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Ministry of Culture implements a financial grant scheme by the name of ‘Financial Assistance for Promotion of Guru-Shishya Parampara

Newdelhi:4/12/23:Ministry of Culture implements a financial grant scheme by the name of ‘Financial Assistance for Promotion of Guru-Shishya Parampara (Repertory Grant)’ across the country. Under this scheme, financial assistance is provided to dramatic / theatre groups, music ensembles, children theatre, dance groups etc. engaged in all genres of performing arts activities like music, dance, theatre, folk art etc. and imparting training to artists/shishyas by their respective Guru on regular basis in line with Guru–Shishya Parampara. As per the scheme, financial assistance for each Guru/teacher is provided @ Rs.15,000/- per month and for each Shishya/Artist @ Rs.2,000 to 10,000/- per month depending upon the age of artists. The state-wise, year-wise number of organizations received Repertory Grant and amount disbursed along with the number of artists supported through these organizations during the last three years is given at Annexure – I.

The eligibility criteria for grants includes the following:-

    1. The Group ensembles seeking financial assistance under this scheme must have a repertoire of adequate number and quality and should have given performances on an all India basis.
    2. Grantee organizations would be recommended for renewal only when they stage at least two productions during the financial year. Out of this two, at least one production must be a new production i.e., which has not been staged earlier.
    3. The Organisations granted financial assistance would mandatorily organise at least two cultural activities (function, lecture, seminar, workshop, exhibition etc.) in any of the school in their vicinity. A certificate to this effect from the Principal of the school would be a mandatory requirement for renewal and release of grant.
    4. The Financial Assistance for Promotion of Guru-Shishya parampara (Repertory Grant) will be reviewed annually by the Expert Committee set up for the purpose.
    5. Physical verification would be compulsory for continuation of Financial Assistance for Promotion of Guru-Shishya parampara (Repertory Grant) after every 4th (fourth) year.

The amount of financial assistance under the Guru-Shishya Parampara (Repertory Grant) has been increased w.e.f June, 2022.

This information was given by Minister of Culture, Tourism & Development of North Eastern Region Shri G. Kishan Reddy in Lok Sabha today.

Annexure – i

Financial assistance released under this scheme in Financial Year 2020-21 Financial Year 2021-2022 Financial Year 2022-2023
No. of organization supported No. of  Guru / Artists supported Amount Disbursed

(Rs. In lakhs)

No. of organization supported No. of  Guru / Artists supported Amount Disbursed

(Rs. In lakhs)

No. of organization supported No. of  Guru / Artists supported Amount Disbursed

(Rs. In lakhs)

Andhra Pradesh 2 5

 

4.18 2 5 5.52 6 14 16.42
Arunachal Pradesh 1 5 4.80 0 0
Assam 7 58 53.4 24 200 227.10 37 308 214.54
Bihar 33 196

 

181.60 30 178 190.80 64 380 363.82
Chandigarh 1 12 14.16 1 12 14.16 5 60 49.20
Chhattisgarh 0 0 0
Delhi 54 529 439.60 63 617 535.16 98 959 793.36
Gujarat 8 64 44.96 5 40 29.16 4 32 27.84
Haryana 4 20 21.94 4 20 30.84 24 118 93.06
Himachal Pradesh 1 16 9.84 4 64 48.06 4 64 51.12
Jammu & Kashmir 9 82

 

59.58 7 63 51.48 15 136 120.84
Jharkhand 1 7 2.64 2 14 21.54 13 92 69.18
Karnataka 47 400 291.94 60 510 470.04 113 961 807.40
Kerala 9 77 90.6 9 77 81.12 37 318 264.44
Madhya Pradesh 42 345 294.12 34 279 236.58 73 600 525.48
Maharashtra 23 201 156.04 33 288 237.36 41 358 307.66
Manipur 62 445 420.52 96 688 669.78 147 1054 900.72
Mizoram 0 0 4 30 26.64
Nagaland 0 1 6 5.52 2 12 8.88
Odisha 22 126 107.08 27 154 152.16 55 314 289.20
Pondicherry 2 24 12.72 0 5 60 50.04
Punjab 3 25 24.48 5 42 37.44 6 50 43.56
Rajasthan 2 12 16.32 9 54 57.12 17 103 95.20
Sikkim 0 0 1 2 2.64
Tamil Nadu 10 63 49.54 4 25 17.28 19 119 108.60
Telangana 7 89 75.00 9 114 82.56 17 216 153.02
Tripura 1 7 6.36 1 8 7.68 1 7 6.24
Uttarakhand 6 32 20.86 5 27 23.04 16 86 80.86
Uttar Pradesh 33 199 161.57 26 157 195.32 57 344 293.97
West Bengal 139 988 916.30 112 796 821.76 333 2368 2060.80
Total 529 4027 3480.15 573 4438 4248.58 1213 9165 7810.57*

* In addition to, an amount of Rs. 796.69 lakhs was released to the concerned Central Nodal Agency (CNA) i.e. National School of Drama (NSD) for disbursement of financial assistance to the selected organizations.

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