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NON FCRA PROJECT: GRANT-IN-AID TO VOLUNTARY AND OTHER ORGANIZATIONS WORKING FOR SCHEDULED CASTES.

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The main objective behind the scheme launched by Government of India 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.
TYPE OF ACTIVITIES COVERED
Assistance under the Scheme is admissible for establishing centers 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,
  2. ITIs, arts and craft centres, or any other income generating scheme;
  3. Meeting the cost of tuition fees for training in IT at institutions of repute to be selected by Ministry of SJ&E
  4. Organizing Balwadies and Bal Kendra’s i.e. Crèches to look after the deprived children of Scheduled Castes;
  5. Providing medical facilities to Scheduled Castes through establishment of Hospitals or Mobile Dispensaries;
  6. 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;
  7. Providing assistance for grievance redressal at appropriate judicial/ administrative for a;Coaching centers 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;
Grant-in-aid is extended to 39 identified activities
1. Residential school for 100 students
2. Computer training for students in schools
3. Non-residential school
4. Mobile dispensary
5. Dispensary / 10-bedded hospital
6. Centre for training of computers
7. Type and shorthand training centre
8. Craft centre
9. TV, VCR and radio repairing training centre
10. Balwadi / creche centre
11. Printing, composing and bookbinding training
12. Library
13. Carpentry
14. Commercial art and painting
15. Coconut coir making and agarbatti making training programme
16. Scooter / motorcycle / autoriksha repair training
17. Training in spray painting and denting
18. Motor winding and fitting training
19. Training in welding and fitting trades
20. Training in hand block printing
21. Food preservation training
22. Dari making training
23. Training in leather art
24. Gem cutting training
25. Training in steel furniture making
26. Training rural engineering
27. Diesel pump set repair training
28. Watch repair training
29. Spinning and weaving training
30. Electrician training
31. Tie and die training
32. Auto driving training
33. Plumbing training
34. Project for control of blindness among SCs
35. Ophthalmic nurse technician course
36. Centre to organize back-to-school programme for drop-out children
37. Photography training
38. Motor driving training
39. Hair And Skin Care Training Centre

ADMISSIBLE  ITEMS 
Assistance under the Scheme is admissible for the following items:
  • Rent for the building in which the project is being run;
  • Purchase of furniture;
  • Purchase of equipment and machinery;
  • Honorarium to the staff;
  • Stipend to the students and trainees;
  • Tuition fee chargeable by the approved institutions for students enrolling in courses approved by the Ministry;
  • Material for use in learning the skills and creating awareness;
  • Stationery;Contingencies which include TA/DA and other such expenditure, and
  • Any other item as may be approved by the Secretary, Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment.
The above is not exhaustive but merely an illustrative list of items for which assistance may be provided. It will be open to the Government of India to provide assistance for any other purpose connected with the activities referred in objective.
EXTENT OF ASSISTANCE 
The quantumof assistance shall be determined in each case on merit. The Government of India may, however, meet 90% of the approved expenditure on any or all the items The remaining expenditure is to be met by the concerned voluntary organization from its own sources.
In cases involving reimbursement of tuition fee to the training institution 90% of the amount approved per student per training module shall be released. The balance amount shall be paid by the student herself.
The component of assistance for construction of building stands delinked from the Scheme andif deemed necessary would be considered by standing Finance Committee on case to case basis keeping in view the broad parameters for similar purpose in other Schemes of the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment.
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