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4(1)(b)(i) Particulars of its Organization, functions and duties

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National Council for Promotion of Urdu Language (NCPUL) was established as an autonomous body under the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Department of Education, Government of India and started its academic and administrative operations during IX Plan w.e.f. 01.04.1996. NCPUL was declared as national Nodal Agency for promotion of Urdu in the country and recognized as an important autonomous organization of Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India devoted to promotion of Urdu language and mainstreaming of Urdu education.

NCPUL has also been assigned the additional responsibility of promotion of Arabic & Persian languages which have played an important role in the development of composite culture of India.

The broad objectives of the Council are as under :-

1) to promote, develop and propagate Urdu language.

2) to take action for making available in Urdu language, the knowledge of scientific and technological development as well as knowledge of ideas evolved in the modern context.

3) to advise the Government of India on issues connected with Urdu language and having bearing on education as may be referred to it.

4) to undertake any other activity for the promotion of Urdu language as may be deemed fit by the Council.


The functions of the Council shall be :

1) to undertake production of literature in Urdu language including books on Science and other branches of modern knowledge, children’s literature text-books, reference works, encyclopaedia, dictionaries, etc.

2) to collect and evolve technical terms relating to various disciplines of knowledge to enrich Urdu language.

3) to undertake and provide for publication of journals and periodicals in furtherance of its objects.

4) to arrange for the sale of publications and their exhibitions in the country and outside the country on appropriate occasions.

5) to promote Urdu Typewriting & shorthand.

6) to help in development of computerization with a view to develop Urdu language to meet with the advanced technological requirements of the age.

7) to formulate/implement schemes and projects for learning of Urdu language through the medium of English and Hind and other Modern Indian Languages including teaching through correspondence course.

8) to liaise with State Governments and other agencies in matters relating to promoting and development of Urdu language.

9) to provide financial assistance and guidance to Non-Government Organizations for propagation of Urdu language.

10) to co-ordinate the activities of State Urdu Academies.

11) to subscribe to or become a member of or to co-operate with any other association or institute whose objects are similar.

12) to obtain or accept subscriptions, donations, grants, gifts, devices, bequest and trusts form any person, Corporation or Institution in furtherance of the objectives of the Society; 13)

to sell, manage, transfer, exchange, mortgage, demise, dispose of or otherwise deal with any property, belonging to the Council, provided, however, that no immovable property of the Council shall be transferred or disposed of in any manner whatsoever without prior approval of the Central Government;

14) to borrow and raise moneys with or without security or on the security of a mortgage, charge or hypothecate or pledge over all or any of the properties belonging to the Council.

15) to invest and deal with any moneys of the Council not immediately required for any of its objects in such manner as may be determined from time to time by the council;

16) to draw, make, accept, endorse and discount cheques, notes and/or other negotiable instruments;

17) to make rules and bye- laws for the conduct of the affairs of the Council, and to amend, vary or rescind them from time to time with the concurrence of the Central Government;

18) to maintain a fund to which shall be credited:

(a) all moneys provided by the Central Government:

(b) all fees and other charges received by the Council.

(c) all moneys received by the Council by way of grants, gifts, donations, benefactions, bequests or transfers;

(d) all moneys received by the Council in any other manner or from any other source.

19) to deposit all moneys credited to the fund in such banks or to invest in such a manner as the Council may, with prior approval of the Central Government decide;

20) to acquire by gift, purchase, exchange, lease or otherwise whatsoever any land, buildings and property and to deal with the properties belonging to or vested in the Council in such manner as the Council may deem fit for the furtherance of all or any of its objects;

21) to meet the expenses of the Council including expenses incurred in the exercise of its powers and discharge of its functions out of its own funds;

22) to maintain proper accounts and other relevant records and prepare an annual statement of accounts including the balance sheet in such form as may be prescribed by the Central Government.

23) to submit annually to the Central Government annual report of its activities and the accounts of the Council certified in the manner that may be prescribed by the Central Government;

24) to constitute sub-committees or committees as it may deem fit;

25) to undertake such other activities as may be conducive to the aforesaid objects of the society.

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