Using regional languages within the proceedings of Rajya Sabha has elevated manifold occasions throughout 2018-2020 with Sanskrit rising because the fifth broadly used among the many 22 scheduled languages after Hindi, Telugu, Urdu and Tamil.
Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu has been frequently urging the members of the Home on use of regional languages throughout the proceedings.
In response to a analysis accomplished by the Rajya Sabha secretariat, whereas Hindi and English are the broadly used languages throughout the proceedings of the Home, the usage of 21 different scheduled Indian languages (apart from Hindi) has elevated to over 5 occasions (512 per cent) per sitting in 2020 over that of the 14-year interval between 2004 and 2017.
Throughout this era, 4 languages – Dogri, Kashmiri, Konkani and Sonthali – have been used for the primary time because the Rajya Sabha got here into being in 1952 and one other six languages – Assamese, Bodo, Gujarati, Maithili, Manipuri and Nepali – have been used after an extended hole.
Rajya Sabha members spoke in 10 scheduled languages (apart from Hindi) within the Home on 269 events throughout 923 sittings between 2004 and 2017 on the charge of 0.291 per sitting, the Rajya Sabha secretariat stated.
In 2020, 49 interventions in regional languages had been made throughout 33 sittings on the charge of 1.49 per sitting, marking a rise to 512 per cent.
Throughout 2013 to 2017 spanning over 329 sittings, members spoke solely in 10 regional languages (apart from Hindi) on 96 occasions, all restricted to debates. Nonetheless, throughout 2018-20 with 163 sittings, regional languages had been used 135 occasions together with 66 interventions in debates, 62 Zero Hour and 7 particular mentions.
After turning into the Chairman of Rajya Sabha in August 2017, Mr Naidu has been urging the members of the Home to talk of their respective mom tongue within the spirit of the federal nature of the Home.
Whereas saying the provision of simultaneous interpretation amenities in all of the 22 scheduled languages in July 2018, he himself spoke in 10 languages within the Home.
The variety of occasions the regional languages (apart from Hindi) had been used throughout 2013-17 (329 sittings) and 2018-20 (163 sittings) respectively had been – Tamil (32 and 18), Telugu (19 and 33), Urdu (19 and 24), Bengali (6 and 17), Sanskrit (0 and 12), Marathi (3 and 6), Odiya (5 and 6), Kannada (2 and 5), Punjabi (2 and three), Malyayalam (2 and 0) and Assamese (0 and a couple of).
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