Consider including more languages in governance: CJI S.A. Bobde

New Delhi – The Central Government should consider amending the Official Languages Act of 1963, to include scheduled languages other than Hindi and English as the official language of the Government of India, the Supreme Court said on 13th August.

Scheduled languages are those which are listed in the 8th Schedule of the Constitution and are given official recognition and encouragement by the Central Government. However, all official communication and publication of rules and notifications by the Central Government are in Hindi and English.

Chief Justice of India (CJI), SA Bobde said that people in various parts of the country might not know either English or Hindi and communication by the Central Government in vernacular languages will come to their aid.