Mumbai, Dec 6: The Maharashtra government on Wednesday issued a notification and instructed central government offices in the state to use the Marathi language along with Hindi and English for communication and other works. The Maharashtra government said Marathi is the official language of the state and it should be used along with Hindi and English to implement central government’s tri-language formula.

The Maharashtra government issued the notification to make use of Marathi language along with English and Hindi in central govt offices and establishments working in the state which provide banking, post office, telephone, gas, petroleum, rail and insurance services, reported news agency ANI.

Marathi is spoken predominantly by the Marathi people of Maharashtra. It is the official language and co-official language in the Maharashtra and Goa. Marathi has the fourth largest number of native speakers in India, after Hindi, Bengali and Telugu.