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Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Scheme for Financial Assistance to Voluntary Organsiations for Book Promotional Activities

National Book Trust, India (NBT), an autonomous organisation of the Department of Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India, implements a Scheme for financial assistance for any one or more of the following Book Promotional Activities:

(a) To orgainse seminars of Indian Authors/Publishers/ Booksellers on subjects which have direct bearing on book promotion in India.
(b) To organize training courses on a subject directly related to book promotion.
(c) To organize Annual Conventions/ Conferences of Writers/Publishers/ Printers/Bookseller s.
(d) To conduct research/survey connected with book industry.
(e) Any other activity which may be found conducive to the development of book industry, etc.

The basic terms and conditions for submitting application for the Grant are as under
1. Voluntary organizations of writers, publishers and booksellers and others engaged in the book promotional activities which are registered under the Societies Registration Act, 1860 (Act XXI of 1960) and are in existence at least for three years.
2. Before the amount is paid, a bond has to be executed by the organization in respect of the grant. The organization receiving grant shall have to give a undertaking that no grant-in-aid has been received from any other authority of the Central/State Government and that a grant or aid for the same purpose has not been applied for by the organization any of those authorities.
3. The organization shall have to give an undertaking that the grant shall be utilized for the purpose it is sanctioned. Failure to do so will render the organization liable to refund to the Trust grant in full with penal interest thereon as the Trust may decide
4. An amount equivalent to at least 25% of the actual expenditure shall be contributed by the organization from its own sources, falling which proportionate amount will be refunded to the Trust.
5. The grant for organising the Seminars/Workshops/ Training Courses/Conventions is subject to the ceiling of expenditure on each item approved by the NBT.
6. Any organisation in receipt of the financial assistance shall be open to inspection by an officer of the National Book Trust, India or an Officer of Indian Audit and Accounts Department.

Detailed terms and conditions and prescribed form for submitting application may be obtained from the Deputy Director (Exhibition) , National Book Trust, India, Nehru Bhawan, 5 Institutional Area, Phase-II, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi-110070 on any working day between 9-30 am and 5 p.m. The Application Forms can also be downloaded from our website

The voluntary organisations who fulfil the terms and conditions may submit their applications to the Director, National Book Trust, India, Nehru Bhawan, 5 Institutional Area, Phase-II, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi-110070 which should reach the Trust latest by 15 July 2009. Applications received after prescribed date will not be considered for grant-in-aid during the financial year 2009-10.


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