What is the 96th amendment to the Indian Constitution?

By Ritesh|Updated : September 1st, 2022

The 96th Amendment Act to the Indian constitution replaced the "Odia" word with "Odiya." The "Oriya" language in the Eighth Schedule should be pronounced "Odia." On August 28, 2008, the Orissa Assembly unanimously approved a resolution requesting that the Union government rectify the state's misspelt name and language in the first and eighth schedules of the Constitution.

The 96th Amendment Act of 2011

  • As a result of this amendment, the spelling of Orissa was changed to Odisha as a legislative act.
  • The language of Orissa was changed from Oriya to Odia in the 8th schedule of the Indian Constitution.
  • Schedule 1 was modified. For instance, entry 10 in Schedule 1 was changed from Orissa to Odisha if Orissa became Odisha.
  • Anywhere in the constitution where the word "Orissa" has been used, it has been susceptible to amendment (for example, Article 164).
  • An entry was modified in the fourth schedule.
  • The Legislative Assembly of Orissa passed a resolution in August 2008 that, among other things, called for changing the name of the language designated as "Oriya" in the English Schedule of the Constitution to "Odia" and revising the way the word "Odia" is translated into Hindi.
  • The resolution also authorized the Government of Orissa to bring the issue before the Government of India for change.
  • The Constitution (One Hundred and Thirteenth Amendment) Bill, 2010, aims to rename the language included in the Indian Constitution's English Schedule from "Oriya" to Odia according to the Constitution (One Hundred and Thirteenth Amendment) Bill."


What is the 96th amendment to the Indian Constitution?

In the 96th Amendment Act of 2011, "Odia" was used instead of "Odia." In the Eighth Schedule, the word "Oriya" should be pronounced "Odia."


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