Wednesday 9 May 2012

Financial Assistance to Artists

The Minister for Culture and Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation Kumari Selja has said that Financial assistance is provided to persons, to the tune of Rs. 4000/- per month under the Central Quota and Rs. 3500/- per month under the Central-State Quota, whose contribution to art and letters etc. must be of significance and fulfills the other conditions laid down under the Scheme captioned “Financial Assistance to Persons Distinguished in Letters, Arts and Such Other Walks of Life who may be in indigent circumstances and their dependents”.

In a written reply in the Lok Sabha today she said, in case of death of the recipient, financial assistance is given to spouse till life and for dependents till marriage or employment or 21 years. The assistance is provided to the persons residing throughout the country including State of Andhra Pradesh. The details of the financial assistance given under the Scheme during each of the last two years 2010-11 and 2011-12, State-wise  is at Annexure.

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