How many schemes are formulated by Govt of India for Indian Handicrafts ?
1. Baba Sahab Ambedkar Hastshilp Vikas yojna.
2. Design & Technology up-gradation scheme.
3. Marketing Support & Services Scheme.
4. Human Resources Development Scheme.
5. Handicrafts Artisan comprehensive Welfare Scheme.
6. Research & Development Scheme.
How are the schemes being implemented?
Proposals related to Handicrafts Sector are submitted by the Executing Agency in Handicrafts Marketing Centres of O/o DC(H) which are scattered across the country. The Marketing Centre sends the same to the concerned Regional Offices where the proposals is examined and further sent to Head Quarter Office for sanction. Head Quarter Office obtains the approval of competent authority for the proposal and after the approval letter to this effect is sent to the concerned Executing Agency.
How the funds are released?
Having receipt of sanction of the proposal, the concerned Executing Agency sends the pre-receipted bill to Head Quarter Office for payment which other required documents such as Bond duly executed and accepted copy of Terms and Conditions. The bill is processed in Head Quarter office and send to Central Pay and Accounts Office for passing the bill, issuing cheques in case of local payment and preparing Draft from bank in case of outstation payment.
How the payments is sent to Executing Agency?
After receipt of cheques/drafts from Central Pay & Accounts Office, the Head Quarter Office sends the payment to the concerned executing agency by Registered post.
What is the Procedure for selection of fresh projects. ?
The NGOs may submit their self assessment (optional) to the concerned field office duly filled in along with all the documentary proof.
The Asstt. Director on the basis of the documents provided with the proposals shall review the scoring pattern.
The Asstt. Director shall not reject any proposal at his level. All proposals received at HM&SECs shall be forwarded to Regional Office after grading.
If the difference of points between the assessment of the field office and the NGO is more than 20% (+/-) a committee of 3 officers headed by RD should be formed at the regional office level to review & draw up a final grading. The concerned IA/NGO shall be given an opportunity to explain their position & support documents in respect of their claim. The committee will have the concerned Asstt. Director, and officer of the Regional Office as deemed fit as member and the Regional Director as Chairman.
The consolidated grading of all NGOs under the jurisdiction of concerned regional director should reach the office along with the proposals. Every eligible NGO/IA shall be asked to make a presentation, may be 10 minutes duration, to the above committee on the proposed project covering the objective, their involvement in the proposed cluster, methodology of implementation, marketing channels and other forward & backward linkage. Based on the merit & selection criteria, the cluster & agency shall to be selected. A half page note from Regional Director/Regional Screening Committee shall be sent alongwith each proposal justifying the grounds on which the proposal holds merit. The implementing agency/NGOs whose proposals are not recommended by Regional Screening Committee shall be communicated accordingly. The reason of selection or rejection of each proposal shall be clearly communicated to Hq. Office.