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What are the different Government of India Schemes for NGOs?

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What are the different Government of India Schemes for NGOs?

Government of India Schemes for NGOs

What are the different Government of India Schemes for NGOs?

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There are many schemes in which the NGOs are involved under various Ministries. These Ministries and their schemes are as follows:

A. Ministry of Culture-

1. The Cultural Heritage of the Himalayas

The aim of this scheme is to provide

  • Protection,
  • Promotion and
  • Conservation of the Himalayan region’s cultural heritage.

It will be done through record, research, etc.

The scheme is spread in

  • Himachal Pradesh,
  • Jammu & Kashmir,
  • Sikkim &
  • Arunachal Pradesh.

2. The salary and Product Grant

The scheme will be called “Financial assistance to professional individuals and groups.” These groups and people are engaged in specific performing art projects. Beneath this scheme, financial aid will be provided to-

  • Theatre groups
  • Dramatic groups
  • Children theatre
  • Music ensembles
  • Solo artists and
  • Performing art activities genre.

3. Tibetan & Buddhist Cultural Art

The purpose of the scheme is to provide financial help to the voluntary Tibetan/ Buddhist group. It includes monasteries that are engaged in scientific and propagation development. However, the development is of Tibetan/ Buddhist culture, tradition, etc.

4. Cultural Functions Grant Schemes

The Ministry of Culture announced the essential changes of a scheme on cultural aspects. These changes were done by not-for-profit institutions. The scheme provides financial help to organize seminars, exhibitions and festivals.

Now, this scheme is accessible for initiating exhibitions as well as festivals.

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B. Ministry of Health & Family Welfare

1. National Programme for Control of Blindness

In 1976, the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare launched a national programme. This programme was launched to reduce the burden of preventable visual decline. This programme was a 100% centrally sponsored programme. It helped to reduce blindness prevalence from 1.4%- to 0.3%.

The main objective of this programme is to:

  • Build an eye care framework in the nation.
  • Increase the capacity of a group for eye care.
  • Work on decay at the district level.
  • Improve eye care quality for better visual outcomes.
  • Protect partnership of private and non-governmental sectors.
  • Develop eye care human resources at all levels.

2. National Cancer Control Programme

a) Voluntary organization scheme

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This scheme is developed to provide financial help up to Rs.5 lakh to voluntary institutions. These institutions undertake health education and early detection activities in cancer. It is as per the proforma prescribed on the specific advice of the State Government.

This scheme is for NGOs that are governed by GFR 148-151 provision.

b) National TB Control Programme

In this Programme, there is an involvement of private experts and NGOs. They assist patients who seek help in treatment. It encourages NGOs/ PPS assistance to implement various other TB programmes.

This programme includes NGO policies. These policies involve and encourage NGOs to apply policies for group effort.

C. Ministry of Education

1. Inclusive Education for a disabled scheme

The inclusive education for a disabled secondary stage scheme(IEDSS) was launched in the year 2009-10. This scheme was the replacement of the Integrated Education for Disabled Children scheme. The IEDSS helps class XI-XII disabled children to complete their education in an inclusive environment.

This scheme is under Samagra Shiksha.

The aim of this scheme is to:

  1. Look at special needs of children from preschool to XII in education.
  2. To cover all the special needs of the children with more than one ailment. They will be under the Right of the Person with Disabilities Act-2015.
  3. To cover all disabled children who are studying in
    • Local bodies,
    • Non-governmental and
    • Government schools.

2. Support voluntary agencies for adult skill and education development.

The Department of School Education and Literacy has begun to promote adult education. This promotion has aided the 15-35 age group through the voluntary sector.

The department has begun to provide support to agencies. It will be through two separate projects. They are:

  • Jan Shikshan Sansthans.
  • Help voluntary agencies in the Adult Education field.

The major aim of this scheme is to protect the intensive and extensive involvement of the voluntary sector. It will be through Government efforts. The scheme will promote

  • Skill development,
  • Functional literacy and
  • Growth of education.

It will be for the age group between 15-35 years.

3. Assistance to education agencies in human values

Under this scheme, financial help is provided to-

  • Academic institutions
  • Panchayati Raj Institution
  • Government Agencies
  • Non-profit-making organizations
  • NGOs
  • Public trusts, and
  • Registered societies.

All the agencies will follow the below-mentioned steps:

  • Take projects,
  • Sanction them within scheme parameters, and
  • Get financial help.

The 100% financial assistance is given for the project cost. It is with the ceiling of Rs. 10 lakh. The approval for this extent (100%) is given by the Grant-in-aid committee. It is for the activities to strengthen value and culture in education.

4. State resource centre

The State Resource Centre(s) are required to give technical and academic resource support. It will be for adults and ongoing education. These centres will develop & produce materials and train modules.

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D. Ministry of Women & Child Development

1. Gender Budgeting Scheme

The main aim of this scheme is to:

  • Initiate integrated approach and guide the set-up of Gender Budgeting Cell(s). It will be done through various Central Departments/ Ministries. In addition, the dept./ministries will distribute gender budget concepts, strategy & tools.
  • Check and coordinate exercises related to GBCs gender budgeting.
  • Provide analysis on gender budgeting.
  • Arrange workshops. It will provide training & capacity building for different stakeholders.

It will include

    1. PSUs,
    2. PRIs,
    3. Central and State Government officials,
    4. NGOs, etc.
  • Provide help in the development of-
    1. Training packages/modules
    2. Info booklets
    3. Gender budgeting for all shareholders.
    4. Training equipments
  • Motivate PRIs and State Governments to evolve plans and methods. These plans and methods are for launching gender budgeting. It will be done by providing services related to
    1. Support,
    2. Assistance &
    3. Consultancy through seminars, workshops, etc.
  • Provide support for gender budgeting. It will be in regard to surveys, research studies, etc.
  • Undertake and guide the data collection related to gender-division.
  • Conduct research on
    1. Gender-based effects,
    2. Recipient incidence &
    3. Assessing needs of the recipient.
  • Assemble and promote best practices in regard to gender budgeting.

2. Grant in aid for research, monitor and Publication

The Department of Women & Child development sponsors programs. It is in the field of welfare & development of children and women. The program includes projects related to nutrition and food factors.

Ministry contribution will cover the following parts:

1. Conferences/ workshops/ seminars. They will help in the formation of

  • Research proposals,
  • Distribution of research findings or
  • Analysis of social situations.

2. Conduct research. This will be for innovative programme development.
3. Personnel training
4. Programmes monitoring
5. To facilitate innovative activities

3. Grant in aid scheme for assistance to a voluntary organization

The Ministry of Women & Child development is in process of implementing a scheme. It is called the General Grant-in-aid Scheme. This scheme is also known as a Scheme for creative projects for children & women.

The aim of this project is to:

  • Initiate contribution services for children and women.
  • Support voluntary actions with innovation.

This scheme does not duplicate the existing schemes. Rather, it aims to add existing schemes of the central social welfare board and the ministry. Financial help is given to the services provided.

Note: These services are not covered under structured schemes of the ministry.

4. Support to training and Employment Programmes for Women

The aim of the STEP programme is to-

  • Enhance self-reliance & autonomy of women
  • Enable women to take up income generation exercises.
  • Provide training to support less and poor women. It will aid them to boost their skills.
  • The areas of skill enhancement include
    1. Dairy,
    2. Fisheries,
    3. Handicrafts, etc.
  • Deliver support services to improve employment conditions & training of women.
  • Organize small viable groups of women and develop facilities via available training & credit access.

5. Assistance for the construction/ expansion of hostel building for Day Care Centre working women

Earlier, women were not independent to earn and live their livelihood. They were not allowed to search for better employment in urban areas. A gratitude to the Government of India who launched a scheme for women.

The scheme is called “Grant-in-aid for new construction/ expansion of hostel buildings.” The scheme aims to provide safe and secure hostels in small-town, cities & rural areas for working womens.

6. Ujjawala Scheme

Trafficking of children & women for commercial sexual exploitation is an offense. It has become a very challenging problem around the nation.

Some causes of trafficking are:

  • Poverty
  • Lack of a safe environment
  • The low status of women, etc

In order to reduce these problems, the Government came up with a scheme. It is called the UJJAWALA scheme. The prime aim of this yojana is to-

  • Save & recover victims, and
  • Stop trafficking


The Government of India launched the SWADHAR scheme. This scheme provides support to women living in challenging conditions. The aim of this scheme is to:

  • Provide primary needs to marginalized women like food, shelter, care, etc.These marginalized womens’ are living without
    1. Economic support,
    2. Social support &
    3. In a difficult condition.
  • Advance women through economic and social development.
  • Provide advisory and emotional support to women.
  • Arrange specific legal, clinical and other support to women.
  • Support women in distress with improvement services.
  • Provide helpline and additional services for distressed women.

E. Ministry of Tribal Affairs

1. Primitive Tribal Groups Development

The tribal communities need improvement in the following points:

  • Literacy at a low level
  • Stagnant or decline population
  • Backward in terms of economy
  • Technology at the pre-agriculture stage.

Each of these Primitive Tribal Groups are:

  • Less in number.
  • Developed in a different way.
  • Remote habitat with poor framework & executive back-up.
  • Need conformity of priority for their development & protection.
  • Have different needs and problems from scheduled tribes. Therefore, UTs/ States are requested to ask for
  • funds. It will be for their socio-economic development.

2. Grant-in-aid to Voluntary Organization

The prime aim of the scheme is to:

  • Improve the reach of the Government welfare scheme.
  • Fill in the service gap in different sectors through voluntary institution effort. It will be in inadequate tribal areas. The sectors are such as
    • Drinking,
    • Health,
    • Education,
    • Social security, etc.
  • To provide a development environment for scheduled tribes all over India.
  • To uplift socio-economic conditions with suitable means.
  • Any other activity that generates livelihood of STs.

3. Special Incentive Award to NGOs for framework improvement

  • The Special Incentive Award has various qualities. It depends on various measures. These measures are:
    • Proposals
    • Category of proposed items
    • Proposed item’s actual cost
  • One-time help is provided to the institution for many outcomes. It includes
    • Framework development,
    • Machinery
    • Equipment acquisition, etc.
  • The NGOs will receive special incentives, if they fulfill the scheme criteria.
  • The internal committee of the ministry will examine the proposals in a complete way.
  • Strengthen Education for ST girls in Low-Level Districts
  • The aim of this scheme is to build the literacy level gaps between tribal and general female populations. It will be done by providing the facility to enroll 100% tribal girls in the identified block & District areas.
  • The gap building is done in the areas of Naxal affected and Primitive Tribal Groups.
  • The scheme includes reduction of drop-out at an initial education level. It is done to create an ambience for
  • Tribal girls who need,
    • Literacy rate improvement,
    • Education and more.
  • Through this, ST girls can participate and take benefit of socio-economic development.

F. Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment

1. Assistance for OBC/ EBCs/DNTs skill development

  • The major aim of the scheme is to help the needy disabled people. It is through the purchase of appliances that are
    • Durable,
    • Advanced,
    • Modern,
    • Scientifically manufactured, &
    • Providing standard aids.

These can promote social, physical and cognitive improvement in disabled people. Moreover, the scheme will reduce the effects of ailment. It will improve their potential for the economy.

  • Assistance to a disabled person for Appliance/ Purchase/ fitting of AIDS
  • The objective of the scheme is to involve two institutions. They are
    • National Backward Classes for Finance & Development Corporation(NBCFDC) and
    • Voluntary institutions.
  • These two institutions will improve the socio-economic and academic conditions of the target groups. The groups are
    • OBC
    • EBCs
    • DNTs.
  • The institutions are involved with a view to
    • Upgrade their skills and
    • Empower them to start activities to generate income.

2. Deendayal Disabled Rehabilitation Scheme

The aims of the DDR scheme are as follows:

  • To motivate voluntary actions. It will be under the People with Disabilities Act, 1995. This act also ensures effective application of the scheme.
  • To create an environment that ensures the following:
    • Equity
    • Equal opportunity
    • Empowerment of the person with an ailment
    • Social Justice

3. Grant-in-aid to a voluntary organization who are working for STs

The objective of the Scheme is to:

  • Involve Voluntary Sectors.
  • Train a reputable institute. It will enhance socio-economic & education conditions of the target group.
  • Upgrade activity skills of STs. This will enable them to generate income on their own.
  • Employ target groups in some or other sectors.

4. Free coaching for OBC and SC students

The aim of the scheme is to provide quality coaching for SCs and OBCs students. These students are the ones who are poor in terms of monetary. The scheme will help them to appear in competitive exams and obtain Public/ Private Sector jobs.

5. Integrated programmes for aged persons

The main purpose of this scheme is to

  • Enhance senior citizens’ quality of life. It will be by providing essential amenities like
    • Medicines,
    • Food,
    • Shelter, etc.
  • Encourage active & productive aging. It will be through capacity-building support from the following:
    • State Government
    • UT Government
    • NGOs
    • Local Bodies
    • Communities
    • Panchayati Raj Institutions
  • Provide assistance to the voluntary institutions for the prevention of
    • Substance abuse,
    • Alcoholic abuse and
    • For social defense services.
  • This scheme has two parts in the field of drug demand reduction. They are:
    • Financial help in the field of social defense
    • Help to prevent Alcoholic & Substance (DRUG) abuse.
  • The major aim of the scheme is as follows:
    • To support innovative/pilot nature initiatives. It is in the welfare and empowerment areas of the Ministry’s target group.
    • Financial help is given to the voluntary and eligible institutions. It is of up to 90% approved expenditure.

6. National AIDS Control Organization

The National AIDS control program includes NGOs as a crucial partner. This program is under NACO and has various projects. The NGO guidelines are formed for the selection of NGOs with an open and transparent system.

The main aim of NACO is to:

  • Provide correct, complete & consistent information related to HIV. It will be for the Indian citizens.
  • Facilitate condom usage for protection.
  • Accentuate treatment of diseases that is sexually transmitted.
  • Encourage men and women for reliable sexual behavior.


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