2019-07-08

Fellowship Scheme : Unstarred Question in Loksabha

Fellowship Scheme

(a) the details of Senior /Junior Fellowship Scheme to provide basic financial support for advanced training on individual creative efforts for revival of our traditional forms of arts and if so, the details thereof during the last three years, State-Wise including Tamil Nadu;
(b) whether the award of Senior/Junior fellowships in Outstanding Persons in the field of Culture have a minimum number of female holders and if so, the details thereof;
(c) whether the categories in the Senior/Junior fellowships in ‘New Areas related to Culture and are expansive in nature ; and
(d) the measures taken or proposed to be taken by the Government to include more areas in culture for recognition?

To know the answer of above questions reg. Fellowship Scheme please see below the full text of Loksabha Unstarred Question No. 2399.

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF CULTURE
LOK SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO: 2399
ANSWERED ON: 08.07.2019
Fellowship Scheme
T.N. Prathapan
S. Gnanathiraviam

Will the Minister of CULTURE be pleased to state:-

(a) the details of Senior /Junior Fellowship Scheme to provide basic financial support for advanced training on individual creative efforts for revival of our traditional forms of arts and if so, the details thereof during the last three years, State-Wise including Tamil Nadu;

(b) whether the award of Senior/Junior fellowships in Outstanding Persons in the field of Culture have a minimum number of female holders and if so, the details thereof;

(c) whether the categories in the Senior/Junior fellowships in ‘New Areas related to Culture and are expansive in nature ; and

(d) the measures taken or proposed to be taken by the Government to include more areas in culture for recognition?

ANSWER

MINISTER OF STATE (IC) FOR CULTURE AND TOURISM

(SHRI PRAHLAD SINGH PATEL)

(a)The Ministry of Culture is implementing the Scheme for Award of Senior / Junior Fellowships to Outstanding Persons for cultural research in different fields of Culture. Junior/Senior Fellowships are awarded to outstanding persons in the age group of 25 to 40 years (Jr.) and above 40 years (Sr.) in different cultural fields for the period of 2 years for cultural research in different cultural fields. A Table indicating details of Sr./Jr. Fellowships during last three years, State wise including Tamil Nadu is annexed.

(b) The Senior / Junior Fellowships are open to all and there is no specific quota for females.

(c)&(d)Yes Sir, the categories mentioned in ‘New Areas’ in Scheme guidelines are expansive in nature and diversely cover different subjects related to culture. The research proposals that are innovative and application oriented, preferably inter-disciplinary in nature, are considered as per the Scheme guidelines. There is no proposal presently under the consideration of the Government to include more areas.

Annexure

State wise break –up of The Total Number of People benefited under the Fellowship for Promotion of Art and Culture during Last Three Year’s. 

Sr. No. STATE/UTs No. of Fellowship Awarded
2016-17 2017-18 2018-19
1 ANDHRA PRADESH 02 04 06
2 ARUNACHAL PRADESH 01 01 ---
3 ASSAM 13 18 23
4 BIHAR 08 12 13
5 CHHATTISGARH 07 09 06
6 DELHI 30 43 50
7 GUJARAT 06 04 09
8 GOA 01 02 01
9 HARYANA 07 07 11
10 HIMACHAL PRADESH 00 00 01
11 JAMMU & KASHMIR 01 07 03
12 JHARKHAND 04 08 09
13 KARNATAKA 16 15 26
14 KERELA 15 23 21
15 MADHYA PRADESH 24 22 24
16 MAHARASHTRA 29 34 33
17 MANIPUR 13 14 19
18 MEGHALAYA 00 00 01
19 NAGALAND 00 00 01
20 ODISHA 33 35 41
21 PUNJAB 04 02 04
22 PUDUCHERRY 00 03 02
23 RAJASTHAN 11 11 09
24 TAMILNADU 03 06 05
25 TELENGANA 09 04 07
26 TRIPURA 01 04 02
27 UTTAR PRADESH 39 30 42
28 UTTARAKHAND 05 05 04
29 WEST BENGAL 29 40 23
30. CHANDIGARH ---- -- 01
TOTAL: 311 363 397
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Source: Loksabha

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