MUMBAI : Maharashtra state Urdu Academy is yet another example of biase and neglect from the BJP state government .During four years of its tenure , the state government did not form a full-fledged state Urdu academy .No new executive chairman has been appointed even after two year of death of past Executive chairman .A large number of grievances , as under , submitted to the concerned minister last year remain unresolved .This speaks how the BJP state government is treating a state Urdu literary organization .Following is the memorandum submitted last year to the government .
On behalf of Urdu loving citizens of Maharashtra , We are submitting to your kind self ,the following submissions regarding the wide spread complaints against MAHARASHTRA STATE URDU SAHITYA ACADEMY , and some suggestion to improve its image and working .
- The MAHARASHTRA STATE URDU ACADEMY was formed in APRIL 1975 , I had 21 members , then , as the state had nearly 17 to 18 districts .NOW , our state , although has 36 districts , the current URDU ACADEMY formed in AUGUST 2015 , by MED had only 11 non official members .The natural justice to at least nominate 1 member , on an average , from each district , has been ignored , in formation of current URDU ACADEMY.
- The culture department while during the same time in 2015, formed HINDI SAHITYA ACADEMY (25 members), GUJARATI SAHITYA ACADEMY (28 members) SINDHI SAHITYA ACADEMY (38 MEMBERS), for a period of 3 years .
- Therefore , We , request your kind self to order a re organization of URDU ACADEMY ,with at least 25 unofficial nominated members in the new committee, so that every important district of the state with adequate URDU POPULATION gets representation in the newly formed URDU ACADEMY.
- We want to draw your kind attention towards names of the members of the 1st URDU academy , who were towering persons of Urdu literature , poetry and journalism .But subsequently merit was totally ignored while nominating unofficial members of URDU SAHITYA ACADEMY. We suggest your kind self to instruct MED to insert advertisement in leading Urdu Newspapers , calling for the applications of those Urdu writers , poets , journalists , educationists , Urdu knowing retired officials etc , willing to serve as non-official members of URDU ACADEMY ,so that best amongst them can be nominated.
- When URDU ACADEMY was formed in 1975 , it had yearly budget of RS.5 LAKH and there were 12 members of staff working for the Academy. But during the last 40 years , while annual budget increased upto over Rs. 1 crore per annum , not a single staff member was WITH retirements, the ACADEMY has been left with only 4 members in its staff .This is one of the reasons that without enough staff, activities of ACADEMY are not being performed regularly.
- We request your kind self to instruct MWD to immediately hire some staff on ad hoc basis , or get Urdu knowing staff from other departments transferred to Urdu Academy , so that all schemes and programs of the academy can be implemented regularly , which for a quite sometimes have been disrupted .
- We also request your kind self to instruct MWD to initiate recruitment process for the permanent staff of the Academy like , for the posts of EO/ DY EO , URDU CLERK , SUB EDITORS , so that at least there may be 15 members in the staff of Urdu Academy , as per todays
- We request your kind self to instruct MWD to speedily make a separate web site of Maharashtra State Urdu Academy , to make affairs of academy , transparent, as per the RTI Act . This WEB SITE can also provide opportunities to URDU writers , poets , journalists to post their literary work , and will help the ACADEMY to promote its cause .
- There had been serious allegations of irregularities , nepotism favoritism and non-transparency in the affairs of URDU academy , which brought bad name to the academy and it seriously hampered the cause and mission of promotion of Urdu , therefore , We request your kind self to instruct MWD to ensure that strict transparency , fairness and adherence to rules and regulations is observed in all affairs and activities of the
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