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20 Jul, 2016

Indian Culture ministry readies “grading system” for artists, writers – Hindustan Times

The government has decided to introduce a rating system for artists and writers on the basis of which they will get to represent India, the Indian Express has reported. The culture ministry, under a pilot project, has already graded 185 artists into three categories — O (outstanding), P (promising), W (waiting), a report said Monday. The ministry says the grading, done by a high-powered committee of ministry officials and selected artists, will prevent a clique from dominating the cultural space. The idea was to create a comprehensive profile of all cultural personalities and rank them according to their popularity, age and experience, the report quoted minister of state for culture Mahesh Sharma as saying.

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