Scheme of Grant-in-aid to Voluntary and other Organizations Working for Scheduled Castes.
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.
TYPE OF ACTIVITIES COVERED
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:-
Opening of hostels and residential / non residential schools, ITIs, arts and craft centres, or any other income generating scheme;Meeting the cost of tuition fees for training in IT at institutions of repute to be selected by Ministry of SJ&EOrganizing Balwadies and Bal Kendras i.e. Creches to look after the deprived children of Scheduled Castes;Providing medical facilities to Scheduled Castes through establishment of Hospitals or Mobile Dispensaries;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;Providing assistance for grievance redressal at appropriate judicial/ administrative for a;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;Training of NGOs in Accounts, Management and how to apply etc;
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