Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India is inviting application from eligible NGOs for Grant-in-aid scheme to do IEC for Beti Bachao “Save Girl Child” programme for effective implementation of PNDT act, 1994 in country.
The over all goal of the scheme is that to halt and reverse the skewed sex ratio in the country through appropriate linkages with State/District Appropriate Authorities for effective enforcement of the PC & PNDT Act. 18 states and districts with highly skewed sex ratio as per census 2011(provisional) will be given priority for sanction of grant-in aid to NGOs. The prioritized states include Jammu & Kashmir, Rajasthan, Punjab, Haryana, Karnataka, Orissa, Bihar, Jharkhand, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Delhi, Chandigarh, Andhra Pradesh, Himachal Pradesh, Maharashtra, Uttarakhand and Uttar Pradesh.
The objective of the scheme is to strengthen the partnership with civil society in order to facilitate effective implementation of PC&PNDT law at ground level with the authorities.
1. Facilitating the Appropriate Authorities in information collection through identifying incidences of female infanticide/female feticide, catching the wrongdoers using decoy customers and effective inter-state coordination for checking incidences of sex selection in border districts.
2. Medical audit of PNDT records, especially analysis and evaluation of Form-F submitted by clinics registered under PC & PNDT Act and monitoring the renewal status of such clinics in collaboration with the Appropriate Authorities.
3. Identifying the incidences of female infanticide/female foeticide and make the complaints against the violators and follow up the complaints with Appropriate Authorities.
4. Follow-up of the ongoing court cases, including support to District Appropriate Authorities for building a credible case against violations of the provisions of the PC & PNDT Act and suggest/take action for speedy disposal.
5. Breaking the chain of referrals (doctors, field workers, dais, etc), if any, for doing sex selective abortions.
6. Involving the field functionaries and PRIs for capturing data on Sex Ratio at Birth (SRB), early registration of pregnancies and improved birth registration.
7. Conducting awareness-cum-training for public prosecutors / Judiciary in collaboration with National/State/District Legal Service Authority and Appropriate Authorities;
8. Analyzing the data to see if particular families/castes/communities have adverse sex ratio and find out the reason of adverse sex ratio;
9. Conducting awareness training programmes for effective implementation of PC & PNDT Act for nodal officers for PNDT in the district/sub-district, medical fraternity etc.
Eligibility criteria for NGOs
NGOs should submit application to the District Appropriate Authority, who in turn would make objective recommendation to the Government of India, under intimation to State Health Secretary, District Magistrate and Mission Director, NRHM based on the credentials and experience of the NGO in PNDT and related gender issues. In case an NGO is working at the State level, the recommendation will be made by the Health Secretary to MOHFW.
The District Appropriate Authority will ensure that the NGO has the appropriate organization/community mechanism in the district/s proposed in the project proposal and that the proposed activities would contribute to effective implementation of the PC & PNDT Act.
Non-profit organization and registered for a minimum period of three years under:
The Societies Registration Act of 1860 or an equivalent Act of a State; and/or
The Charitable and Religious Act of 1920; and/or
Indian Trusts Act of 1882 or an equivalent Act of a State
NGO should have:
clearly defined organizational structure and established administrative and
management systems with proven capacity to handle Govt. aided programmes ;
Must have engaged the services of person(s) (to prove with documentary evidence):
(a) who is/are having Post Graduate/Graduate Degree from a recognised University .in
Communications for Development / Extension Education /Social Service;
(b) having at least 3 years experience in communication action planning, implementation in collaboration with the community – namely men, women and youth, community leaders, students and health care providers and impact assessment of interventions by various stakeholder Departments, related to awareness of provisions of Pre-conception and Pre-natal Diagnostic Techniques (PC & PNDT) Act, 1994 for combating sex selection/ sex determination.
(c) have excellent written and oral communication skills.
Sound financial track record with an established financial management system. The
organization will have to submit its audit reports and audited accounts for preceding three
a clean track record and not blacklisted or placed under funding restriction by any
Ministry/Department of the State Governments/Government of India or International
Minimum of three years proven experience in carrying out IEC activities on PC & PNDT
Act and related gender issues. This has to be supported with documents of funding exclusively related to PNDT or gender related issues and activities carried out in pursuance to this funding. Further, the activities undertaken by the NGOs must be authenticated by the District Appropriate Authority/Health Secretary of the state.
Last date is 31st April 2012
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