Port Blair, Aug. 30: On the request of Sahitya Akademi, New Delhi, A&N Administration has forwarded the names of three eminent persons in the field of letters from the islands in different languages namely Dr. Vyasmani Tripathi , Shri M.A. Mujtaba and Shri Anadi Ranjan Biswas for consideration/nomination of anyone in the General Council of Sahitya Akademi for a period of five years. Earlier, the applications received in response to the press release was scrutinized by a Committee constituted under the Chairmanship of Director (Art & Culture) consisting of Dr. Iqbal Ahmed, Principal, JNRM and Shri Durg Vijay Singh Deep, Deputy Director (News), AIR, Port Blair among others.

Sahitya Akademi is a national body for promoting and coordinating literary activities. The supreme authority of the Sahitya Akademi is vested in the General Council, which is elected once in every five years.