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
"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
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