Grants under Article 275(1) of the Constitution of India

       Grants under Article 275(1) of the Constitution of India provides such sums as Parliament may by law provide shall be charged on the consolidated Fund of India in each year as grants-in-aid of the revenues of such States as Parliament may determine to be in need of assistance, and different sums may be fixed for different States:

Provided that there shall be paid out of the Consolidated Fund of India as grants-in-aid of the revenues of a State such capital and recurring sums as may be necessary to enable that State to meet the costs of such schemes of development as may be undertaken by the State with the approval of the Government of India for the purpose of promoting the welfare of Scheduled Tribes in that State or raising the level of administration of the Scheduled Areas therein to that of the administration of the rest of the areas of that State”.

Funding Pattern:
This is a Central Sector Scheme and 100% grants are provided to the States.

Coverage:

       The scheme covers States namely Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh , Assam , Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Goa, Gujarat, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Orissa, Rajasthan , Sikkim , Tamil Nadu, Tripura, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand and West Bengal having Scheduled Tribe Population..

Features

·         The grants are provided to the States on the basis of ST population percentage in the State to the total tribal population of the Country.

·         ·    The funds are released to the State Governments against specific projects for the welfare of Scheduled     Tribes and   strengthening of administration of tribal areas from the year 2000- 2001. A part of funds are also utilised to establish Eklavya Model residential Schools to provide quality education to ST students from class VI to XII

The Ministry of Tribal Affairs issued revised guidelines, in super session of the earlier circulars/ letters/ guidelines on the subject, under No.14011/ 9/ 2001-SG&C dated 2.7.2002 for adoption during 10th Five Year Plan.  There was a minor modification in the guidelines in January, 2008.

Main Features of the Revised Guidelines dated 2.7.2002

         The following are the main features of the revised guidelines issued by this Ministry on 2.7.2002.

(i)        Grant under Article 275(1) is additionality to Normal Central Assistance to the State Plan.

(ii)       Adoption of the project approach and prior approval of the Ministry is necessary.

(iii)      The projects under the first proviso to Article 275(1) are part of the overall TSP and the Annual State Plans.

(iv)       Micro-plans for each ITDA/ MADA are to be prepared through multi-disciplinary teams.

(v)        Thrust areas are to be identified so that resources are better targeted rather than spreading too thin.

(vi)      Provision for utilization of 2% of the funds for project management   has    been made.

(vii)     Provision of expenditure upto 10% of the funds for maintenance and infrastructure with prior approval of the Ministry has also been made.

(viii)    Proportionate, at least 30% coverage of women is necessary.

(ix)       TSP Component of the Annual State Plan is to be put in a separate budget head under the administrative      control of their respective Tribal Development Department.

(x)       Earmarking of 10% of funds out of the overall allocation under the first proviso to Article 275(1) for innovative projects has been provided which will be sanctioned amongst only those States who provide TSP in the State Plan in proportion to the ST population of the State in a single budget head and then have spent at least 75% in previous three years on an average

Proposed Activities

           States can take up activities for strengthening the infrastructure in the sectors critical to enhancement of human development indices such as education, income generation, health irrigation, roads, bridges, forests, forests villages,  electrification, communication, rural marketing, agriculture, animal husbandry, food processing, processing of MFPs, human resource development in technical and vocational spheres, water harvesting, resettlement of displaced persons, tribal land management, sports promotion.Generation of community welfare assets like residential schools, Maintenance of schools,   Providing skilled teaching including in tribal language,  Nutritional support to needy: children, mothers and elderly people, Community Grain Storage,   Assured Drinking Water, and Other activities meant for welfare of Tribal population different from conventional development etc.

 

Background-

The Dept of Social Welfare,Govt of Nagaland  is the nodal dept for releasing  of  funds for grant-in-aids to the different Non-Governmental- Organizations(NGO) working for different sections of the society. The funds are provided under  State -Plan , Plan and Non- Plan .

The different NGOs availing GIA from the government of India in various categories are:

  • Old Age Home FOR 2013-14

 

Sl.No Name of the NGOs Amount (Rupees in lakh)
1. Good Samaritan Women Society, Kohima Rs. 2.00
2. Caring Neighbourhood, Mokokchung Rs. 0.80
3. Old Age Home, Rotomi, Zunheboto Rs.1.00
4. Lazami Village Council,Zunheboto Rs.0.30
5. Joie De Vivre Club, Phek Rs.0.40
6. Aonglar Women Welfare Society, Kohima Rs.1.00
7. Indra Gandhi National Old Age Society, Sakshi, Longleng Rs.0.50

                                                     (State Plan)                         Rs. 6.00 lakh.

 

  • Children’s Home FOR 2013-14
Sl. No Name o f the NGOs Amount

(Rupees in lakh)

1. Eden Gardens Children’s Home, Khuzama 2.00
2. Transformation Resource Centre, Dimapur 1.50
3. Ebenezer Children’s Home, Dimapur 0.90
4. Neighbourhood Service Centre, Midland, Dimapur 0.90
5. St. Joseph Children’s Home, Dimapur 0.90
6. Children’s Home, Longleng 1.00
7. Asian Evangelistic Fellowship, Dimapur 0.80
8. Touch Life Centre, Chumukedima 0.80
9. Precilla Children Home, Jotsoma, Kohima 0.60
10. Lakpan Welfare Society, Dimapur 0.60

                                                                               (Plan)            Rs. 10.00 lakh

 

  • DISABILITIES FOR 2013-14
Sl. No Name of the NGOs Amount (Rupees in lakh)
1. All Nagaland Disabled People organization, Kohima 0.30
2. Rengma Handicapped Union, Tseminyu 0.30
3. Nagaland PParents Association for Handicaed/Disabled, Kohima 1.00
4. Northern Angami Handicapped Union 0.30
5. Nagaland Blind Association, Dimapur 1.00
6. Blind School, Chumukedima 0.70
7. Christ for Down Trodden Ministry, Dimapur 0.50
8. Sentilong Welfare Society, Mokokchung 0.50
9. Bumble Bee inclusive Pre-school, Kohima 1.00
10. Development Association for Disabled, Dimapur 0.80
11. Disable Association, Zunheboto 0.30
12. Dimapur District Disable Association 0.30

                                                        (State Plan)                   Rs. 7.00 lakh

 

  • Drug Abuse/HIV FOR 2013-14
Sl. No Name of the NGOs Amount (Rupees in lakh)
1. Kripa Foundation, Kohima 0.60
2. Youth Mission, Kohima 0.70
3. Care & Support Society, Mokokchung 0.50
4. Kripa Foundation, Zunheboto 0.60
5. Arok Khu Society, Tuli Town, Mokokchung 0.60
6. Shalom Rehabilitation Centre, Dimapur 0.50
7. Kohima User’s Network, Kohima 0.30
8. Cad Foundation, Dimapur 0.50
9. Mrs Pesha Khiamnungan 0.20
10. Ureka Foundation, Zunheboto 0.50

                                                    (STATE PLAN)                          Rs. 5.00 lakh

 

5) Children’s Home (NON PlAN) FOR 2013-14

Sl.No Name of the NGOs Amount (Rupees in lakh)
1. Community Education Centre Society, Dimapur 1.00
2. Eden Gardens Children’s Home, Khuzama 2.00
3. Little Light Home, 3rd Mile, Dimapur 1.00
4. Tewelhi Medo Tyranees School, Pfutsero, Phek 1.00
5. Society of Aborigines, Mount Carmen, Zunheboto 2.00
6. Nagaland Children’s Home, Diphuphar, Dimapur 2.00
7. Caring Neighbourhood Ministry, Aoyim 2.00
8. Highland Hall School, Dimapur 3.00
9. St. Joseph’s Children’s Home 1.00
10. Jo Foundation, Kohima 1.00
11. Cherry Blossom Society, Lerie, Kohima 1.50
12. Tabitha Enabling Academy, Kohima 1.50

(Non Plan)      Rs.19.00 lakh