Some Important Documents
(Notification Dated 30th December, 1967)
Department of Languages Punjab
The 30th December, 1967 No.4629-JLg-67/38442 – In exercise of the powers conferred by Section 4 of the Punjab Official Language Act, 1967 the Governor of Punjab is pleased to direct that with effect from the 1st of January, 1968 Punjabi shall be used in administration at and below the District level in Punjab.
Secretary to Government, Punjab
Education and Languages Departments
(Notification Dated 9th February, 1968)
Department of Languages, Punjab
Chandigarh, dated the 9th February, 1968. No.861-ILG-68/4661 – In exercise of the powers conferred by section 4 of the Punjab Official Language Act, 1967, the Governor of Punjab is pleased to direct that with effect from the 13th of April, 1968, Punjab (in Gurmukhi Script) shall be used in administration at the State level in Punjab.
Secretary to Government, Punjab,
Education & Languages Departments
Government of Punjab Department of Education
Dated Chandigarh, the 18 Oct. 1980 13 No.4224-4/1/78-IEd. (5) /3490 – In exercise of the powers conferred by section 6-A of Punjab Official Language Act, 1967, (Punjab Act No.5 of 1967), The Governor of Punjab is pleased to specify the First November, 1980, as the date for the purpose of the aforesaid section.
Commissioner & Secretary to Govt, Pb.
Department of Education
(Copy of letter no.3286 General 1/X.Z.2 Dt. 5th February, 1991)
Punjab and Haryana High Court, Chandigarh.
- All the District and Sessions Judges in the State of Punjab.
- All the District and Sessions Judges in the State of Haryana.
Dated: Chandigarh the 5th February, 1991.
Subject: Court Language in Subordinate Courts
I am directed to refer to this Court’s Circular letter No.364-G.X.Z.2, dated 08.01.1969,
regarding introduction of Punjabi/Hindi for official use in subordinate Courts.
By virtue of Notification No.69 (243) 4 J-62/42279, and 69 (243) – 4 J-62/42280, dated
28.09.1962, issued under section 137 of the code of Civil Procedure, 1908 and Section 558 of the
Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973 (Now Section 272 of the Cr.P.C.), respectively, the language of the Courts subordinate to the High Court was declared Punjabi in Gurmukhi script in Punjabi Region and Hindi in Devnagri script in Hindi Region w.e.f. 02.01.1962, but at the same time it was also
provided in those notifications that English shall continue to be used for those court purposes
for which it was being used immediately before the aforesaid date.
- With the reorganization of Punjab w.e.f. 01.11.1966 the same position continued in the States
of Punjab and Haryana, respectively, Punjab Official Languages Act, 1967 Provided that Language in the State of Punjab shall be Punjabi, The Haryana Official Languages Act, 1969 contains similar
provisions in respect of the State of Haryana.
Attention is also invited to the Provisions of Section 272, 274, 277 and 354 of the Cr.P.C. and
Section 137 and Rule 9 of the Code of Civil Procedure, 1908 in this regard.
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