Literary meet of Transgenders

Kolkata Set to Host India's 1st Transgender Poetry Meet, Faces Backlash from Critics

 

Kolkata: India’s first government-sponsored poetry meet for transgenders–‘Transgender Poets’ Meet’– is set to be held in Kolkata on July 17.

Six transgender poets and writers from West Bengal will be participating in the event, organised by Sahitya Akademi, an organization under the Union Culture Ministry.

Among those who are likely to participate in the meet are Rani Majumder, Aruna Nath, Anjali Mandal, Debdutta Biswas and Debojyoti Bhattacharya.

The idea to hold the event was put forward by Manabi Bandopadhyay, who is a college principal and a trans-woman. “We had organised Nari Chetana (Women Empowerment) Diwas on International Women’s Day. Dr Manabi Bandopadhyay suggested that we should consider organizing exclusive events for transgender writers and poets,” said Mihir Sahu, officer-in-charge, Eastern Region, Sahitya Akademi.Speaking to News18 Manabi Bandopadhyay said, “As a member of the advisory board of the eastern regional centre of Sahitya Akademi, I suggested that such events for transgender persons will help them to showcase their creativity. We are doing this on an experimental basis and I am sure we will get a good response.”

However, transgender activist Ranjita Sinha, who is also a member of the Bengal Transgender Development Board opposed the move and claimed that such events with a handful of transgender people would hardly enable the community establish their dignity in society.

“I was shocked when I came to know about this. I am sorry for my trans-brothers and sisters across Bengal. Since the NALSA verdict, we have failed to ensure basic human rights to the members of my community. Be it medical, employment generation or proper census of my community population, we have failed,” she said.

Sinha said that such literary festivals mocked the transgenders when less than one per cent of them are unable to attain basic education.

She also expressed her displeasure over Manabi leading the event. “I am equally shocked to know that our Vice Chairperson, Manabi, is taking the lead in this event. Is such an event is the current need of trans people? Or is it Roti, Kapda, Makan? In the coming days the starving, deprived, discriminated trans citizens are going to ask for an answer to this question,” said Sinha.

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India launches National Digital Library

On 19 June, the Union Human Development Minister, Mr Prakash Javadekar launched the National Digital Library in the country’s capital. The library is a source of millions of academic texts from around the world which will be open to the general public.

According to an official release by the Human Resource Development (HRD), the National Digital Library of India (NDLI) is a project of the Ministry under the National Mission on Education through Information and Communication Technology (NMEICT). The National Digital Library aims to make digital educational resources available to all Indian citizens to empower, inspire and encourage learning.

The work on developing and implementing the National Digital Library began in 2015; it was built by the Indian Institute of Technology in Kharagpur using technology provided the HRD Ministry. The digital library is just one project under the Digital India plan that was initiated by Indian Prime Minister Mr Narendra Modi.

Mr Prakash Javadekar said that the National Digital Library will make learning resources available to users, the library has over 17 million source materials from more than 160 sources, in over 200 languages and according to the press release, around 3 million users are registered on the National Digital Library.

Apart from the website, the Ministry has also made the National Digital Library available on phones through its mobile application; the National Digital Library Mobile App will enable people to access a vast reservoir of digital content from not only the country but across the globe as well. Digital information will be able to reach users even the most remote parts of India.

Mr Prakash Javadekar said that the app, which already has 670,000 downloads, is currently available for both iPhone and Android users; learners can look for particular information using parameters like the subject matter, source, and content type etc. As of now, the app is available in three languages – English, Hindi and Bengali.

The National Digital Library uses a single-window system to increase efficiency through time and cost savings. The platform collects and organises metadata from leading learning institutions in India and from across the globe. It is a digital repository containing textbooks, articles, videos, audiobooks, lectures, simulations, fiction and other kinds of learning media.

According to Mr Prakash Javadekar, the National Digital Library is a round-the-clock knowledge centre that is will be made accessible to anyone with an Internet connection. Anybody can access the digital library anytime and anywhere and will be contributing to the Government’s Read More India (Padhe Bharat Badhe Bharat)plan that aims to improve the language and mathematics skills of the youth of the country, primarily.

The National Digital Library initiative will be able to help thousands of students in the country by providing free source material like textbooks and guides that were previously hard to come by, being both expensive and limited. The Minister of Culture, Dr Mahesh Sharma stated that the collaboration between the National Digital Library by Ministry of Human Resource Development and the National Virtual Library of India platform by Ministry of Culture will reach a large number of leaners in India and attract global attention with its progress.

The National Virtual Library of India, which is a part of the National Mission on Libraries of the Ministry of Culture, is also an online library with resources covering a large number of fields, including arts, music, dance, culture, theatre, science, technology, archaeology, literature, e-papers and manuscripts, among others. All of this information has been gathered, collated and presented on a single online platform- the website.

The National Digital Library will change the way education is accessed and presented in India, and through this initiative, every citizen in India will be given the digital tools and resources to empower themselves.

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Changing Society – Marijuana for Entertainment now!

Canada has legalized recreational marijuana use after the country’s two legislative chambers approved the Cannabis Act Tuesday, the CBC reports.

The bill will allow Canadian provinces to control and regulate how marijuana can be grown, distributed and sold, and it’s likely that sales will begin by the end of the summer. The Cannabis Act makes Canada the first Group of Seven nation, and the second country in the world (after Uruguay) to legalize marijuana for adults nationally.

The Cannabis Act still needs Royal Assent – the final step the Canadian legislative process – to become law, but that is expected to happen later this week. Built into the bill is an eight-to-12 week buffer period that will allow provinces to prepare for the recreational sale of marijuana. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his cabinet will set the official date on which the law will actually go into effect.

Trudeau made legalizing cannabis part of his campaign platform in 2015, and in 2017 he introduced legalization legislation. On Twitter, the Prime Minister marked the passage of the Cannabis Act, writing, “It’s been too easy for our kids to get marijuana – and for criminals to reap the profits. Today, we change that. Our plan to legalize and regulate marijuana just passed the Senate.”

The Cannabis Act will make it legal for anyone over 18 to possess up to 30 grams of marijuana, while adults will also be allowed to grow up to four marijuana plants at home. While the bill establishes a national framework for how the cannabis market will operate, each province will be allowed to set their own system of licensing and regulation.

Canada legalized medical marijuana in 2001, though the law required patients to grow their own plants or designate another individual to grow it for them. A 2013 legal challenge broadened the law to create a system of federally licensed producers, but that ruling was itself challenged three years later on the grounds that it unreasonably limited access and increased costs. Though the 2016 ruling didn’t explicitly make dispensaries legal, it encouraged the idea that such a business could operate so long as it was for strictly medical reasons. In the years since, a gray market of sorts sprouted up in various Canadian cities, with many dispensary operators growing increasingly comfortable as legalization approached.

 

 

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Handbook on legal process on crimes against children launched

The Union minister of women and child development Maneka Gandhi on Tuesday launched a ‘handbook on legal processes for police in respect of crime against children’ at a function organised by Bureau of Police Research and Development (BPR&D).

Speaking on the occasion, Gandhi urged all stakeholders to unite in preventing and combating crimes against children. She highlighted that the government is committed to creating a nation free of violence against women and children. “The WCD ministry will work closely with identified stakeholders to ensure that this handbook is available in every police station, preferably in local languages,” she added.

She emphasised that the government has decided to take every step in addressing this issue in the best possible manner. One of the important requirements is to empower and skill the police agencies and other responders in addressing the crimes against children professionally and diligently, she added.

Further, she elaborated upon the services offered by child line and railway child line which have been highly successful in reuniting missing children with their families.

She also informed that a short documentary “Komal” has been released to sensitise the children on “good and bad touch”.

“Amendment in the Juvenile Justice Act has been brought about to treat juveniles 16 years of age as an adult for trial in heinous crimes,” she said.

She expressed the need for rape investigation kits in every police station to facilitate the investigation on priority basis. The issue has been taken up with HRD ministry to print POCSO related laws on front and back of all the textbooks to increase awareness among children. The minister also mentioned about the e-box complaint system for the school children to come up against the issues of sexual harassment.

Gandhi said she hoped that the book will prove to be a tool to enhance and fine-tune the skills of the end user in the application of the laws, rules, rulings and related provisions pertaining to crimes against children.

A handbook is a composite tool which will aid police personnel to chart a step-by-step procedure to be adopted in cases of crime against children. Legislations and the latest rulings of courts are also mentioned in the book.

A team led by Dr PM Nair of Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) has developed this comprehensive, user-friendly, process oriented document published by the Bureau of Police Research and Development (BPR&D) in partnership with TISS.

 

The publication is part of an initiative taken by BPR&D to partner with reputed academic and research institutions across the country in undertaking research and developing quality tools and knowledge products to enhance the professional competence of the Indian Police.

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Funding for NGOs in research, publications, monitoring – Innovative Ideas!

The Ministry of Women and Child development offers Grant-in-Aid to NGOs to undertake innovative work.

The guidelines of MWCD are available here, covering the following scope:

The projects sponsored by the Department of Women & Child Development will be in the

fields of welfare and development of women and children including Food and Nutrition

aspects. However, priority within these broad areas will be given to research projects of an

applied nature keeping in consideration plan policies and programmes, and social problems

requiring urgent public intervention. The grants will cover (i) research including action

research for the development of innovative programmes or for testing the feasibility and

efficacy of programmes and services ; and (ii) workshops/seminars/conferences which will

be helpful in formulating research proposals, disseminating research findings or in social

situational analysis likely to be helpful in planning, programming and review of

implementation, (iii) monitoring of programmes and (iv) training of personnel, (v)

promotion of innovative activities.

 

Grants (and expenditure) under the scheme cover the following categories :

 

(a) Grants for research (including action research) ;

(b) Grants to individual scholar for research studies ; and

(c) Grants for Workshops/Seminar/Conferences

(d) Grants for monitoring activities

(e) Grants for training of personnel

(f) Grants for promotion of innovative activities

All social science disciplines will be recognized for sponsoring projects.
1.02 The detailed rules will be as follows :
2. Research Grants :
2.01 (A) : Grant under this category can be made to an institution or a group of institutions for
carrying out a specific research project with one or more scholars directing it. These institutions
will include universities, research institutes, and voluntary organizations, professional
associations in the field of women and child development and similar organizations/agencies
which have the capacity to do research. Institutions set up and fully funded by Central
Government/State Governments/Public Sector Undertakings will also be eligible. The voluntary
organization should have 3 (three) years experience after registration.
It may also be given to an institution for a project which is of the nature of collective
effort of a group of scholars writing papers on different aspects of a problem under a broad
framework by the editors.
Assistance can also be given for a group of projects to be undertaken sequentially by an
institution(s). But in this case, the financial sanction of the Department of Women and Child
Development (mentioned as Department hereafter) will be given only to one project at a time.
Research projects on a specific topic carried out simultaneously by several institutions following
a common framework can also be entertained for purpose of financial support.
Professional and Consulting agencies/Organisations engaged in research activities will
be extended assistance for conducting qualitative research studies. The selection procedure for
organizations undertaking qualitative work will however not be governed by general norms, but
would be based on technical proposals on competitive basis.

The Department can also undertake research activities itself.
2.01 (B) Eligibility : Non University organizations registered under any statute in India e.g.
Societies Act, Trust Act, Co-operatives Act, Companies Act etc. normally with three years
experience after registration would be eligible for assistance, besides all UGC approved
academic institutions engaged in research activities and scholars, under individual research
category.
2.02 Limits to the number of projects to be sanctioned : The decision as to the exact number
of research projects to be sanctioned to any organization will depend upon the strength and
quality of staff, facilities available, past performance in research and the research projects
already in hand.
2.03 Research project : The project should be in the name of the Project Director, who
should submit it through the head of the institution where he is working. The head of the
institution shall inform (i) whether a similar proposal was submitted to another organization for
financial assistance and, if so, the name of the organization and its observations and (ii)
particulars of the research projects on which the person whose name has been given as Project
Director of the proposed project is currently engaged or is likely to be engaged in the near
future.
2.04 Projects are granted to individuals who will have the responsibility for completing them
subject to the condition that the scholar should submit a bond in favour of President of India.
2.05 Proposals for research grants will be self-contained and prepared in accordance with the
guidelines given later.
2.06 The Project Director will submit five copies of the project, complete in all respects.
2.06.1 The Project Director will enclose :
(i) His bio-data in the prescribed proforma, and
(ii) A detailed note on the work done so far on the subject and the precise contribution
which the research project is expected to make to the existing body of knowledge.
2.07 Items covered under the grants : The following items are covered under the grants :
(i) Salaries and allowances of the project staff (research and action component), other
than the Director who will be honorary.
(N.B. : The salary of peons will not be sanctioned as a part of expenditure on a research
project. Any expenditure on this account may however, be met out of the overhead charges
mentioned under item (viii) below).
(ii) Travel undertaken in relation to the project
(iii) Consultancy charges
(iv) Printing
(v) Equipment and books
(vi) Computer and machine tabulation costs
(vii) Contingency
(viii) Overhead charges.
2.08.1 Components viz. meetings/camps, training, delivery of services on a limited scale will
additionally be covered for action research projects.

(Note : Payment with retrospective effect for work already done before the submission of the
research proposal will not be permissible).
2.08.2 Pre-conceptualisation activities like preparation of specialized papers etc. proper
designing of projects for improving/implementation of any scheme, with the assistance of
external experts will be extended. Expenses for discussions needed with experts for formulating
common designs of multicentric studies and for developing schedules during the pre project
stage for use in such studies.
2.08.3 The scheme provide for pre-sanction discussions, pre-sanction evaluation of the capacity
of the applicant institution which will be done by reputed Organisations to verify the capabilities
and claims of the applicants under various schemes of the Department. Periodic on site
monitoring of the implementation of the projects sponsored and schemes implemented by the
Department would also be funded through competent individuals and institutions.
2.08.4 The following explanations are given in respect of the above items to serve as guidelines
in the preparation of financial estimates of the research projects.
Items (i) Salaries and allowances of the project staff :
(a) The Project Director shall not be entitled to any salary, or allowances (other than TA/DA)
from the project funds. Project Director will be honorary, however, in exceptional cases,
honorarium may be considered subject to the extent of 10-15% of the total salary component of
an approved study project.
(b) The remuneration, mode of recruitment and conditions of service of the staff employed in
the project, shall be the same as those of the Institution to which the research project is
sanctioned. In exceptional cases, remuneration as per slabs or renowned national bodies may be
allowed.
(c) The staff appointed for the research project should be professionally qualified and confirm to
the standards laid down by the Institution for similar positions and such model qualification as
the Department may law down.
(d) The Institution will inform the Department as soon as possible, of all appointments made for
the project, the expenditure on which is to be met from the grant of the Department.
(e) All persons appointed to work on the project, and paid from the project funds, will be the
employees of the Institution concerned.
(f) All employees appointed under the project will be full time and used exclusively for the
project work. If any part-time employees are intended, this should be done in consultation with
the Department.
(g) Items (ii) Travel :
As per project requirement and justification and GOI norms.

 

Item (iii) Consultancy, etc.
(a) The Project Director will specify in the research proposal, the type and cost of
consultancy that will be needed. He will also indicate in the research proposal if
honoraria or fees are to be paid to a specialist for contributing a paper for the project.
(b) No employee of the Research Project will be eligible for a consultancy fee for any work
done for the project.
Item (iv) Printing :
Estimated cost of printing of forms etc. will be furnished.
Item (v) Equipment and Books :
(a) Normally, the equipment required for the project is expected to be provided by the
Institution. However, in exceptional cases where full justification is given, purchase/hire
of equipment can be sanctioned. Details of equipment/stores of capital nature proposed
to be purchased/hired for the project will be furnished alongwith the estimated cost of
each item. No foreign exchange should be involved. The grantee institution shall refund
in full if the scheme is abandoned by it during the period of sanction or if the scheme has
not started after the purchase of the stores.
(b) Estimated cost of books and journals required for project work will be indicated.
(c) The stores purchased out of the grant given by the Department shall be entered in stock
registers and presented to the auditors for checking.
Item (vi) Computer and machine tabulation costs :
The Project Director shall give a rough estimate of expenditure on different items of tabulation
exercises such as coding, punching, verifying, programming, computer work etc. The
Department of Women and Child Development will pay the actual cost of computerization and
machine tabulation on production of bills, whether they are more or less than the estimated
costs.
Item (vii) Contingency :
The amount to be provided under this head will include postage, stationery, telephone charges
and other unforeseen items of expenditure.
Item (viii) Overhead charges :
Dropped by a decision of Research Advisory Committee meeting held on 4.3.2013.
2.09 The grants of the Department will ordinarily be given for projects covering a period of not
more than three years. In exceptional cases the period may be extended to five years.
2.10 Scrutiny and Sanction :
(i) The Department will scrutinize every research project received in such manner as
may be decided upon from time to time. It may get the opinion of expert(s) on the
project and pay a consolidated fee of Rs.1000/- to each expert for the purpose.
Ordinarily all research projects to be sponsored by the Department will be placedbefore the Research Advisory Committee for its approval. RAC can relax any of the
stipulated conditions in exceptional cases and also review the norms after an internal
of three years.
(ii) After scrutiny of the project the Department may call for any clarification or suggest
modifications therein.
(iii) If it is found that some seed money will have to be sanctioned to have the project
formulated properly, the Department may sanction a grant not exceeding Rs.5000/-.
(iv) The Department may come to the conclusion that a pilot study be undertaken in the
first instance. In that case, an appropriate grant will be sanctioned for such a study.
The proposal for the main project will be reviewed in the light of the findings of the
pilot study.
(v) If the project satisfies the criteria laid down from time to time the Department will
sanction a grant-in-aid in its support.
(vi) The grantee Institution will confirm in writing that the conditions contained in the
grant-in-aid rules are acceptable to it. It will also execute a bond in favour of the
President of India to the effect that it will abide by the terms and conditions attached
to the grant and that in case it fails to abide by the same it will refund to the
Government the total grant-in-aid sanctioned to it for the purpose with interest
thereon.
(vii) The grantee Institution will maintain separate accounts in respect of this grant. The
accounts will remain open to inspection to the representatives of the Government of
India including the Comptroller and Auditor General of India. At the end of the
period, the Institution will have the accounts of this grant audited by a Government
Auditor or a Chartered Accountant, and supply a copy of the audited accounts,
together with a utilization certificate to this Department. Any unspent balance out
this grant will be refunded by the Organisation immediately.
2.11. The Department will issue a sanction letter in respect of every approved project.
2.12. Installments :
(i) The grants of the Department will be released for six months or 50% of the
sanctioned amount whichever is less as first installment being determined in the light
of the estimate of expenditure for the ensuing six months furnished by the Project
Director. On receipt of the preliminary report, audited statement of accounts,
utilization certificate of the grant released and report of the expert, if necessary 30
percent will be released as second installment. Changes in the schedule of release of
grants in specific projects could be made by the Division while sanctioning the
project.
(ii) 20 percent of the total grant-in-aid will be withheld and paid as the last instalment
only after :
(a) the final report of the research project is received and accepted by the Department
(b) The audited statement of accounts for all expenditure incurred together with a utilization
certificate is received and is found to be in order, and
(c) a statement of equipment purchased out of the grants-in-aid has been received
Provided that in special circumstances depending on the merit of each case the amount of
last installment may be fixed at less than 20 percent.
2.13. Additional Funds :

 

The Institution will not be eligible for grant-in-aid in excess of the sanctioned amount, unless a
specific prior approval of the Department to that effect has been applied for and obtained. Full
justification has to be provided in such a case. Taking into consideration the merits of the case,
the Department may sanction an additional grant upto 15 percent of the project cost.
2.14 The Department will accept no responsibility for any financial expenditure or liability
arising out of the project except what has been specifically approved by it and conveyed to the
Institution or University through the sanction letter.
2.15 Re-appropriations :
The Institution may re-appropriate expenditure from one sanctioned sub-head to another, subject
to a maximum of 15 percent in either case within the overall sanctioned amount. Prior approval
in such cases is not necessary. All such re-appropriation, however, should be reported to the
Department.
No expenditure shall, however, be incurred by re-appropriation of savings, on items not
sanctioned by the Department. Savings shall not be re-appropriated for incurring expenditure on
staff that has not been sanctioned by the Department.
2.16 Six-monthly progress reports :
The Project Director will submit to the Department six-monthly progress reports of the project
alongwith certified statement of expenditure for the next six-month period in the prescribed
form. The release of subsequent installments will be subject to satisfactory progress of the
project.
2.17 Changes in approved project :
The Project Director will report to the Department changes he/she makes in the research design
and no major change will be made therein unless the prior approval of the Department has been
obtained.
2.18 On a request from the Institution, the Department may in exceptional cases, permit the
appointment of another Project Director.
2.19 When the Director of a project takes up an appointment at another institution before the
project is completed, the Department may permit, with the consent of both the Institutions
concerned the transfer of the project to other institution.
2.20 Extension :
On a request from the Project Director, the Department may grant extension of time to complete
the project.
2.21 Termination of grants :
If the Department is not satisfied with the progress of the project, or if it finds that these rules
are being seriously violated, it reserves the right to terminate its grant-in-aid.
2.22 Final report :

(1) Final report of the project will be submitted by the Project Director to the Department (ten
copies) on the completion of the project period and in no case later than three months thereafter.
The Project Director shall also give the report in a floppy in MS Word. This final report which
will be comprehensive enough to serve as a definite record is expected to cover the following
points :
I. The problem studied including the following :
(i) Theoretical context ;
(ii) Review of existing literature ; and
(iii) Statement of the problem, including explanation of key concepts and mention of the
hypotheses tested.
II. The procedure followed Methodology of the study :
(i) The design of research ;
(ii) The selection of the universe and the units for study ; considerations that government
the selection of the universe, size of the sample and the procedure for sample draw ;
(iii) Tools used : detailed account of the exercise of tool construction, special contribution
made by the project in devising new tools or sharpening existing ones ;
(iv) Field work : The manner in which field work was conducted including division of
labour among the project staff ; problems encountered ;
(v) The schedule of the project ;
(vi) Organizational structure and problems ;
(vii) Methodological gains ;
(viii) Limitation of the study ; and
(ix) Other observations.
III. An account of the population studied
IV. Description and analysis of data, vis-à-vis objectives of the study
V. Findings and conclusions :
(i) Summary of findings ;
(ii) Conclusions ;
(iii) Implications for further research ; and
(iv) Suggestions for action and for policy making.
(2) The Department may, after scrutiny of the final report, request the Project Director to revise
it. If so requested. It will be the responsibility of the Project Director to revise the report on the
broad lines indicated and to resubmit it within three months. No further grant will, however, be
given for this purpose over and above the sanctioned grant.
(3) The Project Director will submit, alongwith his final report 25 copies of a short summary
upto 5,000 words. No extra remuneration will be admissible for this.
2.23. Finalisation of accounts :
(1) When the project is completed the Institution will submit an audited statement of Accounts
with a utilization certificate for all expenditure incurred, audited by a Government Auditor or a
Chartered Accountant, within six months of the date of acceptance/clearance of the project
report or termination of the project.

 

(2) The Institution will also submit to the Department a statement showing the equipment
purchased out of the grant-in-aid, with its price, alongwith the audited statement accounts.
For the purpose of this rule, equipment will mean articles costing Rs.500/- or more.
(3) Equipment purchased out of the grant-in-aid will be the property of the Department which
will decide about its disposal on the completion of the project. The grantee institution may
submit a proposal in this regard before the completion of the project. The Department may
agree to its transfer and permit the institution to utilize the equipment, provided the equipment is
used for research teaching and the Institution give an undertaking for its proper care and
maintenance.
(4) All books and periodicals purchased for the project will be transferred, on its completion, to
the library of the Institution in which the project is located.
2.24 Conditions for Publication : The Department reserves the first right to publish the final
report of the research project financed by it. If it decides to do so, the decision will be
communicated to the Project Director alongwith the acceptance of the report. Such report will
be published in the form of a book within one year from the date of acceptance of the report. A
royalty of 10 percent on the sale price will be paid to the Project Director/author on the number
of copies actually sold.
2.25 Except in cases covered by the preceding rule, or in cases where the Department fails to
publish a report reserved for its publication within one year the decision, the Project Director
may publish the project report in such manner as he deems fit and through such agencies as he
may choose, after getting permission from the Department. He will submit ten copies of the
publication free of cost, to the Department for its use, immediately on its release.
2.26 In all publications, which are based on the projects financed by the Department due
acknowledgement will be made for the contribution of all professional staff working on the
project and also for the financial assistance received from the Department. The publications will
bear the following inscription :
“The project on which the present report is based was funded by the Department of Women and
Child Development. However the responsibility for the facts stated, opinions expressed, and
conclusions reached is entirely that of the Project Director/Author and not of the Department of
Women and Child Development”.
2.27 The copyright of all publications not published by the Department relating to a research
project shall vest in the author. The Department, however, reserves the right to make use of
them in any of its publications.
2.28 Preservation of data :
(1) The Institution receiving grant-in-aid for a project shall make suitable arrangements for the
preservation of the data, such as filled in schedules, tabulation or working sheets, punch cards,
manuscripts or the reports, etc. relating to the Project.
(2) The Department, however, reserves the right to demand that the raw data or such part of it as
may be specified, shall be transferred to the Department

 

(3) If the Institution proposes to destroy the data or of otherwise dispose it of it will do so after
obtaining the approval of the Department
(4) The data shall be accessible to bonafide research scholars.

 

Guidelines for the Formulation of a Research Proposal
Project Director (preferably a doctorate) are requested to furnish a detailed research proposal
covering (a) statement of the problem (b) hypotheses to be tested, if any, (c) definition of the
key concepts, (d) research design including the universe of study, sampling frame and sampling
procedure, (e) tools to be used in data collection (f) time schedule, (d) staffing pattern, and (h)
estimate of costs.
A research proposal is a sort of a blue print. Apart from helping the Department to process it
quickly, a well conceived research proposal will add to the efficiency in its implementation.
Every effort made to formulate a proper research proposal will, therefore, pay rich dividends.
To facilitate the task of the Project Director in formulating a research proposal, a few detailed
guidelines are given below :
I. The title of the Project (in capital letters)
II. Statement of the problem
In the opening paragraphs of the research proposal, the problem to be investigated should be
presented clearly and briefly. The key originating questions(s) and the location of the problem
in the theoretical context of the concerned discipline should be specified. Specific mention
should be made of the rational of the approach adopted to study the problem and the specific
aims of this project.
While indicating the significance of the problem, the contribution which the proposed study is
expected to make to the theory and methodology as well as its practical importance, usefulness
to the Department and national relevance should be specifically indicated.
III. A brief overview of work already done in the area of the Proposal.
A note summarizing the current status of research in the area including major findings and
highlighting research gaps should be included in the project proposal.
IV. Objectives of the project
This should list in clear and precise terms the main objectives
V. Research questions or hypotheses
Enumerate the specific research questions and/or hypotheses that you wish to investigate in this
study.
VI. Methodology
In the light of the questions raised or the hypotheses proposed to be tested, full information of
the following points should be given :
1. Universe of study
2. Sampling frame
3. Sampling procedure
4. Units of observation and sample size

 

If the study requires any control groups, they should be specifically mentioned. An explanation
of the determination of size and type of sample will also be necessary. Proposals not requiring a
sample selection should specify their strategy appropriately and described the rationale.
The different types of data that are proposed to be gathered should be specifically mentioned.
The sources for each type of data and the tools and techniques that will be used for collecting
different types of data should be specified.
For questionnaire or schedule to be used, the following should be indicated :
1. Distribution of the questionnaire or schedule in different sections, e.g. identification data.
Socio-economic data, questions on various themes etc.
2. Approximate number of questions to be asked from each respondent
3. Any scaling technique proposed to be included in the instrument
4. Any projective tests incorporated in the questionnaire/schedule.
5. Approximate time needed for interview
6. Any plans for index-construction
7. Coding plan (whether the questions and responses will be pre-coded or not, whether the
coding is done for computer, or for hand tabulation).
For the interview, the following details should be given :
1. How are they to be conducted ?
2. Particular characteristics that interviews must have
For the use of observation techniques, describe :
1. The type of observation, participant, quasi-participant, non-participant
2. Units of observation
3. Whether this will be the only technique or other techniques will also be employed
VII. Data processing
The manner in which the different types of data will be processed, the tabulation plan, and the
type of data that will be processed through the computer, should be explained in details.
VIII. Time budgeting
The project should be broken up in suitable stages and the time required for completion of each
stage of work should be specified, for instance, such stages may cover :
1. preparatory work, including selection and appointment of staff and their training
2. pilot study, if any
3. drawing of sample
4. tool construction (including their presenting and printing)
5. data collection
6. data processing (which should include coding, editing, punching, verification, sorting,
computer analysis)
7. data analysis
8. report writing

 

IX. Organizational framework
An organizational chart indicating the positions, tasks and number of persons required to fill the
different positions should be given.
X. Cost estimate
The cost of the project is to be estimated in terms of total man-months and the facilities needed
and calculated under following headings :
1. Personnel
Position No. of
Persons
Salary (fixed consolidated) Duration Amount required
(1) (2) (3) (4) (5)
1. Project Director
2. Project Coordinator
Total
2. Travel *
3. Consultancy
4. Printing
5. Equipment and books
6. Computer and machine tabulation costs
7. Contingency
8. Overhead charges 5 percent of items 1 to 7
_____________________________________________________________________________
_
Grand Total
_____________________________________________________________________________
_
* Details of rates of TA/DA, as applicable in the Institutions for various categories and the
number of planned visits should be furnished.
Non-university organizations applying for grants should enclose the following papers :
(i) Copy of registration
(ii) Annual report (latest)
(iii) Audited statements of accounts of previous three years (receipt and payments
statement and balance sheet)
(iv) Articles of Memorandum of Association
(v) List of office bearers
(vi) Brief account of work done by the organization in social science research and in
social development
(vii) Bio-data of the Project Director preferably Phd. in social science indicating research
work done and published work

B. Grant to individual scholars for research studies
Scope :
3.01 Grants will be given to individual scholars for undertaking research studies on the subjects
and the areas of the interest of the Department in the field of women and child development
including nutrition and related aspects. However, priority within these broad areas will be given
to studies of an applied nature taking into consideration of policies and programmes and social
problems requiring urgent public intervention.
The rules governing sanction of projects will be as follows :
3.02 Eligibility : Grants shall be given to a person belonging to a discipline falling within the
scope of social sciences, nutrition provided he/she is interested in and has, in the opinion of the
Department of Women and Child Development, necessary expertise to conduct such research..
An applicant should process atleast High Second class (fifty five percent) Master Degree in
social science (Sociology, Anthropology, Economics, Statistics, Social Work etc.) Home science
and Nutrition from a recognized university with atleast two years research experience in the
relevant field. In case where the nature of the problem demands specialization other than in
social sciences, persons with qualifications in other disciplines will also be considered.
3.03 The scholar shall engage himself on his research work on a whole time basis and shall not
accept, during the period of study, any other assignment (with or without payment) without the
prior permission of the Department of Women and Child Development. An undertaking to this
effect and fulfillment of other terms of reference(agreement bond etc.) as may be prescribed by
the Government shall have to be executed in favour of President of India.
3.04 Duration : The maximum period for grant will be for two years.
3.05 Amount : The grant will be equivalent to amount given to JRF/SRF of UGC Fellows,
depending upon the standing of the scholar provided he is not in receipt of emoluments from
any other source. The costs of TA/DA will be as per the research study, typing printing of
schedules, report data processing, as per justification and requirement and contingency including
books stationery etc. will be Rs.5000/- per annum.
3.06 Procedure : The application should give a statement of the problem, review of work done
on the problem, objectives of the study, main research questions and issues, methodology, likely
utilization of the findings, duration and budget estimates (item-wise). The bio-data of the
scholar should be appended giving his academic qualifications, employment experience and
research experience. The application should be addressed to the Secretary, Department of
Women and Child Development.
3.07 The application will be considered by the Department of Women and Child Development
in accordance with the procedure laid down from time to time and grant-in-aid will be awarded
ordinarily on the recommendation of the Research Advisory Committee.
3.08 The Department of Women and Child Development will issue a sanction letter in respect of
every approved project
3.09 Mode of payment and conditions : The funds will be paid to the scholar on six monthly
basis or as may be determined by the Department keeping in view the period of the study

 

submission of utilization certificate and the progress report on the study before releasing the
second instalment. However, of the total project cost approved, 20 per cent of the funds will be
released to the scholar after the receipt of final report and acceptance of the same by the
Department.
3.10 The scholar shall submit a quarterly progress report to the Department of Women and
Child Development
3.11 Ten copies of the final report of the study will be submitted by the grantee to the
Department immediately after the project period. He will also submit alongwith his final report,
25 copies of executive summary report not exceeding 5,000 words.
3.12 The scholar may publish the report or a part thereof after he receives communication from
the Department of Women and Child Development about the acceptance of the report and its
clearance for publication.
Documents to be submitted alongwith the application
3.13 Following documents should be attached with the project proposal
i) No objection certificate, in case the applicant is employed
ii) Certified copies of the academic qualifications and experience certificate
iii) Atleast two references and recommendations from individuals in academic institutions/
research agencies who are ordinarily engaged in research activities

 

C. GRANTS FOR WORKSHOPS/SEMINARS/CONFERENCES
4.01. Grants under this category can be made to an institution or a group of institutions for
organizing workshops/seminars/conferences which will help to disseminate research findings,
identify problem areas, discuss social problems and identify research needs etc. in the broad
field of women and child development including nutrition and related aspects. The institutions
will include universities, research institutions, voluntary organizations, professional associations
working in the field of women and child development and similar organizations/agencies.
Institutions set up and fully funded by Central Government/State Government/Public Sector
Undertakings will also be eligible.
4.02. Grants for workshop/seminar will be made available through the head of the institution
organizing it. He will agree to :
(a) arrange the physical facilities ;
(b) administer and manage the finances received for the purpose :
(c) arrange ministerial and managerial assistance ; and
(d) organize the workshop/seminar
4.03. Proposals for organizing workshops/seminars will be self contained and indicate :
(i) The main topic/theme of the workshop/seminar
(ii) Significance/purpose indicating clearly the contribution which the proposed
seminar/workshop is expected to make especially for the Department
(iii) Subjects/contents proposed for discussion ;
(iv) Level of participants and their number; particulars of resource persons and number,
(v) Duration ;
(vi) Tentative programme ;
(vii) cost estimates : details should be given under the following headings giving full
justification for each :
(a) pre-workshop expenses for organizing team
(b) TA (restricted to 25 persons) (5 foreigners and DA for 50 persons)
(c) honoraria for resource person (specifying purpose)
(d) material for participants
(e) boarding and lodging
(f) contingencies including postage stationery, cyclostyling etc.
(g) preparation of base papers
(h) publication of proceedings ;
(i) hall charges
(j) working lunch etc.
The Department’s assistance would be limited to 55 participants in the case of National/State
level workshop/seminar conference and 45 persons in the case of International conference.
4.04 Scrutiny and Sanction
All proposals received for holding workshops/seminars/conferences will be placed before a
committee headed by Joint Secretary in charge of the research schemes for approval. However,
approval of the Secretary may be obtained in case a conference/workshop is scheduled to be
held within a short period of notice.

 

The Department’s contribution will not exceed 80 percent of the total approved cost of the
programme and the grantee agency will have to contribute atleast 10 percent of the expenditure
from its own resources
(A) Release of grants
Sixty percent of the sanctioned grant will be released to the organization immediately. Balance
of the grant-in-aid will be released only after the receipt of the report, base papers discussed in
the meeting and the audited accounts alongwith utilization certificate (duly certified by the
Chartered Accountants) pertaining to the total expenditure incurred on the workshop/seminar/
conferences.
(B) The organization shall forward the proceedings of the workshop/seminar/conference to all
the participants of the workshop/seminar
Documents to the submitted with the proposal
4.05 Non university organizations applying for grants should enclose the following papers :
(1) Copy of registration
(2) Latest Annual report
(3) Latest Audited statements of accounts for three years (Income and expenditure, receipt and
payments and balance sheet)
(4) Memorandum of Association & Rules and Regulations
(5) Particulars of office bearers
(6) Brief account of work done by the organization in the field of women and child development
(7) List of resource persons and participants with their designation and addresses
(8) Tentative programme schedule for various sessions
(9) A note on the usefulness of the Seminar/Conference/Workshop for policy formulation by the
Department
(10) NOC from Ministry of External Affairs for international conferences
(11) List of foreign participants giving details of their Name, Father’s name, Nationality, Date of
Birth, Place of Birth, Date, Number & Place of issue of Passport, Date of issue & expiry of
passport, current residential address and permanent address
4.06. The Department may also organize workshops/seminars/conferences. Further, expenditure
on meetings of different committees constituted by the department on different issues may also
be met under the scheme. Limitation of participants shall not be applicable for the workshop/
seminar/conference meetings organized by the Department.

 

D. GRANT-IN-AID RULES FOR SPONSORING PUBLICATION
5.01 Categories of Grants : The publication grants of the Department of Women and Child
Development (mentioned as Department hereafter) fall into the following categories :
(i) Publication of studies in the field of women and child development including nutrition
and
(ii) Publication of documentation in the field of women and child development including
nutrition aspects
5.02 Expenditure on account of preparation of manuals, materials and publications by the
Department.
5.03 Eligibility : An institution or individual who has carried out a research project in the field
of women and child development, whether financed by the Department or not may apply for a
grant-in-aid to publish its report. If the proposal is approved, the Department make a grant-inaid
towards the publication in accordance with the provisions of these Rules.
5.04 Conditions and Procedure :
(i) The Department will scrutinize each proposal for publication which will be
accompanied by a copy of the manuscript in such a manner as may be decided upon
from time to time. It may get the opinion of expert(s) on the proposed publication
and pay a consolidated fee of Rs.1000/- (Rupees One thousand only) to each expert
for the purposes. All the proposals for publication grant shall be placed before the
RAC for approval. In specific cases, Secretary may approve the proposal.
(ii) The grantee shall have to supply 25 copies of the publication free to the Department
as specified in the sanction letter. The cost of postage, handling charges etc. will be
borne by the grantee.
(iii) The application for publication grants shall be made on the proforma prescribed by
the Department of Women and Child Development (Annexure)
(iv) While applying for the grant, the recipients will have to give in writing that no such
grant has been or is being or will be obtained from any other source.
5.05 General :
(i) The publisher shall pay a royalty of 10 to 15 percent of the sale price on actual sales
to the author/institution regularly in accordance with the agreement entered into for
the purpose.
(ii) The amount of the grant-in-aid shall be paid by the Department to the publisher in
one lump-sum after the book is published, and after he submits a statement of the
cost of publication and 25 copies of book free of charges, to the Department of
Women and Child Development
(iii) In all publications supported by a grant-in-aid from the Department specific mention
shall be made of the following points :
(a) The publication was financially supported by the Department of Women and Child
Development

 

(b) The responsibility for the facts stated, opinions expressed or conclusions reached is
entirely that of the author and that the Department of Women and Child Development
accepts no responsibility of liability for them
(c) The copyright of all publications shall vest in the author. The Department, however,
reserves the right to make use of the material in any of its publications without making
any payment
(d) The publisher will maintain separate accounts in respect of this grant. The accounts will
remain open to inspection to the representatives of the Government of India including
the Comptroller and Auditor General of India. At the end of the period, the publisher
will have the accounts of this grant audited by a Government Auditor or Chartered
Accountant and supply a copy of the audited accounts, together with a utilization
certificate, to this Department. Any unspent balance out of this grant will be refunded by
the publisher within three months.
(iv) The publisher will not be eligible for a grant-in-aid in excess of the sanctioned
amount.
(v) The Department of Women and Child Development will accept no responsibility for
any financial expenditure or liability arising out of the publishing of the publication
except what has been specifically approved by it and conveyed to the publisher
through the sanction letter.
(vi) The amount of grant-in-aid shall not exceed 50 percent of the cost of production of
Rs.25,000 whichever is less to the non-aided Government organization. In case of
Government aided bodies, it will be Rs.50,000/- or the actual costs of production
whichever is less. In case of Department publications, the expenditure can be metfully.

 

Proforma for application for Publication Grant :
1. Name and address of the institution/person/publisher applying for the grant
2. Title of the proposed publication
3. Name, designation, address of the person to be specified as ‘author’
4. Details of the manuscript :
(i) Number of double spaced fair typed/cyclostyled pages
(ii) Size of the paper on which typed/cyclostyled
5. Cost estimates of the proposed publications :
(i) Size in which publication is desired
(ii) Estimated number of pages
(iii) Number of copies desired
(iv) Quality of the paper and its total cost
(v) If any chart, diagram or photographs, are included in the publications their
particulars
6. Amount of grant asked for
7. If any grant has been received or request thereof made to other bodies, e.g. University,
Central/ State Government/local bodies/quasi-Government Institutions/private institution for the
purpose of publication, the decision of these bodies may be indicated in details.
8. Details of the project/study on which the proposed publication is based :
(i) Title of the project/study
(ii) Main objectives of the project/study
(iii) Institution under whose aegis the project/study was carried out
(iv) Name and address of the project/study sponsoring authority with period of study
(v) Total cost of the project/study
(vi) The sources and the quantum of assistance financing the project/study
(vii) Date of completion of project/study
9. A brief note justifying the proposed publication is in the field of women and child
development including nutrition
I undertake to abide by the rules and conditions of the Government of India, Department of
Women and Child Development, governing the grant for the publication and I believe, that in
default thereof the decision of the Government shall be final and binding.

 

E. Grants/Expenditure for Monitoring related activities :
SCOPE :
6.01 Grants under this category can be given to competent institutions/NGOs for the following
purposes :
(i) Projects for monitoring schemes/aspects for women and children
(ii) Capacity building of Institutions for the purposes of regular monitoring of schemes
for women and children
6.02 Projects for monitoring schemes :
Conditions and procedures as applicable for sanctioning the research project shall apply for
processing the monitoring proposals. Further, Department can also undertake monitoring
activities/projects. The following items will be covered under the grant :
Personal computer with printer, software, internet facility charges and other items as per
research scheme detailed at para 2.08
6.03 Capacity building of Institutions
Grants will be given to selected institutions (as at para 2.01) engaged in research and
monitoring activities for strengthening their monitoring mechanism for undertaking monitoring
of schemes for women and children on regular basis.
Financial assistance for the following items will be covered :
(i) Core staff :
– One Assistant Director
– One Research Investigator
– One Data Entry Operator
(ii) Hardware and Software
– PC with printer
– Internet facilities
– Standard computer softwares
– New software/programmes
(iii) Maintenance of Hardware @20% of the procurement cost of the Hardware per year.
Pattern of Assistance :
The assistance will be available on a graded scale with 90% for the first year 75% for the
second year and 60% for the third year. The rest will have to be borne by the Institutions. The
assistance will however, be available, only if, the institutions take the entire liability including
staff cost for continuing the activity subsequently on regular basis.
The project will normally be upto a period of 3 years and could be extended to another 2
years after review.
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Additional Guidelines
The following additional guidelines will need to be followed for extending financial
assistance for capacity building for the purpose of undertaking monitoring activities :
(i) The organization should be registered and based in the concerned State
(ii) The organization should have experience in research, monitoring activities in the
area of women and children for atleast a period of 10 years
(iii) The organization should be incurring major part of its expenditure on the above
activities
(iv) The organization should have necessary infrastructure and expertise for undertaking
the activities. The annual turn-over, in case of non governmental organization
should not be less than Rs.50 lakhs. Preference will, however, be given to
Universities and State run agencies.
(v) The Government run agencies will have to given an undertaking to continue the
activities on regular basis atleast for three years after the Department’s grant ceases,
failing which the sanctioned grant will have to be refunded to the department. For
non government organization, bank guarantee for the sanctioned amount would be
required for three years, after the govt. grant ceases to ensure that the activity is
continued by the organization.
(vi) The institutions/organizations will send half yearly analytical reports on progress of
the implementation, impediments and suggestions for corrective actions to the
Department and to the concerned state Government Department.
(vii) The personnel appointed for the project should have necessary qualifications and
experience which may be laid down by the Department.
(viii) The software developed under the project could be used by the Department or State
Governments either during the project or thereafter. Equipment purchased out of the
grant in aid will be the property of the Department which will decide about its
disposal on the completion of the project. The Department may agree to its transfer
and permit the Institution to utilize the equipment provided the equipment is used for
monitoring activities and the Institution given an undertaking for its proper care and
maintenance. The grantee institution may submit a proposal in this regard before the
completion of the project.
The Department can also undertake monitoring activities.
F. Innovative Activities
Lectures on Major Topics of the Day
6.04 To organize lectures on major topics of the day, expenditure on the following items will be
covered :
– Honorarium to the speaker/activist
– TA/DA
– Boarding and Lodging
– Hall charges
– Printing and publicity
– Other organizational expenses
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6.05 Fellowships for academic work on women and children (DELETED W.E.F. 23.9.2011
F.NO.8-3/2011-RESEARCH):
Chairs on Women and Child Development (DELETED W.E.F. 23.9.2011 F.NO.8-3/2011-
RESEARCH)
6.06 Grant under this category can be made to an Universities/Institution for giving impetus to
the academic work for the cause of women and children by creating a Chair. This will be done
by upgrading one academic post in an University/Institute to that of the level of Professor. The
Chair will coordinate and manage studies, academic courses, training, curriculum development,
publications, dissemination of information and documentation on women and child issues in the
Universities/Institutions.
Release of Grant : Grant will be released on six monthly basis to the universities/institutes on
the pattern of research projects.
Period :
The Chairs will be created for a period of 5 years in Universities/Institutes. The
following items are covered under the scheme :
– The difference between the emoluments of the person appointed as Chair in the
rank of Professor, and his/her existing emoluments, will only be met from the
Scheme. The emoluments at the level of his/her existing post will however,
continue to be met by the University/Institute, as usual.
– Contingency including travel
Selection process :
An expert committee will examine and decide on the proposals from the
University/Institutes for setting up the Chair. A representative of the Department will be
included in the selection of the person by the University/Institutions.
Expenditure on Expert Committee meetings viz. payment of honorarium to jury, TA/DA,
boarding and lodging, advertisement etc. will be met from the scheme.
The Chair will regularly apprise the Department about the activities being undertaken on
women and children in the University/Institutions.
Interaction with subject experts/academicians
6.07 Eminent persons/activist from academic and other relevant circles will be invited for
exchange of ideas/discussions with Senior Officers of the Department on various topics of
interest to the department to keep them abreast of the latest issues on the subject.
The expenditure for honorarium, conveyance allowance to such persons/activists and
other expenditure on this account will be met from the scheme.
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H. Training of personnel
6.08 To enhance the capabilities of persons working in the field of research and monitoring and
to keep them abreast with the latest techniques in this field, the personnel involved in carrying
out such activities both in the government and on government institutions will be trained in
professional institutions.
Eligibility
Personnel, from government and non government institutions, working in the monitoring
and research agencies for 5 years would be eligible for undergoing training as may be envisaged
by the Department from time to time. All prospective trainees should be below 55 years of age.
However, in specific cases, the Government may consider relaxation of age if required.
The scheme would cover items of expenditure such as Course fee, TA/DA, book grant
etc. The cost of the training package will be met by the Department as per the requirements of
the agencies organizing the training.
Other conditions
The person trained under this scheme will have to give an undertaking to work on
research and monitoring activities for at least 3 years after completion of training.
The person trained will be required to submit a report to the Department suggesting
possible areas of improvement in undertaking research and monitoring activities in his/her
organization.
Nomination should be submitted through the Head of the Institution to the Department.
Nomination will be invited through the advertisement/circular.
A committee will examine and decide the nomination for sponsorship.
I. Other Activities :
6.09 Expenditure could be met from the scheme for preparation of manuals, reports, replication/
modification of existing material, preparation of instructional material – both audio and visual
based on actual justification.
Grants can be given to agencies for information dissemination activities concerning
women and children based on actual justification.
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Research, Monitoring and Publication Scheme of MWCD
Financial norms(w.e.f. 23.9.2011)
RESEARCH STUDIES
Sl.
No.
Items of Expenditure approved under the scheme (with maximum limit)
(A) Project Staff (Remuneration)
1. Project Director
Project Director will be honorary. In exceptional cases, honorarium may be considered
subject to the extent of 10-15% of the total salary component of an approved study
project.
2. Project Coordinator
(Rs.25,000/- p.m.)
3. Research / Statistical Officer
(Rs. 20,000/- p.m.)
4. Investigators/ Research Assistants (Rs. 10,000/- p.m.)
5. Typist/Data Entry Operator
( @ Rs. 7,000/- p.m. for half of the project period)
Sub-Total (A)
(B) Other Expenditure
1. Travel cost (As per project requirement and justification and GOI norms).
2. Printing of schedule and report( As per justification)
3. Data processing charges (As per estimates and rationale for the study proposal.)
4. Data processing charges (Actual costs)
5. Consultancy (Rs.30,000/-)
Sub-Total (B)
Total (A+B )
( C) Contingency @ 5% of (A+B)
— Overhead Charges- Dropped by a decision of Research Advisory Committee
meeting held on 4.3.2013
(D) Grand Total (A to C)
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Financial Norms for Workshops/Seminars (For three Day event)
Sl.
No
ITEMS OF EXPENDITURE (WITH
COST CEILINGS)
FINANCIAL NORMS (WITH COST
CEILINGS)
A. INTERNATIONAL, INCLUDING SAARC LEVEL WORKSHOPS/SEMINAR
1. Material to the participants Rs. 48,000/- (@ Rs.1200/- x 40 persons)
2. Hall charges Actual charges or upto :
Rs. 15,000/- per day for metro cities.
Rs. 10,000/- per day for A Class City.
Rs. 7,500/- per day for B & C Class cities.
3. Honorarium to the organizing team Rs.15,000 lump sum.
4. Accommodation to participants Per head actual charges or upto:
Rs. 2,500/- per day for metro cities.
Rs. 1,500/- per day for A Class city.
Rs. 1,000/- per day for Class- B & C
cities. Rs. 350/- per day for rural areas..
5. TA for 25 Inland participants; Overseas-5
participants
As per GOI rules.
6. DA -do-
7. Pre-workshop expenses including
commissioning of base papers or theme
papers
Rs.40,000/-
8. Honorarium to resource persons 20,000/- ( @ Rs.2,000/- a day x 10
persons).
9. Stationery Rs.10,000/- lump sum.
10. Contingency including postage &
ministerial assistance
Rs.25,000/- lump sum.
11. Publications & distribution of the seminar
proceedings
Rs.15,000/- lump sum for 50 sets.
Rs. 40,000/-, if the Ministry finds worth
publication at larger scale.
12. Working lunch and tea As per GOI norms.
TOTAL GRANT TO EACH ORGANIZATION SHALL NOT EXCEED RS. 5.50
LAKH
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B. WORKSHOP/SEMINARS AT NATIONAL LEVEL
1. Material to the participants
Rs. 30,000/-
(@ Rs.600/- x 50 persons)
2. Hall charges Actual charges or upto :
Rs. 15,000/- per day for metro cities.
Rs. 10,000/- per day for A Class City.
Rs. 7,500/- per day for B & C Class
cities.
3. Honorarium to the organizing team Rs.15,000 lump sum.
( @1500/- per head x 10)
4. Accommodation to participants Per head actual charges or upto:
Rs. 2,500/- per day for metro cities.
Rs. 1,500/- per day for A Class city.
Rs. 1,000/- per day for Class- B & C
cities.
Rs. 350/- per day for rural areas..
5. TA/DA As per GOI rules.
6. Pre-workshop expenses including
commissioning of base papers or theme
papers
Rs.25,000/-
7. Honorarium to resource persons Rs.20,000/-(@ Rs.2000/- per day x 10
persons)
8. Stationery 10,000/- lump sum.
9. Contingency including postage
&ministerial assistance
Rs.15,000/- lump sum.
10. Publications & distribution of the seminar
proceedings
Rs.15,000/- lump sum for 50 sets.
Rs. 40,000/- if the Ministry finds the
proceedings worth publication at larger
scale.
11. Working lunch and tea As per GOI norms.
SUBJECT TO THE CEILING OF RS.4.00 LAKH.
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C. WORKSHOP/SEMINAR AT STATE LEVEL
1. Material to the participants
Rs. 25,000/- (@ Rs.500/- x 50 persons)
2. Hall charges
Actual charges or up to :
Rs. 10,000/- per day for metro cities.
Rs. 7,500/- per day for A Class City.
Rs. 6,000/- per day for B & C Class cities.
3. Honorarium to the organizing team Rs.10,000/- lump sum.
4. Accommodation to participants
Per head actual charges or upto:
Rs. 2,500/- per day for metro cities.
Rs. 1,500/- per day for A Class city.
Rs. 1,000/- per day for Class- B & C
cities.
Rs. 350/- per day for rural areas..
5. TA/DA As per GOI rules.
6. Pre-workshop expenses including
commissioning of base papers or theme
papers
Rs.15,000/-
7. Honorarium to resource persons Rs. 10,000/-
(@ Rs.1000/- per person x 10 person)
8. Stationery Rs.10,000/- lump sum.
9. Contingency including postage &
ministerial assistance
Rs.10,000/- lump sum.
10. Publications & distribution of the seminar
proceedings
Rs.20,000/- lump sum.
11. Working lunch and tea As per GOI norms.
SUBJECT TO THE CEILING OF RS. 3.00 LAKH.
Note: These ceilings are for the maximum entitlements. Pro rata deductions could be made
in case, the number of days are less. Internal re-appropriations to the extent of 10 % *of the
receiving head will be permissible to the organization and upto 15% *with the prior
permission of the Ministry.

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