Panjab University yet to collect IPC’s diglot version
DPS Randhawa said that the diglot edition is a good initiative and should be implemented at the university, placed in the libraries for everyone to access.
The Panjab University (PU) is yet to collect the diglot edition of the Indian Penal Code, an edition published by the Vidhi Sahitya Prakashan which is the Legal Literature Publishers of Ministry of Law and Justice’s Legislative department, in Hindi and English for universities and law universities’ across the country.
In April 2019, the ministry had issued a letter about the free distribution of the diglot edition of the IPC. The letter was addressed to the Vice-Chancellors, Universities, law universities, principals, law colleges and law libraries.
DPS Randhawa, the recently elected Dean of Faculty of Law at PU, also the president of the Punjab and Haryana Bar Council, said that it is a good initiative and should be implemented at the university, placed in the libraries for everyone to access.“I think a better idea would have been to just send the diglot code through the post. It is not sensitive data. It is a publicly accessible document. It makes no sense for a university in Tamil Nadu for example, to travel all the way to collect it,” Randhawa added.
A law student at the PU said that it is hard to come by a diglot version of the IPC. Most of them are in either Hindi or English, the student added. The student further said that the inclusion of the said version will be very beneficial for them.