Grant management to NGOs in India to be more transparent

January 28th, 2011 - 5:43 pm ICT by ANI  

New Delhi, Jan 28 (ANI): Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Women and Child Development Krishna Tirath on Friday said that the transparency in managing grant system was imperative.

She said this while addressing the delegates of voluntary organisations after inaugurating the National Consultation for Evolving an Efficient Grant Management System towards Improving GO-NGO Cooperation in WCD Schemes.

In view of greater penetration of voluntary organisations in far-flung areas, and their demonstrated capabilities in implementation of Five-Year plans, “They were in better position to manage the issues at grass-root level, the Minister said.

She said, more the number of voluntary agencies, higher the pace of development.

“They are the eyes, ears and legs of the government,” she added.

The Ministry of Women and Child Development is implementing many schemes with the help of Non-governmental Organisations (NGOs).

The two-day consultations is organised by NIPCCD in order to seek cooperation / participation of NGOs in effective implementation of the Schemes.

The objectives of the consultations are to review the existing pattern, process and procedure of Grant-in-Aid under different schemes.

The consultations recommended evolving a transparent grant management system, creation of a single window system for the grant proposals, timely release of grant requests, simplification of procedures, grievance redressal machinery, and on-line management of grant proposals. (ANI)

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