Q. Consider the following statements regarding Parliamentary Committee on Official Language
1. Committee’s mandate is to review the progress made in the use of Hindi for the Official purposes of the Union.
2. It comprises of members from Lok Sabha only.
3. As a convention, the Speaker of the Lok Sabaha is elected as Chairman of the Committee from time to time.
Which of the above statements is/are incorrect?

[A] 1 only

[B] 2 and 3 only

[C] 2 only

[D] 1 and 3 only

Answer: B
Notes:
  • Statement 1 is correct 
  • Statement 2 is incorrect 
  • Statement 3 is incorrect 

About 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. 

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