Part XVII of the Constitution of India

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Part XVII is a compilation of laws pertaining to the constitution of India as a country and the union of states that it is made of. This part of the constitution consists of Articles on Official Language.[1]

Chapter I[edit]

Articles 343 - 344 Official Language of the Union

Chapter II[edit]

Articles 345 - 347 on Regional Languages Articles 345 - 347 on Language of the State Articles 435-547 on National Languages.

Chapter III[edit]

Articles 348 - 349 on Language of the Supreme Court, High courts, Etc. Articles 348 - 349 on Language used in Supreme Court, High courts Etc. Articles 348 - 349 declars English as the official language of Supreme Court.

Chapter IV[edit]

Articles 350 - 351 on Special Directives Article 350 - on Language to be used in representations for redress of grievances. Article 350A - on Facilities for instruction in mother-tongue at primary stage. Article 350B - on provision for Special Officer for linguistic minorities. Article 351 - on Directive for development of the Hindi language.


  1. ^ Constitution of India 2007, pp. 212–217.