Scheme of Grant-in-aid to Voluntary and other Organizations Working for Scheduled Castes
The main objective behind the scheme is to involve the voluntary sector and training institutions of repute to improve educational and socioeconomic conditions of the target group i.e. Scheduled Castes with a view to upgrade skill to enable them to start income generating activities on their own or get gainfully employed in some sector or the other. The principle that good voluntary organizations should not only be assisted but also consciously built up has been guiding spirit behind the formulation of the Scheme.
2.1. Assistance under this Scheme will be given to eligible voluntary and other organizations fulfilling the eligibility conditions as laid down in para 2.2.
2.2. In order to be eligible for assistance under this scheme, an organization should have the following characteristics:-
- It should be
- Registered under the Societies Registration Act, 1860 (XXI of 1860) or any relevant Act of the State / Union Territory; or
- A public trust registered under the law for the time being in force; or
- A charitable company licensed under Section 25 of the Companies Act, 1958; or
- Indian Red Cross Society or its branches; and or
- Any other public body or institution having a legal status of its own:
- The voluntary organization should have been registered for, at least two years, at the time of applying for grant under the scheme. This can, however, be waived by the Secretary, Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, for reasons to be recorded in writing, in exceptional cases.
- Number of Scheduled Caste beneficiaries is not less than 60% in cases of voluntary organizations.
- Any other organization or training institution of repute, which may be approved by the Secretary, Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment.
- It is not run for profit to any individual or a body of individuals except in case of training institutions of repute specifically included under 2.2 (i) (h).