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INDIRA GANDHI NATIONAL
CENTRE FOR THE ARTS
JANPATH, NEW DELHI
The IGNCA was launched on 19th November, 1985 by the late Prime Minister Shri Rajiv
Gandhi at a function where the symbolism of the components was clearly articulated at
different levels. The elements - fire, water, earth, sky and vegetation - were brought
together. Five rocks from five five major rivers - Sindhu, Ganga, Kaveri, Mahanadi and
the Narmada (where the most ancient ammonite fossils are found) were composed into
Foundation stone was one of an ancient 'Deodar' trees
Shri Rajiv Gandhi floating lamp on a lotus leaf
Shri Rajiv Gandhi Planting a tree at Inauguration
The five trees which are most significant in Indian civilization were planted by the Late
Prime Minister Shri Rajiv Gandhi. These trees are associated with the different divisions
of the Centre and replanted appropriately.-
• The Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts, established in memory of Smt.
Indira Gandhi, is visualised as a centre encompassing the study and experience of all
the arts -- each form with its own integrity, yet within a dimension of mutual
interdependence, interrelated with nature, social structure and cosmology.
• The fundamental approach of the Centre is all its work will be both multidisciplinary
• IGNCA to serve as a major resource centre for the arts, especially written, oral and
• One of the programme of this centre, to utilize multimedia computer technology to
create a wide variety of software packages that communicate cultural information
• Multimedia technology allows the user to interact and explore the subject in a non-
linear mode by combining audio, text, graphics, animation and video on a computer.
AIMS & OBJECTIVE
• To serve as a major resource centre for the arts, especially written, oral and visual
• To undertake research and publication programmes of reference works, glossaries,
dictionaries and encyclopedia concerning the arts and the humanities.
• To provide a forum for a creative and critical dialogue through performances,
exhibitions, multi-media projections, conferences, seminars and workshops between
and amongst the diverse arts, traditional and cotemporary.
• To promote an network with national and international institutions and to conduct
related research in the arts, humanities and culture.
IGNCA ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE
Dr. Sachchidanand Joshi
Administration & Support
Ms. Vinita Srivastava
Academic Division Staff
Janpada Sampada Conservation
Trivedi FA & CAO
Sh. B.B. Sharma
Centre Bengaluru Regional
Kerala Regional Centre
REGIONAL CENTRE OF IGNCA
THE MAJOR DIVISIONS OF IGNCA
• Kala Nidhi is a repository of research and reference material in Humanities and the Arts.
It has built a massive collection of source material, encapsulating the entire spectrum
of textual, visual and auditory data.
• Kala Nidhi provides information support service for textual research undertaken by Kala
Kosha. contextual research on life-style studies done by Janapada Sampada and
dissemination of resultant outputs through Kala Darshana and Cultural Informatics
• Reference Library in Kala Nidhi has a rich collection of source material in Archaeology,
Anthropology, Art History, Aesthetics, Crafts, Ethnology, History, Linguistics, Literary
studies, Religion and Sociology.
• The Cultural Archive: Kala Nidhi’s Cultural Archives has collected, preserved, classified
and disseminated several rare, original and secondary material on the Arts and Culture.
• The Kala Kosa investigates the intellectual traditions in their dimensions of multi-layers
• The Kala Kosa Division works toward identifying primary concepts, fundamental to the
Indian world-view, which have permeated all disciplines and dimensions of life, bringing
to light primary textual source material hitherto unknown, unpublished or inaccessible
both in the original language as also translation, and placing before future generation
the works of the savants who have been pioneers in giving direction and light for
comprehending the artistic traditions through a holistic vision, cross-cultural context,
and multi-disciplinary methodology.
• The Kala Kosa division is committed to exploring these fundamental concepts, as they
reflect a holistic vision characteristic of the Indian world-view, but whose survival is
today threatened by limitations of narrow specialization.
3. JANPADA SAMPADA
• The programmes and activities of the Janapada Sampada revolve around the rich and
variegated heritage of tribal, rural and other small scale societies.
• Although the emphasis here is on oral traditions, the literate traditions,
interrelationship between theory and practice, textual and oral, verbal, visual and
kinetic are not neglected and are perceived in the framework of a semiotic whole. The
division carries out its activities under the following programmes:
1. Loka Parampara
• More than 18 forms of Ramkatha traditions of folk and tribal societies has been done
including Bhil Ramkatha, Gond Ramayani, Gaddi Rameen, Lanka Chadai of Mewat by
Muslim Jogis, Garhwali Ramman, Kumaoni Ramlila and many more
• Field studies and audio-visual documentation in different states continues apart from
publication of texts and research projects.
• More than 100 hours of audio visual documentation of Mahabharata which includes
Draupadi Amman cult, Aravan worship, Duryodhan worship in Kerala, Pandav lila of
Garhwal and Himachal Pradesh and many more.
2. Ksetra Sampada
• To provide a paradigm for the study of regional cultures which are distinctive but not
In the past two major projects were undertaken under this programme:
1. Bṛhadīśvara Temple, Tanjavur
The study has led to the publication of three
• Tanjavur Bṛhadīśvara: An Architectural Study
• Bṛhadīśvara Temple: Form and Meaning
• The Iconography of the Bṛhadīśvara Temple
2. Vraja Prakalpa
• The area of Vraja has been a centre of many socio-cultural movements.
• Vraja also offers an example of how sacred geographies become mobile spaces
through an intervention of pilgrims and devotees. This mobility of sacred centers
forms an important area of investigation of the Kshetra Sampada programme.
The study has lead to the publication of the following research monographs-
• Govindadeva : A Dialogue in Stone
• Evening Blossoms: The Temple Tradition of Sāñjhī in Vṛndavana
• In Favour of Govindadevajī : Historical documents relating to a deity of Vṛndāvana
and Eastern Rajasthan
• The Bhaktirasāmṛtasindhu of Rūpa Gosvāmin
• श्री श्री रूपगोस्वामिप्रभुपादप्रणीत : श्री श्री भक्ततसािृतमसन
We can view these all publications witt the following link
3. North East Activities
• Conferences, publications, research and field studies, festivals, exhibitions, audio-
visual documentations, artist’s workshops, crafts demonstrations and capacity
building are some of the activities under the North East programme.
Some major activities in the recent past:
• Purvottari – Spirit of North East India: Conference, Exhibitions and Cultural
Performances in Delhi.
• Celebrating Inter-Cultural Dialogue between North East and South East Asia:
International conference, exhibition and cultural festival throughout the North East
and in Delhi.
• National Symposium-cum-Workshop on Significance of Bamboo in the Socio-Cultural
& Economic Development of North East India - A Celebration of Bamboo Culture in
collaboration with Department of Cultural & Creative Studies, North-Eastern Hill
University, Shillong & Riti Academy of Visual Arts, Shillong in North Eastern Hill
University, Meghalaya from in March, 2016.
• Indigenous Theatre Festival of North East India in April, 2011.
Major ongoing research project:
Documenting the Textile Traditions of the North Eastern States of India in collaboration
with National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad. It is a composite design study of fibres,
fabrics, looms, tools, weaving techniques and dyeing methods, and also narratives, myth,
migration stories, and unique socio-cultural practices of the indigenous communities.
4. Ethnographic Collections
• The core collection comprises originals, reproductions, and reprographic material.
• It has a rich collection of masks, puppets and scroll paintings.
Some Major Collections :
• Photography Collection on life styles of different communities.
• Masks from India and many other countries throughout the world.
• Puppets (leather puppets, glove puppets, rod puppets, string puppets etc)
• North Eastern Textiles.
• Phulkari, Kantha, Rabari, Chikankari Embroidery.
• Scrolls (Patua, Pattam Katha, Devnarayan ki Phad etc).
• 1200 meter Mahabharata scroll by Santokba Dudhat.
• 250 meter Indira Priyadarshini Scroll by Santokba Dudhat.
• Nakshi dolls from Andhra Pradesh and Krishna dolls from Manipur.
• Paintings (Madhubani, Gond, Kalighat, Bhil, Kalamkari, Pata Chitra etc)
• Bamboo craft and basketry from North East India.
• Milada Ganguly Collection comprising rare Naga artefacts and paintings from
• This Division manifests the programmes of
• It facilitates the holding of exhibitions,
lectures, conferences and performances.
• It is also in charge of the exhibitions and
events spaces in the IGNCA.
• It is also responsible for publicity and
promotion of events through PR and social
5. CULTURAL INFORMATICS LABORATORY (CIL)
• CIL is a Multimedia Research Centre, was established in 1994 with United Nations
Development Program (UNDP) assisted multimedia documentation project titled
“Strengthening National Facility for Interactive Multimedia Documentation of Cultural
• This enabled the IGNCA to bring together scholarship and technology for facilitating
communication in a modern world.
• Under proper guidance from the subject experts, the team became trained in Interactive-
multimedia-documentation and in-depth analysis of cultural information. The IGNCA
initiated five very complex multimedia programs. These are :
1. Tanjavur Bṛhadīśvara Temple : A UNESCO World Heritage Monument from Tamil Nadu
2. Gīta Govind : The Painting, the Music and the Dance
3. Devanārāyaṇa : An Oral Epic of Rajasthan
4. Agnicayana: A Vedic Ritual
5. Viśvarūpa : A Cosmic Form of Lord Viṣṇu
6. MEDIA CENTRE
• Media Centre has created its documentations in various formats namely in VHS, U-
matic, low-band, high-band, Beta and present digital format.
• Media Centre Library holds around 10000 hours of audio/visual material mostly in
digital format today. The major work of Media Centre Library is to allow preservation
of audio/visual material and facilitating post production for new documentaries which
are being created constantly.
• Media Centre is organizing regular film shows, screened twice in a month in the Media
Centre auditorium and constantly create programmes for DD-Bharati outreach.
• Media Centre facilitates all programmes of IGNCA on the score of audio/visual
facilitation providing right from documentation through digital videography and
providing audio system for seminars, workshops, talks etc., apart from audio-visual
display services. All the IGNCA events/activities are comprehensively documented by
Media Centre round the year.
7. CONSERVATION LAB
• The Division specializes in the areas of preventive conservation, conservation training,
conservation of books, manuscripts, paintings, and objects (metals, wooden objects,
ethnographic objects, etc).
• Conservation Division also undertakes research and documentation projects in the
field of cast iron objects and rust converters.
• The Laboratory has qualified conservators drawn from National Museum Institute,
National Research Laboratory of Conservation of Cultural Property (NRLC), Delhi
Institute of Heritage Research and Management, and Aligarh Muslim University.
• All the treatments done in the Lab are based on the principle of minimum intervention
• At present, it is considered the finest conservation laboratory in the country.
Conservation of Manuscripts, Rare Books, Textiles, Paintings, Metals, Ethnographic Objects,
Storage Management, Packing and Transportation
ENTERENCE TO TWIN ART GALLERY
Organised 10 days long diversified cultural carnival 'Rashtriya Sanskriti Mahotsav - 2016'
at the premises of Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts.
Man & Mask: Rupa-Pratirupa, (an Exhibition from the IGNCA collection
of Masks), 1998 (not priced)
Kham: Space and the Art of Space, 1986. Rs. 60
Kala: A Multi-media Presentation of Time, 1990-91, Rs. 60
Prakrti: Man in harmony with elements 1993, (out of stock)
Mogao Grottoes Dunhuang: Buddhist Cave Paintings from China, 1991, Rs.
60 (out of stock)
Rta-Rtu- Cosmic Order and Cycle of Seasos, 1996, (not priced)
Dreams and Visions: An Exhibition of Paintings by Elizabeth Sass Brunner &
Elizabeth Brunner, 2000, Rs. 100.
Window to Iberian Puppetry: Collected and Edited by: Pandit Ganga Datt
Upreti, 2003, xxviii+400pp., appen., ISBN:81-7022-894-8, Rs. 600
Raja Deen Dayal: The Studio Archives from the IGNCA Collection, 2010, Rs. 600/-
The Call of India: Retrospective Exhibition and Elizabeth Brunner, 2010, Rs. 400
Freedom to March - Rediscovering Gandhi Through Dandi, 2011, Rs. 500/-
DAVP and Photo Division organized a Photo Exhibition at Indira Gandhi National Centre for
the Arts, New Delhi on December 20, 2014.
RECENT MAJOR EXHIBITIONS
• Presently the Exhibition ‘Hodu and the
Jews’ is being held at Twin Art Gallery.
• A Story Called Cinema : The B D Garga
Archives is being hosted at 11, Mansingh
• BOKETTO : A collection of paintings by Shri Hariram
Hirananddani was held in January 2017
• An exhibition on Swachh Srishti in collaboration with
Sulabh International was held in October 2016
• People,Book,Land:The 3,500 Year Relationship of the Jewish People with the Holy Land
was held in September 2016.
Many Books has been published of different series :
• List of Books under Kalātattvakośa Series :
PERVASIVE TERMS - Vyāpti Vol-I
Edited by BETTINA BAUMER
This preliminary volume contains eight major articles on the pervacive and perennial
concept, viz.: puruṣa, ātman, śarīra, prāṇa, bīja, lakṣaṇa, śilpa.
CONCEPT OF SPACE AND TIME : Deśa-kāla
Edited by BETTINA BAUMER
In this volume the essays on seminal terms of space and time enable the reader to
comprehend the multilayered meanings of the concepts in different contexts
Edited by BETTINA BAUMER
This volume is dedicated to the cosmic elements and related concepts.
MANIFESTATION OF NATURE
Edited by KAPILA VATSYAYAN, ADWAITAVADINI KAUL and
This volume contains the seminal terms which are complementary to the primal elements
(mahābhūta) in the manifestation of cosmos.
FORM / SHAPE - Ākāra / Ākṛti
Edited by: RAMESH CHANDRA SHARMA
The present volume is the manifestation of the vicārāgni (fire of thoughts) kindled by
the earlier seers and continued by later thinkers that highlights a number of visual art
APPEARANCE / SYMBOLIC FORM : Ābhāsa
Edited by: SUKUMAR CHATTOPADHYAY & NARASINGHA CHARAN PANDA
The volume is the sixth manifestation of the series devoted to key concepts of Indian art
and deals with the abstract or symbolic forms containing closely related to eight terms
where the basic concept of Ābhāsa, appearance or seemliness or reflection is inherent.
• Substratum / Abode - Ayatana Vol. VII
• Arts & Skill - Kala - Silpa Vol. IX
• Aesthetics - Rasa-Saundarya Vol. XI
• Faculties of Conciousness - Citta-
bhumi Vol. XIII
• Cosmic Offering - Yajna-upasana
• Symbols & Motifs - Pratika - Abhipraya Vol. VIII
• Dance, Dramatics & Music - Natya-Sangita
• Logos - Vak Vol. XII
• Foundations of Knowledge - Jnana-tattva
• List of Books under Kalāsamālocana Series
Texts on Rituals
Volume View Books
In this series, critical editions of classical texts along with translations,
annotations, commentaries, and indexes, etc. are published such as,
texts on rituals, architecture, sculpture, painting, music, dance and
aesthetics etc. So far 29 texts have been published in more than 75
The following publications are in pipeline:
Nizami Ganjawi (Seminar proceedings);
Indo-Mongol Colloquium (Seminar proceedings)
Silpa from Sassanid to Seljuquids (Seminar proceedings)
Atisa Dipankara Jnanasri (Seminar proceedings)
पुराणन्यायिीिाांसा धिमशास््ाांग मिश्रश्रता:। वेदा: स्थानानन ववद्यानाां धिमस्य च चतुदमश ।।
- याज्ञवल्कतय स्िृनत
1. Meaning of the word 'Veda‘
• The word 'Veda' means 'knowledge' and is derived from the Sanskrit root ‘vid’, means
'to know'. Veda' is also called ‘Shruti’ meaning what is heard, as opposed to the ‘Smriti’
composed by sages at a later stage recounting the content of the Vedic texts.
• According to Indian traditional thoughts 'Veda' is regarded as revealed scripture, self-
evident, and self authoritative.
• A project on design and development of a Vedic Heritage Portal initiated at IGNCA,
under the aegis of the Ministry of Culture, Government of India.
• The portal aims to communicate message enshrined in the Vedas.
• This project initiated to get scientific knowledge in the filed of Sciences, Mathematics,
Medicine, Astronomy, Architecture, Legal Systems, Metallurgy, Philology,
Environmental Studies, Aeronautics, Astrology, Rituals etc.
At present, portal aimed at targeting mainly three user groups:
1. Those associated with the traditional Vedic learning.
2. Those interested to know the Vedas and their Content.
3. Professionals who can relate the Vedas with the modern context.
Major Objective of this portal
1. Introduction and structure of the Vedas including Rigveda, Yajurveda, Samaveda and
2. Recitations / chanting (Veda Paath) of Vedic Samhitas practiced in different parts of
the country with accent and variations.
3. Recording of eminent scholars for creating awareness and propagation of the Vedic
wisdom with their relevance in present day.
4. Textual details of Vedic Samhitas, Brahmanas, Aranyakas, Upanishads and Vedangas
etc. available in the form of manuscripts and published books.
5. Vedic Rituals based on Shrauta Sutras, in audiovisual format.
6. List of Vedic Scholars and Vedic Learning Centres.
Vedic legacy ( वेद की उपदेयता )
• The Sutradhara provides the administrative, managerial and organisational support and
services to all the Divisions of the IGNCA.
• It serves as a nodal administrative Division and central coordinator of programmes. It
comprises Administration, Finance, Accounts, Services & Supplies and International
• The interaction with various institutions and agencies is facilitated through the
International Dialogue Unit (IDU) of the Sutradhara division.
• Various multi-lateral collaborations are made through cultural exchange programmes
and other bilateral arrangements as formalized between the Government of India and
other Governments, and through interaction with multi-lateral organization like
UNESCO, UNDP, Ford Foundation, Japan Foundation, etc.
A meeting was held on 23rd May 2017. following points were decided in the meeting:
• MS emphasized the need to have an independent Publication division under the overall
charge of Sutradhara.
• All the work and staff related to publication, printing, designing, translation, sales, display,
book-fair and exhibition to be undertaken by the publication division for the entire
• A separate budget head is to be created to meet all the expenses of the publication
• All the printing work with publishers to be monitored to ensure timely execution.
• Existing MOU and LOA with different publishers to be reviewed.
• Separate language-wise panel of Proof readers, Content Writers, Designers, Editors,
Translators etc. and also CRC of all the publication is to be maintained by the publication
• All the records, files, manuscripts, MOU, Publication, stocks and all the panel available
with the other division related to publication work of IGNCA to be handed over to
• As part of its outreach programme IGNCA
has signed an MOU with Doordarshan for
telecast of customized software on DD
• So far more than 95 Programmes/
Documentaries and Films have been telecast on
Some important series telecast on DD Bharati
• Vedic Chanting
• Ram Lila of Ram Nagar
• Boatmen of Kashmir
An archival collection of eleven DVD’s was brought out on the occasion of Silver Jubilee
celebrations of IGNCA.
CULTURAL EVENTS AND RECORDINGS
1. Gharana Festival
2. Interaction between Hindustani & Carnatic Music
3. Haweli Sangeet
4. Jaya Utsav
5. Dhrupad Festival
6. Film Festivals
ON GOING SERIES
1. Indian Classical Music Series
2. Songs of Women Seers
Name Designation Contact
Dr. Sachchidanand Joshi Member Secretary firstname.lastname@example.org
Smt. Vinita Srivastava Joint Secretary 91+011+23389675
Shri Anurag Trivedi Director (Admin) 91+011+23388105
Shri Bharat Bhushan Sharma Dy. Secretary (Admin) 91+011+23388148
Smt. Neelam Gautam Finance Advisor & Chief
Name Designation Contact
Shri Pratapanand Jha Director (Cultural
Shri P. R. Goswami Director (Library &
Dr. Gautam Chatterjee Controller (Media Centre) 91+011+23388815
Prof. Molly Kaushal Professor & Head of
Dr. B. L. Malla Project Director, Adi Drishya 91+011+23388014
Shri Achal Pandya H.O.D (Conservation) and
REGIONAL CENTRE OF IGNCA
• Varanasi Regional Centre
• Bengaluru Regional Centre
• Guwahati Regional Centre
• Ranchi Regional Centre
• Srinagar Regional Centre
• Goa Regional Centre
• Vadodara Regional Centre
• Puducherry Regional Centre
• Kerala Regional Centre
MINISTRY OF CULTURE
Culture plays an important role in the development agenda of any nation. It
represents a set of shared attitudes, values, goals and practices. Culture and
creativity manifest themselves in almost all economic, social and other activities. A
country as diverse as India is symbolized by the plurality of its culture.
IGNCA Work Under the Ministry of Culture. Contact list is below:
Chief Controller of Accounts
Controller of Accounts
Dy. Controller of
Account & Internal
Pay and Account Office Pr. AO AO
SANCTIONED STRENGTH AND EMPLOYEES
Post Sanctioned Post In Position Vacant Post
Member Secretary 01 01 -------
Joint Secretary 01 01 -------
Professor 09 02+1NMM 06
Director (L&I) 01 01 --------
Associate Professor 06 06 --------
Director (Admn.) 01 01 --------
Dy. Secretary 01 01 -------
Dy. FA & Sr. AO 03 02 01
Library & Information
02 03 Excess 1
Post Sanctioned Post In Position Vacant Post
01 01 -------
FA & CAO 01 01 -------
Chief Editor 01 01 ------
01 ----- 01
Deputy Director (L &
01 --- (Downgrade to
Assistant Professor Gr.
03 03 ----
03 02 01
Under Sceretary 03 02 01
01 01 ----
ANNUAL ACTION PLAN
The IGNCA draws up an Annual Action Plan, each year, based on plan allocation made by
the Ministry of Culture. All projects are implemented with targets set in this Annual
• An amount of Rs. 35.50 Crores has been earmarked for IGNCA for the financial
year 2017-18 by the Government.
• IGNCA has included the key performance indicators, Viz., Publication, National
& International Conferences/Seminars, Workshops, Exhibitions,
Public/Memorial Lectures, Research and Field Studies, Audio-Visual
Documentation/Ethnographic Films, Conservation work etc.
• Budget Estimates have been kept at Rs. 1,659.61 lakh.
• FAC (Finance Advisory Committee of IGNCA met on 22nd Feb 2017 at IGNCA)
Approved the Budget (RE 2016-17 and BE 2017-18) after examination.
• Annual Action Plan for 2017-18 was approved as proposed.
ANNUAL ACTION PLAN (2017-18)
• Hunar Khoj Yatra Aims to launch an extensive survey to find out artist and to provide
one platform to all these artisans.
• Exhibition on arts, crafts and textiles from the collection of KC Aryan Museum,
• Seminar cum Exhibition on Tribal Art & Craft.
• Documentation of Jewish Heritage of Maharashtra.
• Beda-Bedi Community An Extinct Cultural Heritage of Uttarakhand.
• Documenting Riverine Cultures People’s Ganga, from Gangotri to Haridwar.
• A Documentary on Babas and Sadhus of the Himalays.
• National Festival on Arts, Crafts and Cultural of Basohli, J&K
• DHAROHAR – 2017
• Publication of manuscripts written by Shri Niranjan Mahawar.
• Overview of Rice Production in Chhattisgarh, Meghalaya and Manipur.
• Documentation of Paddy Culture in Odisha , Assam.
• Documentary on Narmada River.
• The Mighty Brahmaputra.
• Ache Lhamo: An Opera in Exile.
• Talking Field: Multimedia Installation Capturing Tribal Landscape with 3D Sound.
PROGRAMME ADVISORY COMMITTEE (PAC)
The terms of the Committee are as under:
1. To undertake a detailed examination of work by division and suggest ways and path
for further improvement of all going programmes and development of the working of
2. To monitor the progress of Plan Projects on quarterly basis.
3. Suggest mid-course correction during implementation of programmes/projects.
4. Member Sceretary (HoD) of the PAC can bring in/co-opt outside experts for a
particular meeting with the approval of Member Secretary , IGNCA.
5. Review the work of Consultants/Experts and other attached to the Division.
6. Suggest suitable scholars/experts on need basis with the approval of Member
Secretary , IGNCA.
IMPORTANT REVIEW MEETING
Time to time meetings have been organized by the IGNCA for analysis the performance of
projects and review the progress:
• 31st May 2017 meeting:
In this meeting discussed following:
1. It was decided that SOP (Standard Operating Procedure) shall be made for Civil &
Electrical maintenance works. IGNCA and CPWD will jointly prepare the SOP.
2. JS desired that all the maintenance works should be attended promptly.
3. CPWD , both Civil & Electrical shall identify in advance the maintenance works require
to be taken up during the year , discuss the same with IGNCA.
4. annual repairs and maintenance/operation shall be put up to IGNCA by CPWD.
5. Director (Admn.) , IGNCA shall oversee all the above and ensure that the works are
carried out timely and resolve the issues if any.
6. No works shall be taken up by CPWD without formal sanction from IGNCA.
7. It was decided that CPWD will maintain complaints register.
8. It is expected that every person shall work with highest transparency and within the
rules as prescribed by Govt. of India from time to time.
9. Setting up a DATA CENTRE for holding of National Virtual Library of India (NVLI) by
ministry of Culture.
10. Inventory of various items, equipments, machinery and services shall be prepared by
Civil & Electrical Wings of CPWD and shared with IGNCA before 30th June ,2017.
11. On receipt of the estimates from CPWD, IGNCA shall thoroughly scrutinize these
estimates before placing them to higher authorities for approval.
• 37th meeting (16th Jan 2017):
Some of the issues raised during the discussion on action taken report are briefly as
1. Necessary action should be taken against the persons, who had delayed
implementation of the project/publication.
2. Contents of the collection should carefully be examined and accordingly the
gallery/display should be planned.
3. number of YouTube subscription and hits for IGNCA Channel is not satisfactory.
4. Ministry is mandated to set up the National Virtual Library of India (NVLI) under the
national Mission on Libraries (NML)
5. IGNCA should acquire latest technology to have scanned and digitized copies of
6. Archaeological Survey of India is the major partner , still IGNCA would also try to
energies its activities.
REVIEW OF BUREAU ACTIVITIES
• Budget : Dir (IFD) informed that RS. 345.70 crore has been sanctioned for the year
2017-18 as compared to Rs. 297 crore for the year 2016-17. all organizations will also
have to generate 25% on their own.
They can term it as Centage charges as MOC is paying to NBCC @ 7%. Secretary
suggested that a uniform MOU can be designed for this purpose in regard to MOU and
MOA signed with MOC.
• MoUs: MoUs for 2017-18 received from all Organizations are being Scrutinized by the
• Implementation of HPC recommendation: It had been decided that MOAs should be
drafted by MoC itself for adoption by Akademies.
• NSD Building: Matter regarding transfer of land in favour of NSD and change in land use
has been favourably settled by L&DO/MoUD.
• NCPA : JS (Akademies) had informed that design and detailed estimates have been
received from CPWD and a proposal for SFC has been initiated on file and advice of
IFD is being sought
• Interpretation Centers : Director (CCRT) informed that appointment of Sh. Vyomesh
Shukla from Varanasi as a common representative to interact with and oversee
activities of the Interpretation Centers.
• National Mission on Manuscripts : JS (Akademies) had informed that ground work
for initiating proposal for continuation of NMM (vision document, Charter,
preparation of SFC document, etc.) has been started.
• Cultural Mapping : Proposal for development of a mobile app for artist to
register/upload data to the Cultural Mapping Portal has been submitted by Sh. Raj
Sekar to the Bureau.
• Theatre Olympics : NSD has submitted the revised proposal for hosting “Theater
Olympics” in 2018, with an estimated expenditure of Rs. 52 crore. the proposal is now
to be submitted to FC and later to EB/GB of NSD for approval.
• Varanasi : The issue of mapping various stages of development of varanasi
ontologically had been discussed with IIT Delhi and others.
• Auditorium of Kalakshetra Foundation Issue : To start 2nd phase of Civil Work of
Kalakshetra’s Auditorium after clearance from FC meeting of KF (29th July 2016) had
been ratified by GB of KF (22nd August 2016).
• Rabindra Rangshala : Regarding resuming cultural activities at Rabindra Rangshala it
was informed that the listing & status of the case is not yet available on the website.
This was directed to be pursued.
• Regarding maintenance and allotment of Guest House of IGNCA, it was informed that
permission from Delhi Police is still to be obtained.
• Discussing CCRT’s Scheme of “Cultural Heritage Youth Leadership Programme”.
• JS (Akademies) had informed that the issue of obtaining CCRT’s Completion Certificate
has been settled by DDA in favour of CCRT and official order is expected to be issued
• Director (NSD) had informed that meeting has been held with PMO officials regarding
granting status of “Institute of National Importance” to NSD.
• Regarding the plot of land (5 bighas) acquired at Dispur (Assam) in favour of MoC.
• SNA’s proposal for holding an All-India Competition of Music on DD’s Kisaan Channel
had been submitted to MoC.
HIGH POWER COMMITTEE (HPC)
• To implement most of the acceptable recommendations of High Powered Committee on
Akademies and other institutions under Ministry of Culture subject to maintaining the
autonomous character of the Akademies and other institutions as per their
Association/Deed/ Rules & Regulations etc.
• Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA) have taken approval of their
competent authority for implementation of the recommendations accepted by them.
• The Committee endorses the view put forward by the Secretary, Ministry of Culture and
desires that the Ministry should take effective steps to ensure the accountability of these
Cultural Institutions without impairing their autonomy in any manner.
• The Committee feels that the National Culture Fund should be given more visibility and
publicity so that it would attract the participation of more corporate and other
NATIONAL CULTURAL AUDIOVISUAL ARCHIVES PROJECT
Approval received from Ministry of Culture on 3 April 2014; Pilot phase up until 31
• Identifying and preserving the cultural heritage of India in audiovisual form in
institutions across the country through a process of digitization and making it
accessible to people.
• Instituting state-of-the-art digitization and storage systems through the aegis of IGNCA
and its Partnering Institutions to preserve these audiovisual materials.
• Setting up a website of these repositories to offer online access to their select
• Standardization and periodic upgradation of the methods and technologies used in
production, storage and retrieval of audiovisual materials.
• Instituting outreach and awareness programmes in the domain of audiovisual
The current phase of the Project is to be completed by 31st March 2018 with the following
• Selection and digitization of 30,000 hours of cultural audiovisual materials.
• Formulation of digitization and metadata standards for the Project in line with the
Open Archival Information System (OAIS) model.
• Creation of an online catalogue of cultural audiovisual materials of the Partnering
• Capacity building in preservation, cataloguing, metadata creation and retrieval of
• National Monitoring Committee :
The National Monitoring Committee has been set up by the Ministry of Culture to oversee
the implementation of the Project. It is entrusted with laying down the broad policy
framework for the Project and overseeing its implementation.
• Steering Committee :
A Steering Committee has been constituted to monitor the activities of the Project. It is
entrusted with the responsibility of suggesting timelines for the Project milestones & their
accompanying budgetary outlay. It also carries out periodic review of the progress and
suggests the course to be followed for smooth functioning of the Project.
• Technical Sub-Committee :
A Technical Sub-Committee has been constituted for finalizing the technical (digitization
& metadata) standards to be adhered to by the Project. It is the responsibility of this
sub-committee to formulate these standards in compliance with the Open Archival
Information System (OAIS) model.
• Project Management Unit :
For successful implementation of the Project, IGNCA constituted a Project Management
Unit which currently comprises of a Project Manager and four Research Assistants.
1. Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts, New Delhi
2. Indian Council for Cultural Relations, New Delhi
3. Centre for Cultural Resources & Training, New Delhi
4. Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya, Bhopal
5. Rupayan Sansthan, Jodhpur
6. Natya Shodh Sansthan, Kolkata
7. Kalakshetra Foundation, Chennai
8. Saptak Archives, Ahmedabad
9. Regional Resource Centre for Folk Performing Arts, Udupi
10. Samvaad Foundation, Mumbai
11. Cinema Vision India, Mumbai
12. Sahitya Akademi, New Delhi
13. Kerala Kalamandalam, Thrissur
14. Sangeet Natak Akademi, New Delhi
15. Shri Kashi Sangeet Samaj, Varanasi
16. Sangeet Parishad Kashi, Varanasi
17. All India Kashiraj Trust, Varanasi
18. JD Centre of Art, Bhubaneshwar
CONTENT SELECTION GUIDELINES
1. Content :
• Preference should be given to audiovisual materials that are considered rare and
• Preference should be given to audiovisual materials for which the maximum
cataloguing information/metadata is available.
• It would be desirable if the selection is a representative sample of the holdings of the
• Long speeches, inaugural proceedings and audiovisual materials containing other
similar content should be avoided.
• Formats that are currently unplayable by the Partnering Institutions should be
accorded a higher priority.
• Audiovisual formats that have not been stored properly should be given preference.
• Identified Audio formats: Audio Cassette, Audio Spool, DAT
DIGITIZATION & METADATA STANDARDS
• Digitization Standards – The digitization standards followed by the NCAA Project are
in parity with those prescribed by the International Association for Sound and
Audiovisual Archives (IASA)
• Metadata Standards – The metadata standards followed by the NCAA Project are in
compliance with best practices followed globally by GLAM (Galleries, Libraries,
Archives & Museums) institutions.
STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURES FOR DIGITIZATION ACTIVITY
• Standard Operating Procedure for the Partnering Institutions
• Standard Operating Procedure for the Project Management Unit
NCAA PROJECT: WORK FLOW
• Metadata Creation: Following physical segregation, draft metadata is created by the
Partnering Institutions (PIs) which is shared with the PMU, NCAA Project for feedback
after which revised metadata is submitted by the PIs.
• Digitization Activity: Analog materials are picked up from respective PIs for digitization,
following which the analog material is returned to the PIs along with digital files in HDDs
to the PIs and on LTO6 tapes and HDDs to the PMU, NCAA Project within a period of 75
• NCAA Web Portal: Access-quality digitized output is uploaded on the NCAA Web Portal
at http://ncaa.gov.in where it gets integrated with the verified and enriched metadata.
• NCAA Tape Libraries: Archival quality digitized output on LTO6 tapes is preserved in Tape
Libraries at IGNCA.
NCAA Project: Data Flow
• Role of the PMU, NCAA Project: It is the nodal point, coordinating all Project activities
at Partnering Institutions, Digitization Agency, C-DAC and NIC to ensure overall Project
• Role of the Partnering Institutions: Partnering Institutions (PIs) segregate the analog
audiovisual materials; create metadata for the same and send them to the PMU for
remarks; on the basis of the remarks, they finalize the metadata and send it back to
the PMU; following digitization, the PIs enrich metadata; the enriched metadata is
integrated on the NCAA web portal with the digitized audiovisual materials.
• Role of the Digitization Agency: Pick up of analog material from the PIs and digitizing
the same within 75 day cycles; populating the Technical Metadata section of NCAA’s
metadata format; creation of Physical Condition Assessment Reports and Digitization
Quality Check Reports for each item which is digitized; delivery of the analog
materials and HDDs to the PIs; delivery of digitized output on LTO6 tapes and HDDs to
the PMU, NCAA Project.
• Role of NIC: Hosting the NCAA Digitalaya (back-end) and the NCAA Web Portal (front –
NCAA COMMITTEE MEETINGS
• National Monitoring Committee : First Meeting - 7 September 2016
• Steering Committee :
1. First Meeting - 22 April 2014
2. Second Meeting - 20 May 2014
3. Third Meeting -10 October 2014
4. Fourth Meeting - 3 February 2015
5. Fifth Meeting - 28 April 2015
6. Sixth Meeting - 20 August 2015
7. Seventh Meeting - 30 September 2015
8. Eighth Meeting - 11 May 2016
9. Ninth Meeting - 29 November 2016
10. Tenth Meeting -13 April 2017
• Technical Sub-Committee:
1. First Meeting - 14 August 2014
2. Second Meeting -19 September 2014
• Tender Committee:
1. First Meeting - 27 August 2015
2. Second Meeting - 18 December 2015
3. Third Meeting - 2 February 2016
• Content Validation Committee:
1. First Meeting - 28 April 2016
2. Second Meeting - 11 April 2017
• IPR Advisory Committee:
1. First Meeting - 18 October 2016
DIGITIZATION ACTIVITY (INSTALLMENTS I-IV)
• Project Timeline 2016-17
A total of 14,192 hours of audiovisual materials have been digitized during I-IV
Installments during the FY 2016-17.
Materials from the following 11 Partnering Institutions were digitized in the
aforementioned four installments during the FY 2016-17: Centre for Cultural Resources
and Training (New Delhi), Cinema Vision India (Mumbai), Indian Council for Cultural
Relations (New Delhi), Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (New Delhi), Indira
Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya (Bhopal), Kalakshetra Foundation (Chennai),
Natya Shodh Sansthan (Kolkata), Rupayan Sansthan (Jodhpur), Saptak Archives
(Ahmedabad), Sahitya Akademi (New Delhi) and Samvaad Foundation (Mumbai).
DIGITIZATION ACTIVITY (FY 2017-18)
• Digitization of Installment V is ongoing. Approximately 5000 hours of audiovisual
materials from Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (New Delhi & Varanasi),
All India Kashiraj Trust (Varanasi), Sangeet Parishad Kashi (Varanasi) and Shri Kashi
Sangeet Samaj (Varanasi) have already been digitized. The final delivery of this
installment would be completed by the 3rd week of August 2017.
• For Installment VI, materials from the following Partnering Institutions plan to be
sent for digitization around mid-September 2017:
1. Kalakshetra Foundation (Chennai)
2. Cinema Vision India (Mumbai)
3. Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya (Bhopal)
4. Samvaad Foundation (Mumbai)
5. IGNCA-SRC (Bengaluru)
6. Jatin Das Centre of Art (Bhubaneshwar)
It is expected that approximately 5000 hours of materials would be digitized during
METADATA VERIFICATION & ENRICHMENT
The following is the work flow that is being followed to carry out metadata verification
1. Metadata is synced with the number of items digitized per installment for each
2. Metadata is then segregated format-wise for each of the Partnering Institutions.
3. Metadata is printed out in the form of a consolidated catalog database entry.
4. Format-wise printed metadata is then assigned to the members of the PMU, NCAA
5. The corresponding access quality digitized media files are simultaneously made
accessible to the members of PMU, NCAA Project.
6. Each media file is played in order to be checked against the accompanying
Administrative and Descriptive metadata created by the respective Partnering
7. Deviations, if any, are highlighted in the hard copy.
8. Doubts with regards to metadata are cross-verified with the Nodal Officers of the
9. Modifications made in the hard copy are then transferred to the soft copy.
10. The modified soft copy is then sent to the Partnering Institutions for approval.
11. The approved metadata is then considered ready for online integration on the
This process has been completed for Installment I & Installment II – 7500 hours of
Work has now commenced on Installment III & Installment IV – approximately
7500 hours of audiovisual materials.
PROJECT IMPLEMENTATION PLAN (FY 2017-18)
• Digitization of the additional 15,000 hours of audiovisual materials.
• Online integration of 30,000 hours of audiovisual materials.
• Completion of the IPR Advisory:
i. Site visits to two governmental & two non-governmental institutions are in the
process of being finalized.
ii. Documents in Section I & II of the MoA will be finalized and reviewed by the IPR
• Finalization of ISO 16363 Audit Process:
All the major and minor non-conformities that have been highlighted during the 2nd
stage of ISO 16363 audit would be rectified and the final stage of the audit would be
conducted around December 2017.
• Metadata Verification & Enrichment:
All the metadata that has been created for the digitization activity would be verified
and enriched in consultation with the Partnering Institutions.
• Integration within National Virtual Library of India (NVLI):
National Cultural Audiovisual Archives forms an important component of the NVLI
project and has already been reflected on the NVLI web portal.
• To establish IPR guidelines for audiovisual materials that come under the purview of
NCAA Project, the following deliverables have been entrusted to Centre for Internet
and Society as part of the IPR Advisory for the NCAA Project:
I Section I
1 Memo on “Orphan Works” under the Indian Copyright Act, 1957.
2 Memo on Government Copyright Under the India Copyright Act, 1957.
3 Comprehensive Takedown Notice and Disclaimers
4 Memo on “Fair Dealing”/ “Fair Use” and its application under the India Copyright Act, 1957
5 Memo on “Traditional/ Community Knowledge” under the India Copyright Act, 1957
6 IPR Data Collection Form
7 Memo on Copyright Determination related to Archival – Global, and India
8 Memo on Acquisition of Content (including an analysis of already signed IGNCA MoUs)
9 Memo on Creative Commons Approach
II SECTION II
1 IPR Licensing Agreement
2 Comprehensive IPR Policy for IGNCA/ NCAA & Partner Institutions
Recommendations on Dissemination of Content & Possible Monetisation/ Revenue Sharing
Policy Recommendation Brief to submit to Ministry of Culture to ease hurdles faced during this
5 Memo on Performer's Rights under the Indian Copyright Act, 1957
6 Memo on Principles of GLAM and Access to Knowledge
7 Memo on Curation, Access and Usage of Digital Archives
8 Memo on Cultural Analytics and Digital Humanities
9 Catalouge of Existing GLAM and/or Open Digital Archives for Different Genres of Materials
ISO 16363 AUDIT BY PTAB-UK
• Mr. David Giaretta and Mr. John Garrett from PTAB-UK visited the PMU, NCAA
Project on 20-21 March 2017 to peruse the processes and the documents pertaining to
• The ISO 16363 Audit was conducted free of cost, under the supervision of two
auditors from NABCB who were, in turn, auditing PTAB-UK for their accreditation
as the nodal agency for carrying out ISO 16363 audits in India for Trusted Digital
• On the basis of the observations of PTAB-UK, a Summary of Findings of the 1st &
2nd Stage ISO 16363 Audit was created.
• PMU, NCAA Project has initiated a process of rectification of the major and minor
non-conformities indicated during the audit and has created a scope of work
document for which it has reached out to Dr. Mukul Sinha for assistance, as discussed
during the 10th meeting of the Steering Committee.
IGNCA AUDIT REPORT
• We have obtained all the information and explanations, which to the best of our
knowledge and belief were necessary for the purpose of our Audit.
• The Balance Sheet, Income & Expenditure Account and Receipts & payments Account
dealt with by this report.
• In our Opinion, proper books of Accounts on double entry system of accounting have
been maintained by IGNCA.
A. Balance Sheet > Liabilities > Assets
We can easily understand IGNCA Audit by these attached Audit Reports.
• Audit Report 2013-14
• Audit Report 2014-15
• Audit Report 2015-16
CHINTAN ICSSR GUEST HOUSE
1. Room Tariff
1. Deluxe Rs. 1450/-
2. Executive Rs. 1700/-
3. Suit Rs. 2000/-
2. Telephone Charges
1. Local Rs. 5/- Per call
2. STD Rs. 5/- Per call
3. ISD Rs. 1/- Per second
3. Business Center
A. E-mail/Internet: Rs. 30/- Per Hr.
Rs. 20/- ½ Hr.
B. Fax. : Local :- Rs. 10/- Per Page
National :- Rs. 50/- Per Page
International :- Rs. 150/- Per Page
I. Photocopy (A-4) Size :- Rs. 2/- Per Page
II. Photocopy (A-5) Size :- Rs. 2.5/- Per Page
III. B/w Printout :- Rs. 3/- Per Page
REPORT ON IGNCA BUILDING PROJECT
The Vice-President of India, decided in Nov. 1984, to set up the IGNCA as a national
institution to promote the preservation and integrated development of all the arts of India.
Funding for the Project:
Approval for a capital outlay of Rs. 100 crores for the building complex subject to preparation
of detailed designs, plans and estimates.
Allotment of land:
The Govt. of India allotted land measuring 24.706 acres located in the Central Vista area of
New Delhi. The Govt. of India charged Rs. 2.54 crores as cost of the land in addition an
annual ground rent at the rate of 2.5% of the cost of the land payable by the IGNCA to the
Government of India.
Selection of the Architect:
Prof. Lerner was appointed as the Architect.
Established a Building Project Committee (BPC) which exercise all functions and powers of
the IGNCA Trust related to the project. A Member Secretary was also appointed as the
Executive head of IGNCA for both Academic and Administrative activities with the following
aims and objectives:
• Aims and Objective:
1) To serve as a major Resource Centre for the Arts.
2) undertake research and publication programmes of reference works, glossaries,
dictionaries, encyclopedias, fundamental texts in the arts, humanities and cultural
3) Establish Tribal and Folk Arts collections for undertaking, promotion and facilitating
systematic scientific studies.
4) Provide a forum for creative and critical dialogue among the diverse arts.
5) Promote awareness of and sensitivity to the historical and cultural interaction and inter-
linkages between india and other parts of the world.
6) Cultural interaction between diverse communities, regions, social strata.
7) Make efforts to bridge the gap in the intellectual understanding between the modern
sciences on the one hand and the arts, culture, traditional skill and knowledge on the
8) Developing linkage with other national and international centre of Arts and Culture.
Construction Management Agency (CMA):
The Building Project Committee appointed M/s Tata Projects Limited as the Construction
Management Agency for supervising the construction works of this project.
The design of the Complex comprises a harmoniously integrated group of 8 buildings, viz:
1. Kala Nidhi Kala Kosha and Shared Resources – A
2. Sutradhara, Underground Parking – B
3. Janpada Sampada
4. Exhibition Galleries
5. Museum and Residential Block
6. National Theatre
7. Indian Theatre
8. Concert Hall
• Accordingly, the first component of the IGNCA Building Complex i.e, Kala Nidhi, Kala
Kosha & Shared Resources-’A’ had been constructed.
“ Since about Rs. 100 crores have already been invested in construction of two IGNCA
building. CPWD in consultation with the IGNCA assessed the requirement of funds
for completion of these buildings and furnished the cost estimate of 32.88 for
consideration and approval of EFC”
Out of the initial grant of Rs. 100 Crores sanctioned by the Union Cabinet in
November,1985, a total of Rs. 96.21 Crores was released in installments.
S.No Date &
1. 1987-88 2,94,00,000 2,94,00,000 5,45,252 5,45,252
2. 1988-89 10,61,43,000 10,61,43,000 44,66,427 50,11,679
3. 1989-90 NIL 2,51,69,130 3,01,80,809
4. 1990-91 NIL 12,62,337 3,14,43,146
5. 1991-92 25,00,000 25,00,000 1,58,92,537 4,73,35,683
6. 1992-93 NIL 1,22,83,097.91 5,96,18,780.91
7. 1993-94 19,00,000,00 54184316 54184316 113,803,096
8. 1994-95 17,75,00,000 17,75,00,000 8,74,82,569 20,12,86,666
9. 1995-96 20,00,000,00 20,00,000,00 5,37,40,780 25,50,26,446
10. 1996-97 14,00,000,00 14,00,000,00 4,65,13,260 30,15,39,707
11. 1997-98 NIL 16,60,06,283 5,45,252
12. 1998-99 NIL 16,46,05,884 63,21,51,875
13. 1999-2000 NIL 294320,940 72,64,72,815
14. 2000-2001 NIL 96563,511 82,50,26,327
15. 2001-2002 67,55,00,000 67,55,00,000 10,27,84,452.30 92,78,10,779.75
16. 2002-2003 NIL 1,98,88,676 94,76,99,455.75
17. 2003-2004 32,00,000.00
18. 2004-2005 23,00,000.00 38,032,683.00 1019,143,741.50
• For the year 1997-98, a request for allocation of Rs. 44 crores were made.
• During the year 1999-2000, an expenditure of Rs. 17 crores is likely to be incurred on
the balance work of Reference Library Building and the Sutradhara etc.
• A total of Rs. 49 crores may be provided for the Project.
• In the meantime a Revised Cost Estimate of Rs. 330 crores was prepared and
submitted to Ministry of Culture for sanction.
Arbitration between IGNCA and M/s Ahluwalia Contracts India Ltd. :
1. In the case of the Sutradhara Underground Parking – ‘B’ Building, the contractor M/s
Ahluwalia, suspended the work in November 2000 due to nonpayment of the
2. Total amount paid to the contractor, ACIL (till suspension, of work) was Rs. 6.22
3. Tata Project Limited (TPL) were engaged as Project Management Consultants in 1991.
4. According to the Contractor, they have executed approximately 63% of work, worth
Rs. 18.6 crores but they had actually completed only 21% of work, worth just over Rs.
5. The Contractor continued to carryout de-watering exercise as late as on 31.07.2006.
During this period of five and half years, there are letters from IGNCA to state that de-
watering may be stopped.
• Inadequate professional competence in handling the project by M/s Tata Projects Ltd.
They were not meticulous in documentation as well as effective in coordination
between Client, Contractor and the Architect.
• When the TATAs departed in 2003, no one had the core competence to understand
the importance of how the contractor should be handled, while fore-closing a
• IGNCA on their part did not received funds as projected from time to time.
1. Shri J.R. Bhalla, Chairman of the Indian Council of Architecture
2. Shri A.P. Kanvinde, Member of the International Jury
3. Shri Ranjit Sabikhi, Professional Adviser to the Competition.
1. Secretary, Urban Development
2. Secretary, Expenditure
Member of the IGNCA Trust:
1. Smt. Pupul Jayakar
2. Shri H.Y. Sharda Prasad
3. Dr. (Mrs.) Kapila Vatsyayan
Member Secretary (BPC): Shri K. D. Bali
• The Building Committee was constituted as fully Empowered Committee to exercise all
functions and powers of the IGNCA Trust related to the project.
• Till the existance of the BPC time to time three Chairman headed the Committee i.e,
(1) Dr. Abid Hussain (2) Shri Prakash Narain (3) Shri Jagmohan Malhotra
• In 1989, the Architect assessed the cost of the Project at Rs. 151.07 Crores, which in July,
1992 was revised to Rs. 330 Crores.
• In December 2000, the revised cost estimates for the complete project were again
worked out as price level as Rs. 640 Crores.
Commencement of Construction:
• Kala Nidhi, Kala Kosha and Shared Resources-’A’ were selected for construction in Phase-1
• In June 1993, after tendering formalities, physical construction of the building were
Status of the Project:
• Following two building components were taken up for construction:
1. Kala Nidhi, Kala Kosha & Shared Resources – ‘A’
2. Suthredhara and Underground Parking – ‘B’
• The first building was completed in 2001 and inaugurated by Hon’ble Prime
Minister of India Shri Atal Bihari Vajpayee, on 19 November, 2001.
• All issues has been settled now and presently the Guest House is run by the IGNCA
• The construction of second building was abandoned in November 2000 at the
foundation stage because of lack of sufficient funds.
DEED OF AGREEMENT
This agreement is made between M/s Security & Intelligence Services (India) Limited.
Scope of Work:
1. To prevent entry of unsocial elements and the other unauthorized people and vehicles
in the premises.
2. To guard the property and to protect it against loss, damage, theft, misuse, fire etc.
3. To maintain registers / record as may instructed by the second party representative.
4. To be conversant with the routine security duties and emergency drills.
5. To check the area and materials under his control while taking over duty.
6. To promptly report any dangerous condition, suspicious movement etc.
7. To maintain unobtrusive watch on visitors, customers and other service personnel
who are permitted and may be working in his duty area.
8. To react promptly incase of any fire incident take place.
STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURE (SOP)
SOP seeks to delegate operational and financial powers to Regional Director and Regional
Centre while also laying down other requirements.
Regional Centre would carry out the following programmes:
• Public Lecture
• Seminars & Conferences
• Concerts and Performance
• Specialized Programme
Items of Expenditure :
• Honorarium for Resource Persons
• Venue/Space Charges
• Financial Limit
• Finalization of Accounts
EDUCATIONAL PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT
Based on the principal of equity, reciprocity and mutual benefit the Bharatiya Vidya
Bhavan, bengaluru and IGNCA, New Delhi hereby agree to explore the following avenues of
• Faculty Research.
• Collaborative Research Projects.
• Student Programmes at IGNCA.
• Access to IGNCA library and Archival resources.
• Mentorship of student’s project.
• Collaboration in conferences, workshops, exhibitions, festivals etc.
• Development of digital resources.
• Offer credit/non-credit courses to students.
ONGOING PROJECT STATUS REPORT
1. NATIONAL CULTURAL AUDIOVISUAL ARCHIVES (NCAA)
Date of Commencement: 03.04.2014
Date of Completion: 31.03.2017
• To submit select analog audiovisual materials for digitization under the aegis of the
• The digitization and metadata standards were formulated.
• To provide hands-on training on metadata creation.
• To extract learning with respect to the specificities of the digitization process.
• M/s Prime Focus technologies Pvt. Ltd. Was selected as the digitization agency.
• Approximately 8000 hours of audiovisual material has been digitized and received by
the PMU, NCAA Project.
• The National Informatics Centre (NIC) has allocated an initial 5 terabytes of cloud
2. VEDIC HARITAGE PORTAL (VHP)
Date of Commencement: 10.01.2014
Date of Completion: 30.09.2016
• Prepared Audio/Video documentation with 929/1100 clips.
• Selected research papers by eminent scholars (108 nos.)
• Catalogue of manuscripts (65672 nos.)
• Publication on the Vedas and associated knowledge system (40 nos.) form IGNCA.
• Vedic Heritage Portal has been initiated by M/s C-NET Infotech Pvt. Ltd.
• Website registered at NIC.
VISIT TO IGNCA SRC, BENGALURU
The official visit was primarily aimed at understanding various programmes and activities
being planned by IGNCA, Bengaluru centre on 18th to 20th May 2017.
Day One – The meeting with Shri R Raghu Kumar, AFA & AO and meticulously took stock of
the routine administrative activity.
The meeting was also held to discuss the academic issue with scholars namely Dr.
Choodamani Nandagopal, Dr. Pramila Lochan and Academic Advisory Committee Chairman,
Prof. P V Krishna Bhatta.
Day Two – The meeting with the representative of IDEC with regard to the construction of
Dr. M S Subbulakshmi Centenary Auditorium.
The meeting was also held with the other Cultural Agencies
• Dept. of Kannada and Culture, Govt. of Karnataka.
Translation of IGNCA publication in Kannada Language.
Share some of unique and exquisite information about Art and Culture on Kanaja of
Kannada and Culture.
• National Institute of Design, R & D Campus, Bengaluru
Invite the students to prepare a creative space design at IGNCA SRC.
provide Internship to the student.
Start with traditional gaming software based on Art and Culture.
• National Gallery for Modern Art, Bengaluru
Scheduled on Documentary Film Screening and Art appreciation workshops every month.
Show case at least one exhibition a year.
Day Three – Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Bengaluru.
• IGNCA SRC sharing not just the facility at BVB, Bengaluru but beyond Bengaluru and in
other cities free of cost.
• Explore more of CSR Opportunities.
• Work on PPP (Public Private Partnership) model.
During the discussion with Dr. Choodamani and Director(A) examined the progress of work
on few Major Research Projects, these are:
• On Temple Traditions of Melukote.
• Art Experience
• Mural Painting Phase 1st and 2nd
• The Creative Presentation of the Sanskrit play “ Svapnavasavadattam”
• Temple Tradition of South India-Salva, Sakta, Vaishnava, Jaina Traditions.
• Cultural Confluence in South India with Special reference from 10th to 13th Centuries A.D.
• Socio-cultural Ritual: Soma Yaga, Aptoryama Soma Yaga ; Trissur, Kerala.
• Documentation of significant Socio Cultural Rituals, Ritual at Nagapattinam, Tamil Nadu.
• Rangollasa-Festival of Traditional Theatre Forms of South India.
• Monographs on Temple Architecture of South india.
ESTIMATE FOR THE CIVIL WORKS
Discussion held on 29th March 2017 with Joint Secretary, IGNCA regarding civil works.
following essential works to be carried out on urgent basis for approval:
• Construction of pathways/jogging track in IGNCA complex.
• Setting up rain water harvesting in KN, KK building.
• Rectification work to stop the leakage from expansion joints at the porch of KN Building.
• Demarcation of lawns with ornamental pillars and metallic chains.
• Redevelopment of collapsed portion of C.V. Mess Building.
• Providing and fixing of spouts at the roof top of KN & KK Building.
• Renovation of Foundation Stone area at No. 3, Dr. R.P. Road.
• Highlighting of the encircled area of tree planted by his Holiness, the Dalai Lama at No. 3,
Dr. R.P. Road.
FUNDAMENTAL PRINCIPAL OF PUBLIC BUYING
1. Pre-Procurements Process:
• Indenting, Scrutiny of demand with justification.
• Tendering System – Global or Local
• Verification of Stock in hand
• To Constitute to Technical Committee
• Administrative approval
2. Procurements Process:
• Constitution of Purchase Committee
• Tendering, Approval of T&C of Tender
• Publication of Tender Notice
• Evolution of Technical bids/Expression of Interest
3. Post Tendering Process:
• Sample Verification and Approval
• Evolution of Financial bids
• Finalization of Comparative Statement
• Contract Management
4. Inventory Management:
• Inspection and Verification of Supplied Goods (As per Contract)
• Stock Entry and Placement of Goods
• Disposal of Obsolete Condemned Store.
NATIONAL MISSION FOR MANUSCRIPTS (NMM)
NMM accounts are being shown in the IGNCA accounts in the form of a schedule forming
part of annual accounts.
National Mission for Manuscripts was established with the object of:
• To document and catalogue Indian manuscripts.
• To promote ready access to these manuscripts through publication.
• To facilitate conservation and preservation of manuscripts through training.
• To boost scholarship and research in the study of Indian Languages and manuscriptology.
• To build up a National Manuscripts Library at IGNCA.
The project is managed by the four committees viz.
1. Project Management Cell (PMC), Chaired by Joint Secretary, IGNCA.
2. Finance Committee (FC), Chaired by AS&FA, Ministry of Culture.
3. Executive Committee (EC), Chaired by Secretary, Ministry of Culture.
4. National Empowered Committee (NEC), Chaired by Minister (Culture)
ACTIVITIES OF NMM
To achieve the objectives of the scheme, the following activities are performed by the NMM:
• Survey and Post Survey of Manuscripts
• Documentation of Manuscripts
• Conservation of Manuscripts
• Preventive and curative conservation workshops
• Workshops on Manuscriptology and Paleography
• Tattavabodha Lectures
• Digitization of Manuscripts
MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING
INDIRA GANDHI NATIONAL CENTRE FOR THE ARTS
NATIONAL INSTITUTE OF DESIGN, BENGALURU
• NID is recognized as a Scientific and industrial research organization by the Department
of Science & Technology, Government of India.
1. Intent of work
Hereby agree to explore the following avenues of educational exchange:
• Faculty Research.
• Collaborative Research Projects.
• Student Programmes at IGNCA.
• Access to IGNCA library and Archival resources.
• Mentorship of student’s project.
• Collaboration in conferences, workshops, exhibitions, festivals etc.
• Development of digital resources.
• Offer credit/non-credit courses to students.
2. Benefits to IGNCA from this Collaboration
• Substantial outreach opportunities for IGNCA SRC, to reach the youth and students
engaged in the concerned fields.
• Platform for IGNCA SRC to present its academic resources and programmes to a target
• Visibility to IGNCA SRC through media campaign and other publicity material.
3. Benefits to NID from this Collaboration
• Access to IGNCA SRC’s material and human resources.
• Opportunity to expand the nature of courses offered based on additional resources
available through this agreement.
• Inclusion of NID, Bengaluru in media campaign and other publicity material.
PROPOSED CHANNEL FOR PUBLISHING OF BOOKS
Manuscripts of the proposed publication along with the copies to be printed, size, quality
etc. Proposal will be submitted to the Member Secretary for the approval to get the
publication printed on co-publishing method as per IGNCA publication.
• proposal of
• number of
• print of
• print of
MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING (2017-18)
INDIRA GANDHI NATIONAL CENTRE FOR THE ARTS
MINISTRY OF CULTURE
• Budgetary outlay for the year 2017-18 under Revenue head is amounting to Rs. 3550.00
lakh i.e. Rs. 2850.00 lakh (GBS), Rs. 200.00 lakh (TSP) and Rs. 500.00 lakh (NER) has been
allotted to IGNCA for carrying out organizational work.
• IGNCA shall submit the Annual report, Audited Account, all pending CAG audit paras and
internal audit paras and provisional utilization certificate for the year 2016-17.
• IGNCA shall maintain database relating to grants, income, expenditure, investment,
assets and employee strength etc.
• Administrative Division in the Ministry will review the work progress of the IGNCA every
three year or five year depending on the size of IGNCA.
• IGNCA shall account for revenue and capital expenditure separately.
• All interests or other earnings against the GIA or advances (released to IGNCA) shall be
mandatorily remitted to CFI, immediately after finalization of the accounts.
• IGNCA should take advantage of the pension schemes, gratuity schemes, group
insurance schemes, house building loan schemes and vehicle schemes etc.
• IGNCA shall submit UC in the prescribed format along with the reports regarding
performance/target achieved, outcome etc.
JUSTIFICATION FOR EACH ACTIVITY
1. Publication: A publication involves a lot of research work of a scholar for a couple of
• The manuscripts of the scholar, as soon as received is gone through and necessary
editing work done along with translation of work.
• The publication is then sent for printing to the co-publisher.
• A workshop on the subject topic of the publication is also organized in IGNCA.
• after finalization of the publication with suitable no. of copies it is released by an
eminent person after organizing a function in IGNCA .
During 2017-18, some of the publications likely to be released as per MoU specifications
• Jaiminiya-Brahmana, edited & translated by Late Prof. H.G. Ranade
• Sangita Sudhakara of Haripaladeva, edited by Prof. R. Sathyanarayana.
• Kalatattvakosa vol. 1 Hindi translation by Pt. Girishwar Mishra.
• Samarangana-sutradhara of boja, edited and translated by Dr. P.P. Apt
Budget : Rs. 5 Lakhs
2. National Conference/Seminar/Workshop: The necessary pre-planning of national
conference/seminar/workshop is by calling concept papers from the participants of
different organization scholars.
• The papers to be presented are selected by an Expert Committee.
• A brochure on the subject topic is also finalized and released.
• Conference proceedings are also prepared and released to the participants.
• Necessary publicity in the media is also organized to successfully conduct the
• IGNCA has organized a conference on ‘Sacred Heritage of Jagannath Tribal and
Reginonal Interface’ , Sanskriti Samvas Shrinkhala on the 90th Birthday of eminent
Litterateur, Prof. Namvar Singh.
• IGNCA has organized a seminar on ‘Role of Libraries in Education.
• IGNCA has organized a workshop on ‘Paddy Growing Culture and six days’ and
painting workshop on ‘Patnitop.
Budget: Rs. 20 Lakhs
3. International Conference/Seminar/Workshop: International conference/ seminar
/workshop is also organized in IGNCA with the participation of outside experts from
different countries to share their experience in the field of art and culture.
• Two days International Conference on ‘Northeast India and Myanmar Ethnic and Cultural
• Two day International Symposium on Shirei Hodu: Celebrating the Jewish Saga of India –
International Conference, Exhibition and Cultural Festival at IGNCA.
• In the year 2017-18, International Conference on Trans Himalayan artistic heritage and
International Multi-event on ‘North-East in Library Traditions of India.
• International Conference on Rahul Sankrityayan (1893-1963): Maha Pandit in the Land
of Snow and Exhibition on Aurel Stain at Pondicherry.
Budget : Rs. 50 Lakhs
4. Photo Exhibition: Photo Exhibition is being organized in IGNCA on the identified topics
by preparing necessary photo frames/slides and other materials which is being displayed
in the HQ and different location of the Country.
• IGNCA has organized a photo exhibition on ‘ Life and work of Sir Marc Aurel Stein’
Budget : Rs. 3 Lakhs
5. Thematic Exhibition: The curator and designer has to conceptualize and create a
design and necessary wherewithal required for arranging the exhibition.
• The exhibition is inaugurated by an emitent person in the field of art and culture.
Budget: Rs. 15 Lakhs
6. Lecture (Public/Memorial), talk/film show: Regular Lecture are being organized in
IGNCA on different topics by the experts in the field of art and culture in the country.
• IGNCA publication and promotional material is also being displayed during the lecture.
• On each 4th Friday of the month film show is being arranged in Media Centre on the
films prepared by IGNCA.
• The expenditure on this activity is generally on paying the necessary fee/honorarium to
the speaker and to and for coneyance provided to them.
Budget : Rs. 0.50 Lakhs
7. Performance/Film Festival/Cultural Events:
• IGNCA is also participating in the film festival organized in the different parts of the
• Recently, a film festival of North East was also organized in different cities of North
• The major expenditure on this activity is on organization of the performance, artist
fee, etc. and the movement of Officers/staff of IGNCA to different parts of the country.
Budget : Rs. 5 Lakhs
8. Audio-Video Documentation/Film Development:
• The Media Centre of IGNCA organized audio-video documentation on the domain
specific theme on Indian Art & Culture.
• Released DVDs on pandit Shrikrishna Babanrao Haldankar and Vidushi Dr. Suhasini
Budget : Rs. 25 Lakhs
9. Research & Field Studies:
• Research and Field Studies is being done by IGNCA in the different parts of country in
connection with their Lok Prampara and Kshetra Sampada Project.
• The main expenditure on this activity is for movement of staff for field research along
with the photographers and their equipments.
Budget : Rs. 4 Lakhs
• Conservation Division of IGNCA is involved in conservation of art objects, rare books,
painting and other archival.
• The major expenditure on this activity is procurement of conservation
material/chemicals/equipments used during the process and trained manpower cost.
Budget : Rs. 1 Lakh
11. Library Activities:
• Library activities are being organized by Kalanidhi Division of IGNCA.
• Online subscription of periodicals, maintenance of rare books/manuscripts in the fire
resistant environment etc. are being arranged.
Budget : Rs. 1 Lakhs
12. Art Acquisition/Ethnographic Collection/Paintings:
• Ethnographic collection of Masks, Puppets, Scrolls, Paintings, Ornaments, Textile etc. are
being done by IGNCA.
Budget : Rs. 5 Lakhs
ADI DRISHYA DEPARTMENT
• The rock art forms a crucial component of the Adi Drishya programme.
• Its conceptual plan aims to open the doors to the realization that rock art is pure and
absolute and hence capable of dispensing great experience beyond its original culture
• The Adi Drishya Department gave a presentation on Rock Art on 17th June, 2017.
• The presentation was in order to review and understand the functional structure of
different types of rock art organizations.
• The presentation was followed by a detailed discussion on various plans that can be
implemented by IGNCA.
After the presentation several recommendations/suggestions were made:
1. Preservation and Conservation:
• MS suggested that IGNCA initiate legislative draft of bills/acts with concerned
ministries to declare rock art as a national treasure.
• MS suggested that IGNCA should work towards establishment of a National Rock Art
Authority on the line of National Monuments Authority.
• MS also suggested for working towards sustainable eco-tourism of the rock art sites
as one of the important contribution of IGNCA.
• To spread awareness about the preservation and conservation of rock art sites we
should write to Tourism and Culture Ministry and also collaborate with Indian
Institute of Tourism and Travel Management (IITTM)
• MS suggested for more and more collaboration with universities like JNU, DU etc.
• He advised to start 3 months Diploma/Certificate courses on Rock Art Appreciation at
• JS suggested project staff of the department to write papers on Vihangama.
• JS also suggested for developing a permanent Rock Art Garden at IGNCA.
3. Revenue Generation:
• Both MS & JS suggested that iShop option for rock art souvenirs/other items to be
enabled on IGNCA web portal.
• Rock Art Courses to be included in the Annual Action Plan (2017-18) of Adi Drishya
• MS & JS further emphasized to create a professional Rock Art Society.
4. Rock Art Project:
• JS suggested that the rock art data photographs and metadata which are available
the department should be made available to the scholars.
• MS suggested that we should approach Central University of Kerala for
documentation and preservation of Edakkal rock art site.
• MS also suggested for a comparative study of Indian Rock Art with rock art from
other parts of the world.