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Learn & Earn Scheme

“lh[kks vkSj dekvk s”
“Learn & Earn”
A Skill Development Initiative for Minorities
Government of India
Ministry of Minority Affairs
June 2013
“lh[kks vkSj dekvks”
“Learn & Earn”
Para No.
Particulars Page Number
1 Introduction of the Scheme 3
2 Objectives of the Scheme 5
3 Scope of the Scheme 6
4 Eligibility of PIAs and Trainees 7
5 Components of the Scheme 8
6 Pattern of Funding 12
7 Release of Funds 14
8 Procedure for Application 15
9 Duration of Project and its Component 16
10 Placement and Post Placement Support 17
11 Management Information System 18
12 Knowledge Partner/Technical Support
Agency- Supervision and Quality
13 Project Monitoring 20
14 Audit 21
15 Project Completion 21
16 Terms and Conditions 21
17 Mid-Term Appraisal 22
Appendix 23-27
lh[kks vkSj dekvks
Learn & Earn
A Central Sector Scheme for Skill Development of Minorities

    1.1 According to latest Report of National Sample Survey Organization –
    61st Round (2004-05) published in March 2007, self employment in the
    Rural areas– in agriculture as well as non agriculture – was the main
    statue for the Religious Groups. In 2004-05, 26% of Muslims and
    35% of Christians depended on “self employment in agriculture”,
    whereas in “self employment in non-agriculture sector”, 28% of
    Muslims and 15% of Christians were involved.
    1.2 In Urban India, during 2004-05, proportion of Muslims households
    depending on “self employment”, “regular wage/salary” and “casual
    labour” were 49%, 30% and 14% respectively, whereas for the
    Christian it was 27%, 47% and 11% respectively.
    1.3 In Rural areas, the Workers Population Ration (WPR) among the males
    of all ages in 2004-05 was the highest among Christians (56%)
    followed by Hindus (55%) and then Muslims were the lowest (50%).
    Similarly WPR for Females for Christians (36%) and Hindus (34%) was
    much higher than that for Muslims (18%).
    1.4 In Rural India, the unemployment rate was higher in Christians (44%)
    followed by Muslims (23%) and Hindus (15%). Similarly in Urban
    India the unemployment rate was highest among Christians (86%)
    followed by Hindus (44%) and Muslims (41%).
    1.5 According to reports of Directorate General of Employment and
    Training (DGE&T), a majority of India workforce does not possess
    marketable skills which is an impediment in getting decent
    employment and improving their economic condition.
    1.6 While India has large young population, only 10% of the Indian labour
    forces – 8% informally and 2% formally have acquired vocational
    skills. About 63% of the school students drop out at different stages
    reaching class- X. Only about 3.1 million vocational training seats are
    available in the country whereas about 12.8 million persons enter the
    labour market every year. Even out of these training places, very few
    are available for early school dropouts. This signifies that a large
    number of school drop outs do not have access to skill development
    for improving their employability at one side and availability of 12.8
    million jobs at the other side. As per estimates of 2011, in India there
    is a skill gap of about 244 million across 21 key sectors.
    1.7 According to Sachar Committee Recommendations, the country is
    going through a high growth phase. This is a time to help the
    underprivileged to utilize new opportunity through Skill development
    and education. A large segment of the Muslim community is engaged
    in self-employment activities. Besides, a significant proportion,
    especially women, is actually engaged in home- based work. While
    some of these workers are engaged in sectors that have experienced
    growth, many are engaged in occupations/ sectors that are stagnant.
    The policy intervention needs to help workers engaged in growthoriented sectors to become part of the larger network of market
    oriented firms engaged in that sector. For those caught in the stagnant
    sectors, a transition path will have to be evolved. Skill upgradation,
    education and credit availability, will have an important role in both
    these strategies.
    1.8 National Skill Development Policy envisages that the skills and
    knowledge are the driving forces of economic growth and social
    development for any country. Countries with higher and better levels
    of skills adjust more effectively to the challenges and opportunities.
    1.9 India is in transition to a knowledge based economy and its
    competitive edge will be determined by the abilities of its people to
    create, share and use knowledge more effectively. This transition will
    require India to develop workers into knowledge workers who will be
    more flexible, analytical, adaptable and multi skilled.
    1.10 India has the advantage of “demographic dividend. Harnessing the
    demographic dividend through appropriate skill development efforts
    would provide an opportunity to achieve inclusion and productivity
    within the country and also a reduction in the global skill shortages.
    Large scale skill development is thus an imminent imperative.
    Keeping in view the above mentioned points and the recommendations of
    the Working Group on “Empowerment of Minorities” for 12th Five Year Plan,
    Ministry of Minority Affairs proposes “lh[kks vk Sj dekvks (Learn and Earn)”, a new
    100% Central Sector Scheme for “Skill Development of Minorities” to be
    implemented from the financial year 2013-14 onwards. The guidelines under
    the scheme are as follows:
    2.1 To bring down unemployment rate of minorities during 12th Plan period.
    2.2 To conserve and update traditional skills of minorities and establish
    their linkages with market.
    2.3 To improve employability of existing workers, school dropouts etc. and
    ensure their placement.
    2.4 To generate means of better livelihood for marginalized minorities and
    bring them in the mainstream.
    2.5 To enable minorities to avail opportunities in the growing market.
    2.6 To develop potential human resource for the country.
    3.1 The scheme will aim at upgrading the skills of the minority youths in
    various modern/traditional vocations depending upon their educational
    qualification, present economic trends and the market potential, which
    can earn them a suitable employment or make them suitably skilled to
    go for self employment.
    3.2 Ministry of Minority Affairs will take up skill development programme for
    Modular Employable Skills (MES) which are approved by National
    Council of Vocational Training (NCVT). The MES courses approved by
    NCVT include majority of traditional skills being practiced by the
    minority communities e.g. Embroidery, Chikankari, Zardosi, Patch work,
    Gem and Jewelry, Weaving, Wooden works, Leather goods, Brass metal
    works, Glass wares, Carpet etc. Moreover, other courses approved by
    NCVT may also be taken up in a particular State or region depending on
    the demand and local market potential. This would help, on one hand to
    conserve the traditional arts and crafts practiced by minorities and on
    the other hand empower the minority communities to face the market
    challenges and avail opportunities.
    4.1 The scheme will be implemented following Project Implementing
    Agencies (PIAs) through:
    a) Societies of the State Governments/UT Administrations registered
    under Societies Registration Act. The Societies may be constituted at
    State/UT level or District level depending upon the size of the
    State/UT. The Societies will be responsible for identification of the
    employment potential in their respective State/UT and the training
    institution, sponsoring minority candidates, monitoring their training
    and their placement.
    b) Any private recognized/registered professional institution of repute
    conducting such skill development courses for at least last three
    years with established market linkages and placement record.
    c) Any industry or an association of industries like ASSOCHAM, CII,
    FICCI etc.who are willing to run such skill up-gradation training
    centres as per financial norms of the scheme with a proper plan of
    d) Any institution of Central/State Governments including Public Sector
    Undertakings and Training institutes of Central/ State Governments
    including Panchayati Raj Training institutions.
    e) Civil Societies (CS)/Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) which
    fulfill the following requirements:
    (i). Any registered CS/NGO engaged in conduct and promotion
    of social welfare of communities, particularly minorities.
    (ii). The organization should have been registered for at least
    last three years.
    (iii). Experience of at least three years in the field of skill
    upgradation programmes.
    (iv). Financial viability of the organization and ability to continuethe work for limited periods in absence of assistance from
    the Ministry.
    (v). Good reputation and credentials.
    (vi). Capacity to mobilize minority community, particularly
    minority women.
    (vii). Networking with other institutions for optimum utilization
    of resources allocated and assets created.
    f) Black listed or debarred organizations by any Central/State
    Ministry/Department will not be eligible.
    4.2 Eligible Trainees/beneficiaries
    a. The trainee should belong to minority community.
    b. The trainee should be between 14-35 years of age.
    c. The minimum qualification of trainee should be at least Class V.
    d. In case reserved categories as prescribed under this scheme
    remain vacant, these vacant seats may be treated as
    5.1 The scheme will be implemented for the benefit of the 5 (five) notified
    minority communities under National Commission for Minorities Act
    1992 (viz. Muslims, Christians, Sikhs, Buddhists and Parsis). However,
    in the States/UTs where some other minority communities notified by
    respective State/UT Governments exist, they may also be considered
    for the programme but they will not occupy more than 5% of the total
    5.2 The scheme can be taken up anywhere in the country but preference
    will be given to organizations which aim at developing traditional skills
    of minorities with ensured market linkages and propose the
    programme for identified minority concentration districts /
    blocks /towns/ cluster of villages and the North-Eastern
    region. Under the scheme, priority will also be given to promote the
    traditional skills including arts and crafts practiced by minority
    communities and establish their linkages with the national and global
    market. However, the training for various modern trades having
    employment potential in the region shall also be encouraged.
    5.3 It will be imperative on the part of the implementing organization to
    assess the employment potential in a particular area in advance
    depending on the educational qualification of the target population,
    present economic trend and market potential before proposing the
    5.4 The Project Implementation Agency (PIA) may consider activation of
    mechanisms in conjunction with Industry for “Job fairs” and “Job
    counseling” in order to spread awareness, create choice and ensure
    that the poor and vulnerable are adequately catered to in the skilling
    5.5 The implementing organizations will be required to establish linkages
    with institutions recognized by NCVT which can provide a
    Certificate/Diploma to the candidates for the trades in which they have
    been trained. The module of the training should be approved by NCVT/
    DG (ET) / National Skill Development Corporation.
    5.6 The implementing organization shall also establish linkages with
    placement services, and for the candidates interested in self
    employment after availing the training, the organization shall arrange
    easy micro finance/loans for them through financial institutions,
    National Minority Development Finance Corporation (NMDFC), banks,
    5.7 Minimum 33% seats will be reserved for minority girl/ women
    5.8 Priority will be given to organizations who would guarantee 75%
    overall placement percentage and out of that at least 50% placement
    should be in organized sector.
    5.9 The scheme would have two components:
    (a) Placement linked skills training program for Modern Trades.
    (b) Skills Training Program for Traditional Trades/Crafts/Art Forms.
    (a) Placement linked Skills Training Programme for Modern trades:
    (i) The training programmes are to be of minimum 3 months
    (ii) The training programme must include soft skills training, basic IT
    training and basic English training.
    (iii) The focus of this programme is that the training should result in
    gainful and sustainable employment for the youth.
    (iv) Each participant will undergo a training based on his/her
    aptitude and capability to be selected from the options of Sector
    specific Vocational Skills Program available under this
    (v) The skills training must focus on industry readiness and must be
    compliant with MES guidelines.
    (vi) The skills training for modern skills must result in minimum of
    75% placement and out of that at least 50% placement should
    be in organized sector.
    (b) Skills Training Programme for Traditional Trades:
    (I) The Skill Training Programmme would have to be supported by the
    following activities to ensure that the desired employability
    outcomes are achieved amongst the trainees.
    i. Identification and Collectivization of the youth involved in
    traditional trades into Self Help Groups (SHGs)/ Producer
    companies. The SHG would have an average of 20 members.
    ii. Provision of skills training to youth to enhance their skills
    levels (domain training, entrepreneurial training, soft skills, IT
    Training, English Language training) that would enable the
    SHG develop a market oriented production model.
    iii. Provide forward (customer access) and backward linkages
    (vendor access). These should be clearly established through
    a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) arrangement.
    iv. Assist in development of business plan proposal for
    submission to various financial institutions including National
    Minorities Development and Finance Corporation (NMDFC).
    Raise funds for the SHG through these efforts.
    v. Assist in hiring of management team for the SHG/ producer
    (II) The programmes are to be of minimum 2 months duration and a
    maximum of 1 year depending upon the selected trade.
    (III) The focus of this programme is that the activities should result in
    creation of an SHG of skilled youth with access to funds for
    establishment and operation thereby ensuring income enhancement
    for the youth.
    (IV) The skills training must focus on industry readiness and must be
    compliant with Modular Employable Skills guidelines.
    5.10 The trainees will be linked with Aadhaar/UID Number, if available or
    any other Government recognized identification number.
    5.11 The organization shall ensure the residential facilities for the outstation
    trainees (separate for male and female trainees) enrolled in the
    institute. The training institutes will be meant for trainees belonging to
    minority communities. However, to promote inter-community
    solidarity, 15% candidates belonging to BPL families of non-minority
    communities may also be considered. In addition, 2.5% will also be
    reserved for disabled persons belonging to minority communities.
    5.12 The organization should have sufficient number of class rooms,
    demonstration facilities, toilets (with separate toilets for females) and
    infrastructure etc. for conducting quality training.
    (a) This is a 100% Central Sector Scheme and will be implemented
    by the Ministry directly through empanelled eligible
    (b) Full cost of the approved projects as per prescribed financial
    norms would be borne by the Ministry.
    (c) An incentive amount of 5% of the project cost will be payable to
    PIA‟s who successfully complete the project in time with all
    conditions met including placements.
    (d) The cost norms for various components of the placement
    linked skills training programme per beneficiary are as per
    the table below and cost breakup must separately cover all the
    components given below:
    Cost head Maximum
    Rental/Lease expenditure including Computers, tables,
    chairs, workstations etc.
    Maximum Rs
    20,000 per
    O&M of training centres including rental, electricity,
    water, generator and other running expenses
    Lunch, Tea and Travel expenses during training
    Training of Trainers and Induction
    Training expenses including salaries of trainers & other
    resource persons, learning kit, assessment &
    MIS website, tracking and other monitoring expenses
    Institutional overheads (Max 10 % of all above)
    Post placement support (to be given to all placed
    candidates for 2 months after placement) @ 2000 per
    Sub-total 24000
    Incentive @ 5 % of all costs excluding Post
    placement support to be payable to PIA’s who
    successfully complete the project in time with all
    conditions met
    Total cost 25000
    In addition to above, following costs will also be admissible:
    (i). Boarding/Lodging of outstation beneficiary (for whom the
    organization arranges the residential facility) for three months
    @ Rs.1500 per month for 3 (three) months. The beneficiary
    will also be entitled for monthly stipend @ Rs.750 p.m.
    (ii). Monthly stipend for local Non-residential trainees would be
    Rs.1500 per month.
    (e) The cost norms for various components of the skills
    training programme for traditional trades are as below:
    Cost to Organization will be given @ Rs. 10000/- per trainee
    per month for Non-residential program and Rs. 13000/- per
    trainee per month for Residential program which includes
    as follows: (the organization/institutes will submit calculations
    on the basis of duration of program (includes SHG formation,
    training, fund raising, establishing backward and forward
    linkages and hiring of management team in months)
    (i) Boarding/Lodging of outstation beneficiary (for
    whom the organization arranges the residential
    facility) for three months @ Rs.1500 per month.
    The beneficiary will also be entitled for monthly
    stipend @ Rs.750 p.m.
    (ii) Monthly stipend for local Non-residential trainees
    would be Rs.1500 per month.
    (iii) Rs. 2000/- per trainee for procurement of raw
    material etc. as a one time cost.
    (iv) Monthly remuneration to faculty/supporting staff
    (v) Other Training Costs.
    (vi) Testing and certification fees.
  8. Release of Funds
    (i) On approval of a project, the funds will be released in 3
    installments i.e. 40:40:20+Incentive (if applicable). Funds
    towards release will be disbursed directly to the PIAs by
    electronic transfer in the account of the PIA.
    (ii) Installment pattern for fund release will be as follows:
  9. Ist Installment:
    The first instalment (i.e. 40% of the project cost) will be
    released after the approval of the project and the entering
    into of an Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between
  10. IInd Installment:
    The 2nd installment of 40% of project cost will be released
    subject to the compliance with the following:
    a. Utilization of 60% of the 1st instalment
    supported by an audited utilization certificate
    and weekly off site (i.e. online) and monthly
    on-site inspection of PIA accounts by the
    Technical Support Agency. This checking is to
    ensure that weekly and monthly targets are
    being met.
    b. Submission of year-wise audit reports for the
    preceding years of the project as soon as due.
  11. IIIrd Installment (Final installment)
    The 3rd installment of 20%+ Incentive (if applicable)
    of project cost will be released upon:
    a. The project completion report as prescribed by
    the Ministry.
    b. The audited utilization certificate is submitted.
    c. Deliverables as required in the projects are
    met and is verified by the Technical Support
    Agency through random physical verification of
    MIS data both physical and financial.
    d. Details of placement done in prescribed
    e. Details of trained candidates self employed in
    prescribed format.
    8.1 Ministry of Minority Affairs will invite Expression of Interest (EoI) for
    empanelment through an advertisement in newspapers and official
    website of the Ministry from organizations/institutions.
    8.2 The EoIs will be examined by a Screening Committee of the Ministry
    for empanelment. The empanelment would be valid for entire 12th Plan
    Period. However, Ministry reserves the right to cancel empanelment at
    any stage without notice.
    8.3 Ministry may empanel organizations every financial year as per
    8.4 The Ministry may verify the credentials of the organizations through
    Technical Support Agency.
    8.5 The proposals of empanelled organizations will be considered by the
    following Sanctioning Committee:
    1 Concerned Joint Secretary in the Ministry Chairperson
    2 Representative of Planning Commission Member
    3 Representative of Ministry of Labour &
    4 Representative of JS & FA Member
    5 Director (MsDP) in the Ministry Member
    6 Director (concerned with the scheme) Member
    8.4 The proposals recommended by the Sanctioning Committee will be
    approved by the Secretary (Minority Affairs).
    8.6 In addition to above, the Ministry may also follow an alternative route
    to give a fillip to employment opportunities for minorities. Ministry may
    enter in MoU with industries or industrial associations for conducting
    training courses and 100% placements of trained minority candidates.
  13. Duration of the Project and its components
    i. The total duration of projects under „Seekho aur Kamao‟ programme
    would be coterminous with 12th Five Year Plan.
    ii. The duration of each training programme for modern skills shall be
    of minimum 3 months duration depending on the Skill Set including
    Technical Skills, Soft Skills and Life Skills.
    iii. The duration of each programme for traditional skills shall be up to
    a maximum of 1 year duration depending on the trade. The program
    would include formation of SHGs/ Producer Companies.
  14. Placement and Post Placement Support
    As the focus of this programme is to provide meaningful employment,
    following are some general placement conditions which must be met
    by PIAs:
    (i) Placement assistance and counselling should be offered to all
    candidates and placement must be ensured for a minimum of 75%
    candidates and at least 50% in organized sector.
    (ii) Placement as far as possible should be made with minimum
    (iii) The aim of providing Post Placement Support (PPS) is to help the
    candidates in settling down and taking care of their needs in the
    starting months of employment.
    (iv) The distribution of PPS is one of the key responsibilities of the PIA.
    (v) Preferably, placement should be in organized sector with
    associated benefits like PF, ESI etc.
    (vi) But as some sectors like construction are not very organized but
    payments mostly exceed the organized sector; hence informal
    sector jobs would be considered subject to the following
    (a) A particular job recognizes skills acquired by the
    (b) Offers a valid future progression.
    (vii) The placement in the informal sector should be considered only if
    the following conditions are met:
    (a) A offer letter assuring the minimum wages of the
    (b) Certificate from the employer that wages have been
    paid as per the minimum wages.
    (c) The jobs should not be purely temporary and must
    have stability.
    (viii) The candidate would be treated as placed if he/she continues to be
    in job for at least 3 continuous months after training. One of the
    following documents would be treated as proof of placement:
  15. Salary slips issued by employer.
  16. Account statement of bank account of candidate with
    credits of salary.
  17. Letter with name of candidate and salary details.
    (ix) PIA has to ensure Post placement tracking and monitoring the
    extent of retention in the new jobs for a period of one year.
  18. Management Information System (MIS)
    (a) The management of the quality of the programme requires
    information to be constantly assessed and built upon. This can be
    ensured only through regular tracking and follow up. Thus
    maintenance of MIS as per formats and standards prescribed by
    the Ministry will have t o be done by the PIAs.
    (b) Use of ICT platform for hosting and delivering variety of project
    services like financial management system (FMS), decision support
    systems (DSS) for the project. Implementation agencies will have
    to maintain participant specific information and meet all applicable
    reporting requirements. The regularity and quality of entry of
    information may prescribed by the Ministry or the appointed TSA.
    (c) The PIA would maintain tracking data for one year after completion
    of training and would maintain the same on real – time web based
    system to monitor the progress of trainees.
  19. Knowledge Partner / Technical Support Agency (TSA),
    Supervision and Quality Management
    12.1 The Ministry will not only make the implementing agencies accountable
    for the components listed under appraisal, but will also position
    systems and checks to ensure that what actually is happening on the
    ground is effectively and consistently supervised. For this purpose, the
    Ministry will engage a specialized agency in the field of skill
    development programmes as “Knowledge Partner or Technical
    Support Agency (TSA)” following due procedure prescribed under
    General Financial Rules right from the time of launch of the scheme.
    12.2 The TSA will assist the Ministry of Minority Affairs in devising area
    specific strategies, designing of project format, training, developing
    performance indicators and monitoring of implementation of
    12.3 TSA would develop suitable protocols for the supervision of the
    following processes:
    (a) Ensuring that PIA‟s adopt appropriate mobilising
    strategies as well as candidate selection and counselling.
    (b) Ensuring compliance with certification and accreditation
    procedures prescribed.
    (c) Presence of minimum training infrastructure and requisite
    human resource at the PIA‟ s skill training centres, before
    allowing project to commence.
    (d) Updation of required MIS entries, at pre-determined time
    (e) PIA‟s adherence to transparency requirements, as
    prescribed by the Ministry from time to time.
    (f) Maintenance of training centres, as per the norms
    prescribed from time to time.
    (g) Ensuring quality of training imparted and participation of
    trainees throughout.
    (h) Fund releases.
    (i) Grievance redress arrangements for PIAs, trainers,
    candidates and employers.
    (j) Regular review of the projects.
    12.4 The TSA or any of its sister organization/franchise would not be
    eligible for empanelment with the Ministry for project implementation.
    12.5 The Ministry would evolve an institutional mechanism for supervision;
    all PIAs would have to adhere to the norms of this mechanism.
    12.6 About 3% of the annual budget may be allowed to be used for
    engagement of TSA and management of the scheme.
  20. Project Monitoring
    (i) Monitoring is a continuous measurement of progress while the
    project is on-going which involves checking and measuring progress,
    analysing the situation and reacting to new events, opportunities,
    and issues. Ministry may authorize TSA or any other agency to
    conduct concurrent monitoring and random checking of physical and
    financial reports on the MIS. Ministry‟s officials may also monitor the
    projects. The Information gathered from this will be fed into the
    decision making process for release of funds and sanctions of project
    (ii) Monitoring may entail random visits to training centres and validate:
    (a) The presence of minimum infrastructure supposed to be
    present as per due requirements.
    (b) MIS entries of conducting door to door household
    surveys/test calls to certify the veracity of beneficiaries.
    (c) Validate facts about training, placement and retention of
    those candidates from the residing area who were trained
    under the project and placed outside the Panchayat, by
    meeting members of the beneficiary‟s family.
  21. Audit
    (i) The Ministry retains the right to carry out audit of the accounts of
    the project, if deemed necessary, including audit by the CAG and by
    the Principal Account officer of the Ministry or by independent
    agency. The PIA shall make available all relevant records for the
    purpose whenever requested by an agency authorized by the
    (ii) Financial audit is to be carried out by the Chartered Accountant of
    PIA as per the statutory provisions, and the accounts of the project
    shall be maintained separately in order to facilitate meaningful audit.
    (iii) The Audit Report together with action taken on the auditor‟s
    observations and physical progress under the project shall be
    furnished at the time of release of 2nd / 3rd instalment of Central
  22. Project Completion
    (i) The completion report of the project should be made available by
    the PIA to the Ministry along with audited utilization certificate and
    audit reports of 2
    nd instalment before the release of the 3
    rd (final)
    (ii) Documentation (including videos, audio and photographs) is an
    integral part of the project along with video recording giving the
    status of beneficiaries before and after the project. It should cover
    the details of deliverables as indicated in the project and
    achievements made against these deliverables.
    16.1 The implementing organizations shall be bound by the terms and
    conditions of the scheme as at Appendix.
  24. Mid-Term Appraisal
    The scheme will be subjected to mid-term appraisal after 3 (three)
    years and review in last year of the 12th Plan period after getting
    evaluation and impact assessment done by a reputed independent

Terms and Conditions attached to the Central Sector
Scheme of lh[kk s vkSj dekvks (Learn & Earn)
Skill Development of Minorities
The grant-in-aid sanctioned under the scheme is subject to fulfillment of
following terms and conditions by the implementing

  1. that the organization which intends to receive the Grant-in-aid under
    the Scheme, will fulfill the eligibility criteria as specified under the
  2. the grants cannot be claimed as a matter of right, it depends on sole
    discretion of Government of India depending on the merit of the
  3. that the organization will confirm in writing to the effect at the
    beginning of each financial year that the conditions contained in this
    document and as revised from time to time for the implementation of
    this scheme are acceptable to it;
  4. that the organization will also execute a Bond on Non-Judicial Stamp
    Paper of Rs.20 in favour of the President of India to the effect that it
    will abide by terms and conditions attached to the grant and the
    scheme that revised from time to time and that in case of its failure to
    abide by the same, it will refund to the Government the total Grant-inaid sanctioned to it for the purpose with interest accrued thereon and
    shall be liable for criminal action as per law;
  5. that the Ministry shall not be liable for any kind of payment to the
    temporary/regular employees appointed by the organization for
    running the project;
  6. that the organization shall maintain a separate account in a
    nationalized/scheduled Bank in respect of this grant. All receipts and
    payments involving Rs.10,000/- and above of the grantee institution
    must be through cheques only. The grantee institutions are required to
    submit at the time of seeking grant for continuation of the project, a
    copy of the bank pass book indicating all transactions made in
    connection with the running of the sanctioned project. The accounts
    will remain open for inspection by representatives/officers from the
    Ministry, office of Comptroller and Auditor General of India,
    Government of India, or concerned State Government at any time. The
    organization shall have the accounts of the grant-in-aid audited either
    by CAG empanelled Auditors or Chartered Accountant and supply a
    copy of the following audited accounts, together with Utilisation
    Certificate in GFR 19(A), to the Ministry latest by first week of June
    month every year:
    (a) the receipt and payment account of grant-in-aid in
    question for the year;
    (b) the income and expenditure accounts of grant-in-aid in
    question for the year;
    (c) the balance sheet, indicating assets and liabilities from
    grant-in-aid in question;
    (d) the utilization certificate in prescribed format (GFR-19A)
    as per General Financial Rules along with the item-wise
    (e) the audited accounts of the organisation as a whole for
    the year.
  7. the organization shall submit performance-cum-achievement report
    as prescribed by the Ministry for which it received Grant-in-aid;
  8. that the facilities to be extended with the help of the Grant-in-aid
    will be available for the welfare of all minorities irrespective of creed,
    religion, colour, etc.;
  9. the organization will not obtain grant for the same purpose/project
    from any other source, including the Government sources. In case,
    it receives grant for the same project from other sources also, the
    same will be intimated to Ministry of Minority Affairs immediately
    after receipt with proper reference;
  10. the organization will not divert Grant-in-aid or entrust the execution
    of the project for which Grant-in-aid is sanctioned, to another
    organization or institution;
  11. that if the Government is not satisfied with the progress of the
    project or considers that the guidelines of the scheme, terms &
    conditions of the sanction etc., are being violated, it reserves the
    right to terminate the Grant-in-aid with immediate effect and also
    take such other actions as it deems fit with or without prior notice.
    Further, an organization once black listed by the Ministry, will never
    be considered by the Ministry for grants in future, even if delisted
    from the black list at any point of time;
  12. that at the time of renewal of the project any unspent balance out of
    the grants shall be adjusted by the Ministry in the subsequent
    admissible grant due;
  13. no assets acquired wholly or substantially out of this Grant-in-aid
    will be dispose off or encumbered and or otherwise utilized for the
    purpose other than for which sanctioned;
  14. the organization shall maintain a register in the GFR (19) of
    permanent and semi-permanent assets acquired wholly or in part
    out of this Grant-in-aid. This register shall remain open for
    inspection to the officials from the Office of the Comptroller and
    Auditor General of India/Government of India/State
    Government/Union Territories. The register shall be maintained
    separately in respect of this grant and a copy thereof furnished to
    the Ministry, along with the Audited Accounts;
  15. the release of the last installment of the annual grant will be
    conditional upon the grantee institutions to provide reasonable
    evidence of proper utilization of installment released earlier during
    the year as prescribed by the Ministry;
  16. the organizations should liaise with District Administration for
    convergence of other existing services for the welfare of minorities.
    It should also maintain contact and seek cooperation of local
    Panchayati Raj Institutions. It should also have institutional
    arrangements for seeking community participation;
  17. provisions of General Financial Rule 150(2) would be applicable
    where the NGOs are being provided assistance for the prescribed
  18. the organization shall appropriately display the boards that should
    be erected a tthe project site indicating that the project is running
    under the aegis of Ministry of Minority Affairs, Government of India;
  19. the purchase of non-recurring items (if any) should be made only
    from authorized dealers at competitive prices and subject to
    vouchers being produced for inspection;
  20. that the organization shall not charge any fees from the
  21. in case of new projects, the organization shall intimate this Ministry
    and the State Minority Welfare Department about the date of
    commencement of project and that should be within 15 days from
    the receipt of funds by the organization in their bank account;
  22. that the organization shall not profess or promote any
    religious/communal/fundamentalist/divisive beliefs or doctrines with
    these grants;
  23. in the event of a Court case, the organization shall not be entitled to
    any grant-in-aid till the matter is pending in the Court of Law; the
    Ministry shall not be responsible for any legal/intellectual/contractual
    disputes between the implementing organization and a third party.
    By accepting the grant, the recipient accepts this condition;
  24. for all disputes involving Ministry of Minority Affairs with regard to
    release of grants, the jurisdiction of the Courts will be Delhi;
  25. the organization shall abide by all the aforesaid terms & conditions,
    guidelines of the scheme, provisions of GFRs, and any subsequent
    revision/changes therein.
    Date Signature of President/Secretary/CEO
    Place Full Name
    Date Designation
    Official Stamp