The Maharashtra government has directed the officials and employees of all its departments to use Marathi language for official communication.
A Government Resolution (GR) to this effect was issued on Monday.
As per the GR, the employees and officials need to use Marathi for the purpose of communication.
“Each office will have a Vigilance Officer, who will keep a check on whether Marathi is being used or not,” it said.
“If anybody is found not following the order, then the official concerned may face actions like denial of promotion or no salary hike for one year,” the GR added.