Vijayawada: High Court judge and AP Judicial Academy president Justice N. Venkata Ramana stressed the need for using mother tongue in the courts by judges and lawyers to maintain better transparency in decreeing and also to elucidate the myths of common man where courts are treated as ivory towers.
Speaking in the ‘Telugu lo Nyaya paalana’ conference organised by the Bezwada Bar Association here on Saturday, Justice Ramana said today’s situation of Telugu language in judiciary is in complete contrast to the past, where only Telugu language was used to issue decrees even in the time of British and Nizam rule 100 years ago.
People running after materialistic things adapting foreign language to find better employment opportunities doesn’t mean that one should neglect their mother tongue, he said. He said everyone must make use of right to information and that would be successful only if every government sector is able to give the information in Telugu language.
Some of the English words like road, rail etc might be used for the convenience where ultimately the subject matter is easily conveyed to the commonest of the common man in the society.
Andhra Pradesh State Official Language Commission chairman M. Buddha Prasad said district collectors holding the responsibility of administrative language should review Telugu usage in district and mandal levels. He said the state government would soon set up a committee led by the Chief Justice of High Court to implement Telugu language as the administrative language in all the sectors. Also training would be given to all the officials and Telugu typing software that contains 18 types of Telugu fonts would be given, he said.
Later, a Telugu typing made easy software CD developed by Central Univ-ersity of Hyderabad Profe-ssor G. Uma Maheswar Rao was released.
HC Judges Justice G. Cha-ndraya, Justice G. Bhavani Prasad, senior lawyers K. Rammohan Rao, Y.V. Hanumatha Rao and Bar Association president G. Venkateswara Rao and other delegates were present.