Special Officer for Linguistic Minorities
The State Reorganization Commission (1953-55) recommended a provision be made for a Special Officer for Linguistic Minorities. The Special Officer for Linguistic Minorities was established as a constitutional body with the aim to improve the provision of linguistic safeguards which have been constitutionally approved. Their role is to protect the linguistic minorities and provide them with equal opportunities to ensure inclusivity and development. The President appoints the Linguistic Minorities Officer, and in turn, the officer reports to President. Further, it is the President who then shares the reports provided by the officer with both houses of Parliament and the concerned state government.
The required qualification, income, term period, and procedure for removal of the Special Officer for Linguistic Minorities have not been defined by the Constitution.