Another showdown between Culture Ministry and Lalit Kala Akademi

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The Culture Ministry is said to be headed towards another confrontation with the Lalit Kala Akademi which it took over more than a year ago. The premier institution, since its takeover, has seen the appointment of two administrators so far: first, additional secretary K K Mittal, followed by joint secretary P L Sahu. Instead of restoring the Akademi’s constitution and getting in a regular chairperson, the ministry is said to be angling for the appointment of a  Bengaluru-based artist Krishna Shetty as the new administrator. Being an institution under the ministry, the Akademi can have only a bureaucrat as administrator. Many in the Akademi, and outside are said to be opposed to the move.

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