GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF SOCIAL JUSTICE AND EMPOWERMENT
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO-3170
3170 . SHRI AMBETH RAJAN
(a) whether Government has any mechanism to monitor the functions of NGOs, Foundations, Organisations etc., which are engaged in the welfare activities of SCs/STs, if so, the details thereof; and
(b) details of NGOs, Foundations, Organisations etc., which have been blacklisted due to unsatisfactory function, during the last 5 years?
(a): Monitoring of functioning of the NGOs etc., receiving financial assistance from the Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment and Ministry of Tribal Affairs engaged in the welfare activities of Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes respectively, is ensured inter-alia through:-
(i) Mandatory annual inspection by District Authorities.
(ii) Scrutiny of proposals by Multidisciplinary State Level Committees for Voluntary Efforts every year.
(iii) Mandatory submission of audited statements of accounts as well as Utilisation Certificate pertaining to the releases.
(iv) The schemes/programmes implemented through NGOs are also monitored by respective State Government/UT Administrations.
(v) Inspection of NGOs across all States/ UTs by officers of the Ministry.
(b): The Scheduled Caste Scheduled Tribe Welfare and Development Society, New Delhi was blacklisted in 2012. Later on, this project was again inspected and the NGO was de-blacklisted in 2014. Recently, another complaint has been received against this organisation through Central Vigilance Commission. The matter is under examination.