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The Kannada Language Comprehensive Development (Amendment) Act, 2024

The Government of Karnataka vide notification no. DPAL 01 SHASANA 2024, dated 26th February, 2024, has amended The Kannada Language Comprehensive Development Act, 2022.

Consequent to the amendment, in sub-section (6) of section 17 of the Kannada Language Comprehensive Development Act, 2022, the following shall be substituted, namely:

“(6)The name boards of Commercial, Industrial and Business Undertakings, Trusts, Counseling centres, Hospitals, Laboratories, Amusement Centres, Hotels etc., functioning with the approval and sanction of the Government or local authorities, shall ensure that their name board displays 60% in Kannada language and Kannada shall be displayed in the upper half of the name board”.

Earlier, the civic body of Bengaluru, Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP), through a press note, had made it mandatory for all the establishments in the civic body jurisdiction to display the sign boards with regard to their names and other details by having 60% in Kannada. AscentHR had circulated an alert on the same on 29th December, 2023.

Please refer to the below notification for more details:

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