The objective of the scheme is to encourage and inspire preservation of cultural identity through holding of cultural meets and training of students on different culturalactivities of the tea tribes’ community; holding of workshops at State Level and Sub-Divisional levels includingorganizing Cultural competitions and Cultural events.These cultural events are meant to showcase the rich and diverse heritage of the tea tribes’ community and promote and encourage the many known and unknown cultural traditions.Besides, cultural exchange and interaction of tea tribes’ communitywith other communities to promote harmony and amity amongst all sections have been envisaged.
The physical target for grants depend upon the amount of fund allocated per financial year, the number of cultural events planned, the number of organizations applying for such activities and the decision taken by the State Level Advisory Committee.
Name of the Implementing Agency
Directorate for Welfare of Tea &Ex-Tea Garden Tribes.
Criteria for Selection of Cultural Organizations
A. The Sub-Divisional Beneficiary Selection Committee shall select the cultural organization for grantsbased on the following criteria:
B. With regard to organizing cultural meets/ festivals/workshops/other events, at district or State levels, decision shall be taken with the approval of the Chairman, SLAC, regarding implementing through NIT process, Deputy Commissioner or Sub-Divisional Beneficiaries Selection Committees.
The Sub-Divisional Beneficiary Selection Committeesshall select the eligible groups/organizations, as per the Sub-Division wise allocation and submit the list to the Directorate.
The Directorate shallfinalize the list of groups/organizations and place it before the Chairman, State Level Advisory Committee for his approval.
After the final list is approved, the grants are disbursed directly to the bank accounts of the groups/organizations through e-transfer.
Method of Payment
The grants are transferred directly to the bank accounts of the groups/organizations through e-transfer.
Monitoring of the Scheme
The monitoring of progress and implementation of the scheme is done by this Directorate involving the SDWOs.
Maintenance of Records and Monitoring
The Directorate keeps proper records with APR of the events and submits the reports Government in time.
Submission of Progress Report
The Directorate submits the progress report to the Government
Submission of Utilization Certificate
The Directorate submits the progress report to the Government in time.
Audit by the AG (Audit), Assam
Mandatory Audit by the AG (Audit) Assam is conducted on an annual basis for which the Tea Tribes Welfare Department ensures regular and timely audit of the accounts of the Director, Welfare of Tea & Ex-Tea Garden Tribes, Assam by the AG (Audit), Assam.
Targeted Period of Completion
31st March of each financial year.