A Statement on Hindi Journal

The Council decided to publish a Social Science Journal in Hindi in the year 2015. It entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Sage Publications India Pvt. Ltd to publish it jointly. As per the MOU, the Council will provide the contents of the Journal and Sage will publish and distribute it. CSD and SAGE are jointly pursing approval from the Registrar of Newspapers for India (RNI). Sage has submitted an application for getting the registration of the Journal. We have yet to receive the approval. In order to be on the right side of the law, the Council has decided to publish the journal only after obtaining the approval of the RNI. Sage is pursuing the registration process. Once the approval comes, the publication will commence. Sage has informed us that the approval is likely to come by the Middle of December 2017. The Council remains firmly committed to bringing out the Hindi Journal after meeting the legal requirement and ensuring that the journal conforms to the high standard of its English counterpart.