Nai Roshni Scheme For women empowerment
Nai Roshni Scheme Details :-
Nai Roshni Scheme For women empowerment, Ministry started “Nai Roshni”, a Leadership Development Programme for Minority Women in 2012-13. The objective of the scheme is to empower and instill confidence among minority women, including their neighbours from other communities living in the same village/locality, by providing knowledge, tools and techniques for interacting with Government systems, banks and other institutions at all levels.
Empowerment of women per se is not only essential for equity, but also constitutes a critical element in our fight for poverty reduction, economic growth and strengthening of civil society. Women and children are always the worst sufferers in a poverty stricken family and need support. Empowering women, especially mothers, is even more important as it is in homes that she nourishes, nurture and moulds the character of her offspring.
Nai Roshni Scheme The effort would embolden minority women to move out of the confines of their home and community and assume leadership roles and assert their rights, collectively or individually, in accessing services, facilities, skills, and opportunities besides claiming their due share of development benefits of the Government for improving their lives and living conditions.
“Nai Roshni” programme is run with the help of NGOs, Civil societies and Government Institutions all over the country. It includes various training modules like Leadership of women, Educational Programmes, Health and Hygiene, Swachch Bharat, Financial Literacy, Life Skills, Legal Rights of Women, Digital Literacy and Advocacy for Social and behavioural change.
Object Nai Roshni Scheme (6 M)onth Course :-
The objective of the scheme is to empower and grow confidence among
minority women, including their neighbours from other communities living in
the same village/locality, by providing knowledge, tools and techniques for
interacting with Government systems, banks and other institutions at all levels.
Besides this, other motto of this scheme is the empowerment of women from
the minority communities and emboldening them to move out of the confines
of their home and community and assume leadership roles and assert their
rights, collectively or individually, in accessing services, facilities, skills, and
opportunities besides claiming their due share of development benefits of th
Government for improving their lives and living conditions. Nai Roshni Scheme (6 )month Course)
Empowering the minority communities and creating an enabling environment for strengthening the multi-racial, multi-ethnic, multi-cultural, multi-lingual and multi-religious character of our nation.
To improve the socio-economic conditions of the minority communities through affirmative action and inclusive development so that every citizen has equal opportunity to participate actively in building a vibrant nation. To facilitate an equitable share for minority communities in education, employment, economic activities and to ensure their upliftment.
The Scheme for Leadership Development of Minority Women
1.1 The status of women in the country, particularly those from the
disadvantaged sections of the society, is unfavourable. A girl child suffers from
discrimination even before birth and also after birth in the allocation of
household resources such as food, education, access to health care and at
puberty, sometimes coerced into early marriage. Most women in the rural areas
suffer from double burden of carrying out less quantifiable work like cooking,
fetching water, sending children to school along with agriculture labour, feeding
cattle, milking cows etc., while the men folk perform defined activities like
selling milk and grains produced by the household. Women in the minority
communities fare badly too. They are not just a minority, but the ‘marginalized
majority’ and are sidelined in decision making in the family, and usually cut off
from full involvement in the workings of the community and form an equal share
in the rewards from social institutions.
1.2. Empowerment of women per se is not only essential for equity, but also
constitutes a critical element in our fight for poverty reduction, economic growth
and strengthening of civil society. Women and children are always the worst
sufferers in a poverty stricken family and need support. Empowering women,
especially mothers, is even more important as it is in homes that she nourishes,
nurture and moulds the character of her offspring.
1.3. A report of the High Level Committee on the social, economic and
educational status of the Muslim community of India (popularly known as the
Sachar Report) had highlighted the fact that India‟s largest minority group, the
Muslim numbering 13.83 Crore, have been left out of the development
trajectory and within this group Muslim women are doubly disadvantaged.
1.4. Keeping this in view, Ministry of Minority Affairs has reformulated the
scheme in 2011-12 and renamed it as “Scheme for Leadership Development
of Minority Women”. The implementation of the Scheme started in 2012-13.
1.5 Based on experience in the first year of implementation, it was felt to bring
in certain modifications to ensure its reach to the target groups and effective
implementation at ground level, and therefore an appraisal was made by the
Standing Finance Committee in on 6th March 2013. As per their
recommendations, the scheme has been revised as follows for continuation
during 12th Five Year Plan:
- Target Groups
2.1 Target Group includes women belonging to all minorities notified under
Section 2 (c) of the National Commission for Minorities Act, 1992 viz. Muslims,
Sikhs, Christians, Buddhists, Zoroastrians (Parsis) and Jains. However, to
further strengthen the mosaic of plurality in the society and bring about
solidarity and unity through their own efforts to improve their lot, the scheme
permits a mix of women from non-minority communities not exceeding 25% of
a project proposal. Efforts should be made by the Organization for having a
representative mix of women from SCs/STs/OBCs, women with disabilities and
other communities under within this 25% group.
2.2 Efforts will be made to persuade Elected Women Representatives (EWRs),
from any community, under the Panchayati Raj institutions to be included as a
3.1 The objective of the scheme is to empower and instill confidence among
minority women, including their neighbours from other communities living in the
same village/locality, by providing knowledge, tools and techniques for
interacting with Government systems, banks and other institutions at all levels.
3.2 Empowerment of women from the minority communities and emboldening
them to move out of the confines of their home and community and assume
leadership roles and assert their rights, collectively or individually, in accessing
services, facilities, skills, and opportunities besides claiming their due share of
development benefits of the Government for improving their lives and living
- Eligible Organizations
4.1. Nurturing/hand holding service envisaged in the scheme being linked
with advocacy is a field intensive activity. It requires continuous involvement
and availability of facilitators at the doorsteps of the target group. The
personnel of the Organization implementing the scheme would be required to
visit the village/locality periodically for providing nurturing/handholding service
to the group of women imparted leadership development training so that they
are guided in the use of tools and techniques taught to them and are able to
extract the benefit from their efforts. Such field intensive activities are best
suited for highly motivated and dedicated community based organizations. Due
to the very nature of women‟s household activities requiring them to stay close
to their home, it is important that the organization implementing this scheme
have the experience, personnel and resources to carry out trainings in the
village/locality where the women reside.
4.2 The organization should also have prior experience and resources to
arrange residential training in recognized Government training institutes or their
own facility. It is, therefore, necessary that organizations having the reach,
motivation, dedication, manpower and resources to carry out such trainings in
the villages/localities and also arrange residential training courses are eligible
to participate in the implementation of the scheme. This does not preclude
Central and State Government‟s training institutes including universities and
institutes of higher learning in participating in the implementation of this
4.3 Organizations which would be eligible for applying for financial
assistance under this scheme are given below:
(i) Society registered under the Societies Registration Act, 1860.
(ii) Public Trust registered under any law for the time being in force.
(iii) Private limited non-profit company registered under Section 25 of the
Indian Companies Act, 1956.
(iv) Universities/ Institutions of higher learning recognized by University
Grants Commission (UGC).
(v) Training institutes of Central and State Government/UT Administration
including Panchayati Raj Training institutes.
(vi) Duly registered Cooperative Societies of Women/ Self Help Groups.
4.4 Hereinafter „organizations‟ would mean the organizations mentioned
above including non-governmental organization (NGOs) falling within the above
- Implementation of Projects
5.1 The leadership development training scheme shall be implemented by the
Ministry of Minority Affairs through selected organizations.
5.2 The selected organizations should implement the project directly through
their organizational set-up in the locality/village/area.
5.3 The onus of implementing the project properly and successfully would rest
with the organization assigned with work by the Ministry.
- Leadership Development Training Modules
6.1. New leadership training modules would cover issues relating to
Leadership of women, Educational Programmes, Health and Hygiene,
Swachch Bharat, Financial Literacy, Life Skills, Legal rights of women, Digital
Literacy and Advocacy for Social and Behavioural change. The suggested
contents for the above issues is given in Schedule -I. The Training Modules
are available on Ministry‟s website www.minorityaffairs.gov.in.
6.2 These modules provide a basic framework to develop training programmes.
However, specific training modules based on local issues/needs may be
developed by implementing agency within the given framework in local
6.3 The training module will be structured in such a manner that training inputs
are given in short phases.
6.4 The training module will also use audio-visual aids and case studies for
making it more interesting and comprehensible. Qualities of leadership like
organizational capacity, communicable skill, self development and articulation,
communication and public speaking, organizing capabilities, negotiation and
conflict resolutions etc. will form integral part of the training. Group exercises
and discussions will be incorporated in the training modules to encourage
active participation and make the scheme more lively and interactive. Experts
should be invited to speak on relevant issues as per the training programme.
6.5 In case the need arises, the Ministry may engage outside
expert/consultant/agency to prepare suitable training modules/material for
leadership development of women from the minority communities .
6.6 The Sanctioning Committee will also function as the Committee for
recommending/approving training modules prepared by outside
- Various Activities to be carried out by the Organizations
7.1. Selection of villages/ urban localities: Villages/ urban localities in
rural/urban areas having a substantial percentage of minority population shall
be selected by the organization for conducting the leadership development
training programme. A list of villages where the village/urban locality trainings
are proposed to be conducted should be submitted to the Ministry along with
the percentage of minority population.
7.2 Identification of women for training and selection criteria: Organization
selected for carrying out training for leadership development of minority women
would have the responsibility to motivate, identify and select women to be
trained in accordance with the criteria of the scheme from villages/localities
having a substantial minority population. The Organizations will involve Head of
Gram Panchayat/Municipal Body/ Local Authority for identification/ selection of
women trainees. The details of the trainees will be submitted by the
organization before start of training through the Online Application
Management System (OAMS) for Nai Roshni, once the project is approved.
7.3 Eligible Women Trainees: Although there will be no annual income bar,
woman/parent or guardian of woman having annual income not exceeding
Rs.2.50 lakh from all sources would be given preference in selection. They
should be between the age group of 18 years to 65 years.
7.4 Aadhaar / UID number: All citizens in the country are being given a unique
identity (UID) number called Aadhaar. Aadhaar number should be collected by
the organization wherever it has been issued and indicated against the name of
the woman selected for training. The organizations shall also assist the women
trainees in obtaining their Aadhaar Number from the office of District
Collectors/District Magistrate or any other institute, organization authorized for
this purpose by the Central/ State Government/s, Unique Identification
Authority of India (UIDAI) etc .
7.5 Types of Trainings: There will be two types of leadership development
trainings viz. Non-residential and Residential, and the criteria for selection of
women for each type of trainings are as follows:-
(a) Non-residential Leadership Development Training in the
village/urban locality: Up to 25 women in one batch from a village/ urban
locality who are dedicated, motivated and committed to work for the
betterment of the welfare of women from the minority communities in
particular and the society in general, would be imparted leadership
training. At least 10% of the total women in a group of 25 women should
have passed Class X or its equivalent. This may be relaxed to Class V
level or its equivalent in case women who have passed Class X are not
easily available. Organizations would be required to give proposal for this
training in sets of five batches of trainees.
(b) Residential Leadership Development Training:
Out of a group of 25 women (one batch) for residential training, not more
than five women from a single village/urban locality may be selected for
residential leadership development training. They should possess at least
Class XII certificate or its equivalent, which may be relaxed to class X
certificate holder or its equivalent, in case Class XII pass are not easily
available and should be dedicated, motivated, physically fit and healthy
and committed to work for the betterment of the welfare of women from
the minority communities in particular and society in general. After their
advanced training they should be expected to become community-based
leaders/trainers in the village and assume leadership role as envisaged in
the scheme. They would also be available to Government agencies and
organizations for furtherance of the objectives of the scheme.
7.6 Conduct of the Trainings
1) Taking into consideration the fact that most women, especially in the rural
areas are required to stay close to their home and are not able to venture
far out and also the fact that there would still be some educated and
young women who would like to dedicate themselves to work for the
betterment of women folk in particular and the community in general, the
two types of trainings are provided under this scheme.
2) It is envisaged that women imparted leadership development training
would work towards achieving the objectives of the scheme.
3) The organization shall carry out nurturing and handholding for a
period of one year to ensure that the empowered women folk are able to
act as a pressure group to take up their grievances/problems with the
village/block/district/State authorities relating to availability of basic
infrastructure and services identified during formulation of the project as
requiring improvement or provisioning in the village/locality.
4) The organization would need to ensure that facilitators engaged for
nurturing/handholding service visit the village/urban locality as stipulated,
carry out their assignments diligently, report the monthly progress and are
assisted by the organization whenever the need arises.
5) The training programmes shall be conducted in the manner given below:-
(a) Non-residential Training in the Village/Urban Locality: The training
shall be conducted in the village/locality by using existing facilities or
rented permanent structure. The duration of the training shall be for six
days and each day will be of six hours. Each batch of 25 trainees will
be trained separately. Care should be taken to ensure that the dates for
training are fixed in order to avoid religious/festive occasions and
demands of seasons. Printed training material in local language would be
prepared by the organization within the framework of training modules. To
incentivize the training course, allowance/stipend to partially
compensate/offset the loss of income/wage would be given to the selected
women trainees along with a meal and crèche arrangement for their
children while the training is ongoing during the day. The implementing
agency would open the account in the banks for those women
trainees who do not have their own accounts and transfer the
stipend amount to their bank accounts electronically. At least twothird of the trainers engaged by the Organization shall be women and they
should be able to deliver their inputs in the local language of the area on
the topics given in the training module.
(b) Residential Leadership Development Training: Selected eligible
women would be imparted leadership training in residential training
institutes. For approving residential trainings in training institutes of
organizations, the institute concerned must have boarding/lodging
arrangements for at least 25 women in a secured location. Printed training
material in local language would be prepared by the organization within the
framework of training modules. Each batch of 25 trainees will be trained
separately. Care should be taken to ensure that the dates for training are
fixed to avoid religious/festive occ asions and demands of seasons. The
entire training fees, training materials, boarding, food, refreshment and
travel expenses would be covered under the scheme. The trainees would
be also given allowance/stipend for the duration of the training period. The
implementing agency would open the account in the banks fo r those
women trainees who do not have their own accounts and transfer the
stipend amount to their bank accounts electronically. The organization
carrying out training for leadership development of minority women would
be responsible to select women who are capable of becoming trainers and
assume leadership role to be trained in accordance with the criteria of the
7.7 Workshop: Training organization, in collaboration with the District
Collector/Deputy Commissioner/Sub Divisional Officer/Block Development
Officer, will organize at least half-day workshop to sensitize Government
functionaries, bankers including Panchayati Raj functionaries etc. at the district,
sub-division/block level etc. concerned about the women empowerment
programme carried out by them under this scheme. The Government
functionaries would be informed of the remedial action which may be sought by
groups of women and how to be responsive in addressing their problems and
grievances. In case more than one organization is approved for implementing
this scheme in a district/sub-division/block concerned, the District
Administration may give the responsibility of holding such a workshop to one of
the selected organizations. The selected organization shall ensure that other
organizations sanctioned training projects under this scheme in the district/subdivision/block participate in the workshop. For holding this workshop, an
amount of Rs.15,000/- only would be admissible to the organization concerned.
7.8 Nurturing and Hand Holding: Nurturing and hand holding would be a
post-training service to be rendered by the organization for a period not
exceeding one year from the beginning of the training programme to women
who have undergone leadership development training. The facilitators of
organization shall visit the village/locality to assist the empowered women at
least once a month during the project period and hold meetings with them.
Mahila Mandals/ Mahila Sabhas/ Self Help Groups, etc. from amongst the
trainees may be constituted. Regular meetings shall be held for these
Mahila Mandals/ Mahila Sabhas/ Self Help Groups. The implementing
agency shall engage the experts for hand holding. The agency shall
maintain the records of meetings, attendance, photographs and the
issues discussed and resolved during these meetings. This is considered
critical for the success of the scheme in order to ensure that they are guided
and assisted in placing their problems and grievances before the authorities
concerned for remedial action as envisaged in the scheme.
7.9 Concurrent Monitoring and Reporting: The organization shall, while
extending nurturing and hand holding service, carry out concurrent monitoring
for taking corrective action, wherever required. The organization shall submit
monthly/quarterly progress reports and project completion report to the Ministry
in the formats to be prescribed. It shall also submit such reports to the State
and District Administration if so required by the Ministry. Further, the
organization shall, through the Global Positioning System (GPS) enabled
mobile phone, send photos of all important activities of the training programme
such as address by faculty, government functionaries, lunch/meals being
provided, usage of audio-visual equipments, submitting petitions for redressal
of grievances/problems faced, workshop being conducted etc.
- Agency Fees/Charges for Organization
8.1. The organization shall submit proposal through Online Application
Management System (OAMS) for a minimum of 5 (five) batches of
village/locality level training. The organization would be entitled an amount of
Rs.25,000/- only as agency fees/charges per project of 5 (five) Non-residential
village/ urban locality trainings for services rendered towards proper, timely and
successful implementation of the project. Agency fees/charges admissible to
the Organization for Non-residential village/urban locality training would cover
items of expenditure of the organization on concurrent monitoring and
reporting, administrative costs, all other expenses required for implementation
of the scheme, etc.
8.2. In respect of Residential training, an amount of Rs.15,000/- only would
be the entitlement of agency fees/charges for one batch of trainees.
- Prescribed Financial Norms
9.1 The organization shall be provided financial assistance for
implementation of the scheme. The item-wise rates given below in the table
shall be followed. The total cost indicated for each type of training would be the
maximum permissible cost that may be sanctioned for a batch of 25 women.
Supporting documents, if any, should be provided in the project proposal by the
organization for proposed expenditure to be incurred in respect of training,
- Administrative Expenditure for Ministry
10.1 The Ministry shall be permitted to set aside up to the extent of 1.5% of the
annual allocation under this scheme to meet administrative expenditure for
managing Online Application Management System (OAMS), purchase of
computers and accessories, GPS enabled mobile phones and accessories,
furniture, stationary and developing software, DVDs of training modules,
engaging qualified personnel/ agency for entering and analyzing data,
processing proposals, monitoring and evaluating reports, preparation of notes,
power point presentation and reports, preparing material for placing information
and data on the Ministry‟s website, manning telephone during office days for
question and answer (Q & A) facility or outsourcing such activities, issue of
advertisement, consultancy charges for preparation of pedagogy and training
- Financial and Physical Targets
11.1 The scheme will be implemented throughout the country with special
focus on districts, blocks and towns/ cities having a substantial minority
population. It is proposed to cover 2 (two) lakh minority women during entire
12th Five Year Plan Period with 40,000 women in each financial year. The fund
requirement for the scheme for entire 12th Five Year Plan period is Rs. 75
- Advertisement and Submission of Proposals
12.1 Advertisement will be published by the Ministry of Minority Affairs in the
National/Local newspapers for inviting proposals from organizations through
Online Application Management System (OAMS). The link of OAMS is
available on official website of Ministry of Minority Affairs i.e.
www.minorityaffairs.govin. The intending organizations shall apply online
in OAMS. No documents will be submitted by the organizations to the
Ministry, unless asked for. All the documents will be submitted online in
- Criteria for Selection of Organizations
13.1 Mandatory qualifications: Stringent requirements would be adopted for
selection of organizations in order to ensure that organizations that have
capacity are highly motivated, dedicated and committed to the welfare of
women and working in the field among women, especially minority women,
qualify. They should have the requisite personnel, financial viability and
infrastructure to operate at the grass root level for implementation of the
project. Given below are mandatory qualifications required to be fulfilled by the
organization before consideration of other requirements:
(a) The organization must be duly registered and should have been in
operation for a minimum of three years.
(b) The organization should be financially viable and not have deficit account
during last three years. For this, duly audited annual accounts of the last
three years should be uploaded on OAMS.
(c) The organization must have undertaken at least one project exclusively for
development of women and also conducted programmes, where minority
community was included. Evidence to that effect should be uploaded on
(d) Preference will be given to local ground level organization which are
certified by the local authorities/District Collector/ Urban Local Bodies that
such organization has worked in that particular area for women
development projects and delivered good results.
(e) The organization must have at least three key training personnel who
should at least be a Graduate/ a Graduate Diploma holder. A list of all the
key training personnel containing their names, gender, educational
qualifications, area of expertise, number of years and type of experience,
full postal address and contact numbers should be given on OAMS.
(f) The organization should not have been blacklisted by any Government
Departments/agency. Organization or any of its head should not have
been convicted for any criminal offence. An affidavit certified by NOTARY
should be provided.
(g) In case of residential trainings for trainees, the organization must have the
requisite residential boarding facilities, training space and toilets which
should be sufficient for at least 25 trainees. Safety of trainees must be of
13.2 Requirement for processing request: The organisations are required to
Register on the Online Application Management System (OAMS) of „Nai
Roshni‟ and get the ID and Password for login. The Registration of the
organisations will be done only once. Registration would be done through One
Time Password (OTP) gateway on registered mobile number of the
organisation. After registration, the organisations are required to upload the
information on the Online Application Management System (OAMS) and submit
their application online for processing of their request. The documents are
required to be scanned and uploaded on the OAMS.
13.3. Mandatory Criteria to be Given Weightage for Selection: Mandatory
Criteria, which may be modified/changed as per the requirement to assess the
competence of the application organisation and under General Financial Rules
(GFR)/relevant instructions of the Government in this regard, for assessing the
suitability of Organizations by assigning weights and minimum qualification
marks for selection of organization, are given below:-
(a) The number of years of existence and operation of the organization
beyond the minimum requirement of three years.
(b) The number of projects implemented by the organization for
development of women.
(c) Performance record of the institution evaluated by any recognized
(d) The number of projects implemented by the organization in the
region/area/locality similar cultural environment where it intends to
implement the projects under this scheme.
(e) The number of key personnel working for the organization with
undergraduate or post graduate degree in social work.
(f) The number of field women workers/facilitators working for the
organization the organization.
(g) The number of projects of Government, bi-lateral, multi-lateral funding
agencies/institutions or United Nations funded projects taken up by the
- Submission of Proposal
14.1 The Proposal will be submitted in Prescribed Format through Online
Application Management System (OAMS).
14.2 After filling up the Complete Proposal in the OAMS, a print of the same
may be taken and submitted to the District Collectors/ District Magistrates for
their recommendation in the prescribed format, which is available on OAMS
Homepage under “Forms and Guidelines”. The District Administration will
require to ascertain credentials as per prescribed format given on OAMS
Homepage. The DC/ DM will furnish a copy of the recommendation to the
concerned organisation. The organisation will submit scanned copy of the
recommendation through the OAMS and complete the process of online
submission of applications.
14.3 The Organizations will require to qualify on mandatory criteria to make their
project eligible for examination and consideration. The organization is required
to achieve minimum 70% marks for this purpose.
14.4 The Projects of qualified organizations shall be placed for consideration
and approval of the Sanctioning Committee in the Ministry. Financial assistance
would be given to the organizations whose project proposals are found in order
and would serve the objectives of the scheme.
- Evaluation of Proposals
15.1 Organizations fulfilling the mandatory qualifications and essential
requirements laid down by the Ministry would examined by the Ministry and
placed before the Sanctioning Committee.
- Sanctioning Committee
16.1 A Sanctioning Committee as follows will consider and recommend
projects submitted by the empanelled organizations for implementation of
(a) Joint Secretary, Ministry of Minority Affairs (dealing with the scheme) –
(b) Director/ Deputy Secretary (Finance), Ministry of Minority Affairs
(c) Director, Ministry of Women & Child Development – Member
(d) Director, Ministry of Rural Development – Member
(f) Director/ Deputy Secretary, Ministry of Minority Affairs (dealing with the
scheme) – Convener and Member
- Terms and Conditions for Release of Fund
The terms and conditions for release of financial assistance, which may be
reviewed/modified by the Ministry at any stage, are as follows:-
(a) The organization shall have a website displaying all the details of their
organization, head office, field offices, land line telephone numbers,
personnel, details of past operations and activities, etc..
(b) The organization shall have in their possession Global Positioning
System (GPS) digital camera for taking photos of all important activities
such as address by faculty, government functionaries, lunch being
provided, usage of audio-visual equipments, submitting petitions for
redressal of grievances/problems faced, workshop being conducted etc.
(c) The Organization shall furnish an undertaking, in the name of the
competent authority responsible for actual implementation of the
scheme, accepting the terms and conditions laid down by the Ministry of
Minority Affairs and furnish a bond with two sureties and will also be
responsible for furnishing of accounts of the grant sanctioned. The
requirement of furnishing two sureties would not be required in the case
of Central and State Universities/Institutions of higher learning
recognized by University Grants Commission (UGC) and training
institutes of Central and State Government.
(d) The organization shall maintain a separate account for the financial
assistance released by the Ministry of Minority Affairs and shall make
the books of accounts available to the Ministry as and when
requisitioned for inspection.
(e) The organization shall utilize the financial assistance for the specified
(f) The stipend to trainees will be given by Cheque/ online transfer into
the bank account of the beneficiary.
(g) The organization shall give an undertaking that in the event of acting in
contravention of this condition, it will refund the amount received from
the Government with 18% annual penal interest or the penal interest
prescribed by Chief Controller of Accounts and any other action, as
deemed necessary by the Government.
(h) The organization shall be solely responsible for ensuring that women
fulfilling the eligibility criteria are selected for training.
(i) The Organization shall give an undertaking that their books for this
project will be open to inspection by the officers of Central Government,
concerned State Government/UT Administration or any Chartered
Accountant authorized by the Ministry.
(j) On completion of the project, the organization shall submit to the
Ministry of Minority Affairs, the utilization certificate (GFR-19A), and
audited accounts, certified by a Chartered Accountant along with the
following documents through the Online Application Management
(i) Duly audited income and expenditure account/balance sheet
for the year, including receipt & payment account of the
organisation, in respect of funds received during the year.
(ii) A certificate to the effect that the organisation has not received
any other grant for the same project from any other
Ministry/Department of the Government of India, State
Government/UT Administration and any other
Government/Non-Government organization/bilateral/ multilateral funding agencies or United nations.
(k) The organization shall erect at the venue of the training programme,
banners/ boards indicating the date and venue of the training and that
the training/workshop is organized on behalf of Ministry of Minority
Affairs, Government of India.
(l) The organization shall give prior intimation of the training programme on
OAMS to the Ministry/ State Government/UT Administration to enable
officials to be deputed to inspect the training programme.
(m) The organization shall submit photographs, video clippings as evidence
of holding the training programme/workshop to the Ministry through the
Online Application Management System (OAMS). These shall also be
hosted in the website of the Organization.
(n) The organization shall submit copies of pamphlets, publicity materials
etc. brought out in the local language in connection with the training
programme to the Ministry/State Government through the Online
Application Management System (OAMS).
(o) The Government of India will have the right to direct the organization for
making any changes in the programmes or in the estimated cost.
(p) The Government shall have the right to lay down any other conditions
prior to the release of the grants-in-aid.
(q) The organization approved for implementation of the project proposal in
the villages/localities shall ensure that, as far as possible, majority of the
trainers deployed are women, preferably some of them from the minority
- Requirements for Release of Fund in Installments
18.1 A bond furnished by the organization along with two sureties shall be
sufficient if the bond covers the amount that would be released directly to the
organization. Release of second and subsequent installments will be based on
the various requirements to be fulfilled by the organization as stated in the
guidelines and also in the Annex to the sanction order and will invariably
include photographic evidence of all activities/trainings, Progress reports and
utilization certificate by the organization, etc. submitted through OAMS. For the
release of 2nd Installment, an inspection report in prescribed format at OAMS
with regard to satisfactory completion of training will be necessary.
18.2 Photographs: With the Global Positioning System (GPS) enabled
camera/ mobile phones available with the organization, the photos of all daily
activities would be captured and uploaded on OAMS. Submission of
photographs to the Ministry and State Government on each of the activities
carried out by the organization would be a requirement for release of the 2nd
and subsequent installments. The Organization shall place the photographs on
their website also.
18.3 Release of Funds: Funds will be released electronically by the Ministry in
the Bank account of the organization concerned based on the approved project
proposal in installments as follows:
For Non-residential Village/urban locality Training:
st installment: 50% of the approved project cost would be released before
the commencement of the training. The organization will ensure that this
release covers expenditure for conduct of training and allowance/stipend.
Expenditure for holding workshop will be released in one lump sum along
with the first installment, if necessary.
nd installments: 40% of the approved project cost/ admissible cost
incurred on conducting the training programme would be released on
submission of Utilisation Certificate along with audited statement of
accounts of the project, a certificate of satisfactory completion of the
training course duly signed by all women trained and countersigned by
Head of Panchayat/ Municipal Body/ Local Authority and submission of
utilization certificate and other documents as per the guidelines. These will
be submitted through OAMS.
rd Installment: 10% of the approved project cost/ admissible cost would
be released on submission of Project completion report, details of
handholding/ nurturing countersigned by Head of Panchayat/ Municipal
Body/ Local Authority and submission of utilization certificate and other
documents as per the guidelines. These will be submitted through OAMS.
For Residential Training:
st installment: 50% of the approved project cost would b e released before
the commencement of the training. The organization will ensure that this
release covers expenditure for conduct of training and allowance/stipend.
Expenditure for holding workshop will be released in one lump sum along
with the first installment, if necessary.
nd installment: 50% of the approved project cost/ admissible cost incurred
on conducting the training programme would be released on submission of
Utilisation Certificate along with audited statement of accounts of the
project, a certificate of satisfactory completion of the training course duly
signed by all women trained and countersigned by Head of Panchayat/
Municipal Body/ Local Authority and other documents as per the guidelines.
- Electronic Fund Transfer
19.1 Transfer of fund would be done through electronic transfer by the bank.
19.2 For enabling E-payment directly into the account of organization/training
institute, the organization shall furnish an Authorization Letter from the
payee, with full details of e-payment of the Organization i.e. name of payee,
bank IFS code number, bank branch, bank branch name, number and address
etc. The Authorization Letter must be uploaded on the OAMS in
Prescribed Format and counter-signed by the manager of the bank
branch concerned to avoid wrong account number. To provide correct
account number would be responsibility of the organisation.
20.1 Having a website of the organization will be mandatory, which should
display all the details of their organization, head office, field offices, land line
telephone numbers, personnel, details of past operations and activities.
20.2 Ministry will also post the details of the organisation implementing the
project, sanctioned projects, location of the projects, MIS of trainees, etc. in the
public domain on the web portal of Online Management Application System
- Monitoring and Evaluation
21.1 Ministry will put in place a mechanism for monitoring the progress of
implementation of the projects by organizations and for this purpose invite
State Secretary concerned and also some renowned women/NGOs to the
review meetings. The Sanctioning Committee will also review the progress of
implementation of the projects.
21.2 The District Level Committees constituted under Multi-sectoral
Development Programme (MsDP), which also involve People‟s representative,
may also be assigned the task of monitoring this programme.
21.3 Financial monitoring of implementing organizations may also be done
through Chartered Accountants empanelled for this purpose by the Ministry for
which charges shall be met from the sub head professional charges of the
21.4 There will be a Mid-Term Evaluation of the Scheme. During Mid-Term
Evaluation, the Ministry will particularly review the necessity of the training
modules in a particular area, financial viability of such trainings, maximum
number of women who could be trained by an organization. This could be done
by the agencies empanelled with the Ministry under the Research/Studies,
Monitoring and Evaluation of Development Schemes including Publicity,
experienced officers, women, NGOs could also be involved in this process.
21.5 Impact assessment and evaluation of the project would be carried out
periodically or as and when required, by an empanelled agency of the Ministry
as above. Such studies will be funded under the existing scheme of
Research/studies, Monitoring and Evaluation of the Ministry.
- Review of the Scheme
22.1 The implementation of the scheme would be reviewed by the Ministry
from time to time.
22.2 Ministry of Minority Affairs may make changes/modifications, not involving
financial aspects, in the scheme as and when required for improvement in
implementation keeping in view the National, Regional needs and requirements
of target groups.