The Kannada Development Authority (KDA) has, in a letter, urged Chief Minister B.S. Yeddyurappa to seek the opinion of the Karnataka High Court on the use of Kannada in its day-to-day business, from administration to legal counselling.

KDA chairman Mukhymantri Chandru told presspersons here on Thursday that the authority's executive committee recently deliberated on the need to implement Kannada in the High Court. The meeting observed that a majority of judges and other judicial authorities were Kannada-speaking and a majority of litigants and others were more at home in Kannada. Besides, Kannada had been declared the State language, he said.

Therefore, the committee decided to draw the Government's attention in this regard as the issue should first get the Cabinet nod and then that of the legislature. The KDA urged the Government to seek the High Court's opinion on the use of Kannada in the court administration first, Mr. Chandru said.


In accordance with the Government's policy on promoting Kannada in the State judiciary, the KDA would honour 66 judges across the State for delivering judgments in Kannada, on November 13 here, he said.