The use of Hindi in higher judiciary has not been made compulsory this far due to negative feedback from the Chief Justice of India, Union minister of state for home, Kiren Rijiju said on Tuesday.
Hindi is currently being used in the high courts of four states -- Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Bihar -- Rijiju said in the Lok Sabha .
“However, the use of Hindi in Supreme Court and other HCs has not been made compulsory due to negative feedback from the Chief Justice of India. The issue has not moved forward since then,” he said during the Question Hour.
Replying to a supplementary that Hindi is not used in the Patna HC, Rijiju said if that was the case, it was a serious matter and the MPs of the state should take up the issue with the governor and the chief minister of Bihar.
The minister added that the government is in favour of the promotion and expansion of Hindi and all other regional languages.