The Central Hindi Directorate (CHD) is the department that works under the Ministry of Human Resource Development (India), responsible for the promotion of Hindi Language.
The Central Hindi Directorate (CHD) also regulates the use of Devanagari script and Hindi spelling in India.
The Central Hindi Directorate (CHD) was established on 1st March 1960 with an aim to promote the Hindi Language across the country (India) and abroad.
The Central Hindi Directorate (CHD) is headquartered in New Delhi, India. There are four regional offices situated at Chennai, Hyderabad, Guwahati, and Kolkata.
The Central Hindi Directorate (CHD) functions keeping with the instructions of Article 351 of the Constitution of India for the development of Hindi Language.
1. Development of Hindi Language
2. Regulate the use of Devanagari Script
3. Promotion of Hindi Language
4. Preparing Hindi Journals
5. Extension programs like seminars, competition, lecturers tour, etc
6. Awards for appreciation
7. Work connected with the recognition of Hindi Examinations.
8. Developing correspondence courses in Hindi.
9. Financial Assistance To Voluntary Hindi Organisations for the promotion of Hindi
10. Free distribution of Hindi books
11. Book Exhibition and Sale