This Section is responsible for all the administrative matters and decisions regarding staff of the Authority. All the appointments, promotions, transfers and postings, maintenance of service record, correspondence with administrative and other departments, compilation and submission of informations etc are the responsibilities of this section.
Accounts, Audit and Planning section, is responsible for preparing bills, budgets, pre-auditing, payments, disposal of Audit reports, draft paras, preparation of projects, P.C.I, language development schemes etc.
Encyclopaedia Sindhiana ( Encyclopaedia of Sindh):
Production of Encyclopaedia Sindhiana is one of the major and important schemes of SLA. This scheme was launched in 1999 but was abandoned for same time.The new administration has restarted the project with renwed committment. This illustrated Encyclopedia comprises of several volumes.The work is in progress and its first volume will be published during the current year.This Encyclopedia will include information about Sindh, Indus Valley and Civilization, Indus river, Mohen jo Daro, Ranikot, , Bhambhore, Makli, Thatta, Shah Abdul Latif Bhittai, Sachal Sarmast, Heroines of Shah Latif, cities and villages of Sindh, Quaid-e-Azam Muhammad Ali Jinnah, Late Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto, , Shaheed Benazir Bhutto, Shah Mardan Shah, Pir Pagaro, G.M Syed etc. This important and historical document will contain authentic information about every aspect of Sindh.
Bureau of Publication & Production:
Bureau of Publication and Production is an important section of the Authority which is responsible for producing Dictionaries, Books and CDs on different subjects. A Quarterly research journal "Sindhi Boli" has also been started recently. (Click here for list of Publications & CD's)
This section is responsible for composing of books, designing, scanning and graphics etc.
Khair Mohammad Laghari Director Research is the Head of this Section, This section is responsible for producing research based books including Scientific & informative material in Sindhi language. It has brought out ten books on different disciplines of science. Some other books including Cultural Encyclopedia, & Geographic Dictionary etc are under preparation.
This section has been set up for organizing language teaching and promotion programmes in Hyderabad and other cities of Sindh. This section is now-a-days working actively on an expanded programme of activities like Seminars, Conference, Lectures, Workshops etc. This section is also responsible for conducting Sindhi Teaching Classes for non-Sindhi-speaking citizens of the province. Sindhi is also taught through Pakistan Broadcasting, Hyderabad. The course has been developed by the Chairperson of the Authority, Dr. Fahmida Hussain who is also conducting this programme.
Special emphasis has been laid on production of literature for children. For this purpose a separate section has been setup under the Bureau of Publication and Production. 11 books have been published for children including illustrated Sindhi – English dictionary. Some of the story books are now being converted into CD's with the help of computer technology.
Reference and Resource Centre (Library):
This centre is providing excellent assistance to the research scholars......... Click here for more details
Audio Visual Section:
This section is in its initial stage of establishment and will take more time and efforts for completion. The A.V section comprises of four rooms and one studio for which required recording equipment will be procured in future.
This section is responsible for recording all the events and activities of the Authority and also preserve them. Rerecording of popular Sindhi programmes of Radio and T.V, rare musical cassettes and Cd's is also the responsibility of this Section. As soon as the studio is ready it will be available to the prospective parties to record their programmes on nominal rates. . This section also arranges outdoor recording of literary and cultural programmes as well.
This section was established in 1999 for the development of Sindhi Computing. Mr. Majid Bhurgri and Mr. Ayaz Shah, being pioneers of Sindhi computing, had also helped this section for development of its own Sindhi Computing System. Mr. Majid Bhurgri as a resource person of Sindhi Language Authority, had held meetings with Microsoft Company in USA and achieved a place for Sindhi Language in Unicode system. Now we are able to chat and email in Sindhi Language. The website of Sindhi Language Authority, prepared by this section has been uploaded. Recently a Sindhi Word Processor has been launched by the Authority, which was developed by the Institute of Information & Communication Technology, University of Sindh.. This section is responsible for organizing workshops and seminars for promoting computer literacy and for preparing softwares in Sindhi Language.This Section is also working on the Authority's plan to start Sindhi Computing Classes in near future.
The sale proceeds of books & CD's published by the Authority is one of the resources for generating revenue. A fullfledged marketing section is looking after the sales promotion. This Section is responsible for promoting the sale of books at Qaleech Kitab Ghar at Hyderabad and arranging Book Fairs in all corners of Sindh. (Click here for more details)