Particulars of Organization, Functions & Duties
[Section-4 (1) (b) (i)]
1) Aims and objectives of the Organization:
To plan and undertake activities for promotion, preservation and dissemination of culture in the district particularly dance, drama, music, literature and fine art.
2) Mission/ Vision:
To spot the talents in the field of dance, drama music and fine art, improve their standard of performance by organizing programmes and competitions, to spot age old indigent and renowned artists and help them getting indigent artist pension, to recommend the cases of cultural organizations to Government in department of culture for getting cultural grant and library grant.
3) Brief History and Back ground for its establishment:
In order to promote, preserve and disseminate culture in the district through various programmes and activities tire post of District Culture Officer was created in the district in the year 1986 and since then District Culture Office has been functioning as an integral part of the District Administration.
4) Main Activities/ Functions:
a) To organize Block/ District Level Cultural Competition.
b) To recommend for financial assistance to Registered Cultural Organizations and Libraries.
c) To create and develop infrastructure in the district through government grant.
d) To organize Cultural programmes and competitions among school students and youths.
e) To spot talents in the fields of dance, music, fine art etc.
5) Duties to be performed to achieve the mission:
a) To act as Nodal officer.
b) To keep close liaison with Dance and Music Teaching institutions/ Registered Cultural Organizations/ Registered Libraries and Involve them in programmes/ activities.
c) Execution of various programmes.
d) Review of activities of grantee cultural organizations and libraries.
6) Details of Services Rendered:
a) To create awareness for promotion and preservation of culture in the district.
b) To recommend registered dance, music teaching institutions/ Cultural Organizations/ Libraries for getting financial assistance from the Government in Department of Culture.
c) To recommend the names of Indigent but renowned artists to Govt. for Indigent artist of pension.
7) Citizens Interaction:
Maintain cordial relationship with public.
8) Postal Address of the main office/ Attached Subordinate office:
a) District Culture Office, Collectorate Campus, Balasore
b) District Museum, At - Mallikashpur, Po- Motiganj, Dist.-Balasore
c) District Library, At - Mallikashpur (Near Shantikanan), Po- Motiganj, Dist.-Balasore
9) Map of office Location:
District Culture Office is functioning in Collectorate building.
10) Working Hours both for office and public:
Office working hours 10A.M. to 5 P.M.