Union Minister of State (MoS) for Home Affairs, Nityanand Rai on Wednesday clarified that the Central federal government has no proposition to modify the Official Languages Act to consist of Scheduled languages besides Hindi and English as its main languages as recommended by the Supreme Court.
The Minister clarified this in a written reply in Rajya Sabha to the unstarred concern postured by Marumalarchi Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (MDMK) creator and Member of Parliament (MP) Vaiko.
When asked how individuals in the South and the Northeast, specifically villagers might comprehend the interactions, ruled and policies released by the federal government, Mr Rai mentioned, “There is the arrangement of 3 language solutions Hindi, English and Regional Language based on point no. 3 of Official Language Resolution, 1968 which have actually been prepared in assessment with the State Governments. The order of use of languages in the name-boards/notice-boards to be shown for the info of the general public by Central Government Offices which lie in non-Hindi speaking locations is to be in order of (1) Regional Language, (2) Hindi, (3) English.”
The monsoon session of the Parliament started on September 14, under the shadow of the continuous COVID-19 pandemic.