29-02-2024 17:38 IST | Created: 29-02-2024 17:38 IST
Deadline to comply with Kannada signage rules extended by two weeks
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The Karnataka government on Thursday extended, by two weeks, the deadline for business establishments to comply with the Kannada signage rules, whereby information in the state language should be displayed on 60 per cent of the space on nameplates.

The decision was taken so that the order is duly followed, Deputy Chief Minister D K Shivakumar said.

''Considering that it takes time to change the signage, Karnataka Govt has decided to extend the deadline given to commercial establishments by two more weeks so that the 60 per cent signage in Kannada rule can be followed,'' Shivakumar posted on social media platform X.

Explaining further, the DCM said, ''It is important that we uphold our mother tongue in utmost respect. Therefore, we expect that this law will be duly followed, and we shall ensure compliance by the end of the two-week extended period.'' The decision came on the last day of the deadline to implement the rule.

Two months ago, pro-Kannada activists went on a rampage, vandalising shops, business establishments and other commercial ventures which did not adhere to the usage of Kannada in signboards and nameplates.

Subsequently, the Karnataka government passed a resolution in the cabinet, ordering the implementation of Kannada displays to fill up 60 per cent of the space on signboards.

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