The Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu J Jayalalithaa on Thursday claimed that the latest circular of Union Home Ministry is ‘illegal’. The circular has made the Hindi language as a mandatory primary language in universities in the state.
A seemingly angry Jayalalithaa said, “At a time when I have been emphasizing to the central government that Tamil should be made an official language, and to use Tamil in the Madras High Court, they are trying to impose to teach law and commerce in Hindi in Tamil Nadu Universities”.
She was responding to the circular passed to Annamalai and Alagappa Universities by the University Grants Commission (UGC) on Tuesday, which asks the administration to make Hindi a primary language.
The Tamil Nadu Chief Minister reminded, “the decision taken by the Central Hindi Committee in July 2011 would not bind the universities of Tamil Nadu. Chief Secretary Mohan Varghese Chunkath has been directed to advise the government-run universities to inform the UGC in this regard”.