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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
Ministry of Home Affairs

 RAJYA SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO. 2266
ANSWERED ON FEBRUARY 12, 2014 / MAGHA 23, 1935 (SAKA)

 QUESTION
Inclusion of Kodava and Tulu Languages in Eighth Schedule

2266. SHRI RAJEEV CHANDRASEKHAR

 Will the Minister of HOME AFFAIRS be pleased to state;

 (a)   whether Government proposes to include Kodava and Tulu languages, widely spoken in Karnataka, in the eighth schedule of the Constitution of India; and

(b)   if so, the details thereof and if not, the reasons therefor?

 

ANSWER
MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF HOME AFFAIRS
(SHRI R.P.N. SINGH)

(a) to (b): At present, there are demands for inclusion of 38 languages including Kodava & Tulu in the Eighth Schedule of the Constitution of India. The criteria for inclusion of languages into the Eighth Schedule are being evolved in consultation with the concerned Departments/Ministries of the Government of India. The pending representations for inclusion of languages into the Eighth Schedule could be considered only after a set of criteria are evolved and finally approved.