Award scheme for writing books originally in Hindi
With a view to encouraging original writings and research in Banking Hindi, the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has launched an ‘Award scheme for writing books originally in Hindi on Economics/Banking/Financial subjects’.
Under this scheme, working/retired Professors (including Assistant and Associates, etc.) of Indian Universities (UGC recognized) may be awarded three prizes of ₹1,25,000.00 (₹ one lakh twenty-five thousand only) each for writing books originally in Hindi on Economics/ Banking/ Financial subjects.
Details of the scheme are given in the annexe. All professors willing to participate in the scheme are requested to submit their nomination in the prescribed proforma to the Chief General Manager, Reserve Bank of India, Rajbhasha Vibhag, Central Office, C-9, 8th Floor, Bandra Kurla Complex, Mumbai - 400 051 by January 31, 2023, by 05.00 PM or before.
The criteria for inviting nominations are as under:
Working/Retired Professors (including Assistant and Associate etc.) of Indian Universities (UGC recognized), who has written a book of a minimum of 200 pages originally in Hindi on Economic/Banking/Finance subjects, will be eligible for this award.
The book written on subjects, included in para (a) above, published from 1 April 2021 to 31 March 2022, will be considered for the award.
The author awarded for 2 consecutive years will be in the cooling period for the third year. In the fourth year, he will be again eligible to participate in the scheme.
Two (2) professors of Economics/Banking/Finance and one (1) of Hindi Literature/ Linguistics from universities. The senior most professor will be the Chairman.
General Manager, Rajbhasha Vibhag, CO, RBI will be the Member Secretary of the Committee.
Rajbhasha Vibhag, CO, RBI will function as Secretariat for the Committee.
Books received from applicants will be forwarded to the Chairman and Committee Members for consideration.
Professors of Economics/Banking/Financial Sector will examine the contents of the books and professors of Hindi Literature/Linguistics will examine the language and style.
Weightage for contents will be 60% and weightage for language and style will be 40%.
Number of awards: Maximum three (3)
Prize amount: ₹1,25,000.00 (₹ One lakh twenty-five thousand only) each.
All professors willing to participate in the scheme are requested to submit their nominations along with 5 copies of each book latest by January 31, 2023, in the prescribed proforma (enclosed). Delayed/incomplete nominations will not be entertained. Decisions taken for the award will be displayed on Bank’s website www.rbi.org.in and winners will also be intimated individually.
No further direct correspondence will be entertained from the applicants in this regard. Winners will be awarded in the Annual Rajbhasha Prize Distribution Function organised by the Reserve Bank of India.