Port Blair, Aug. 31: Under the scheme 'Promotion of Art Culture' an amount of Rs. 10,50,000/- (Rupees ten lakh fifty thousand only) has been earmarked to be released as GIA to PRIs for conducting Panchayat /block level cultural programmes. This financial assistance in the form of GIA will be released @ Rs. 1,50,000/- (Rupees one lakh fifty thousand only) each to seven Panchayat Samities of A & N Islands i.e. Campbell Bay, Ferrargunj, Rangat, Mayabunder, Diglipur, Hut Bay and Port Blair.

In this regard, the Department of Art & Culture, A & N Administration invites applications from the respective Pramukh or Executive Officer seeking GIA for the year 2012-13 in the prescribed form giving details of programmes to be conducted out of the GIA and UC in respect of previous grant at the earliest. Details can also be obtained over phone No: 232637/230117. Panchayat Samities can also obtain information be sending e.mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.