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Handicraft Award Scheme

HARYANA GOVERNMENT

INDUSTRIES AND COMMERCE DEPARTMENT

NOTIFICATION

 

The  18th April, 2016

No. 49/43/2015-4IB1 In pursuance to Enterprises Promotion Policy-2015 notified No. 49/43/2015-4IB1 dated 14th August, 2015, the Governor of Haryana is pleased to notify the “Handicraft Awards Scheme” for grants of awards to the artisans/craftpersons/ weavers of the State for promotion of handicraft activities. The scheme will consist of the following provisions:

 

1.  Objective:-

The State of Haryana has rich heritage of handicrafts contributing to employment generation, economic growth and also foreign exchange. The State is known for its special handicrafts like Brassware, Jari Jutti, Wood craft, Cloth Paintings, Hand fans, Paper Mackie, Lakh Bangles & Jwellery, Modha making, Terracotta, Stuffed Toys, Carpets, Peedha & Charpai making, Durries, Embroidery, Bead work, Camel Backs, Metal Work, Pottery, Dolls, Fur & Leather Items, Cane & Bamboo items, Crocia and Metal items etc. There are more than 12,000 artisans in the State, who are registered with Development Commissioner, Handicrafts. State Awards will be conferred to the craftspersons and weavers in recognition of their outstanding contribution, craftsmanship and development of art. This recognition will encourage them to continue with the craft in a more enthusiastic and productive manner and will ultimately encourage others to emulate them.

 

2.  Category of Awards:-

State Handicraft awards will be conferred on 13 Artisans standing First in each of the following groups including one award for the outstanding woman Artisan:-

a)    Painting.

b)    Terracotta.

c)    Clay objects.

d)    Stone & Marble.

e)    Embroidery & Textile.

f)     Wood & Bamboo.

g)    Metal.

h)    Leather.

i)     Handloom.

j)     Jute.

k)    Wax & lakh.

l)     Miscellaneous.

 

These handicraft awards will be conferred on the Artisans as per below denomination:-

Sr. No.

Award

Amount (in Rs.)

1

State Handicraft Award

3,00,000/-

2

Outstanding Woman Artisan Award

3,00,000/-

3

Consolation Prizes

51,000/-

Twelve consolation prizes would also be given to the Artisans merit wise. Maximum one consolation prize would be given in each of the above groups.

 

3.   Eligibility Conditions:-

i)     The Handicraft Awards will be granted to the Artisans/ Craftpersons/ weavers of the State (having resident proof i.e. Voter Card/ Ration Card/ Adhaar Card/ Domicile Certificate) engaged in manufacturing in the above sectors/segments.

ii)   The artisan should be registered with Development Commissioner (Handicrafts), Government of India.

 

4.   Criteria of Selection:-

i)     While preparing the merit, the following criteria for assigning the marks will be adopted:

Sr.

No.

Parameter

Marks

a.

Degree of skill in the craft

25

b.

Creativity in Art/Design

25

c.

Traditional technique involved in the craft

15

d.

Resources used in making the artifact

15

e.

Theme & Fineness of work

10

f.

Appearance of the product

05

g.

Contribution of Craftsperson for development of the crafts in terms of providing training to other craft persons.

05

 

Total Marks

100

 

ii)   The artisans who will attain maximum marks in respect of the criteria of variety and creativity in Art will be given priority in case two artisans get equal marks.

iii) The awardees will also be given merit certificate signed by the Principal Secretary to Government, Haryana, Industries & Commerce Department.

iv)  Artisan once selected for award shall not again be considered during period 5 Years, which includes the year of selection.

 

5.  Other Provisions:

i). The artisans, who shall apply alongwith their items for the State Handicraft Awards, will be reimbursed both side transportation charges (by road or rail) for carrying the items to the Directorate of Industries and Commerce, Haryana at Chandigarh and back to their workshop. There would be a cap of `8,000/-, which would be extendable on the approval of Director of Industries and Commerce in such cases where model/item is large. The artisans shall also be provided travelling allowance of AC bus/AC second class train fair.

ii). The State Awardees (not consolation prize winners) shall get assured entry and suitable space for the participation of Suraj Kund Crafts Mela, District Faridabad without any charges, and shall be recommended by the Director of Industries & Commerce, Haryana, to the Tourism Corporation Haryana, based on availability of space.

iii). The Awardees (not consolation prize winners) shall be provided suitable space without any charges in the Haryana Pavilion, Pargati Maidan, New Delhi during India International Trade Fair on the recommendation of Director of Industries & Commerce, Haryana to Trade Fair Authority Haryana.

 

 6.   Methodology:

A.  Handicraft Awards:

 

1)    Applications for Handicraft Awards will be invited through an advertisement released in two Newspapers, in addition to public notices on the notice board of District Industries Centers, and the web-site of the Industries & Commerce Department;

2)    The artisans will apply on-line in the application form as per Annexure-‘A’ to the concerned Joint Director/ Deputy Director, District Industries Centers on the portal of the department alongwith declaration (Annexure-‘B’) stating:

a)    that the items being submitted are prepared by the applicant himself.

b)      that the applicant is submitting the entry at his own risk and in case of loss or damage during transportation of the entry due to unforeseen circumstances, the Government will not be liable to pay any compensation.

3)    The self attested photo copy of registration as artisan must be enclosed.

4)    The artisans shall send only one entry for consideration of the Awards. If more than one item is sent, then it will not be considered by the Committee.

5)    The Joint Director/ Deputy Director, District Industries Centre will identify and sponsor excellent & innovative entries. He will recommend the applications after verifying the details.

6)    Additional Director of Industries will place these applications before the “State Level Selection Committee” for selection of artisans for the Handicraft Awards.

7)    The awards will be distributed to the selected artisans in a function organized any-where in the State.

8)    The entries received but not selected by the State Level Selection Committee will be returned to the concerned persons immediately and not beyond 15 days after the selection process is over.

 

7.   Composition of the State Level Selection Committee:-

i)

Director, Industries & Commerce, Haryana.

Chairman

ii)

Director, Government Museum and Art Gallery, Chandigarh.

Member

iii)

Regional Director O/o. Development Commissioner, Handicrafts.

Member

iv)

Director,  North  Indian  Institute  of  Fashion Technology, Mohali

Member

v)

One Special Invitee-Any National/State Awardee

Member

vi)

Additional Director, Industries & Commerce

Convener

The non-official member of the Committee will be changed every year and new member with good background in the field of Handicrafts/Handlooms will be co-opted to make the selection process more transparent. The decision of the committee for selection of awardees will be final.

The Headquarter of the Committee will be at Chandigarh and it may hold its meeting at any other place in Haryana or Delhi as and when necessary.

 

8.  Budget Provision:-

The total funds of Rs. 46.50 lakhs will be required for the purpose of Awards, organizing functions and for inviting applications from eligible artisans. The funds will be placed at the disposal of Investment Promotion Centre (IPC).

 

 

 

DEVENDER SINGH

Principal Secretary to Government, Haryana

Industries & Commerce Department.

 

Annexure-‘A’

 

APPLICATION FORM FOR STATE THE FOR SENDING DETAILS OF ENTRIES FOR THE STATE HANDICRAFT AWARDS TO CRAFTPERSONS & WEAVERS FOR THE YEAR ______.

 

 

Passport Size Photograph attested by Joint Director, DIC

 

 

 

1

Name & address of the Craftsperson/Weaver with telephone number and STD code.

 

2

Name of Father/Husband.

 

3

Age and Date of Birth.

 

4

ID  card  no.  and  date  issued  by  JD  DIC/DC Handicrafts/DC Handlooms(attach copy)

 

5

Aadhar Number

 

6

Name of the Crafts Practiced.

 

7

Guru    or    teacher    from    whom    the Craftsperson/  Weaver  got  initiation  and training.

 

8

Experience(Number of Years)

 

9

Material used in preparing the item

 

10

Brief account of the craftsperson’s/weaver’s Contribution towards   development   and improvement   of   the   Crafts   and   its techniques.

 

11

Details of outstanding works/item executed by  the  craftsperson/weaver.  Have  any  of them been purchased by Museum, Temples, art  critics,  connoisseurs  of  repute.  Any documents to substantiate the claim?

 

12

Has   the craftsperson/weaver   imparted training in any training institute? How many craftsperson of younger generation trained?

 

13

Is  the  applicant  craftsperson/weaver  an existing  State  Awardee  or  National  Merit Certificate holder? If yes, please specify and attach copy

 

14

Give details of other award winners in the family,  if  any,  indicating  your  relationship with such awardee. State Award, indicating year. National Award, indicating year. National Merit Certificate, indicating year

 

15

Details  of  major  exhibition  in  which  the craftsperson/weaver has participated either for demonstrating his skill or for displaying his creations.(If yes, attach copy)

 

16

Details of craft samples submitted along with photograph  (without  photograph  entry  will not be considered)

 

17

Price of the craft sample submitted.

 

18

Certificate   (if   any)   from   well   known Institutions  or  persons  knowledgeable  in Handicrafts/Handlooms Regarding the craftsperson’s/weaver’s  ability  in  the  craft and his contribution to the development of the craft.

 

19

Brief  note  in  respect  of  the  entry/product made for State Handicraft Award. (This must be given on separate sheet duly signed by the applicant)

 

 

 

CERTIFICATE:

 

The entry/entries submitted with this application is/are actually made/ produced by the applicant craftsperson/weavers Sh./Smt.________________________. The declaration and requisite documents are enclosed herewith.

 

 

Signature of the Craftsperson/Weaver

 

 

Recommendation:

The particulars furnished in the application and in the enclosed documents have been checked and verified and I certify that in the entry has been made by him/her and he/she is a genuine craftsperson/weaver and recommend for consideration of State Handicraft Award.

 

 

Signature of the Joint Director/ Deputy Director,

District Industries Centre.

 

 

Annexure-‘B’

Undertaking/Declaration (to be submitted on non-judicial stamp paper of Rs. 50/-(Min) duly sworn before a Notary Public (duly affixed with Notarial Stamp; and with Notary Seal & Notary Registration Number) or First Class Magistrate):

 

DECLARATION

 

I, Shri/Smt./Miss ______________________________________________S/o, W/o, D/o Sh.________________________ resident of_______________ solemnly hereby declare and affirm as under:-

 

  1. That the Item________________(name of the item) Craft______________(Name of the craft) submitted by me for the State Handicraft Award for the year_________ has been prepared entirely by me and I have been practicing the crafts_____________(Name of the Craft)_____________for the last _______years. 
  2. That if the above statement is found false, I shall be liable for the action as deemed fit by the competent authority.
  3. That I am submitting the above entry for State Handicraft Award at my own risk and responsibility and further indemnify the State Government, Office of the Director of Industries & Commerce, Haryana against any loss, damage or theft to the entry which may occur due to any unforeseen circumstances and on account of handling and transportation of the entry.

 

 

 

Dated:                                                                                    

Signature of the Applicant

Place: