UPSC : Special Officer for Linguistic Minorities
Special Officer for Linguistic Minorities
- The Seventh Constitutional Amendment Act of 1956 inserted a new
- Article 350- B in Part XVII, which deals with linguistic minorities.
- A linguistic minority is a group of people whose mother tongue is different from that of the majority in the state or part of a state. Thus, the linguistic minorities are determined on a state-wise basis.
- A Special Officer for Linguistic Minorities is appointed by the President of India.
- He submit the report to the President.
- The President place the reports before each House of Parliament
- The office of the Special Officer for Linguistic Minorities was created in 1957. Headquarters at Allahabad (Uttar Pradesh).
- Other three regional offices at Belgaum (Karnataka), Chennai (Tamil Nadu) and Kolkata (West Bengal). Each is headed by an Assistant Commissioner.
- The Commissioner falls under the Ministry of Minority Affairs.