New Delhi, December 25, 2020: As a part of celebrations to commemorate the 75th year of India’s Independence, people or agencies working on projects involving the Heritage, National language promotion, Indian tradition and culture, Freedom fighters, Freedom struggle, Folk music and Language and Tourism will be exempt from paying fees for shooting photographs or videos at the monuments maintained by the ASI.
The exemption commences from the Birth Anniversary of former Prime Minister Late Atal Bihari Vajpayee on 25th December 2020 to next Independence Day 15th August 2021. The online permission is needed to carry out such shooting activities. This waiver will, however, not be applicable at the iconic sites that include world heritage sites under ASI’s management.
The announcement for the same was already made by the Culture Minister Prahlad Singh Patel in November 2020.
The objective to give this permission in other than the world heritage monuments is to promote the less popular monuments and encourage people’s engagement with them.
Earlier, the process of issuing permission for shooting at ASI sites has already been fast tracked.