Parliamentary Committee on Official Language – UPSC Prelims

Parliamentary Committee on Official Language:
  • The Parliamentary Committee on Official Language was set up in 1976 under section 4 of the Official Languages Act,1963.
  • Mandate: The Committee shall review the progress made in the use of Hindi for the Official purposes of the Union and submit a report to the President making recommendations. The President shall then lay the report before each House of Parliament and send it to all the State Governments.
  • Composition: The Committee comprises 30 members of Parliament, 20 from Lok Sabha and 10 from Rajya Sabha.
  • Chairman: The Chairman of the Committee is elected by the members of the Committee.  As a convention, the Union Home Minister has been elected as Chairman of the Committee from time to time.