Bengaluru: The Union Government has stated that it has no plans to include Tulu language in 8th schedule of the Indian Constitution.
Minister of State in Home Ministry Nityananda Rai disaffirmed any plans of inclusion in the near future the foreseeable future. Minister in a written reply informed the Lok Sabha and stated, “Dr. Sitakant Mohapatra Committee had recommended that status quo ante should continue in regard to the recognition of the languages in the 8th Schedule as Official Languages of the Union. It is neither practical nor administratively feasible, at present, to increase the number of official languages.”
Rai was replying to a question by Lok Sabha MP Rajmohan Unnithan. Unnithan had asked to make the Government’s stand clear about the issue.