The Tripura Official Language Act, 1964

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1 The Tripura Official Language Act, 1964 Act 5 of 1964 Keyword(s): Official Language, Bengali, English DISCLAIMER: This document is being furnished to you for your information by PRS Legislative Research (PRS). The contents of this document have been obtained from sources PRS believes to be reliable. These contents have not been independently verified, and PRS makes no representation or warranty as to the accuracy, completeness or correctness. In some cases the Principal Act and/or Amendment Act may not be available. Principal Acts may or may not include subsequent amendments. For authoritative text, please contact the relevant state department concerned or refer to the latest government publication or the gazette notification. Any person using this material should take their own professional and legal advice before acting on any information contained in this document. PRS or any persons connected with it do not accept any liability arising from the use of this document. PRS or any persons connected with it shall not be in any way responsible for any loss, damage, or distress to any person on account of any action taken or not taken on the basis of this document.

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3 Triprlra Act No. 5 of 1964 THE TRIPURA OFFICIAL LANGUAGE ACT, 1964 (Act No. 5 of 1964) AN ACT to pt-uvide for the odclptiot~ of rlle Be~~gnli lang~rc~ge crs tile lat~gtr[/ge ro be irsed for- flre oficicrl pruposes of tile Utlio~r Tct-tditory of TI-ip~ri-n incllrdittg prcrpcwe.7 of legislnrion. Be il enacted by thc Legislalive Assembly of Tripura in the Fifteenth Year of the Republic of India as follows :- Shorl titie 1. (I) This Act nlay be called the Tripura Official Language and cslcnt. ~ ~ t, 19~. (2) It extends to the whole of the Union Territory of Tripurn. Language to 2, (1 ) With effect from such date as thc '[State Government may, by be 'Or notification in the Official Gazcttc, appoint in this behiilf,?[the Bengali officiai purposes ur language and the Kak-Barak language] shall, subject 10 the provisions of (hcunion section 34 of the Government of Union Territories Acr, 1963, be the Terrilory of Tripura. language Lo be used for all or ilny ui [he official purposes of the "State of Tripura, and different datcs mils be appointed for dilierenr official purposes 20 of or for different areas in the -'[Slate oi Tripura : Provided that the issue of any such nolificarion shall be without prejudice to the use of any lauguage other than [he Bengali language which is aulhorised by or under any law for the rime being in force to be used for any purpose in any of he civil or criminal courts within the 5[State of Tripulna. (2) Notwithstanding the issue of any notiiicarion under subsection (I), (a) [he English language miry continue to be used, in addition LO the Bengali language, foi- those official purposes wirhin the b[srate of Tripura for which it was being used I. S~rbs~ilr~lcrl I?' llrc Nu'rrrlh-Eusr~'rrr Arcns (Rcoryurtitr~rio~~) (Triprrru) Adr~prorirrrz uj Lrr~t'~ #mhr: 1973, n-.c.j S~~l~srirlrrr,rl b!~ fhc Triptrrfl Offirin1 Lnrrgr~nge (A~~rrrrri~rr~r~r) Ar-I tr:cj IY. 5. IY7Y. 3. Slibsti/l~f~*d, ihid. 4., ibid. 5. Strhsriftlfed, ihid. 6. SII/~.TI;IIIIC~, illid,

4 in~inediately bcihre he issue of' such notification ; and (b) the language for the limc hcing iiuthorised for usc in the Union for official purposes sl~illl be [he official 1angu;ge 61. piiiyses of communication by he Govcmmcnt of Tripu~a with the Govern~ncnt of India or lhe Government of ilny Stare or any other Union Te~~itoi-y. 3. With erfccl frotn such dale as rhc Administrnlor may, by notification in Language to thc 0ffici:ll Gazette, appoint in this behall, ][[he Bengali language and rhe be in Bills, Ac(s Kak-Barah Iiuiguage shall, subject to the provisions contained in the proviso, to seolion 35 of [he Governlnent of Union Tcrl-itories Acl, 1963, be thc 20 lg(i3. language ro be used - (a) (b) (c) in all Bills to be introduced, or amendments thcrcto to be moved, in Lhe Lcgislative Assen~bly of thc '[Stirte oi Tripu ra ; in all Acts passed by the Legislative Assembly of thc "[Srae OF Tripur;~ ; and in all 01-del-s I-ules, regulations or bye-laws issucd under any law tniidt by lhe Legislative Assembly of thc"istate of Tril~ul-a ; Provided tl~at different dates may be nppoinled in rcspect of dilferent mauers referred to ill clauses (a), (b) and (c)

5 LIST OF AMENDMENTS * The Nort h-eastern Areas (Reorganisat ion) (Tripura) Adapration of Laws Order, 1973, w.e.f Tripura Oificial Languagc (Amendment) Act, 1979, w. e. f