Crafts exhibition-cum-sale @ Dilli Haat

NGO craft exhibition-cum-sale at Dilli Haat



The following activities shall be operated by the DTTDC at Dilli Haat

a)      Promotion of Exhibition-cum-sales of regional handicrafts /handlooms products.

b)     Organise exhibitions /display   and sale of anything of tourist interest and public utility.

c)      Running of stalls /kiosks for selling customers regional food item /snack popular in various regions / States.

d)      Organise cultural events in order to showcase the regional cultural heritage of India and overseas.

e)      Holding of any other activity for the promotion of tourism within the meaning of "Objective of the Organisation" defined under the Articles and Memorandum of Association of Delhi Tourism and Transportation Development Corporation


The above list is only illustrative and not exhaustive and will include all activities that are ancillary to the activities listed above.  As such, anything that can be conveniently understood to be related to the promotional activities of DTTDC can be taken over at the discretion of the Competent Authority.  Such activities may be given any different name /introduction attached to any festival depending upon the majority of the participation of a specific region /craft /food /activities and /or dedicated regional festival.


Promotion of Exhibition-cum-sale of regional handicrafts /handloom products & International Handicrafts & Handlooms


i)      Exhibition-cum-Sales of regional handicrafts /handicrafts products shall be arranged by DTTDC with a view to promote participation of genuine craftsperson's, sale of original handicraft items, increase awareness in their favour, expose the real craftsman to the market and to encourage launching of new products and designs for trial and promotion.  At the discretion of the Competent Authority DTTDC may, however, be seeking the assistance of any Governmental Agency having sufficient machinery and paraphernalia technically equipped to verifying the veracity of the participants and the genuineness of   the craft products preferably, Ministry of Textiles, Dev. Comm. Handicrafts /Handlooms and /or any such Governmental agency in Delhi Govt., for the selection /sponsorship of the participants. The selection of the craftsperson shall be purely on merit and as per the procedure adopted by the sponsoring agencies in consultation with DTTDC 


ii)     The craftsperson registered with DTTDC shall be allowed to participate. Until DTTDC completes a process of registration of craftsperson as per the procedure as may be devised subsequently, the crafts person registered with the office of DC (Handicrafts) and DC (Handlooms), possessing valid passbook and who have not participated at Dilli Haat during the last six months are entitled to seek participation for a period of 14 days.


iii)     Until DTTDC devised its own procedure of registration of craftsperson, the participants may be selected amongst the eligible craftsperson seeking participation against an advertisement in newspaper issued by the office of DC (Handicrafts) /Handloom at the beginning of the year as per the procedure laid down therein. At the discretion of MD, DTTDC, Group participation may be permitted on the regular stalls specified for exhibition and sale of handicraft /handloom item on the recommendation of a High Level Committee of DC (Handicrafts/Handlooms) and MD, DTTDC, subject to fulfilment of the following conditions which are further subject to review from time to time and on requirement basis:-


i)      The NGO should have been registered at least for 05 years.

ii)     It should be working in the field of framing, designing, marketing & developing handicraft & handlooms.

iii)     Its accounts should be certified & audited annually & annual reports for the past 5 years are to be submitted.

iv)     It should have a PAN no.

v)     The NGO/ Organisation should have done some recognized exceptional works or made original contribution in the field of handicrafts & handloom which has benefited the sector as a whole.

vi)     The objective of Organisation for development of handicraft & handloom should have clear cut mention on its bye laws, memorandum & article of association.

vii)    The participation shall be decided purely on merits and against the applications received against advertisement issued for the purpose by DTTDC and as per the procedure laid down therein.

viii)   DTTDC's CEO reserves the right to allot any space in Dilli Haat to any NGO, Deptt. etc. like HHEC, TRIFED to perform their activity and sale in Dilli Haat.  


v)     The participants shall be allowed to perform the Exhibition-cum-sale of specified items for which the craftsperson's have been sponsored /selected from the stalls allotted to them by DTTDC for a specified tenure on payment of a fixed rent that may be decided from time to time.   The entire` rent will be payable in advance.  The existing rent is Rs. 300/- per day during April to September and Rs. 400/- per day during October to March.  The existing tenure fixed is for 14 days starting from alternative Tuesdays. Each stall will be of atleast 6'x 8' and will be having the provision for two tube lights (not more than the capacity of 40 watt each and a fan).  Two tables and one chair will be provided on the stalls not having pucca counter.   Display of the items will be allowed inside the stall.  In case of failure of electricity the generator will be put on. The supply thereof will, however, be only in the decided areas where the supply lines are laid as per the plan of construction of Dilli Haat.  Stall shall not be allowed to be extended with the help of plastic shades and or otherwise. 


vi) The stall shall be kept open during the normal operational timings of the project i.e. 10.30. A.M. to 10.00 P.M. for the present and must be manned by the persons authorised to operate the stall.  DTTDC reserves its right to change the operational timings of Dilli Haat.


vii)    The sales shall be allowed on the allotted stalls only and shall not be allowed to be exchanged without a written permission of Officer In-charge (DH).  The exchange of stall shall not be allowed as a routine, however, where the Officer In-charge, Dilli Haat is satisfied that such a change should be allowed, it should be done duly recording the reasons therefore in all cases similarly placed.


viii) The stall must be vacated on the last day of tenure for which it has been allotted to participants.  No material shall be left behind by the participants in the open space, the stalls and /or on the stall after the completion of a tenure.  The participants must arrange the transport arrangement well in advance to take away the material.


ix) Dilli Haat shall not bear any cost on account of TA /DA /Transportation charges of the participants /good for their participation at Dilli Haat.


x)The items must be carried to the stalls manually or on a light manually operated vessel fitted with wheels of inflated tyres and tubes only.  Any loss caused to the properties of Dilli Haat on account of carrying the stocks to the stalls / counter shall be chargeable from the participants equal to the expenditure incurred by Dilli Hat to carry out repairs on such damaged properties plus 25% as penalty thereon.  


xi) Only quality product should be brought to cover sale and display for the entire period.  The crafts man should indemnify the customer in case of sub-standard item.  Dilli Haat will not share any cost on this account.


xii) Packing materials are to be arranged by the participants free of any charge.  No packaging material of plastic /any material should be allowed which is in violation of any law preventing the use thereof.


Xiii Participants shall have to bring the price list of inventory of products and handover one copy of the same immediately on allotment of stall and before the operation of the sales to Dilli Haat Authorities.  A price list should invariably be labeled prominently by the participants and all items shall bear the price tag as per such price list during the sales for the convenience of visitors and the customers must not be overcharged. 


xiv) Any statutory taxes enforced by the Govt.  shall have to be paid as per the rules by the participants wherever applicable, directly to Govt. Agencies and DTTDC shall not bear any obligations therefore.


xv) Helper must possess the knowledge and proficiency in the same crafts for which the craftsman has been allowed to participate and shall be allowed only in such cases where the participant has got his /her photograph, name and address duly verified by the sponsoring office before departure for Dilli Haat.  Otherwise Helper may not be allowed to sit in Dilli Haat unless otherwise found justified by the Dilli Haat Authorities.


xiv)   The participants shall be allowed to display and sell their products only within the allotted stall.  However, no nail /hooks /ropes shall be allowed to be fixed at the stall to display their authorised products or for any other purpose.  Additional use of space shall be charged @ Rs. 50/- sq. ft. as penalty and once noticed the amount shall be charged for the entire period for which the stall has been allotted.


xvii)  DTTDC may reject any participant in the following circumstances:-


a.      The person has been found violating any rules of Dilli Haat in the past and or before /during the process of allotment of stall.

b.     The person has misbehaved or caused to misbehave with the staff, the service providers and the visitors at Dilli Haat.

c.      The person trying to bring in any kind of undue pressures to seek allotment and /or to enforce /omit any condition. (Recommendation letters of any kind attached to application will be reckoned to be disqualification of the person in whose favour such a letter had been issued.  Such application shall be summarily rejected without processing them any further).

d.      The allotment had been sought by producing fake or fraudulent documents of their identity and participation.

e.      The participant has failed to pass any demonstration test requiring him to present his craftsmanship in order to assess his authenticity.

f.      The participants refuses to disclose any information required from him in order to establish his identity /craftsmanship and or is the requirement of participation such as producing of price list etc.

g.     The participants are found overcharging the rates over and above the rates disclosed as per the price list and if the participants misquoted the facts about the quality, workmanship, and quantity of any product sold by them.

h.     The participants are found absent from the stalls for the period of three days during the entire period and any person not `otherwise authorised by DTTDC is found at the stall.     

i.      The stall appears to have been wrongfully shared or sold to any of the unauthorised person and /or is unauthorisedly exchanged.

j.      The participants are found selling different goods then the goods for which stalls are allotted.

k.     The Participants fails to correct the shortcoming /irregularity in the display of items that is causing obstruction to the free movement of visitors and that might cause damage as per the view of Dilli Haat Authorities to the properties of Dilli Haat /to the visitors and fails to pay the penalties imposed /specified therefore. 


xviii) Any other reason as may be observed as disqualification by the Competent Authority.


xix)   The DTTDC may, however, give the participant to explain his position in writing within 48 hours and /or correct the mistakes, if any observed by DTTDC.   DTTDC may, however, seek a technical view, wherever felt necessary from the sponsorer.  Moreover, where such technical view has not been received within 24 hours of the observation made, the stall shall be temporarily suspended until the view is received from the Ministry of Textiles /Sponsoring Authority.  DTTDC shall, however, not be responsible to pay damages /losses occurred to the participants on this account.


xx)    Where the stall is closed or caused to be closed on account of any of the violation, the advance rent received will be forfeited and the participant will be blacklisted for atleast three years and their passbooks with respect to participation /identification documents will be impounded and returned to Issuing Authority duly canceling the same.  


xxi)   The Safety and security of the products will be ensured by the participants during the participation themselves on their own risk.  As such, they should get their stocks insured against theft /fire /flood /rain /natural calamities etc. on their cost.  The DTTDC will not be responsible for any compensation in case of loss due to fire /theft /rain /food etc since all the stalls are open without the provision of lock and key.


xxii)  All craftsmen as do not carry tools and raw materials for demonstration of their craft, may not be allowed to participate wherever there is doubt about the capabilities of the craftsperson.


xxiii) Cleanliness of   each and every stall will be the top priority.  All the crafts persons must ensure the cleanliness of their respective stalls.  Dill Haat is a no smoking zone.  Smoking and consumption of liquor will be strictly prohibited at the project.


Excerpt from DILLI HAAT OPERATION & MANAGEMENT RULES – 2006, Updated on 2nd April 2011.

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