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Source: The post is based on the article “Parliament panel moots use of Hindi, local languages in higher educational institutes” published in The Times of India on 10th October 2022.
What is the News?
The committee of Parliament on Official Language has submitted its 11th report to the President.
About the committee of Parliament on Official Language
Headed by: Union Home Minister.
The committee has framed the recommendations as per the new National Education Policy which suggested that the medium of instruction should either be official or regional languages.
What are the major recommendations of the committee of Parliament on Official Language?
-Local languages should be given preference over English in all states. Hindi should be given a respectable place in ‘A’ category states and it should be used 100%.
-The medium of instruction in technical and non-technical higher education institutes such as IITs in Hindi-speaking states should be Hindi and in other parts of India their respective local language. The use of English should be made optional in these institutes.
-The committee has suggested Hindi should be given a respectable place in ‘A’ category states, and it should be used 100%. For instance, the higher education institutions such as Banaras Hindu University, Delhi University, Jamia Millia Islamia, and Aligarh Muslim University, Hindi is being used only 20-30%, whereas it should be used 100%.
-A total of 193 countries are members of the UN, but not all of them use foreign languages as official languages. The committee is of the opinion that English is a foreign language, and India should do away with this colonial practice. So, the committee is of the opinion that Hindi should be one of the official languages of the United Nations.