The scheme covers expenditure for research/studies including baseline survey/survey, monitoring/concurrent monitoring and evaluation studies of various schemes and programmes of the Ministry including the Prime Minister’s New 15 Point Programme for the Welfare of Minorities throughout the country with special focus on Minority concentration districts/blocks/towns and holding workshop/seminar/conference on themes of direct relevance to the Ministry which are either proposed by the institutions/ organisations themselves or proposed/sponsored by the Ministry itself.
Proposals may be invited either through advertisement in the newspaper and website of the Ministry or directly from the research institution/ council/organisation of the government or may be proposed/sponsored directly by the Ministry itself.
The professional charges would be released in the case of studies/survey in three installments; first installment – 50%, second installment - 40% (on receiving progress reports and expenditure statements) and the third and final installment - 10% (after receiving the final report).
In the case of research/studies including baseline survey/survey 90% of the sanctioned amount may be released as the first installment.
Assistance given by the Ministry will be Institution-based and released to the head of the institution/organisation. Staff appointed for a study are deemed to be employees of the Institution/organisation with respect to their remuneration, TA/DA, etc.
The following categories of Institutions and organisations are eligible for professional charges under the scheme:
Apply to the Ministry.