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Brief on Awareness Generation and Publicity Scheme

(A)     The Awareness Generation & Publicity scheme launched in September, 2014 and is operational from the Financial Year 2014-15 onward. The Scheme has been revised   in Financial Year 2015-16 to simplify and enhance its scope, objectives, eligibility etc. to broad base the implementation for better and effective outcomes. 
 
(B)     Components admissible for assistance under the scheme includes  setting up of a help line for online counseling of the PwDs; content development; publications and news media; organizing national events; participation in the international initiatives or to support various programmes organized by NGOs or self-help groups; volunteer service / outreach programme for sensitizing commercial establishment and employers; recreation and tourism; participation in community radio; media activities; support awareness campaign for skill development & employment generation for PwDs including job fairs; support spreading awareness about universal accessibility by creating an enabling and barrier-free environment that include accessible buildings, accessible transport, accessible websites   and carrying out accessibility audit; promote individual excellence in the field of disability sector; Sporting and abilympics activities to promote talent and skill among PwDs which are to be supported through events, awareness campaign,  etc. 
 
(C)   Assistance available under the Scheme

Short term projects (one-time events or projects not exceeding 6 months  duration): Disbursement will be made in two installments as follows:

  •   75% -on approval, acceptance, executing necessary bond etc.
  •   25%- on receipt of final report and UC for the first installment, audited statement of account along with item-wise expenditure.

   Long term Projects (projects of 6 months and more duration): Disbursement is  made in three installments as follows:

  •  40% - on approval, acceptance of project and furnishing bank guarantee/execution of bond etc.
  •  40% - After Progress review, receipt of UC of first installment.
  •  20% - On Receipt of final report, UC for full amount, and audited statement of account along with item-wise expenditure.
    When an activity under the scheme is undertaken directly by the institutions under Central/State Govt., funds will be sanctioned and released   as per actual requirements. 
 
(D)    Organizations eligible for grants / financial assistance
  • Self-help groups
  • Advocacy and self-advocacy organizations.
  • Parents & Community Organizations working for mobilization and bring about change in social attitude
  • Psychological and emotional support service
  • Community based rehabilitation organizations
  • Organizations working in the field of disability sector including those for labor market programmes, vocational training, social insurance, providing         support services, stress management and social isolation eradication to PwDs.
  • Organizations under administrative control of Central/State Govt. including Departments, Universities, institutions, colleges etc.
(E) Eligibility Norms:-
  •  A minimum three year standing as a registered organization for organisations under 4(a) including   organisations under Registration of Societies Act  1860, or a Public Trust registered under Indian Trust Act 1982 or the Charitable and Religious Endowment  Act, 1920 or a corporation registered under Section 8 Companies Act, etc. or registered under any relevant Act of the Central/State/Union Territory.
  •  The organization should be non-profit and not-for-profit organization or use its profits, if any, or other income in promoting charitable objectives.
  •  Organizations under administrative control of Central/State Govt. including Departments, Universities, institutions, colleges etc.  or a Corporation registered under Section 8 Companies Act, etc. or registered under any relevant Act of the Central/State/Union Territory is exempted from the conditions of registration under PwD Act.
  • The proposals of NGOs required to be recommended from concerned State Govt. GO should have registration on NITI Aayog portal with Unique ID details.
  • Organization has to certify that it shall disburse the funds through PFMS portal using Expenditure Advance & Transfer (EAT) Module of PFMS.
(F)       The quantum financial assistance is considered by the Committee constituting of the following :-
  • Joint Secretary (Awareness Generation & Publicity)
  • Representative of IFD, D/o EPwDs
  • Representative of DAVP
  • A special invitee from amongst PwDs / representative groups/ organizations working in the field of disability
  • A special invitee from amongst PwDs / representative groups/ organizations working in the field of disability

 

Detail guidelines is available under the link AGP Scheme.

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