Organization Name :
Name of the Post :
Sahitya Akademi Regional Secretary
Number of the Posts :
Regional Secretary – 1 Post(Reserved for SC)
Advertisement No :
Level-11/67700-208700 (pre-revised PB III / 15600-39100/Grade Pay-6600)
Age Limit :
Maximum Age: 50Years(Relaxation as per Government of Ondia rules.)
Educational & other qualifications :
1.APost Graduate degree from a recognised University in a language recognised by Akademi.
- General knowledge of Indian literature and contacts with the literary community.
- Five years experience relevant to the execution of the job with ability to organize literary and publication programmes and processing of documents/ minutes.
- Knowledge of English and special knowledge of at least one language of the region and general awareness of other literatures in the region.
- Experience in Office Administration.
- Knowledge of Government Rules, procedure and accounts.
- Basic knowledge of computer application.
- A Research/Doctoral degree in literature or published research work of equivalent standard.
- Published works of reasonable standard.
- Knowledge of Book Production and Publication..
Selection Criteria :
Based on Qualification and Knowledge
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.
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