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Working Group for the formulation of Tenth Five Year Plan (2002-2007).

Art and Culture

Dated 4th December 2000


Shri R.V.V. Ayyar, Secretary, Department of Culture, Ministry of Tourism and Culture,
Shastri Bhavan, New Delhi.
Mrs. Kiran Agganval, Pr. Adviser (Edn.), Planning Commission, New Delhi – 110001. Member
Member-Secretary, Indira Gandhi National Centre for Arts, Janpath, New Delhi. -do-
Director General (Tourism) Government of India, New Delhi. -do-
Kerala Sastra Sahitya Parishad, Thiruvanathapuram -do-
Director-General National Council of Science Museums, Sector V, Block GN, Bidhan Nagar,
Calcutta – 700091.
Secretary (Culture), Government of Madhya Pradesh, Bhopal. -do-
Ms. Premlata Puri, Director-General Centre for Culture Resources and Training, New Delhi. -do-
Prof. K.N. Panikkar, Centre of Historical Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University, Mehrauli Road, New Delhi. -do-
Shri Krishna Khanna, Lalit Kala Academies, Artist Corner, Garhi Village, East of Kailash,
Kalka Devi Marg, New Delhi - 110065.
Dr. O.P. Agrawal, Director General, International Cultural Centre (I.C.I.), Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh. -do-
Director, Indian Museum, 27, Jawaharlal Nehru Road, Calcutta – 700016. -do-
Director, Bharat Kala Bhavan, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi –221005. -do-
Director, National School of Drama, Bahawalpur House, New Delhi. -do-
Director, North Eastern Zonal Cultural Centre, Dimapur. -do-
Dr. K.K. Chakravarty Director, Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sanghralya, Post Box No. 2,
Shamla Hills, Bhopal.
Mrs Komal Anand, Director General ASI New Delhi -do-
Rev Kanpo, President, All Ladakh Gonpa Sangh, Leh, Ladakh. -do-
Dr. Amita Ray, Retd. Prof. Of Archaeology, Calcutta University, Calcutta -do-
Mrs. Chitra Chopra, Additional Secretary (Planning), Department of Art and Culture,
Ministry of Human resource Development, Shastri Bhavan, New Delhi

Terms and Reference :

  1. To review the existing approach, strategy', priorities; on-going policies and programmes and their implementations for protection and preservation of National Heritage and Culture and to suggest rationalization minimization of the on-going programme and effective inter-sectoral conversions.
  2. To review the status of various Institutions, NGOs working in the sector for providing the focus attention for the development perspective for this sector for the Tenth Five Plan.
  3. To review the functioning of the existing administrative structures and mechanisms both at the Central State and Project levels with a special reference to setting up of various science Museums and Science City and suggest improvements, if necessary;
  4. To identify the neglected areas and groups; gaps, weaknesses and bottlenecks; and to take note of the persisting and emerging problems situations related to various forms of Art and Culture and to suggest the future directions of the programmes including expansion and qualitative up-gradation in terms of standards, facilities and attainments with special reference to tribal Folk Art/ Culture.
  5. To suggest measures to create effective linkage between different organizations engaged in the sector and better utilization of infrastructure.
  6. To examine critically the following:
    1. Resource assessment under different activities programmes; ways and means for mobilization of additional resources; and ways and means for the involvement of Non-Government Organizations community 'other private organizations, Panchayati Raj Institution including industry and trade in the programmes under this sector.
    2. To review the physical and financial achievements in relation to the targets set under various programmes during the Tenth Plan and project programme wise requirements, both physical and financial in the Tenth Five Year Plan (2002-07).
    3. To converse the similar schemes/programmes under CS CSS to avoid implications of efforts and reduced their number.

In the context of the formulation of the Tenth Five Year Plan (2002-2007), it has been decided to set up a Working Group on Art and Culture under the Department of Culture, Ministry of Human Resource Development.

The Chairman of the Working Group if deemed necessary may constitute sub-groups and/or may co-opt additional members.

The expenditure on TA/DA etc. of official members in connection with the meetings of the Working Group will be borne by the parent department/Ministry/organization to which the member belongs. Non-official members will be entitled to TA/DA as admissible to Grade-I officers of the Government of India and this expenditure will be borne by the Convenor Department.

The Working Group will finalize its report by June 30th 2001.