There have been demands for
inclusion of certain languages in the
Eighth Schedule to the Constitution. It is proposed
Konkani, Manipuri and Nepali languages in the Eighth Schedule to the
Constitution. The Bill seeks to give effect to this decision.
2. The Napali language is also known in some
areas as `Gorkha Bhasa'.
In the Census operations, other nomenclatures such as
`Gorkdhi', `Gurkhiya', `Khaskura' or `Naipali' have also been used.
S. B. CHAVAN.
The 20th August, 1992.
THE CONSTITUTION (SEVENTY-FIRST AMENDMENT)
[31st August, 1992.]
An Act further to amend the Constitution of India.
BE it enacted by Parliament in the Forty-third Year
of the Republic of
India as follows:-
1. Short title.-This
Act may be called the
(Seventy-first Amendment) Act, 1992.
2. Amendment of Eighth
Schedule.-In the Eighth Schedule to the
(a) existing entry 7 shall be re-numbered as entry 8,
and before entry
8 as so re-numbered, the entry "7. Konkani." shall be inserted;
(b) existing entry 8 shall be
re-numbered as entry 10, and before
entry 10 as so re-numbered, the entry "9.
Manipuri." shall be
(c) existing entries 9 to 15 shall be
re-numbered as entries 12 to 18
respectively, and before entry 12 as so re-numbered, the entry "11.
Nepali." shall be inserted.