Q. With reference to various provisions under the Constitution of India, consider the following statements:
1. All proceedings in the Supreme Court of India are to be in the Hindi language only.
2. The states can choose only the Eighth Scheduled languages as their official language.
Which of the above given statements is/are correct?

[A] 1 only

[B] 2 only

[C] Both 1 and 2

[D] Neither 1 nor 2

Answer: D
Notes:

Exp) Option d is the correct answer.

Part XVII of the Constitution deals with the official language in Articles 343 to 35Its provisions are divided into four heads-Language of the Union, Regional languages, Language of the judiciary and texts of laws and Special directives.

Statement 1 is incorrect: Until Parliament provides otherwise, the following are to be in the English language only: (All proceedings in the Supreme Court and in every high court. (The authoritative texts of all bills, ordinances, orders, rules, regulations byelaws at the Central and state levels.

Statement 2 is incorrect: The legislature of a state may adopt any one or more of the languages in use in the state or Hindi as the official language of that state. Notably, the choice of the state is not limited to the languages enumerated in the Eighth Schedule of the Constitution.

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