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Scheme of Grant-in-aid to Voluntary and other Organizations Working for Scheduled Castes


3.1. Assistance under the Scheme is admissible for establishing centres and developing and delivering services, which may equip the Scheduled Castes by upgrading their skills to enable them to start income generating activities either through self-employment or wage employment. Grant-in-aid is mainly given for the following purposes:-

  1. Opening of hostels and residential / non residential schools, ITIs, arts and craft centres, or any other income generating scheme;
  2. Meeting the cost of tuition fees for training in IT at institutions of repute to be selected by Ministry of SJ&E
  3. Organizing Balwadies and Bal Kendras i.e. Creches to look after the deprived children of Scheduled Castes;
  4. Providing medical facilities to Scheduled Castes through establishment of Hospitals or Mobile Dispensaries;
  5. Creating awareness regarding the Government programmes and facilities providing assistance and guidance in getting various Government facilities like legal-aid, scholarships, loans and various grant etc., and other client services;
  6. Providing assistance for grievance redressal at appropriate judicial/ administrative for a;
  7. Coaching centres for various entrance examinations and tests and other service related competitive examinations, which are not covered in Pre Examination Coaching Scheme. Taking up human rights issues, environmental issues and related to protection of consumers' rights;
  8. Training of NGOs in Accounts, Management and how to apply etc; and
  9. All such and related activities which are in harmony with the objectives listed above


4.1. Assistance under the Scheme is admissible for the following items:

  1. Rent for the building in which the project is being run;
  2. Purchase of furniture;
  3. Purchase of equipment and machinery;
  4. Honorarium to the staff;
  5. Stipend to the students and trainees; Tuition fee chargeable by the institutions approved under 2.2 (i) (b) above
  6. for students enrolling in courses approved by the Ministry under 3.1 (ii)
  7. Material for use in learning the skills and creating awareness;
  8. Stationery;
  9. Contingencies which include TA/DA and other such expenditure, and
  10. Any other item as may be approved by the Secretary, Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment.

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