Hyderabad: Government of Telangana has directed all the Minority Welfare institutions to implement Urdu as the 2nd official language as per the Telangana Official Languages (Amendment) Bill-2017 passed in the assembly on November 16, 2017. Minority Welfare Department issued a memo to the heads of the departments of all the minority institutions dated 25-5-2018 and also sent a copy of the Bill. In the light of the said Bill, Secretary Minority Welfare issued a memo to the heads of the departments of all districts and minority institutions asking them to implement Urdu as 2nd official language.
It must be noted that Telangana government had passed the bill declaring Urdu as the 2nd official language in all 31 districts.
Interestingly Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao who calls himself a sympathizer of Urdu has completed 4 years of his rule but failed to give Urdu its due position. Being 2nd official language Urdu should have been there on the signboards of all government departments and nameplates of government officials. RTC buses should have names of places written in Urdu but the same was not implemented.