Sahitya Akademi Recruitment for Deputy Secretary(Publication) 01 Post | Last Date-14/05/2018

Organization Name :

Sahitya Akademi

Name of the Post :

Sahitya Akademi Deputy Secretary(Publication)

Number of the Posts :

Deputy Secretary(Publication) – 1 Post(Reserved for OBC)

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Salary :

Level-11/67700-208700(pre-revised PB III/Rs.15600-39100/GP-6600)

Age Limit :

Maximum Age: 50Years(Relaxation as per Government of Ondia rules.)

Education/ qualifications :


1. A Post Graduate degree from a recognised University in a
language recognised by Akademi or equivalent.
2. General knowledge of Indian literature and contacts with the
literary community.
3. Five years experience relevant to the execution of the job with
ability to organize programmes and processing documents/
4. Sound knowledge of at least one Indian language and good
knowledge of English.
5. Basic knowledge of computer application.

Desirable :

1. AResearch/Doctoral degree in literature.
2. Knowledge of Book Production and Publication.
3. Experience in editing publications.

Selection Criteria :

Based on Qualification and Knowledge

Application fee:


About Organization :

The proposal to establish a National Academy of letters in India had been under the consideration of the British Government of the country long before independence. In 1944, the Government of India accepted in principle a proposal of the Royal Asiatic Society of Bengal that a National Cultural trust should be set up to encourage cultural activities in all fields. The trust was to consist of three Academies, including the Academy of letters. After freedom, the proposal was pursued by the independent Government of India, while convened a series of conference to work out the details. Consensus emerged in favour of establishing three National Academies one of letters, another of visual arts and the third of dance, drama and music. But deference of opinion persisted whether the Government should take the initiative and establish the Academies or whether it should wait for the advent of individuals who had the necessary moral authority to establish the Academies. Abul Kalam Azad the union minister of education, was of the opinion that “if we had waited for the Academy to grow up from below, we might have had to wait till the Greek Kalends”. It was felt that there was no alternative to Government taking the initiative to set up the Academies. The Government’s functioning in the process was to be that of a curtain raiser. The Government would set up the Academies, but once they were establish, it would refrain from exercising any control and leave them to perform their function as autonomous institution. The Government of India decided to establish a National Academy of letters to be called Sahitya Akademi by its resolution No F-6-4/51G2(A) dated December 1952.

The Sahitya Akademi was formally inaugurated by the Government of India on 12 March 1954. The Government of India Resolution, which set forth the constitution of the Akademi, described it as a national organisation to work actively for the development of Indian letters and to set high literary standards, to foster and co-ordinate literary activities in all the Indian languages and to promote through them all the cultural unity of the country. Though set up by the Government, the Akademi functions as an autonomous organisation. It was registered as a society on 7 January 1956, under the Societies Registration Act, 1860.

Head Office: The Head Office of the Sahitya Akademi is housed in Rabindra Bhavan, 35 Ferozeshah Road, New Delhi. This elegant building was constructed in 1961 to commemorate the birth centenary of Raindranath Tagore, and houses all the three National Akademies, namely, the Sangeet Natak Akademi, the Lalit Kala Akademi and the Sahitya Akademi.

The Head office looks after the publication and programme’s in Dogri, English, Hindi, Kashmiri, Maithili, Nepali, Punjabi, Rajasthani, Sanskrit, Santhali and Urdu and functions as a regional office as far as these languages are concerned.

Job Location :

Regional Office, Kolkata

Important Dates :

Start Date : 14/04/2018

Last Date to submit application Form : 14/05/2018

Contact Address :

Secretary, Sahitya Akademi, Rabindra Bhavan, 35, Ferozeshah Road, New Delhi-110001

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