Odisha Government not interested in Sambalpuri Language

The Union Government has received proposals from several State Governments for inclusion of more languages in the Eighth Schedule of the Constitution. 

The State-wise details of proposal received are as Bihar –Bhojpuri, Chhattishgarh-Chhattisgarhi, Rajsthan-Rajsthani, Himachal Pradesh-Bhoti, Karnataka-Kodava & Tulu,Sikkim-Bhutia, Lepcha & Limboo, Mizoram-Mizo, Nagaland-Tenyidi.

At present there are demands for inclusion of 38 more languages in the Eighth Schedule to the Constitution of India. These are Sambalpuri, Chhattisgarhi, Rajasthani,Bhojpuri, Nagpuri, Pahari (Himachali), Angika, Banjara, Bazika, Bhoti, Bhutia, Bundelkhandi  Dhatki, Garhwali (Pahari), Gondi, Gujjari ,Ho, Kachhi,Kamtapuri,Karbi,   Khasi, Kodava , Kok Barak, Kumauni (Pahari), Kurak, Kurmali, Lepcha, Limbu, Mizo (Lushai), Magahi, Mundari, Nicobarese, Pali,   Shaurseni (Prakrit), Siraiki, Tenyidi , Tulu & English,.
However, these languages are not under active consideration for inclusion in the Eighth Schedule to the Constitution.  No proposal has been received for inclusion of Braj in the Eight Schedule. There are no criteria laid down in the Constitution for inclusion of languages in the Eighth Schedule.

No time frame for their inclusion in the Eight Schedule of the Constitution can be given. This was stated by Jitendra Singh, Minister of State of Home Affairs in written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha.

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