Thursday, July 27, 2017

Carry Hindi newspapers, magazines onboard: DGCA to airlines

New Delhi: Even as parts of the country is witnessing agitation against imposition of Hindi on signages, the Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) today issued an advisory to airlines directing them to carry Hindi newspapers and magazines.
The notice has been issued to ensure that the passengers got reading material in both Hindi and English.
"Not providing Hindi reading material on board is against Indian government's policy for official language," Lalit Gupta, joint director general, DGCA, said in a letter to airlines.
Following the decision by DGCA, Congress was quick to slam it. Congress MP Shashi Tharoor took to Twitter and wrote, "DGCA now wants Hindi publications served on Indian flights (together with vegetarian meals?)!"
26/07/17 Bijin Jose/India Today