Official Language, Malayalam, English
An Act to provide for the adoption of Malayalam and English as the languages to be
used for the official purposes of the State of Kerala]
 [Whereas it is expedient to provide for the adoption of Malayalam and English as the
languages to be used for the official purposes of the State of Kerala and to provide for the
adoption of Malayalam also as a language to be used in Bills introduced in, or Acts
passed by, the Legislature of the State of Kerala or in Ordinances promulgated by the
Governor or in subordinate legislation.]
BE it enacted in the Nineteenth Year of the Republic of India as follows:
- Short title and commencement.-[“(1) This Act may be called the Kerala Official
Languages Act, 1969.”]
(2) It shall come into force at once.
[“1A. Malayalam and English to be the official languages of the State.-Without
prejudice to the provisions of articles 346 and 347 of the Constitution, Malayalam and
English shall be the languages to be used for all or any of the official purposes of the
1B. Government’s power to notify the official purposes for which Malayalam or
English to be used.-The Government may, by notification issued from time to time,
direct that Malayalam or English shall be used in respect of such official purposes as
may be specified in the notification.
1C. Notification issued under section 1B to be placed before the Legislative
Assembly.-Every notification issued under section 1B shall be laid, as soon as may be
after it is issued, before the Legislative Assembly, while it is in session for a total
period of fourteen days which may be comprised in one session, or in two successive
session, and if, before the expiry of the session in which it is so laid or the session
immediately following, the Legislative Assembly makes any modification in the
notification or decides that the notification should not be issued, the notification shall
thereafter have effect only in such modified form or be of no effect, as the case may
be; so however, that any such modification or annulment shall be without prejudice
to the validity of anything previously done under that notification.”].
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