National council for Promotion of Urdu Language (NCPUL) started functioning w.e.f 01.04.1996 as an autonomous organisation under the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Govt. of India. NCPUL has been set up with the objective of promoting, developing and propagating Urdu language , to take action for making available in Urdu language the knowledge of scientific and technological development as well as knowledge of ideas evolved in the modern context, to advise the Govt. of India on issues connected with Urdu language and having bearing on education and to undertake any other activity for the promotion of Urdu language.