App. invited for grant-in-aid from local cultural organizations

Port Blair
28 Aug 2017

The Department of Art and Culture, A&N Administration has invited applications from the local cultural organizations to seek financial assistance for the year 2017-18. Recently the grant-in-aid rule has been amended. As per the new guidelines, grant-in-aid @ Rs 25,000 each only will be released to cultural organizations having their registered office in Andaman and Nicobar Islands with the objective of propagation of art, culture, national integration and communal harmony and which are active in such work for a period of not less than one year only.
The cultural organizations shall send application in the prescribed format enclosing Utilization Certificate in GFR-19A for the GIA released during the previous year along with the Audited Statement of the last financial year comprising of Receipt & Payment Statement, Income & Expenditure Statement and the Balance Sheet.  Annual Report of Activities of the Organization for the year 2016-17 with supporting documents is mandatory.  All cultural organizations should be registered on the NGO-PS Portal (NGO-DARPAN) to obtain a system generated Unique ID before applying for grant to the Department. This Unique ID has to be quoted invariably by organizations in its application seeking grant-in-aid.
The prescribed format can be collected from the Directorate of Art & Culture or downloaded from the website The duly filled in applications  should reach the Directorate of Art and Culture, Cellular Jail Complex on or before September  25.