"Common Hindi Teaching Scheme" may soon be implemented by Universities and Higher education scheme. Under the scheme universities which lack the Hindi Department may also be asked to establish one. Also, all the educational institutions will also be asked to fix the minimum level of Hindi education.
The move is likely to attract the criticism and opposition from the universities and students as students are already protesting against it by petitioning President Pranab Mukherjee against 'forceful Hindi imposition.'
"To give autonomy in the field of higher studies some laws have been framed by the Central government and state governments under which in some universities and higher educational institutions, English is the only medium of instruction," the presidential order said.
"The HRD Ministry should work out an action plan for implementing Hindi teaching scheme in all universities/higher educational institutes and initiate the process of implementing a common law and table it before both the Houses of Parliament," it added.
Already HRD ministry has been told to take note of the universities where Hindi Departments are missing.
"It should encourage them to establish Hindi Departments so that they can extend help in imparting education through Hindi medium," the order said, adding, minimum level of Hindi education must also be fixed in all educational institutions.
The panel also noted the financial aid given to Hindi institutes is only for the name sake and HRD ministry has been told to take effective steps to check the problem and increase the grants of the students.