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Function

The Department is responsible for planning, coordination, monitoring and implementation of plan schemes, General Administrative supervision, Financial sanctions. The department controls the autonomous bodies and departments of Archives and Archaeology. The Department of Art, Culture and Language is the administrative department of the following academies. Functions of each department in brief are given below, however for detailed functions of the academies/departments refer to their respective web-sites.

Archaeology

The main activities of the Department are to conserve, preserve and beautification of monuments other than those maintained by the Archaeological Survey of India, survey, listing, documentation, acquisition and protection of monuments; archaeological explorations and excavations; educational activities and bringing out departmental publications.

Archives

The main activities of the department are survey, acquisition and proper preservation of cultural heritage of Delhi in the shape of documents, manuscripts, rare books, maps and other records material for the administrative use and for historical research. It also provides centralization, proper housing, preservation, maintenance and servicing of all 25 years old records of permanent nature belonging to offices/departments of Government of NCT of Delhi.

Language

The Language Department coordinates the activities of language Academies and Sahitya Kala Parishad and processes & sanctions the grant-in-aid to these autonomous bodies. It also processes applications for financial assistance from Delhi Kalyan Samiti and Govt. of India to NGOs/registered cultural institutions and allotment of land. With a view to provide library facilities for the weaker sections of the society, the language department set up libraries in different assembly constituencies in collaboration with NGOs under Bhagidari Scheme. This department organises Hindi & Urdu workshops, competitions, training in Hindi typing, shorthand, noting & drafting with a view to encourage government officials to do maximum work in Hindi.

Hindi Academy

Hindi Academy is engaged in the promotion, propagation & development of Hindi Language and Literature in Delhi. With a view to promote Hindi lingual culture and encourage exchange of ideas and experiences, the academy organises seminars, conferences, poets meets etc. and provides financial assistance to writers for publication of books and encourages young and upcoming writers by giving prizes. The Academy runs 12 libraries and reading rooms in Delhi for weaker section of society.


Punjabi Academy


Punjabi Academy is engaged in the promotion, propagation & development of Punjabi Language and Literature in Delhi. With a view to promote Punjabi lingual culture and encourage exchange of ideas and experiences, the academy organises seminars, conferences, poets meets, Punjabi Mela, Cultural Exchange Programmes at International and state level. 43 Composite Libraries for the weaker section of the society are being run under the administrative control of this Academy. Under the Educational and training activities the academy provides part-time teachers of Govt./MCD/NDMC/Aided Schools for teaching of Punjabi language. The Academy is also providing books free of cost to the primary students in the schools run by MCD/NDMC.

Urdu Academy

Urdu Academy is engaged in the promotion, propagation & development of Urdu Language and Literature in Delhi. With a view to promote Urdu lingual culture and encourage exchange of ideas and experiences, it organises Seminars, Mushaira, Cultural programmes etc. at various occasions. It provides financial assistance to publish creative writing for the needy Urdu writers. Under educational and training programme, it provides scholarship to Urdu students and supplies books and magazines to Urdu medium schools and libraries

Sanskrit Academy

Sanskrit Academy is engaged in the promotion, propagation & development of Sanskrit Language and Literature in Delhi. With a view to promote Sanskrit lingual culture and encourage exchange of ideas and experiences, it organises poets meets, competitions of different natures in Sanskrit language, distributes awards for original writing in Sanskrit. It also organises centers for Sanskrit teaching, yoga, ayurveda, jyotish & karm kand etc.
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Last Updated : 24 Jul,2017