The aim of this scheme is to involve the Voluntary Organization and National Backward Classes Finance and Development Corporation (NBCFDC) to improved educational and socio-economic conditions of the target group i.e. OBCs/DNTs/EBCs, with a view to upgrade their skill to enable them to start income generation activites on their own or get gainfully employed in some sector or the other. The beneficiaries who parents/guardians income from all sources including the income of beneficiary does not exceed Rs.1.00 lakh per annum are eligible under the Scheme.
The quantum of assistance shall be determined in each case on merit. The Government of India may, however, meet 90% of the approved expenditure of the training. Presently, GIA is given to the extent of about Rs.3.00 lakh to an NGO on an average for imparting training to 50 beneficiaries, i.e. Rs.6,000/- for the training of a person. This includes cost of manpower, training material, rent, stationery, etc.
The scheme has been revised w.e.f. 01.10.2017. It has been made fully online w.e.f 2014-15. All the processes including applying, processing up to release of grant has been made online.
As per revised scheme, all applications as new cases of NGOs under the scheme are to be applied to National Backward Classes Finance and Development Corporation (NBCFDC) directly. All ongoing cases of NGOs under the scheme are to be applied as usual to the Ministry's online NGO Portal