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Thursday March 17, 2011 10:20:47 PM, Staff Reporter

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Malegaon: The government today said it has provided financial assistance to 280 NGOs in the country through Maulana Azad Education Foundation (MAEF) during the last four year.


"During the last three years and the current year Maulana Azad Education Foundation (MAEF) has provided financial assistance amounting to Rs.37.26 crore to 280 Non Governmental Organizations (NGOs) in the country", Minister of State for Minority Affairs Vincent H. Pala said in the Lok Sabh March 17.


"The grants-in-aid sanctioned by the Foundation are released in two instalments in the ratio of 70:30. The second instalment is released only after utilization certificate for the first release is received", he added. 


Pala also informed the House that during the last three years, out of the sanctioned amount of Rs.37.26 crore, the MAEF has released Rs.23.79 crore to 254 NGOs towards first instalment and Rs.2.76 crore to 75 NGOs towards second instalment.


The government gives grants through Maulana Azad Education Foundation (MAEF) in two ways; grants-in-aid to NGOs for construction and expansion of schools / hostels, technical / vocational training centres with emphasis on girl students, and second is the scholarships given to meritorious girl students.





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