The Official Languages (Use for Official Purpose of the Union)
(As Amended, 1987)
G.S.R 1052 - In exercise of the powers conferred by section 8, read with sub-section(4) of section 3 of the Official Languages Act, 1963 (19 of 1963), the Central Government hereby makes the following rules, namely ;
1. Short title, extent and commencement -
(i) These rules may be called the Official Languages (Use for Official Purposes of the Union) Rules, 1976.
(ii) They shall extend to the whole of India, except the State of Tamilnadu.
(iii) They shall come into force on the date of their publication in the Official Gazette.
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As per the act, Hindi is not an official language in Tamil Nadu. Tamil and English are only the official languages as per the decision of Tamil Nadu Government.
Tamils have no problem for using Hindi is other parts of the country, as long as there is an English translation.
The language in which communications between different states, or from the union government to a state or a person in a state, shall be sent is regulated by the Official Languages Act and, for states other than Tamil Nadu, by the Official Languages Rules.
The Official Language Act provides that the Union government shall use both Hindi and English in most administrative documents that are intended for the public. The Official Languages Rules, in contrast, provide for a higher degree of use of Hindi in communications between offices of the central government (other than offices in Tamil Nadu, to which the rules do not apply).
Four states—Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan— have been granted the right to conduct proceedings in their High Courts in their official language, which, for all of them, was Hindi. However, the only non-Hindi state to seek a similar power—Tamil Nadu.
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