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Filming Of Centrally-Protected Monuments Will Be Free From Dec 25 To Aug 15

New Delhi: Filming of centrally-protected monuments to advertise tourism and tradition is not going to be chargeable from December 25 to August 15, 2021 to mark the start anniversary of former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee and commemorate the celebrations of the 75th 12 months of the nation’s independence, in accordance with an order of the Ministry of Tradition.

The order issued on Thursday states that the ministry “exempts the payment of fees/charges under rule 44(1) of the Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains Rules, 1959 for the filming of centrally protected monuments and sites from December 25, 2000 to August 15, 2021”.

This, nonetheless, is not going to be relevant to the 27 world heritage websites.

“On the occasion of Atal Bihari Vajpayeeji’s birth anniversary, from 25 December to 15 August 2021, the @ASIGoI will allow filming in monuments free of charge, except for the world heritage sites. It is an auspicious occasion to promote freedom, language, art, culture, tourism. This has been done under the Dekho Apna Desh initiative to encourage people to see their own country,” Tradition Minister Prahlad Patel mentioned in a tweet.

Nonetheless, the order states that the candidates or businesses have to use for permission to hold out capturing actions as beneath Rule 43 of the AMASR Guidelines, 1959. It additionally states that the director common, if glad that the licence requested for shouldn’t be granted, could for causes to be recorded refuse to grant the identical.

“The exemption will be provided to the applicants/agencies specifically working on the areas of the Indian independence movement, life of a freedom fighter, sacrifices in the freedom movement, Indian tradition and culture, promotion of national language, folk arts/folk language, heritage of Indian tourism development and promotion and other issues relating to national importance,” the order issued by the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) states.

Nonetheless, the candidates must pay a refundable safety deposit, relevant for the filming of centrally-protected monuments and websites.

“Except the 27 world heritage sites, at the other sites, filming will be free. This is to promote lesser known sites, encourage people to film at these sites and promote places within the country,” mentioned Nitin Tripathi, Media Advisor, Ministry of Tradition.

The ASI has 3,692 centrally-protected monuments beneath it and the payment for filming on the these areas is Rs 50,000 per day per website, which is non-refundable, and Rs 10,000 as safety deposit, which is refundable.

Patel had earlier diminished the time taken to present permissions for filming at these monuments to 20 days, which earlier used to take months, and in addition introduced down the filming payment.

(With PTI Inputs)

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