Application for Empanelment of Designer with Office of DC(Handicrafts)


  1. Essential Educational Qualifications:
    Any candidate possessing Bachelor Degree / Master Degree from recognized university/ Institute in the field of craft/ designs/ fine arts.


    Minimum 2-year Diploma from recognized university / Institute in the field of craft / designs / fine arts with at least 5 years experience in the field related to handicrafts sector.
  2. Validity:
    The validity for the empanelment will be 5 years from the date of empanelment on the certificate (Empanelment of Designers 2021 onwards). The designers empanelled previously with this office are advised to re-apply if their empanelment has expired on/before the date of opening of online application (if they meet the relevant essential qualifications) for continuing their services in the handicrafts sector. Failing this, their certificate will automatically stand null and void. The empanelment of the designer shall be valid on an all-India basis i.e. any empanelled designer may work anywhere in India in programs under the schemes of the Office of the Development Commissioner (Handicrafts), regardless of which region he/she was empanelled from.
  3. Guidlelines:
    1. Candidate must ensure that he/she fulfils at least the minimum eligibility criteria.
    2.  Scanned copy of essential documents/educational qualification/experience certificate (if applicable) should be kept ready in pdf format.
    3.  Scanned copy of Recent Photograph and Signature should also be kept ready.
    4.  The email address & phone no. provided by the candidate in this form will be treated as final for all further communications. No changes will be entertained in this regard.
4. Important Dates
Opening Date for Online Registration for Empanelment 28/06/2023
Closing Date for Online Registration for Empanelment 25/07/2023