Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (Divyangjan)

Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India

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Organizations eligible for grants and financial assistance

(a)      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 labour market programmes, vocational training, social insurance, providing support services, stress management and social isolation eradication to PwDs.

  • Organisations under administrative control of Central/State Govt. including Departments, Universities, institutions, colleges etc.

(b)      Eligibility Norms

(i)        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.

(ii) The organization should be non-profit and not-for-profit organization or use its profits, if any, or other income in promoting charitable objectives.

(iii) Organisations 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.     

(iv)      Last three years duly audited and properly maintained accounts and income tax             return and published Annual Report.

(v)       The relevant activity for which grant / financial assistance is sought should reflect in their Memorandum of Association as one of the activities.

(vi)      Only such organizations as have a good track record in the related field may be considered for grants.

(vii)  In the case of NGOs, recommendation from State Govt. for the proposal is required.

(c)       Terms and conditions to be agreed by the organisations:-

  •  In the case of NGOs, the organizations have to  get registered on NITI Aayog  portal  not later than 1st January, 2016 and submit their unique ID number with the proposal.  

  • A certificate  that the organization will not get financial assistance from other source for the same component.

  •  Income from the event, if any, will be reflected in the audited accounts of   the organisation.

  • Separate Bank account for Grant-in-aid received will be  opened by the organisation.

  •  All transactions more than Rs. 20,000/- will be made by the organisation through account payee cheque/ECS.

  • NGOs to ensure participation of  local elected  public representatives (Hon’ble MP, MLA etc.) and representatives of district administration in any such programme/event and  send  documents in the   form of CD and photographs of their programme.

  • The proposal of organisation  will  be considered only if it  provides details of   activities, dates, place,  participants,  items wise budget components and outcome  of the programmes.

  • NGO will maintain a website and prominently display details of grant-in-aid received, purpose thereof, events organized and list of participants with photographs and videos. NGO shall also submit/furnish alongwith every proposal a self-declaration that the organisation has not been black listed by any competent agency.

  • The organisation will be open to inspection by an officer/third party agency authorized by the Department.

  • The gap between GIA and budget estimate should be borne by the organization and the organization has to provide a written ation in this regard. However, in case, the organisation is unable to bear the gap between budget estimate for the proposal and GIA recommended by GIA Committee of the Department, a revised proposal on the basis of recommendation of GIA Committee is to be sent by the organisation.

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