Museum Grant Scheme

Museum Grant Scheme

Application forms for financial assistance under Museum Grant Scheme

Contact Details

Section officer, Museum-I Section Room No 333A-C wing, Shastri Bhawan, New Delhi-110115 Phone No: 23387108.

Background

Museums are a repository of a nation’s culture as they connect the past with the present and the future. Museums conserve collections of artefacts and other objects of artistic, cultural, historical, or scientific importance and makes them available for public viewing through exhibits that may be permanent or temporary. Museums preserve and interpret the material evidence of the human race, human activity and the natural world. Museums serve as a knowledge resource centre for the present generation to understand the past and prepare for the future. The strengthening of the museum movement across the country is thereby an important activity covered under the ambit of the Ministry of Culture.

Objective

The objective of the scheme is to provide financial assistance for setting up of new Museums by State Governments and Societies, Autonomous bodies, Local Bodies and Trusts registered under the Societies Act, to strengthen and modernize the existing museums at the regional, state and District level, digitization of art objects in the museums across the country for making their images/catalogues available over the website and for capacity building of Museum professionals.

Scope

Financial assistance will be given for the establishment of new museums, development of existing museums, digitization of art objects in the museums and training of museums professionals of museums managed by State Governments, Societies, Autonomous bodies, local bodies, Academic Institutions and Trusts registered under the societies Act. The broad range will include (a) museums having collections of Antiquities, Numismatics, Paintings, Ethnological collections, Folk art and others including Art & Crafts, Textiles, Stamps etc. (b) Online Virtual Museums displaying objects in any or all of the above disciplines and (c) Theme based museums

Monitoring

The museums granted financial assistance under the scheme would be required to send yearly footfall in the museums for 5 years after the completion of the project. A Project Monitoring Committee will monitor the work progress of the proposals granted financial assistance under the scheme. The Scheme will have 3 components as given below:

  1. A. Development and Establishment of Museums at the regional, state and District level
  2. B. Digitization of Museum Collections
  3. C. Capacity building and training of Museum Professionals

The eligibility criteria, quantum of admissible grant and other details of each component is as described below:

A.Development and Establishment of Museums at the regional, state and District level

1. Eligibility Criteria

For the purpose of support under this component, museums have been classified into three categories:

  • Category I: Central or State Government owned museums in State Capitals.
  • Category II: State Govt. owned museums (in places other than State Capital)
  • Category III: All other museums
  • Category I

    Existing renowned Museums of the Central or State Governments located in the state capitals subject to the following:

    • The museum must be located in the capital of the state/union territory.
    • It must be of high repute, having a significant collection of objects/artifacts.
    • It must have had an annual footfall of 1 lakh visitors per annum in the preceeding 2 years.
    • Category II

      State Govt. owned museums (In places other than State Capital)

      Category III

      Societies, Autonomous bodies, local bodies, Academic Institutions and Trusts registered as a society under the Indian Societies Act of 1860 (XXI) or a similar legislation of the state governments, or as a Public Trust under any law at the time being in force subject to the following:

      • It should have been in existence for at least three years prior to the application. However, this condition can be relaxed in exceptional cases at the discretion of the Expert Committee, the reasons for which should be recorded in writing;
      • It should have a well-defined constitution and laid down rules/bye laws for its functioning
      • It should be in ownership and possession of a substantial collection of objects of historical and / or cultural importance for display in the museum.
      • It should be able to maintain the Museum and bear all recurring costs;
      • It should have the necessary infrastructural facilities, resources and personnel to execute the work for which the grant is required;
      • It should produce a certificate from the State Government (Department of Culture or equivalent) attesting to its satisfactory performance;
      • It should not be run for personal profit.
      • It should be the owner of the land on which the museum is situated or proposed to be constructed, which should be easily accessible to visitors.
      • 2. Admissible Components
        The following activities are eligible to be taken up with the grant provided under the Scheme:

        • Construction of new building/Galleries for the museum.
        • Renovation/Repairs, Extension and Modernization of Galleries, Modernization of storage for the objects.
        • Publications

          • Catalogues
          • Museum Guides
          • Gallery-sheets
          • Photo-Index cards
          • Picture Post cards
          • Folios containing prints of museum objects
          • Monographs
          • Hand Lists, etc.

        • Conservation Laboratories/Conservation Projects
          Assistance under this scheme will be for setting up of, expansion and up-gradation of conservation laboratories and for conservation of objects. Development of Museum Library
          Grant will be made available for upgrading existing Museum Libraries and for increasing the collection.
        • Purchase of Equipment
          Financial assistance will be given for purchase of the following equipment:

          I. Equipment (General)

          • Display items such as podiums and panels.
          • Special lighting for display of museum objects.
          • Computers for documentation.
          • Cameras, Slide Projectors and Screen.
          • CCTV.

          II. Equipment for Security System
          Door Frame Metal Detector, Hand held Metal Detector, Vehicle Inspection Mirrors, Radio sets, Hand Baggage X-Ray Machine, CCTV and Recording systems, Magnetic Latch for the door, Glass Break Detectors, Magnetic Switches, Vibration Detectors, Alarm System, Video Motion Detectors, Passive Infra Red Devices, Infra Red Beam Barriers, RFID Tags etc.

          III. Any other equipment that may be considered to be essential, by the Expert Committee.

        • Documentation of objects.
        • Installation of roof top solar system.

        3. Quantum of Financial Grant

        • The financial assistance will be provided to the museums in the following way:
          Maximum Amount of financial assistance (Rs. In Crores)
          Category I 15
          Category II
          Setting up of New Museums 10
          Development of Existing Museums 8
          Category III
          Setting up of New Museums 5
          Development of Existing Museums 4
        • For Category I Museum, the maximum amount of financial assistance will be limited to Rupees 15 Crores per museum.
        • For Category-II & III museums, the maximum amount of financial assistance which may be given under this component would be 80% of the total project cost subject to the maximum financial ceiling as given in para 3(i) above. In case of museums in North-Eastern region including Sikkim the financial assistance would be 90% of the total project cost subject to the maximum financial ceiling as given in para 3(i) above. The remaining amount of the project cost would have to be arranged by the applicant itself and the applicant will have to submit an undertaking for the same.

        4. Procedure for the Release of the Financial Grant

        • For all purposes, the share of the Central Government will be released in 3 instalments in the ratio of 2:1:1. The first instalment, being 50% of the Central Government’s share, will be sanctioned and released immediately on approval of the project by the Expert Committee.
        • The second instalment, being 25% of the Central Government’s share, will be released after the grantee has utilized 80% of first instalment released by the Central Government.
        • The third & final instalment, being the balance 25% of the Central Government’s share, will be released only after the grantee has fully utilized the first and second instalments released by the Central Government.
        • The 2nd and 3rd instalments will be released after receipt of a utilization certificate (as per GFR 2017) and statement of accounts audited by Comptroller & Auditor General of India (in case instalment is 1 Crore or more)/a firm of Chartered Accountants (in case instalment is less than 1 Crore) in respect of the previous instalment. This statement should also certify that the previous instalments have been utilized for the purpose for which the grant was sanctioned. The release of the second and third instalments will also be subject to furnishing other documents such as progress report along-with photographs of the construction site.

        5. Project Duration
        The project should be completed within three years from the release of 1st instalment. If there is any delay in the execution of the project permission for extension may be sought from the Ministry giving full justification for the delay, failing which subsequent instalment will not be released. In case there is a delay in the completion of the project and permission has not been taken by the Museum from the Ministry for the delay, the Museum concerned will have to refund the entire amount of the grant given to it by the Ministry along with penal interest (10%).

        6. Procedure for making an application and for consideration of proposals received under this component

        • The scheme is open throughout the year. There will be no fixed last date for receiving project proposals. Application for financial assistance under this component may be made in prescribed form I. Applications will be processed and appraised on first come first served basis.
        • In addition to the prescribed application form I with annexures mentioned therein, the applicants should submit the proposals in the form of a Detailed project Report containing detailed estimates on each and every item. A sample DPR is placed on the site of Ministry of Culture at http://indiaculture.nic.in The detailed project report, Plan & Estimates submitted with the application should be verified and certified by the Public Works Department (or equivalent organization.)
        • The project proposal should also contain the existing visitor’s profile of the concerned museum and projected changes in such profiles after implementation of the project. The applications will be scrutinized by an Expert Committee under the Chairmanship of the Additional Secretary set up by the Ministry of Culture and grants will be sanctioned on the basis of recommendations of this Committee. Once the recommendation of the expert committee has been accepted by the Competent Authority(HCM), the Joint Secretary concerned shall be competent to release funds from time to time, in installments, in consultation with Integrated Finance Division of the Ministry. The final installment will be released only after physical inspection by a committee consisting of officers from Ministry of Culture.
          • 7. List of documents to be attached with the project proposal.

            • Detailed Project Report containing detailed estimates and drawings on each and every item. This DPR and estimates should be prepared by a reputed agency in the field and the estimates duly authenticated by the Govt./CPWD/PWD Engineer. The project proposal should also contain the existing visitors’ profile of the Museum and the projected changes in such profiles after implementation of the project. Photos of the artifacts and collections of the Museum must be enclosed with the DPR/Estimates.
            • A report on the state of the museum along with a diagnostic study;
            • A strategy paper spelling out how the museum is proposed to be modernized and developed, including a sustainability plan to demonstrate the approach planned to ensure long term management of the museum;
            • An Action Plan containing detailed costing, sequencing and a timeframe for each of the measures proposed to be taken to modernize the museums;
            • The project proposal should address the various aspects of Renovation/Repairs, Extension and Modernization of galleries, Modernization of Reserve Collection, Publication, Conservation, Laboratory/ Conservation Projects, Museum Library, Equipment and Documentation, possibility of installing roof top solar system etc. Furthermore, the project report should spell out clearly how the matching resources will be raised and indicate a specific timeframe.
            • Copies of the audited statement of accounts for the last three years
            • Latest Annual Report/Activity Report Approved for the last three years
            • Details of other sources of funding the project (Matching share) and future sustainability plan for the Museum.
            • Documents regarding ownership and possession of land in the name of organization (Attested English/Hindi Version)
            • Details showing the value of land paid at the time of its acquisition.
            • Certificate as per rule 230(1) GFR 2017 in the prescribed proforma regarding non receipt of grant for the same purpose from any other institution under the Govt. of India.
            • Utilization certificate along with annexure as per new GFR 2017 of previous grant/grants if any.
            • Authorization letter for sending grant directly into Bank.
            • Copy of the Memorandum of Association and Articles of Association of the Organization/Rules and Bye laws of the Society/Trust, as the case may be.
            • Copy of the Registration Certificate.
            • State Government’s recommendation in the prescribed proforma.
            • Registration of Agency under Central Plan Monitoring Scheme of Ministry of Culture (in the prescribed proforma).
            • Copy of registration number of the NGO-Partnership System (NGO-PS) Portal (NGO-DARPAN) portal of Niti Aayog at http://ngo.india.gov.in.

            8. NOTE

            • The Grant will be given only once. Any further requirement will be met by the applicant institution.
            • The Museum which has been given a grant under this component will be eligible for a subsequent grant after 10 years from the payment of the last instalment of the previous grant.
            • An organisation which has been given a grant under this component for setting up or renovation of museum will not be eligible for a grant for another museum until it submits the completion certificate and a physical inspection has been carried out in respect of the museum for which grant was received.
            • Government of India’s financial commitment will be limited to funding the development of infrastructural facilities and not for running the museum.
            • The grant will not be used to cover recurring expenses like rent, salaries, electricity bills etc.
            • Not more than 60% of the sanctioned grant can be utilized for Civil works
            • Grant will not be used for procurement of land and artefacts for the museum.
            • Wherever the work has been assigned to agencies other than Government agencies, the implementing agency should be selected through a transparent competitive method, inviting open tender/ quotations. A report should be submitted to this Ministry to this effect.
            • In the construction of building priority/preference may be given to local material, labour, expertise. Also, wherever possible community participation may be encouraged. Cleanliness and sanitation must be ensured inside the Museum building, in the premises of the Complex and around it. Use of renewal energy, energy saving devises may be given top preference.
            • The applicant organisation should ensure sufficient natural light and use of LED bulbs and other energy efficient provision to the extent in the buildings being constructed or renovated with the grant sought from this Ministry.
            • Due importance may be given in the Building for fire safety, and all required fire safety equipments must be installed inside the Building and in the premises of the Complex.
            • Ten copies of the published document should be sent to the Central Government before release of the final installment. The following line should be added on the cover page of the document thus published “Published with the financial assistance received from the Ministry of Culture, Government of India.”
            • Mis-utilisation of funds or non-submission of Utilization Certificates in time will be viewed seriously. The defaulter organization will be blacklisted and debarred from receiving future grants from Govt. Of India, and will be proceeded against under the law.
            • A completion-cum-valuation certificate from the PWD for Government Museums and from PWD/Registered Architect in the case other Museums should be supplied within three months of the completion.

            B. Digitization of Museum Collections
            1. Eligibility Criteria:
            For the purpose of financial support under the scheme museums have been classified into two categories:

            • Category-I: Government-owned State level museums
            • Category-II: All other museums.

            Category I
            Government-owned State level museums

            Category II
            Societies, Autonomous bodies, local bodies, Academic Institutions and Trusts registered as a society under the Indian Societies Act of 1860 (XXI) or a similar legislation of the state governments, or as a Public Trust under any law at the time being in force would be eligible for being considered for grants subject to the following:
            • The applicant institution should have been in existence after registration for at least three years prior to the application. However, this condition can be relaxed in exceptional and deserving cases by the Secretary Culture upon the recommendation of the Expert Committee, the reasons for which should be recorded in writing.
            • It should have a well-defined constitution and laid down rules / bye-laws for its functioning.
            • It should be in ownership and possession of a substantial collection of objects of historical and / or cultural importance being displayed in the museum. The nature and number of objects possessed and displayed by the museum should be clearly indicated in the proposal while applying for financial assistance under the scheme.
            • It should produce a certificate from the State Government (Department of Culture or equivalent) attesting to its satisfactory performance.
            • It should not be run for any profit.
            • The applicant institutions must be willing to share their collections for online viewing over a website for public information.

            2. Admissible Components

            • Digitization of collections of the museum by procuring and using “JATAN” software developed by Ministry of Culture and C-DAC Pune and is being used by renowned Museums in the country.
            • Photography of art works of museum for digitization purposes.
            • Creation of a digital catalogue of works available in the museum for public dissemination through the museum website.
            • Procurement of hardware like servers, clients, LAN, scanners, cameras etc., for digitization works for the museum.
            • Development of an online museum library.
            • Development of interactive information kiosks for the museum.
            • Development of QR Code for the Museum.

            3. Quantum of Financial Grant

            • The financial assistance will be provided to the museums in the following way:
              Maximum Amount of financial assistance (Rs. In Lakhs)
              Category I 50
              Category II 25
            • The maximum amount of financial assistance which may be given under this component would be 80% of the total project cost subject to the maximum financial ceiling as given in para 3(i) above. In case of museums in North-Eastern region including Sikkim the financial assistance would be 90% of the total project cost subject to the maximum financial ceiling as given in para 3(i) above. The remaining amount of the project cost would have to be arranged by the applicant itself and the applicant will have to submit an undertaking for the same.

            4. Procedure for the Release of the Financial Grant

            • The financial grant under the scheme component would be released by the Ministry of Culture in two equal installments. The first installment, being 50% of the Central Government’s share, will be sanctioned and released after obtaining approval of the competent authority on the recommendations of the project proposal by the Expert Committee of the Ministry of Culture constituted for the purpose.
            • The second installment of the remaining 50% of the financial grant will be released after the grantee institution has utilized 100% of the grant given under the first installment by the Ministry of Culture along with its matching share. The release of the second and final installment would be incumbent upon the receipt of a utilization certificate, statement of accounts audited by a firm of chartered accountants in respect of the previous installment of grant given by the Central Government as well as the matching share of the museum.

            5. Procedure for making an application under the scheme and for proposals received under the scheme

            • The scheme is open throughout the year and there will be no fixed last date for submission of proposals. Application for financial assistance under this component may be made in prescribed form II. Applicants will be processed and appraised on first-come-first-serve basis.
            • The applications will be scrutinized by an Expert Committee under the Chairmanship of the Additional Secretary set up by the Ministry of Culture and grants will be sanctioned on the basis of recommendations of this Committee. Once the recommendation of the expert committee has been accepted by the Competent Authority (Secretary (Culture)), the Joint Secretary concerned shall be competent to release funds in instalments, in consultation with Integrated Finance Division of the Ministry. The final instalment will be released only after physical inspection by a committee consisting of officers from Ministry of Culture.

            6. List of documents to be attached with the project proposal.

            • Application Form alongwith annexures in the prescribed format.
            • Copies of the audited statement of accounts for the last three years
            • Latest Annual Report/Activity Report Approved for the last three years
            • Details of other sources of funding the project (Matching share) and future sustainability plan for the Museum.
            • Certificate as per rule 230(1) GFR 2017 in the prescribed proforma regarding non receipt of grant for the same purpose from any other institution under the Govt. of India.
            • Utilization certificate along with annexures as per new GFR-2017 of previous grant/grants if any.
            • Authorization letter for sending grant directly into Bank.
            • Copy of the Memorandum of Association and Articles of Association of the Organization/Rules and Bye laws of the Society/Trust, as the case may be.
            • Copy of the Registration Certificate.
            • State Government’s recommendation in the prescribed proforma.
            • Registration of Agency under Central Plan Monitoring Scheme of Ministry of Culture (in the prescribed proforma).
            • Copy of registration number of the NGO-Partnership System (NGO-PS) Portal (NGO-DARPAN) portal of Niti Aayog at http://ngo.india.gov.in.

            7. Project duration:


          The digitization project undertaken by the applicant institution should be completed within 2 years from the date of release of first instalment of grant by the Ministry of Culture. If there is any delay in the completion of the project, permission for extension of time may be sought from the Ministry giving full justification for the delay, failing which subsequent instalment will not be released. In case there is a delay in the completion of the project and permission has not been taken by the Museum from the Ministry for the delay, the Museum concerned will have to refund the entire amount of the grant given to it by the Ministry along with penal interest (10%).

          8. Note

          • Financial grant for the purpose of digitalization of museum collections and development of website under the scheme would be given only once in ten years. Any further requirement for upgradation of hardware, software, etc., in subsequent years would have to be met by the applicant museum out of its own funds.
          • The grant will be given for works of capital nature like procurement of computer hardware and software and other equipments like scanners, cameras etc. and development of website and it shall not be used for recurring items of expenditure such as website hosting and management charges, salaries to IT staff employed for the purpose etc.
          • The objects will be digitized using JATAN Software being operated by CENTRE FOR DEVELOPMENT OF ADVANCED COMPUTING, a Scientific Society Of Department of Electronics and Information and Technology, Ministry of Communication and Information Technology, Government of India, having its head office at Pune University Campus, Ganeshkhind, Pune 411 007, C-DAC Pune. The art objects after digitization will be uploaded on the website: museumsofindia.gov.in

          C. Capacity Building and Training of Museum Professionals
          The Ministry of Culture attracts due importance to professional development of museum personnel. There is a need to up-grade the human resources in Indian museums in order to broaden their vision, upgrade their skills and leadership management qualities to international standards. In-service skill development and training opportunities for museum professionals are very limited. Hence, there is a felt need for capacity building in-service programmes which will help bring about key changes in our museums to make them more enjoyable, educative and popular for visitors; accessible for all sections of our society and manage and preserve our priceless art collections with up-to date systems and best practices. This component of the scheme aims to create expertise and specializations in various fields of museum work such as collection management, design, education, marketing which are found lacking in most Indian museums.

          1. Scope
          The scope of this component will be to support:
          I. Fund requirement of institutions who wish to depute their professionals for intensive capacity building, training programmes in order to upgrade their expertise/skills in the following and fields in collaboration with national and internationally well-known museums and institutions:

          • Collection management: documentation, preventive care and storage
          • Museum/ Exhibition design: display, lighting, interpretation and access
          • Museum management, marketing and Leadership training
          • Museum education and outreach
          • Preservation and conservation of museum collections/ scientific study for better conservation of museum collections

          II. To meet the fund requirements for training of museum professionals selected for training under Memorandum of Understanding signed by Ministry of Culture with Foreign institutions/museums of repute.

          2. Eligibility Criteria for financial assistance under sub component (i) of the Scope
          I. Category I
          All museums under the Central and State Governments.
          II. Category II
          Museums registered as societies, voluntary institutions or trusts under the Indian Societies Act of 1860 or a similar legislation would be eligible for getting financial assistance under the Scheme subject to the following:

          • The applicant institution should have been in existence after registration for at least 3 (three) years prior to application. However, this condition can be relaxed in exceptional and deserving cases at the discretion of the Secretary (Culture), the reasons for which should be recorded in writing.
          • It should have a well defined constitution and laid down rules/bye laws for its functioning.
          • It should be in ownership and possession of substantial collection of objects of historical/cultural/scientific importance that are on public display at all times. The nature and number of objects possessed and displayed by the museum should be clearly indicated in the proposal while applying for financial assistance under the Scheme.
          • The museum should be for public service and not-for profit.

          3. Admissible Components
          I. Support in-service museum professionals for their participation in well structured training programmes/internships/fellowships/workshops in collaboration with reputed international institutions (Sub component (i) of Scope). The grant will cover expenses towards:

          • Training fee to host institution
          • Foreign and domestic travel for purposes of training
          • Subsistence costs (lodging and boarding) for the duration of training,
          • Purchase of books or other intellectual material necessary for such training,
          • Costs for purchase of stationary and teaching aids,
          • Travel insurance for foreign travel (wherever mandated by foreign countries)
          • Costs for Visa fee and similar permits.

          II. Support in-service museum professionals/museum professionals of the museums granted financial assistance under Museum Grant Scheme for their participation in training programmes/internships as per Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed by Ministry of Culture with reputed international museums (Sub component (ii) of Scope) .

          4. Quantum of Financial Grant

          • The financial assistance will be provided to the museums in the following way:
            Maximum Amount of financial assistance (Rs. In Lakhs)
            Category I 30
            Category II 25
          • In case of Category I Museums, the maximum amount of financial assistance which may be given under this component would be 80% of the total estimated cost of training programme subject to the maximum financial ceiling as given in para 4(i) above. In case of Category II Museums, financial assistance would be 70% of the total estimated cost of training programme subject to the maximum financial ceiling as given in para 4(i) above. The balance cost will have to be managed by the museum concerned themselves and the applicants will have to submit an undertaking for the same.
          • In case of MoUs signed by Ministry of Culture with reputed International Museums/institutions for providing training to the in-service professionals/museum professionals of museums granted financial assistance under Museum Grant Scheme, financial assistance will be provided as per the terms and conditions of MoU signed with international museums.

          5. Procedure for the Release of the Financial Grant
          I. For sub component (i) of the Scope, the Financial Grant will be released by the Ministry of Culture in two installments in following way.

          • The first installment will be 75% of the Ministry’s share. This amount will be sanctioned and released after obtaining approval of competent authority.
          • The second installment of the remaining 25% of the Ministry’s share will be released after The grantee has utilized 100% of the grant given under the first installment by the Ministry of Culture along with its own contribution (20% in case of Central/State Government Museums and 30% in case of other museums). The release of the second installment would also be incumbent upon the receipt of a utilization certificate and statement of accounts audited by a firm or chartered accountants in respect of the previous installment of grant given by the Central Government as well as matching share of the museum; and the candidate has submitted a full report on his/her training.

          II. For sub component (ii) of the Scope, fund release will be governed by the terms and conditions of MoU signed with international museums.

          6. Procedure for making application and for consideration of proposals received under this component (applicable in case of assistance under sub component (i) of the Scope).
          I. The scheme is open throughout the year and there will be no fixed last date for submission of proposals. Applications will be processed and appraised on first-come-first-serve basis under the scheme in the Ministry of Culture. The Applicant institutions should send a covering letter, including nomination of their candidate/s for capacity building and training programme in prescribed form III with annexure mentioned therein, describing their suitability for the training subject to the following:

          • The proposed international institution/museum with which partnership for training is proposed should have agreed in writing to host the museum candidate or provided invitation letter expressing interest in hosting the participant prior to making application for this grant.
          • The sanction and release of grant shall be subject to submission of original confirmation letter of admission received from the foreign institution/museum and a valid passport (not expiring within 6 months of making this application) for undertaking foreign travel, if necessary for such training.

          III. The applications received for financial assistance under this component will be scrutinized by an Expert Committee consisting Joint Secretary (Museums) as Chairman and Director/Deputy Secretary (Museums) & Director/Deputy Secretary (Finance) as Members and grants will be sanctioned on the basis of recommendations o this Committee. Once the recommendation of the expert committee has been accepted by the Competent Authority (Secretary (Culture) , the Joint Secretary concerned shall be competent to release funds from time to time, in installments, in consultation with Integrated Finance Division of the Ministry.
          IV. A two member committee comprising of officers from Ministry of Culture including representative from National Museum Institute will monitor the grant-in-aid to be released by the Ministry to the institutions.

          7. List of documents to be attached with the project proposal (applicable in caqse of assistance under sub component (i) of the Scope).

          • Registration Certificate of the museum/institution
          • Copy of the Memorandum of Association of the Institution
          • Copy of the Rules/by laws of the Society/Trust
          • Copies of the audited statement of accounts for the last three years
          • Annual Report/Activity Report for the last three years
          • Details of the proposed capacity building/training programme with complete budget estimates.
          • Full CV of the nominated candidate and copy of his/her passport duly attested by the candidate.
          • Statement duly signed by the Head of the institution on how will the museum benefit from training the candidate under the proposed training programme.
          • Details of other sources of funding the project
          • Letter of intent/invitation or acceptance letter from international institution willing to host the candidate for training
          • Authorization letter for sending grant directly into Bank(In the Performa Enclosed).
          • Certificate as per rule 209(1) GFR 2005 (In the Performa enclosed).
          • Copy of registration number of the NGO-Partnership System (NGO-PS) Portal (NGO-DARPAN) portal of Niti Aayog at http://ngo.india.gov.in.

          7. Duration of Training
          I. For sub-component (i) of the Scope, the duration of any capacity building or training programme may range between a minimum of 2 weeks to a maximum of 2 years.
          III. For sub component (ii) of the Scope, duration of any capacity building or training programme will be governed by the terms and conditions of MoU signed with international museums.

          8. Note
          I. Candidates nominated by applicant institutions should fulfil the following conditions

          • The candidate should be an Indian national.
          • The candidate should have a basic qualification of Graduation in any subject
          • The candidate/s proposed to be sent on training by the institution should have at least 3 years experience working in/for a museum and should produce relevant documents to support the same even in cases where he/she has not worked with the applicant institution for 3 years.
          • Individuals who do not work with a museum/institution and only undertake freelance work will not be supported through this grant.
          • In case of candidates from non-government museums registered as trusts/ societies as per eligibility criteria at (i) above, the Museum should acknowledge the support from the Ministry under this scheme in the following manner:
          a. The Ministry of Culture logo and name should appear at a prominent place at the Museum’s entry and remain there for a period of 3 years from the date of release of grant to acknowledge its support.
          b. The Ministry’s support should be acknowledged in the final report of the training prepared by the Museum/candidate.
          c. The international institution/museum being collaborated with should provide a letter of acknowledging the contribution of the Ministry of Culture towards supporting the candidate.
          II. Assistance will not be provided for participation in international conferences or seminars under this scheme.
          III. Financial Grant for the purpose of capacity building and training of museum professionals will be given to a museum once in 3 years.

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