CHAPTER III.-LANGUAGE OF THE SUPREME COURT,HIGHCOURTS, ETC.
348. Language to be used in the Supreme Court and in the High Courts
and for Acts, Bills, etc.-
(1) Notwithstanding anything in the
foregoing provisions of this Part, until Parliament by law otherwise
(a) all proceedings in the Supreme Court and in every High Court,
(b) the authoritative texts-
(i) of all Bills to be introduced or amendments thereto to be moved in
either House of Parliament or in the House or either House of the
Legislature of a State,
(ii) of all Acts passed by Parliament or the Legislature of a State
and of all Ordinances promulgated by the President or the Governor
_304*** of a State, and
(iii) of all orders, rules, regulations and bye-laws issued under this
Constitution or under any law made by Parliament or the Legislature of
shall be in the English language.
(2) Notwithstanding anything in sub-clause (a) of clause (1), the
Governor _304*** of a State may, with the previous consent of the
President, authorise the use of the Hindi language, or any other
language used for any official purposes of the State, in proceedings
in the High Court having its principal seat in that State:
Provided that nothing in this clause shall apply to any judgment, decree
or order passed or made by such High Court.
(3) Notwithstanding anything in sub-clause (b) of clause (1), where
the Legislature of a State has prescribed any language other than the
English language for use in Bills introduced in, or Acts passed by,
the Legislature of the State or in Ordinances promulgated by the
Governor _304*** of the State or in any order, rule, regulation or
bye-law referred to in paragraph (iii) of that sub-clause, a
translation of the same in the English language published under the
authority of the Governor _304*** of the State in the Official Gazette
of that State shall be deemed to be the authoritative text thereof in
the English language under this article.