Port Blair, July 25: The Department of Art & Culture, A&N Administration invites application from the local cultural institutions to seek financial assistance for the year 2019-20. As per the guidelines, Grant-in-Aid @ Rs. 25,000/- each 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 works for a period of not less than one year. The Cultural Organization shall send the application in the prescribed format enclosing Utilization Certificate in GFR-12A for the GIA released in 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 2018-19 with supporting documents is mandatory. All Cultural Organizations should also be registered on the NGO-PS Portal (NGO-DARPAN): www.ngo.india.gov.in before applying for a 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 Directorate of Art & Culture or downloaded from the website www.andaman.gov.in. The duly filled in applications should reach the Directorate of Art & Culture, Cellular Jail Complex on or before 20.08.2019.