In a press release issued here on Wednesday, the academy said that it used to give away honorary and book awards to five persons each in the past. However, the State Government has decreased the number of awards from five to three each in the respective categories. The academy has urged the Government to relax norms pertaining to the presentation of book award. The revised norms state that there should be a minimum of 10 publications in each category under the book award. The academy has said that it is difficult to find so many publications in each category in Konkani and the award will be announced once the Government announces new guidelines.