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NGOs & Aids to Dalit NGOs

Assistance to NGOs for welfare of dalit community LOK SABHA

The Grant-in-aid released to NGOs for various projects under the scheme of "Grant-in-aid to Voluntary Organizations working for Scheduled Castes" during the last 3 years is as under:-

Year No. of NGOs Amount released 2006-07 336 Rs. 29.01 Crore 2007-08 349 Rs. 30.95 Crore 2008-09 266 Rs. 21.50 Crore
Release of grant-in-aid is based on the inspection reports of the NGOs and on the recommendations of the Multi-Disciplinary Grant-in-aid Committees of the respective State Governments. Inspections, wherever necessary, are also conducted by the officials of this Ministry. Evaluation studies are conducted from time to time to assess the impact of the working of the NGOs under the scheme.

Funds are allocated under various schemes of the Ministry and through Apex Corporations for Educational and Economic Development of Scheduled Castes. These are as under:-

Educational Development

I. Pre-Matric Scholarship for the Children of those engaged i…


Reservation in IndiaFrom Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia This article needs additional citations for verification. (May 2015)
This article needs attention from an expert on the subject. (September 2015) The system of reservation in India is comprising series of measures, such as reserving access to seats in the various legislatures, to government jobs, and to enrollment in higher educational institutions. The reservation nourishes the historically disadvantaged castes and tribes, listed as Scheduled Castes and Scheduled tribes (SCs and STs) by the Government of India and also those designated as Other Backwards Classes (OBCs). The reservation is undertaken to address the historic oppression, inequality and discrimination faced by those communities and to give these communities a place. It is intended to realise the promise of equality enshrined in the Constitution. 
The Constitution prohibits untouchability and obligates the state to make special provision for the betterment of…