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Government of India
Ministry of Law & Justice
28-August-2012 18:05 IST
Use of Gujarati in Gujarat High Court
The Government of Gujarat has written on 13.5.2011 to the Government of India in Ministry of Home Affairs, requesting to obtain consent of the President of India to allow the use of Gujarati language in addition to the English language for the purpose of any judgment, decree or order passed by or made by the High Court of Gujarat. As per the decision of the Government, consultation with the Chief Justice of India is necessary before granting the consent of the President to such a proposal under Article 348(2) of the Constitution.

Giving this information in written reply to a question in the Rajya Sabha, Shri Salman Khurshid, Minister of Law & Justice, said that being the position, proposal of the Government of Gujarat has been referred to Supreme Court on 18.11.2011 for obtaining the advice of Chief Justice of India. The proposal shall be submitted to the President of India after the receipt of the advice of the Chief Justice of India.