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As per G.O.(P) No.77/05/CAD dated: 25.08.2005, the Department of Cultural Publication was renamed and restructured as the Directorate of Culture by transferring its activities among Kerala Sahithya Akademy, Kerala State Institute of Languages and Kerala Book Marketing Society and the employees were redeployed as such in the Directorate of Culture. As per G.O(MS) No. 93/05/CAD dated: 22/12/2005 the following activities  which were performed by the government secretariat were entrusted with the Directorate of Culture.

 

a) Assistance to Artists in indigent circumstances
b) Various Awards (Ezhuthachan Puraskaram, Kathakali Puraskaram, Pallavur Appumarar Puraskaram, Raja Ravi Varma Puraskaram, Swathi Puraskaram,Chembai Puraskaram)
c) Financial Assistance to the diseased and destitute Artists and Cultural Activists for urgent medical treatment
d) Grant-in-aid to memorials to eminent men of Arts and Letters
e) Financial Assistance to promote Dance, Drama, Music and other Art Forms and other such Cultural Institutions.
f) Grant-in-aid to Jawahar Balabhavan.
g) As per G.O.(MS) No. 38/07/CAD dated 21.03.2007, Government have issued orders by transferring the work of giving pension to retired employees of the various Cultural Institutions to the Directorate of Culture.
h) As per G.O.(MS) No. 93/2005/CAD dated 22.12.2005, Government have ordered to give financial assistance at the rate of Rs.2000/- per month to Smt.Mary Antony, widow of P.J. Antony eminent  artist.
i) As per G.O.(MS) No.7/2008/CAD dated 06.02.2008, Government have ordered to give financial assistance at the rate of Rs.2000/- per month to Smt. Bhadra, wife of  Thoppil Krishna Pillai  famous drama artist. 
j) As per G.O.(Rt) No. 107/09/CAD dated 17.03.2009, Government have ordered to give  financial assistance  at the rate of Rs.2000/- per month to Smt. Hafsa Hyderali, widow of  famous artist Kalamandalam Hyderali.
k) As per G.O.(MS) No. 06/2010/CAD dated 04.02.2010, Government have ordered to give financial assistance at the rate of Rs 2000/- per month to Smt. Mala, daughter of late  famous writer and drama director Thoppil Bhasi.
l) As per G.O.(MS) No. 33/2010/CAD dated 04.09.2010, Government have ordered to give financial assistance at the rate of Rs. 2000/- per month to Smt.Bicha Baburaj, widow of  Baburaj eminent artist.
m) As per G.O.(MS) No. 01/2014/CAD dated 06.01.2014, Government have ordered to give financial assistance at the rate of Rs.2000/- per month to Smt. Maneesha Marate, widow of Sarath Chandra Marate eminent artist. 
n) As per G.O(MS) 33/2012/CAD dated. 21.05.2012, Government have ordered to give financial assistance at the rate of Rs.2000/- per month to Smt. Ponnammal Natarajan widow of  Changanassery Natarajan, famous drama artist.
o) As per G.O(MS) 56/2012/CAD dated. 22.09.2012, Government have ordered  to give financial assistance at the rate of Rs.2000/- per month to Smt. Parvathy Amma, widow of  Kadavalloor Aravindakshan eminent artist.  
p) As per G.O(MS) 11/2013/CAD dated. 13.02.2013, Government have ordered  to give financial assistance at the rate of Rs.2000/- per month to Smt. Vasanthi Menon daughter of late Vallathol Narayana Menon eminent poet. 

 

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The Directorate of Culture
TC.No. 24/1015, Hospital Rd,
Thycaud,
Thiruvananthapuram-14
Kerala, India.


0471 - 2328193, 2328351.
   
   

 

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