New Delhi: The
government has sanctioned funds to 64 NGOs for implementing a
'Leadership Development of Minority Women' scheme across 12
states, the Lok Sabha was informed Friday.
In a written reply, Minister of State for Minority Affairs Ninong
Ering said: "The ministry received project proposals from various
organisations with recommendation from their respective state
governments/union territories administrations and in this respect
64 organisations were sanctioned funds to implement the projects
under the scheme in 12 states."
He said the ministry received 271 expressions of interest for the
implementation of scheme for 2012-13 from eligible organisations,
including NGOs, through advertisement in national/state dailies.
Out of the 271 expressions of interest, only 187 organisations
were shortlisted, the minister said.
The organisations were asked to submit project proposals with
recommendation from state/union territory administrations, he
government Friday put on hold a controversial notification making
proficiency in English a requirement for aspirants of the Indian
Administrative Service (IAS) as most Lok Sabha members opposed it.
Modi was invited by the students of Wharton to speak on Gujarat’
development. After this a few Professors circulated a petition
asking for withdrawal of the invitation. Within just few hours the
petition got a massive response and was signed not only»
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