Ministry of Culture
National Archives of India
Government of India
for preservation of manuscripts, rare books, year
Applications are invited from
Voluntary Organization, Educational Institutes including
Private Colleges, Private Libraries, Museums and
Universities etc. including Deemed Universities; Freedom
Fighters, Religious Institutions, erstwhile Princely
States, Big Zamindars and Individuals for Financial
Assistance under the above scheme for purchase, listing,
cataloguing, evaluation, translation and publication of
manuscripts and rare books, historical documents and
photographs, charts, maps, technical advice for
scientific preservation, repair and microfilming of
The maximum limit of financial
assistance extended under the Scheme is upto Rs. 2.00
lakhs per year per project.
Application(s) for financial
assistance should be submitted in the proforma given
below duly completed in all respects along with
requisite documents through State Level Screening
Committee / State Archives on or before 30 June 2009.
For complete details please visit
National Archives of India website:
Application form for Financial
Assistance under the scheme of Preservation of
Manuscripts, Rare Books.
1. Name and complete postal
address of the Institution/Organisation/Individual etc.
2. Date of establishment /
registration as a Society or Trust under Indian
Societies Registration Act, 1860. Details of Board of
3. Nature and number of
Manuscripts/Holdings, their languages, subject and
period to which they belong.
4. Audited accounts for the last
three years alongwith copies of last year balance sheet,
latest annual report.
5. A statement giving details of
financial assistance received during the last five years
from the Central/State Government or any other source.
6. Details of the project for
which assistance is sought alongwith details of experts
to be engaged.
7. Estimated cost of the project
with item-wise details of Financial Assistance sought.
8. Source from where 25% cost of
the project would be met.
9. Financial Assistance expected
from any other source for the project.
10. Recommendation of the State
Level Screening Committee/State Archives. (in the
application will not be entertained.
* Not to be filled by the