Which schedule of the Indian Constitution describes the Languages

  1. 4th Schedule
  2. 8th Schedule
  3. 5th Schedule
  4. 2nd Schedule
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    8th Schedule

    8th Schedule of the Indian Constitution describes the Language. According to the schedule 8th of Indian Constitution includes the recognition of the 22 languages. These are

    1. Assamese
    2. Bengali
    3. Bodo
    4. Dogri
    5. Gujarati
    6. Hindi
    7. Kannada
    8. Kashmiri
    9. Konkani
    10. Maithili
    11. Malayalam
    12. Manipuri
    13. Marathi
    14. Nepali
    15. Oriya
    16. Punjabi
    17. Sanskrit
    18. Santhali
    19. Sindhi
    20. Tamil
    21. Telugu
    22. Urdu

    According to the Article 344 of Indian Constitution 1949, Commission and Committee of Parliament on Official Language.
    (1) The President shall, at the expiration of five years from the commencement of this Constitution and thereafter at the expiration of ten years from such commencement, by order constitute a Commission which shall consist of a Chairman and such other members representing the different languages specified in the English Schedule as the President may appoint, and the order shall define the procedure to be followed by the Commission

    (2) It shall be the duty of the Commission to make recommendations to the President as to
    (a) the progressive use of the Hindi language for the official purposes of the Union;
    (b) restrictions on the use of the English language for all or any of the official purposes of the Union;
    (c) the language to be used for all or any of the purposes mentioned in Article 348;
    (d) the form of numerals to be used for any one or more specified purposes of the Union;
    (e) any other matter referred to the Commission by the President as regards the official language of the Union and the language for communication between the Union and a State or between one State and another and their use

    Monis Rasool Professor Answered on 21st May 2015.
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