JAMMU: Governor N.N Vohra, Patron and President, J&K Academy of Art, Culture and Languages (JKAACL) has approved grant of financial assistance to the Voluntary Cultural and Literary Organizations for 2012-13 and 2013-14.
As per the recommendations of the Expert Committees (Inspection Committee), the Governor has approved cumulative financial assistance of Rs.24.43 lakh for 125 Organizations for the financial year 2012-13, and Rs. 27.34 lakh for 129 Organizations for the financial year 2013-14.
The Governor has directed Dr. Aziz Hajini, Secretary JKAACL that the cases for financial assistance should be processed timely and further, it should reach the actual beneficiaries regularly on annual/half yearly/quarterly basis and deposited into their respective Bank Accounts.
During 2012-13, 190 organizations had applied for the grant of financial assistance. The Inspection Committee recommended 125 organizations (79 from Kashmir, 43 from Jammu and 3 from Ladakh) for grant of financial assistance to the tune of Rs. 24.43 lakh. During 2013-14, 147 organizations had applied for grant of financial assistance and the Inspection Committee recommended 123 organizations (73 from Kashmir, 44 from Jammu and 6 from Ladakh) for grant of financial assistance to the tune of Rs.27.34 lakh. The financial assistance is provided on annual basis to a maximum of 150 organizations in the State, within the budgetary provisions for the Scheme.