Special Correspondent

TIRUCHI: All shops, commercial establishments, private and public institutions, including State and Central government agencies and public sector organisations, in the district have been given about 10 days time to put name boards in Tamil.

A decision came after a consultative meeting convened by the Collector T.Soundiah with officials of the Labour Department on Friday.

The meeting set June 7 as the deadline for the public and private agencies to comply with the directive.

C.Somburajan, Deputy Commissioner of Labour, Tiruchi, S.Sundaraj, Labour Inspector, officials, hoteliers and traders' representatives attended the meeting.

In a press release, Mr.Somburajan said Tamil name boards were mandatory under the provisions of the Shops and Establishments Act 1948 and other laws.

If other languages have to be used in the name boards, Tamil should be given prominence.

The names in Tamil should be on top and in bolder letters than the other languages used.

Shops and establishments which failed to comply with the directive would face stern action and their name boards would be removed, the release added.