[Presidential Assent] Jammu and Kashmir Official Languages Act, 2020 | 5 languages to be the official languages

The Jammu and Kashmir Official Languages Bill, 2020 received Presidential Assent on 26-09-2020.

The Jammu and Kashmir Official Languages Act, 2020

FEATURES:

Official languages of Union territory [SECTION 3]

The Kashmiri, Dogri, Urdu, Hindi and English languages shall be the official languages to be used for all or any of the official purposes of the Union territory.

English may continue to be used in the union territory for those administrative and legislative purposes for which it was being used before the commencement of the Act.  

Promotion and development of regional languages [SECTION 4]

The Administrator may, for the promotion and development of regional languages of the Union territory, take necessary steps to strengthen the existing institutional mechanisms such as the Academy of Art, Culture and languages in the Union territory.

The institutional mechanisms shall make special efforts for the promotion and development of Gojri, Pahari and Punjabi languages.

Read the detailed amendments here: Jammu and Kashmir Official Languages Act, 2020


Ministry of Law and Justice

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