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Directorate Of Official Language

Introduction

The Directorate of Official Language was established by Government of Goa in the year 2004 with responsibilities to implement the Official Language Act 1987 and implement schemes for development of languages prevalent in the State.

As per the Government policy this Directorate adopted Konkani as the Official Language of then Union Territory of Goa, Daman and Diu and accordingly the Goa, Daman and Diu Official Language Act, 1987 (Act 5 of 1987) was enacted in pursuance of section 34 of the Government of Union Territories Act, 1963 (Central Act 20 of 1963). Official Language Act, 1987 provides that Konkani shall be the Official Language where as, Marathi shall be used for all or any of the official purposes. On 20.8.1992 Parliament of India by effecting the 78th amendment to the Constitution of India, Konkani has been included in VIII Schedule of Constitution of India.

Objectives

  • Implementation of Official Language Act 1987 and notifications issued under this Act.
  • Implementation of the Language policy of State Government.
  • To initiate the measures for maximum use of Official Language in Administration as well as other fields of knowledge.
  • To impart training by introducing schemes or by way of workshop, seminars, etc.
  • To impart training in Devnagari for computer typing, so that employees will be familiar with replies in Konkani, Marathi & Hindi.
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Shri Prasanna Acharya
Director
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address
1st Lift, 5th Floor, Junta House, Panaji,Tiswadi, Goa – 403 001
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phone
+91 832 2420071
+91 832 2420179
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+91 832 2420071
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official[dot]language09[at]gmail[dot]com dir[hyphen]dol[dot]goa[at]nic[dot]in

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Name/Designation
Shri. Prasanna Acharya
Director
First Appellate Authority


address
1st Lift, 5th Floor,
Junta House, Panaji,
Tiswadi, Goa – 403 001
contact details
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+91 8767651743
+91 832 2420071
+91 832 2420179
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+91 832 2420071
Name/Designation
Kum. Sneha S. Sabnis
Junior Translator Konkani
Assistant Public Information Officer.


address
1st Lift, 5th Floor,
Junta House, Panaji,
Tiswadi, Goa – 403 001
contact details
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+91 832 2420071
+91 832 2420179
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+91 832 2420071
Name/Designation
Shri Parag D. Parsekar
Junior Translator Marathi
Assistant Public Information Officer


address
1st Lift, 5th Floor,
Junta House, Panaji,
Tiswadi, Goa – 403 001
contact details
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+91 832 2420071
+91 832 2420179
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+91 832 2420071
Name/Designation
Shri Patrik D’Souza
Upper Division Clerk
Assistant Public Information Officer


address
1st Lift, 5th Floor,
Junta House, Panaji,
Tiswadi, Goa – 403 001
contact details
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+91 832 2420071
+91 832 2420179
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+91 832 2420071
Name/Designation
Smt. Nepha F. e Silveira
Junior Stenographer
Assistant Public Information Officer


address
1st Lift, 5th Floor,
Junta House, Panaji,
Tiswadi, Goa – 403 001
contact details
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+91 832 2420071
+91 832 2420179
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+91 832 2420071
Name/Designation
Shri Anil H. Sawant,
Assistant Director (Konkani/Marathi) Head of office
Public Information Officer


address
1st Lift, 5th Floor,
Junta House,Panaji,
Tiswadi, Goa – 403 001
contact details
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+91 832 2420071
+91 832 2420179
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+91 832 2420071

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