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Introduction, Sports, Youth & Cultural Activities Department, Government of Gujarat

When the state of Gujarat State was established on 1st May, 1960, the Sports, Youth and Cultural Activities Department was not existing as an independent department, but to boost the youth activities in the state, it was formed as a separate department on 17/12/1990. Vide the new subjects reallocated to the department, the department has been renamed as Sports, Youth and Cultural Activities Department as per the General Administration Department (GAD) notification no. GS(97-26-SKT1197(3)KU) dated 5/8/1997, from original Youth Services and Cultural Activities Department. Accordingly, the department is now functioning under this name. This department carries out the activities related to sports, youth, cultural activities, museums, archaelogy, libraries, records and manuscripts, centenary celebrations, monuments and academies.

Sports Authority of Gujarat, Sangeet Natak Academy, Gujarat Sahitya Academy and Lalit Kala Academy work as autonomous bodies.

The heads of the department supervise the implementation of the devised policies and schemes within their authority and for the matters not within their powers, they get orders from the Sports, Youth and Cultural Activities Department of the Government. They also present statement related to their activities and a separate budget showing the financial provisions. The activities of the office of the heads of the related departments are shown in the performance budget.

This department forms policies at the level of head of the department and monitors its implementation. The details of the same are published in the performance budget part-2 of the heads of the related departments.

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