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Assistance to Voluntary Organizations working for the Welfare of OBCs (NGO Scheme)  

The purpose of this scheme is to involve the Voluntary Organization working for welfare of OBCs by providing skill up-gradation in various trades. The beneficiaries who parents/guardians income from all sources including the income of beneficiary does not exceed Rs.1.00 lakh per annum are eligible under the Scheme.

The quantum of assistance shall be determined in each case on merit.  The Government of India may, however, meet 90% of the approved expenditure of the training. Presently, GIA is given to the extent of about Rs.2.50 lakh to an NGO on an average for imparting training to 50 beneficiaries, i.e. Rs.5,000/- for the training of a person.  This includes cost of manpower, training material, rent, stationery, etc.

The scheme has been made fully online w.e.f 2014-15. All the processes including applying, processing upto release of grant has been made online.

It has been decided that from 2017-18, all applications as new cases of NGOs under the scheme of Assistance to Voluntary Organizations working for Welfare of Other Backward Classes (OBCs) are to be applied to National Backward Classes Finance and Development Corporation (NBCFDC) directly.  The detailed modalities in this regard will be informed shortly.

All ongoing cases of NGOs under the scheme are to be applied as usual to the Ministry's online NGO Portal.

Assistance to Voluntary Organisations working for the Welfare of OBCs Scheme Document.  pdf (size :.21MB)

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