NGOs India

Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment

Presentation on Support to Voluntary Organizations

>  Scheme to promote voluntary action for persons with disabilities.

>  Scheme of assistance to disabled persons for purchase/fittings of Aids/Appliances(ADIP Scheme)

>  Scheme for Prevention of Alcoholism and Substance (Drugs) Abuse.

>  Grant in aid Program for Assistance in the field of Social Defense.

>  Integrated Program for Street Children.

>  Integrated Program for Older Persons.

>  Assistance to Panchayati Raj Instts. Voluntary Organizations/Self Help Groups for Construction of Old Age Homes/Multi Service Centers for Older Persons.

>  Scheme of Grant in aid to Voluntary Orgns. Working for the welfare of Scheduled Castes.

>  Scheme of Assistance to Vol. Oiganizations. Working for the welfare of Other Backward Classes.

>  Scheme of Pre-examination Coaching for the Other Backward Classes.

>  Scheme of Pre-examination Coaching for Weaker Sections based on economic criteria.


Who do we Assist

>  Body registered under Societies Registration Act, 1860.

>  Public Registered Trust.

>  Charitable Company licensed under section 25 of the Companies Act, 1958.

>  Indian Red Cross Society or its branches.

>  Other public institutions having a legal status.


Other Conditions of Eligibility

>  Body should be registered for at least two years at the time of applying for assistance.

>  Should have experience of working in the relevant field for two years.

>  Should not be running for profit to any individual or body of individuals.

>  Financial soundness and capacity to bear at least 10% of the budgeted expenditure.


What does the Ministry Offer

>  Ministry can assist with grant of upto 90% of the budgeted annual expenditure.

>  Budget can include expenditure on

  Rental     Other recurring expenditure     Expenditure on staff     Non recurring expenditure on equipment, furniture and fixtures etc.


Scheme to Promote Voluntary Action for Persons with Disability

Activities supported include

>  Awareness generation regarding prevention of disabilities and measures for rehabilitation of disabled persons and need for early interventions.

>  Education for the disabled.

>  Vocational training for the disabled.

>  Community based rehabilitation programs


Scheme for Assistance to Disabled Persons (ADIP)

Assistance is available for

>  Corrective surgery.

>  Fitment of assistive devices

>  Procurement of aids such as wheelchairs, tricycles, walking sticks, hearing aids etc.

>  Expenses for travel to hospital/camp for disabled persons and one helper.

>  Food expenses for hospital stay for 15 days.


Scheme for Prevention of Alcoholism and Substance abuse

Assistance is available for

>  Counseling activities.

>  Running of De-addction center

>  Rehabilitation services for De-addicted persons.


Integrated Program for Older Persons

>  Old Age Homes

> Nutrition      >  Stay facilities      >  Medical care      >  Recreation facilities.

>  Day Care Centers

>  Mobile Medicare Units


Scheme for Development of Scheduled Castes

>  Education

>  Vocational training

>  Legal aid

>  Client services

>  Medical Units

>  Human rights issues

>  Environment related activities.


Welfare of other Backward Classes

>  Vocational training

>  Pre-examination coaching for competitive/entrance examinations for recruitment to services under the Central and State Governments, PSUs, Banks, Defense Forces and admission to technical, engineering, medical, agricultural, management courses etc.


Pre-Exam Coaching for Weaker Sections Based on Economic Criteria

>  Candidates belonging to minorities having a family income not exceeding Rs. 44500/- per annum can avail coaching.

>  Coaching can be availed for civil services examinations for Center and States, Professional courses etc.

>  Stipend available for students attending coaching classes.

>  Courses run by universities and institutions of repute supported. and admission to technical, engineering, medical, agricultural, management courses etc.


How to Apply

>  Application must be on prescribed format obtainable from Ministry or can be printed out from Ministry’s website on internet at –

>  Application must be accompanied by copy of audited accounts certified by CA for last two financial years, budget, annual report on NGO for last two years, list of beneficiaries.

>  Application must be submitted to State Govt. which should have the NGO inspected by its officers and forward the case with its recommendations to M/o SJ&E.

>  District Magistrates are also authorized to recommend applications to GOI. Minis by will avail State Govt.’s recommendations for one month. If not received it will proceed on DMs recommendations.


Procedure for Rescues of Grant

>  Issue of sanction letter indicating amount released, detailed breakup for various items and conditions of release.

>  Receipt of bond from NGO.

>  Dispatch of Demand Drafts.

>  Amounts sanctioned on annual basis is released in two installments.

>  First installment on ad-hoc basis.

>  Second installment only on recommendation of State Govt./designated authority and application accompanied by utilization certificate regarding past releases audited accounts, annual report etc.


Monitoring and Evaluation

>  Applications must be complete in all respects as many of the items enable monitoring of performance by the Ministry and form basis of future grants.

>  NGO must cooperate in inspection by Ministry & State officials.

>  Spl. audit of acct. may be ordered if necessary.


Action in case of Mis utilisation of Grants

>  Criminal and civil liability.

>  Recovery of misused grant as ALR.

>  Seizure of assets created with Ministry’s assistance.

>  Circulation of information to other bodies dealing with NGOs and blacklisting.


Contact Address: The Secretary, Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Shastri Bhawan, New Delhi 110 001

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NGO – Trust or Society

Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) or Non Profit Organisation (NPO) can be registered by many registration processes in India like Society, Company, Trust or any valid formation but status of the registered organisation is equal and equally recognised as NGO (Non Governmental Organisation /Non-Profit Organisation).

Registration process of NGO under Indian Trust Act, Society Registration Act, Company Registration Act or any other act/ law are different but the status of the registered organisation is equal as NGO. There is no difference in the status of NGO to get funding from Central/State Government Departments/ Ministries, Foreign funding agencies, Indian funding agencies, companies for Corporate social responsibility, individuals or any support agencies.
NGO registered through any process/ act can get registered under Income Tax Act, Foreign Currency Regulation Act (FCRA) or any kind of registration with any Government requirement. Every registered NGO are not eligible for the registration under various departments’ registration. The NGO must fulfill the registration process and parameters as required by the concerned department or authority. But the basic registration parameters do not matter that by which act the Voluntary Organisation is registered as NGO.

Just check here the comparison, difference and similarity between Trust, Society and Non Profit Company: Trust, Society and Company.
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