Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Sahitya Akademi, under the Ministry of Culture, Government of India, has invited applications for the recruitment to four posts at the Delhi Head Office. Last date for application is May 15, 2014.

Deputy Secretary (Sales): 1 post
  • Salary: Pay Scale (PB III Rs 15,600 - 39,100 + GP 6,600) (Pre-Revised Rs 10,000 - 325 - 15,200). 
  • Eligibility: Age of the candidate should be below 50 years. Candidate should have a Post-Graduate Degree from a recognised university or equivalent professional qualification and a Diploma in Sales Management. The candidate should also have thorough knowledge of at least one Indian language in addition to English and have basic knowledge of computer applications. 
  • Experience: The candidate should have minimum five years experience in sales management in a reputed publishing house. 
Those with good contacts in literary industry will be given preference.
Deputy Secretary (Publication): 1 post 
  • Salary: Pay Scale (PB III Rs 15,600 - 39,100 + GP 6,600) (Pre-Revised Rs 10,000 - 325 - 15,200)
  • Eligibility: Age of the candidate should be below 50 years. Candidate should have a Post-Graduate Degree from a recognised university in a language recognised by the Akademi or equivalent and general knowledge of Indian literature. The candidate should also have thorough knowledge of at least one Indian language in addition to English and have basic knowledge of computer applications. 
  • Experience: The candidate should have minimum five years experience relevant to the execution of the job with ability to organise programmes and processing documents/minutes. 
  • Those candidates with a Research/Doctoral degree in literature, knowledge of Book Production and Publication and experience in editing publications will be given preference.
 Officer on Special Duty (Programme): 1 post 
  • Salary: Pay Scale (PB III Rs 15,600 - 39,100 + GP 6,600) (Pre-Revised Rs 10,000 - 325 -15,200).
  • Eligibility: Age of the candidate should be below 50 years. Candidate should have a Post-Graduate Degree from a recognised University in a language recognised by the Akademi or equivalent and general knowledge of Indian literature, print media, electronic media and the literary community. Also basic knowledge of computer applications is required. 
  • Experience: The candidate should have minimum five years experience relevant to the execution of the job with ability to organise programmes and processing documents/minutes. 
  • Those candidates with a Degree/Diploma in Mass Communication and experience in drafting and production of documents for use by the media will be given preference.

Assistant Editor: 1 post (reserved for ST candidate) 
  • Salary: Pay Band - III, Rs 15,600 - 39,100 + Grade Pay Rs 5,400 p.m. (Pre-revised Rs 8,000 - 275 - 13,500)
  • Eligibility: Age of the candidate should be below 50 years. Candidate should have a Post-Graduate Degree from a recognised university in a language recognised by the Akademi, good knowledge of Hindi/English and one more Indian language and have basic knowledge of computer applications. 
  • Experience: The candidate should have minimum five years experience in editing literary and scholarly manuscripts and over-seeing them through the various stages of production. 
  • Those candidates with a research Degree in Literature, Diploma in Journalism, research experience, published work, and knowledge of Indian literature will be given preference.
  • Selection: Eligible candidates will be selected for the posts on the basis of performance in an interview.

How to apply 
  • Interested candidates can apply for any of the positions, by sending a duly filled application form with attested copies of relevant certificates/documents to: Secretary, Sahitya Akademi, Rabindra Bhavan, 35 Ferozeshah Road, New Delhi-110001. No applications should be sent by email. Also supersscribe the envelope with the post applied for.

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