New Delhi: The government on Tuesday said there are demands for inclusion of 38 more languages, including Bhojpuri, Rajasthani and English, in the Eight Schedule of the Constitution.
    
Minister of State for Home Jitendra Singh said a committee was set up in 2003 to evolve a set of criteria for inclusion of more languages in the Eight Schedule of the Constitution.
    
The committee submitted its report in 2004 and the report of the committee is under consideration in consultation with the concerned departments/ ministries of the Central government.
    
"No time frame can be fixed for consideration of the demands for inclusion of more languages in the Eight Schedule," he said.
    
The 38 languages are Angika, Banjara, Bazika, Bhojpuri, Bhoti, Bhotia, Bundelkhandi, Chhattisgarhi, Dhatki, English, Garhwali (Pahari), Gondi, Gujjar/Gujjari, Ho, Kachachhi, Kamatapuri, Karbi, Khasi, Kodava (Coorg), Kok Barak, Kumaoni, Kurak, Kurmali, Lepcha, Limbu, Mizo (Lushai), Magahi, Mundari, Nagpuri, Nicobarese, Pahari (Himachali), Pali, Rajasthani, Sambalpuri/Kosali, Shaurseni (Prakrit), Siraiki, Tenyidi and Tulu.

(Agencies)