Allocation of funds to Artists Welfare Schemes

Allocation of funds to Artists Welfare Schemes-indianbureaucracy-indian bureaucracy
Allocation of funds to Artists Welfare Schemes-indianbureaucracy-indian bureaucracy

National Artistes Welfare Fund (NAWF) and Artistes Pension Scheme and Welfare Fund(APSWF) are ingredients of a single Scheme titled “Artistes Pension Scheme and Welfare Fund”.  The details of  total amount of funds allocated for the Scheme  in the last 3 years are as under:-

                                                                       (Rs. In Crore)

Year Budget allocated
2013-14 19.35
2014-15 19.00
2015-16 18.45

 

The details of funds released under the above scheme in the last 3 years are as under:-

                                                                       (Rs. In Crore)

Year Financial assistance granted
2013-14 15.31
2014-15 17.64
2015-16 17.78
   

The number of beneficiaries under “Artistes Pension Scheme & Welfare Fund” is 3882. As regards National Artists Welfare Fund (NAWF) there are no beneficiaries as the provisions of financial assistance under Welfare Fund of Artistes Pension Scheme is under review. Pending review no case of financial assistance under Welfare Fund is being considered at present.

 

A Statement showing the State/Union Territory wise number of beneficiaries of artistes pension is enclosed as Annexure. As per the facts mentioned in the reply to part(c) above the number of beneficiaries under National Artists Welfare Fund (NAWF) is Nil.

 

 

STATEMENT SHOWING STATE/UNION TERRITORY-WISE BENEFICIARIES OF ARTISTES PENSION DURNING THE LAST THREE YEARS

Sl. No. States No. of Beneficiaries

 

1. Andhra Pradesh 270
2. Assam 52
3. Bihar 46
4. Delhi 50
5. Goa 11
6. Gujarat 6
7. Haryana 33
8. Himachal Pradesh 7
9. Jammu & Kashmir 3
10. Jharkhand 10
11. Karnataka 744
12. Kerala 341
13. Madhya Pradesh 55
14. Maharashtra 947
15. Manipur 153
16. Meghalaya 1
17. Mizoram 5
18. Nagaland 3
19. Odisha 300
20. Puducherry 6
21. Punjab 7
22. Rajasthan 21
23. Tamil Nadu 251
24. Telangana 187
25. Tripura 1
26. Uttar Pradesh 261
27. Uttarakhand 15
28. West Bengal 96
  Total

3882

 

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