Court upholds Sahitya Akademi`s nominations

New Delhi: The Delhi High Court Tuesday upheld Sahitya Akademi`s decision to nominate three people recommended by the education department of Uttar Pradesh for the general council of the institution.

A division bench of Chief Justice Dipak Misra and Justice Manmohan dismissed a petition filed by Vikram Singh, a litterateur, who challenged the Akademi`s decision to reject his name for the council in 2007.

Singh had used the transparency law to get details about his case from the Akademi.

"It is understandable that one has the right to seek information under RTI (Right to Information) Act but it is difficult to comprehend and appreciate the proclivity of a litterateur, claiming eminence, to chase with such unnecessary anxiety, especially when the recommendation is for the nomination of a member of a highly-respected body," said the court.



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