Mumbai: Maharashtra Legislative Council clears Bill for making Marathi mandatory for learning and teaching
Mumbai: Reportedly, Maharashtra Legislative Council on Wednesday cleared bill for making Marathi mandatory for learning and teaching in schools in the state.
The bill is titled as Maharashtra compulsory teaching and learning of Marathi Language in Schools Act, 2020.
The bill was unanimously cleared in the upper house of the Maharashtra Legislative Council.
The bill will now be tabled in Maharashtra Legislative Assembly on Thursday.
Defying the provisions by the Schools attracts penalty up to Rs one lakh, as per the only penal provision in the bill.
While speaking on the issue, Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray, said, “I will also pursue the matter with the centre to seek classical status for Marathi language. I am happy that we are clearing the bill.”
Ramraje Naik Nimbalkar, Chairman of the Council said, “as per the procedure a bill is generally cleared in the assembly and then in the Council. But as an exception, I am allowing Subhash Desai, Minister for Marathi language to table the bill.”
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