Updated February 29th, 2024 at 16:08 IST

Deadline For '60% Kannada Signboards' Extended by 2 Weeks, Announces DKS

The deadline has been extended on the request of private and commercial establishments.

Reported by: Apoorva Shukla
Karnataka Dy CM DK Shivakumar | Image:ANI
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Bengaluru: The Karnataka government has extended the deadline to install 60 per cent Kannada sign board by two weeks. Earlier, the Karnataka government had asked the owners to install 60 per cent Kannada sign boards by February 28,. Deputy CM DK Shivakumar announced the decision on Thursday, February 28.  

The deadline has been extended on the request of private and commercial establishments. 

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“It is important that we uphold our mother tongue in utmost respect, therefore we expect this law will be duly followed, and we shall see compliance to it by the end of the 2 week extended period,” said Karnataka deputy CM DK Shivakumar in a post on X. 


“Considering that it takes time to change the signage, Karnataka Govt has decided to extend the deadline given to commercial establishments by 2 more weeks so that the 60% signage in Kannada rule can be followed,” Shivakumar added. 

The Kannada Language Comprehensive Development (Amendment) Bill, 2024 was passed by the Karnataka assembly on February 15, mandating that Kannada displays of businesses and establishments must occupy 60 per cent of the space on signboards. Non-compliance would lead to cancellation of the licences of businesses, the government asserted in the house.

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Published February 29th, 2024 at 10:03 IST