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					                 Scheme of Rural Information Technology Youth Development Centres

Introduction :

In this millennium when we look forward, the issues like education, employment/self-employment,
vocational training, health and leisure time activities have become vital to arrest the growth of delinquency,
crime, terrorism and fissiparous tendencies. Rapid urbanization and migration of un-employed youth to
urban centers in search of education and employment opportunities have resulted in growing pressure on
cities and towns. Poverty, hunger, mal-nutrition, substance abuse, subjugation of women and girl child, ill
health, lack of access to information, education, employment and resources etc. have been issues of concern
for the development of young people and society and hence the nation.

With the on slot of cyber age and communication revolution, the hype generated by mass-media and
influences of culture alien to rural surroundings, place the youth in quagmire and the problems of
psychological adjustment, push them to the verge of high-risk behaviour, affecting their health and waste of
resources. Access to information, technological adjustment, awareness of environment, opportunities for
economic activities and development of their personality become more relevant.

Fulfilling the commitment to provide gainful engagement to all youth, requires concerted effort on the part
of different Ministries/Departments of the Government and Non-Governmental organizations. Over a
period, Government of India has developed schemes, programmes and infrastructure through its various
Ministries and Departments for the overall development of young people and the society. Young people are
either not aware of such schemes or if they are aware then they do have avenues to access different
development schemes and get benefit out of them. Moreover, they do not get opportunity at a single place
or center to explore their areas of interest and prioritize the issues, which they want to take up not only for
their own development but also of their community.

For this to happen, the youth have to be properly informed and equipped so as to enable them to have
access to development schemes being implemented by the government. The need is to establish an
Information Technology Center, which could act as a medium to provide opportunities to youth to address
different issues that affect their daily lives.

Keeping the above points in view, the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Government of India
introduces the scheme of Rural Information Technology Youth Development Centers (RITYDC) from the
financial year 2003-2004. These centres will be upgraded from amongst the Youth Development Centres
(YDCs) and efforts will be made to establish one such centre in each district of the country in a phased
manner.
Objectives of the Scheme

        To strengthen and promote rural youth activities in the most constructive manner by providing an
         intermediate tier between the YDCs at the village level and Nehru Yuva Kendra at the district
         level.
        To provide opportunities for full participation of rural youth in the over all development,
         community welfare and recreational activities with the spirit of voluntarism and voluntary action.
        To provide rural youth with such opportunities by providing bare minimum infrastructure and
         access to services.
        To act as the hub of all rural youth activities in the district with the support and guidance of
         district Nehru Yuva Kendra.

Besides above, the RITYDC will provide following further information to rural youth :

    a.   Various social welfare schemes of Central/State Government in which the youth can actively
         participate.
    b.   To apprise Non-Governmental Organizations/Voluntary organizations about the various schemes
         of the Central/State Government under which Grant-in-Aid are given to conduct various socially
         useful programmes.
    c.   To apprise rural youth through Youth Clubs/Mahila Mandals/YDCs about the employment
         opportunities and other means of self-employment.

Implementing Agency

Considering the fact that the primary objective of RITYDCs is to work as an intermediate tier between the
YDCs and District NYKs, the Scheme will be operated entirely through Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan.

Financial Assistance

Financial assistance not exceeding Rs. 1,20,000/- (One Lakh Twenty Thousand only) will be given for each
Rural Information Technology Youth Development Centre. It will be a one-time grant. However, to further
strengthen the newly established RITYDC, broad base its activities and act as catalyst on a continuum basis
for the overall development of rural youth in a district a recurring grant to the tune of Rs. 5,000/- per
annum would be provided to the RITYDC for a maximum period of four years, subject to the satisfactory
performance of the RITYDC as assessed from time to time by the Advisory Committee and designated
inspection officers. The initial grant-in-aid could be utilized for the purchase of following items :

     T.V set/accessories (in case the YDC does not have a T.V set; otherwise from this amount
1    materials such as Public Address System, Library Books, Vocational Training equipments, 20,000/
     etc. could be purchased.)
2    Computer & its accessories                                                           60,000/
3    Telephone installation                                                                   10,000/
4    Kerosene oil generator                                                                   30,000/
     Total                                                                                    1,20,000/


Eligibility

Only already established Youth Development Centres by district NYK under the scheme of YDC of the
Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Govt. of India are eligible to apply for Rural Information Technology
Youth Development Centre. However, for such a YDC to become a RITYDC and to be financed under the
scheme, depends upon its merit, outstanding contributions and achievement of set objectives and
expectations mentioned in the YDC scheme; as compared to other eligible YDCs in a district. Therefore, to
be considered for RITYDC, the existing YDCs in a district need to apply in the prescribed application form
(Annexure-I) to concerned district NYK. The guidelines of the scheme and application formats can be
obtained from the office of District Youth Coordinator, NYK

Method of Application

Proposals in the application proforma given at Annexure – I will be invited from eligible YDCs in the
concerned district by respective NYKS District Youth Coordinators. Each proposal will need
recommendation of the Gram Panchayat/Municipality concerned. The received applications at a district
NYK office should be arranged by the Youth Coordinator and put before the following committee for
screening and selection of a YDC to be upgraded as RTIYDC.

Selection Committee

1. Collector/District Magistrate     Chairperson

2. Youth Coordinator, NYKS         Member Secretary

3. District Youth Services and Sports Officer      Member

4. Regional Coordinator NYKS        Member

5. Representative of NSS     Member

6. Non-Official Member from District Advisory


Committee on Youth Programmes of NYKS Member


The selection committee during its meeting would screen the submitted applications and based on their
achievements would prepare ranking list in order of merit. Further, in order to finally select the best YDC
for upgradation to RITYDC a maximum of first five YDCs or as the case may be but a minimum of two
YDCs from the merit list will be visited by the Youth Coordinator/Regional Coordinator and any of the
other members of the selection committee to physically verify the claims and antecedents of the YDCs.
Based on this visit report, the selection committee would then select one YDC for recommendation to
upgrade it as RITYDC. After this process, the Youth Coordinator would then forward the selected YDC
application, recommendations of the selection committee and visit report to NYKS, H.qrs., New Delhi
under intimation to concerned Regional Coordinator and Zonal Director, NYKS in the format given at
Annexure - II. Applications sent without following this method will not be considered by NYKS, H.qrs.

The cases of selected YDCs for the establishment of RITYDC will finally be forwarded by NYKS, H.qrs.,
New Delhi to the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Government of India for the final selection,
approval and release of funds to NYKS for further disbursement to selected centres through field NYKS. It
may be noted that the final selection followed by release of funds will be made by the Ministry of Youth
Affairs and Sports and its decision would be binding on all concerned.

Selection Criteria

While screening the submitted YDC applications, the selection committee should keep in mind the
following points for rating the YDCs and finally identifying the best one for recommendations and
consideration of the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports for selecting it as RITYDC.
    a.   YDC after its establishment has organized youth development and community welfare activities.
    b.   Besides rutine sports and cultural activities, the YDC should has organized programmes and
         activities in the field of Health and Family Welfare, Environment sustainability, Employment,
         Education, Disaster preparedness, etc.
    c.   For such activities and programmes it has mobilized funds from government, non-government and
         other funding agencies.
    d.   The benefits of such projects have reached not only to the population of YDC village but also to
         adjoining villages (may be 10 or more).
    e.   Through YDC activities, community assets have been created and are accessible to all,
         irrespective of caste, religion or political affiliations.
    f.   YDC has exhibited proven capacity to network with development agencies, NGOs and others for
         the welfare of youth and village communities in and around YDC village.
    g.   Activities of YDC have been publicized and documented in the form of reports and visited by
         dignitaries and invited guests.
    h.   The programmes of YDC provided benefits to both male and female.

The above details have been covered in Part (B) of the application format Annexure – I.

    o    YDC while performing various functions is adopting democratic norms and providing due
         representation to the youth of adjoining villages in their Managing Committee.
    o    Elections for the formation of Managing Committee are being held annually and its meetings are
         organized at regular intervals.
    o    During the meetings of the Managing Committee appropriate number of members are present and
         the decisions taken during the meeting one minuted and implemented.

Such details have been covered in Part (C) of the application format Annexure – I.

        Further, the YDC is maintaining Books of Accounts and the accounts are being audited by a
         Chartered Accountant.
        YDC should have its account in a Nationalized Bank/Post Office and the Grant-in-Aids are being
         deposited in the Bank/Post office.
        Money only for youth development and community welfare activities are withdrawn from the
         Bank/Post office Account.
        YDC be in a position to explain the source of money/funds and purpose for which it was utilized.

The above details have been asked in Part (D) of the application format Annexure – I.

        YDC is expected to develop infrastructure, create assets and facilities for undertaking youth
         development and community welfare activities.
        The assets and infrastructure created are being utilized by village youth and people and not just by
         the influential person (s) of the YDC.
        YDC is maintaining records of such infrastructures and assets and the details could be physically
         verified.

Such details have been asked to be provided by the applicant YDC in Part (E) of the application format
Annexure – I.

It may be noted that the above mentioned points would facilitate the selection committee to rate the YDC in
question both qualitatively and quantitatively and further help in the rating process. Moreover, the
application format given at Annexure – I has been designed while keeping in view various above
mentioned aspects under the head selection criteria. Also such an information would be provided by the
applicant YDC.

Facilities and Activities
The minimum facilities and activities that are expected from the Rural Information Technology Youth
Development Center are as follows :

         a.   Vocational Training, Guidance and Entrepreneurship development for employment/self-
              employment.
         b.   Information about Schemes and Programmes of major thrust areas of rural youth development and
              community welfare such as Health and Family Welfare, Employment/Self-employment,
              Environment Sustainability, Education, Disaster preparedness and others of local need and
              importance.
         c.   Take up projects and organize programmes and activities under major thrust areas of rural youth
              development as mentioned under column (b) above on regular basis.
         d.   Regular sports activities, tournaments and culture programmes.
         e.   Seminars, workshops, lectures and group discussions on themes of national, state and local
              importance and relevance.
         f.   Library facilities with newspapers, books and magazines of interest of rural youth.
         g.   Organization of information and access to services camps in the district.
         h.   Carrier counseling and guidance for young people.
         i.   The RITYDC besides its social and community development activities in the district should
              devote regular time to promote yoga, voluntarism, democratic values and nationalism among the
              masses.

In addition, the following facilities are desirable.

   i.         Ensure internet/computer facility to the villagers at reasonable charges decided in consultation
              with District Youth Coordinator of NYKS. For this purpose the centre will have to run electricity
              generator in case of non-availability of electricity supply.
   ii.        Facilities to watch TV/VCP. TV should be kept in open space and be run for public view.
 iii.         Facilities to listen to radio programmes.
  iv.         Telephone
   v.         Vocational Training
  vi.         Sports and Cultural Programme Equipments
 vii.         Any other facility created by mobilizing assets and material according to local needs.

Resource Mobilization

The assistance given by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, will be more in the nature of catalyst to
motivate the YDC members to undertake the job of building the Centre and with the support under take
activities. It is expected that Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan would also contribute from their internal
resources. Broadly, the resource mobilization by different agencies would be as follows :


YDC

YDC would contribute the building, playground, electricity, drinking water supply, basic furniture and
other facilities created while functioning as YDC.

NYKS

From its internal and other resources will try to provide the following

         o    Sports Equipments
         o    Equipments for Cultural activities
         o    Vocational Training Equipments
    o   Different types of Information Education and Communication materials with special emphasis on
        developmental Schemes
    o   Books and Magazines

The Rural Information Technology Development Centre should be run in such a way that over a period of
time, it becomes functionally active and self sufficient. It is expected that such Centre will explore
possibilities to take assistance from other Government Departments, NGOs and funding agencies to
organize programmes for the benefit of rural youth and village communities in the district. Similarly, the
centre is free to charge monthly subscription from persons or member Youth Clubs using facilities.

There is no objection if the telephone facilities are used as public telephone booth, for which charges
should be made according to the regulations.

The Centre with the prior approval of the Managing Committee and in consultation with the Advisory
Committee (refer to para 10), may allow to use the premises to hold exhibitions in which commercial
transactions can be made.

Management and Advisory Committees of RITYDC

The RITYDC will have an Advisory Committee elected annually by the members. The Committee will
have a minimum of 15 members, out of which atleast 10 would be from 10 YDCs/Youth Clubs in the
district. No Youth Club can be a member for two consecutive years. Youth Coordinator of the concerned
district NYK would be the Chairperson of the Advisory Committee. The major role of this committee
would be to guide and support the RITYDC activities.

Besides, the Advisory Committee, the existing Youth Club/YDC Executive Body and Members would act
as the Managing Committee of the RITYDC. They would be responsible to undertake and manage the day
to day activities of the RITYDC and seek advise from the Advisory Committee.

The Management Committee of RITYDC will maintain a cashbook and will account for all receipts and
payments on daily basis. At the end of the financial year, the Managing Committee will be responsible to
prepare a Receipt and Payment Account, an Income and Expenditure account and a Balance Sheet within
three months of the end of the financial year.

The Committees will meet at least once in three months and the proceedings will be recorded and
preserved. In all such meetings, the District Youth Coordinator of the Nehru Yuva Kendra (who is the
Chairperson of the RITYDC Advisory Committee) will be informed and invited with atleast 15 days notice
to him/her to attend the meeting.

Inspection

From time to time, the District Youth Coordinator, Regional Coordinator or Zonal Director of NYKS will
inspect the Rural Information Technology Youth Development Centre. All books of accounts and other
records of the Centre should be made available to them. In addition, the Managing Committee will be
bound to show them such papers as they may demand. They will also undertake a physical verification of
all assets. A report of the inspection will be prepared by the visiting officer within 15 days of his/her
inspection and copy of the report will be considered by the committees in their meetings held after the
receipt of the report. A copy of the inspection report will also be sent to the NYKS, H.qrs., Zonal and
Regional offices as the case may be. In addition to regular inspections by NYKS field officials, the Centre
can be inspected by any member of the NYKDACYP, District Selection Committee on RITYDC or an
officer nominated by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Govt. of India and NYKS, H.qrs., New
Delhi.
Derecognition

A Rural Information Technology Youth Development Centre can be derecognized by the Ministry of
Youth Affairs and Sports, Government of India, on the recommendations of Collector/NYKS District
Advisory Committee on Youth Programmes or RITYDC Advisory Committee; if it fails to meet its
objectives, on any of the following grounds :

           Involvement of Rural Information Technology Youth Development Centre in party politics,
            immoral practices, anti-social or anti-national activities (if reported in the visiting officer’s report
            or otherwise established).
           Failure to maintain proper records, accounts, reports and returns.
           Failure to conduct elections for Managing and Advisory Committee annually.
           Failure to provide access to RITYDC infrastructure and assets such as computer, Internet facility,
            T.V viewing, Sports equipments, Indoor Games and other recreational and recording/information
            material.

Other important points to be ensured

   i.       Before handing over the bank draft of Rs. 1,20,000/- (One Lakh Twenty Thousand only) to YDC
            President/Secretary, the scheme should be read thoroughly by them. A copy of the scheme should
            also be given to them.
  ii.       Before     handing     over     the    bank    draft   to    YDC’s      President/Secretary   the
            receipt/undertaking/certificate as given at Annexure – III should be taken. The copy of the same
            should be sent to NYKS, H.qrs., Zonal and Regional office.
 iii.       YDC must put the signboard of Rural Information Technology Youth Development Centre;
            mentioning Rural Information Technology Youth Development Centre, Name of the Club,
            Village, Block, District and Nehru Yuva Kendra …………….
 iv.        Rural Information Technology Youth Development Centre must send the first report on the
            establishment of Centre immediately to District Nehru Yuva Kendra. Thereafter, the Youth
            Coordinator should visit the RITYDC and must send the RITYDC establishment information to
            NYKS, H.qrs. and copy to concerned Zonal and Regional office.

Youth Coordinator must take the photocopies of the Vouchers/Bills of Rs. 1,20,000/- from RITYDC
alongwith Utilization Certificate (Proforma IV) from RITYDC for his/her NYK records.

Conditions of Grant

   i.       The grant will be released in two installments : 75% at the time of sanction and 25% after receipt
            of :
                    The first establishment report; formation of Management Committee and Advisory
                     Committee notification and their first meeting and their minutes.
                    Audited statement of accounts and a Utilization Certificate on the prescribed Proforma
                     (Annexure – IV) duly certified by a firm of C.A, approved by the Govt. authorities of the
                     district. This will be submitted to the concerned District NYK who inturn should submit
                     the consolidated Utilization Certificate and report to their concerned Regional
                     Coordinator and Zonal Director. The Zonal Director will send such UCs and reports to
                     NYKS, H.qrs.
  ii.       The YDC should not have availed a similar grant from Govt. of India or State Government earlier.
 iii.       A recurring grant to the tune of Rs. 5,000/- per annum would be provided to the RITYDC for a
            maximum period of four years, subject to the satisfactory performance of the RITYDC as assessed
            from time to time by the Advisory Committee and designated inspection officers.
 iv.        No one with criminal antecedents should be included in the management of the Rural Information
            Technology Youth Development Centre or otherwise.
Youth Development Centres

Objective :

In order to strengthen and promote the youth activities in the most constructive manner, it is necessary to
provide an intermediate tier between the youth clubs at the village level and the Nehru Yuva Kendra at the
district level.. 'With the increase in the number of Kendras and thereby in the network of the village level
youth clubs, it has become necessary to provide opportunities for full participation of the rural youth in the
developmental and recreational activities. The objective of the Scheme of Youth Development Centers is to
provide the youth with such opportunities by providing bare minimum' infrastructure.

The Youth Development Centers .would be the main hub of all youth activities in the village covered by
them. Normally, initially, till sufficient number of Centers come up, the Centre may cover more than 10
villages.

Considering the fact that the primary objective of YDCs is to work as an intermediate tier between the
youth clubs and District NYKs;,the Scheme will be . operated entirely through Nehru Yuva Kendra
Sangathan.

Financial Assistance :

Financial assistance to the extent of not more than Rs. 30,000/- will be given for each Youth Development
Centre. It will be a one-time assistance.


Eligibility :

Any Youth Club, to be eligible to become a Youth Development Center and to be financed under this
Scheme, should meet the following conditions:

    i.    Must be active. and registered under the Societies Registration Act XXI; 1860. or corresponding
          State' Act for at least three years.
   ii.    Must have a building of its own or on lease with minimum carpet area of 5.00 Sq. ft and sufficient
          open space for organizing small exhibitions, regular sports and cultural activities etc. Adequate
          electricity/petromax and drinking water supply should be available in the premises.
  iii.    Must have savings account with local post office or nationalized bank with minimum Rs. 5,000/-
          as balance for last 6 months.
  iv.     Must have proper books of accounts with audited statement, minutes of meetings and annual
          reports etc.
   v.     Must have properly elected executive committee according to its Memorandum of Association.
          Preference will be given to Youth Clubs which:
          a) have been awarded at District, State or National level or
          b) are situated in a large village or are centrally located in a cluster of villages which will serve;
          c) have shown the ability to mobilize, resources from other agencies and also from within the
          Community.
          provided they fulfill the above conditions.

Method of Application :

Proposals in the proforma given the ANNEXURE- A will be invited by the respective NYKS Youth
Coordinators and each proposal will need recommendation of the Gram Panchayat /Municipality
concerned. Therefore, the Youth Development Centre applications should be screened by the Youth
coordinator and got their recommendations/approval either during the meeting of the District Advisory
Committee on Youth Programmes or from the following committee as the case may be :

        1.   Collector/District Magistrate : Chairperson
        2.   Youth Coordinator : Member Secretary
        3.   District Public Relation Officer : Member
        4.   Field Publicity Officer : Member
        5.   Representative of NSS : Member
        6.   Representative of voluntary organization working in the field of Youth Work : Member

These will then be forwarded by the Youth Coordinator along with his/her recommendations, under,
intimation to concerned Regional Coordinator and Zonal Director/OSD. Applications sent without
following this method will not be considered. .

Facilities & Activities :

The minimum facilities that are expected from the Youth Development Centre are as follows:

        a.   Vocational Guidance
        b.   Information about Schemes and Programmes of major thrust areas of rural youth development.
        c.   Regular sports activities and tournaments.
        d.   Cultural P10grammes.
        e.   Library facili1ies with books and magazines of interest of youth.

In addition, the following facilities are desirable:

   i.        Facilities to watch TYNCP.
  ii.        Facilities to listen to radio programmes.
 iii.        Telephone
 iv.         Vocational Training
  v.         Sports Equipments.
 vi.         Any other facility according to local needs.

Resource Mobilization :

The assistance given by the Department of Youth Affairs and 'Sports, being one time assistance, will be
more in the nature of catalyst of motivate the youth club members to undertake the job of building the
Centre. It is expected that Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangalhan would also contribute from their internal
resources. Broadly, the resource mobilization by different agencies would be as follows :
Youth Club:

Youth Club would contribute the building, electricity and drinking water supply and basic furniture

NYKS:

From its internal resources will try to finance the purchase of the following

a) Sports Equipments
b) Equipments for Cultural activities
c) Vocational Training Equipments
d) Information materials on developmental Schemes.
e) Books and Magazines.
Out of the assistance given by the Department the following items can be purchased.

a) Color TV NCP
b) Initial charges for telephone connection
c) Book carrying Bags.
d) Audio Video Cassettes
e) Almirahs, boxes for storage purposes.
f) Any other durable.

The Youth Development Centre should be run in such a way that over a period of time, it becomes
functionally active and self sufficient. It is expected that such centers will explore possibilities to take
assistance from other Government Departments of 'autonomous bodies (and implement their schemes).
Similarly, the Centre is free to charge monthly subscription from persons or member youth clubs using
facilities.

There is no objection if the telephone facilities are used as public telephone booth, for which charges
should be made according to the regulations.

The Centre with the prior approval of the Managing Committee (refer to Para 7), may
allow to use the premises to hold exhibitions in which commercial transactions can be
made.

Management :

The Centre will have a managing Committee elected annually by the members. The Committee will have a
minimum of 15 members, out of. which at least 5 would be from 5 youth clubs using the Centers. No youth
club can be a member for two consecutive years The represent at ive of 5 youth clubs will be .elected by all
youth clubs using the facility.

The Committee will elect from among themselves a President, a General Secretary and a Treasurer.

The Centre will maintain a cashbook and will account for all receipts and payments on daily basis. At the
end o( the financial year, the Managing Committee will be responsible to prepare a Receipt and Payment
Account, an Income and Expenditure account and a Balance Sheet within the three months of the end of the
financial year. The Committee will meet at least once in three months and the proceedings will be recorded
and preserved. In all such meetings, the District Youth Coordinator of the Nehru Yuva Kendra will be
invited as an observer and at least 15 days notice will be given to him to attend the meeting.

Inspection :

The District Youth Coordinator will inspect the Youth. Development Centre at least thrice in a year and all
books of accounts should be made open to him. In addition, the Managing Committee will be bound to
show him such papers as he may demand. The Youth Coordinator will also undertake a physical
verification of all assets. A report of the inspection will be prepared by him within 15 days of his inspection
and copy of the report will be considered by the committee in its meeting held after the receipt of the
report. A copy of the inspection report will be sent to the NYKS, H.qrs., Zonal and Regional offices.

Derecognition :

Any Youth Development Center may be derecognised (by the District Advisory Committee on Youth
Programmes) if it fails to meet its objectives on any of the following grounds:
I. More than 50% of the Youth Clubs getting services from the Centers expressing their dissatisfaction in
writing or;

II. Involvement of Youth Development Centre in party politics, immoral practices, antisocial or anti-
national activities (if reported in Youth Coordinator's repoI1 or otherwise established)

III. Failure to maintain proper records, accounts and returns.

IV. Failure to conduct elections for Managing Committee annually

Other important point to be ensured :

    a.   Before handing over the bank draft of' Rs. 30,0001- to Youth Club's President/Secretary, the
         scheme should be read thoroughly by them, A copy of the scheme should also be given to them.

    b.   Before handing over the bank draft to Youth Club's President/Secretary the receipt/undertaking/
         certificate should be taken. The copy of the same should be sent to NYKS: Hqrs., Zonal and
         Regional office.

    c.   Youth Club must put the signboard of Youth Development Centre; mentioning Youth
         Development Centre, Name of the Club, Village, Block District and Nehru Yuva Kendra

    d.   Youth Club must send the first report on the establishment of Youth Development Centre
         immediately to District Nehru Yuva Kendra, Youth Coordinator thereafter should visit the YDC
         and must send the YDC establishment information to NYKS, H.qrs and copy to concerned Zonal
         and Regional office.

    e.   Youth Coordinator must take the photocopies of the Vouchers/Bills of Rs. 30,000/- from YDC
         Youth Club for his/her NYK records.

                                   National Service Volunteers Scheme

Introduction :

The involvement of students of universities and colleges in national or social service has been engaging the
attention of the Government since independence. In the beginning, the emphasis was on generating among
the students a sense of dignity of labour through shramdan. The National Service Committee (1959-60),
under the Chairmanship of Dr.C.D. Deshmukh, had recommended that national service for a period of nine
months to a year should be made compulsory before a student enters the university or employment. The
Saiyidain Committee (1961), appointed by the Ministry of Education, did not favour compulsion and
recommended national or social service for a minimum period of 12 weeks on a voluntary basis. The
Education Committee (1964-66) recommended that some form of social or national service should be made
obligatory for all students and should form an integral part of education at all levels. In the National Policy
on Education (1968) it was stated that work experience and national service, including participation in
meaningful and challenging programmes of community service and national reconstruction, should become
an integral part of education, emphasis being laid on self help, character formation and on developing a
sense of social commitment. While there has been a general agreement that students should be involved in
programmes of national or social service with a view to providing them opportunity of participating in
national development programmes and thus exposing them to the realities of the social environment in
which they live, the introduction of compulsion has not been favoured.

The National Service Scheme was launched in 1969. It aims at the involvement mainly of under-graduate
students on a voluntary basis in various activities of social service and national development, which, while
making a contribution to socio-economic progress would also provided opportunities to the students to
understand and appreciate the problems of the community, awaken social consciousness and inculcate in
them a sense of dignity of labour. There has been a great deal of enthusiasm among the students in the
various programmes taken up under the scheme. At the same time, there has been a demand from several
quarters that opportunities should be provided to the youth going out of the universities and colleges to
engage themselves on a whole time basis for a specific period in activities of social and national service.
Some attempts in this direction have been made in some States during the last few years.

Youth have to play catalytic role in accelerating the process of national development. Their boundless
energy and innate idealism could introduce into the various development activities a direction which could
bring about the social transformation needed to make it suitable for their own future. Involvement of youth
is particularly relevant because of the resolve of the country to progress in the direction of building up an
egalitarian society, emphasising not only economic and technological development but also improvements
in the quality of life of the common man. The bias, therefore, has been towards improvement of the lot of
the weaker sections of society. In organising opportunities to enable youth to make their many-sided
contribution to national development, it must not be forgotten that this involvement is essentially a process
of completion of their education.

National Service Volunteer Scheme (NSVS), launched with effect from 1977-78, aims at providing
opportunities to students, generally speaking those who have completed their first degree, to involve
themselves on a voluntary basis, in national building activities for a specific period on a whole-time basis.
The requirement regarding completion of the first degree course may be relaxed in the case of students who
discontinued their education after completion of Intermediate/Higher Secondary Education to participate in
mass movement for a better political and social order, in case of students belonging to Scheduled
Castes/Scheduled Tribes who have passed intermediate/Higher Secondary Examination and in case of
women students if in a particular district/area graduate women students are not available. The National
Service Volunteer is envisaged as a social engineer, one who is striving to discover his creative potential
and to gain a deep and critical insight into the issues involved in the process of development, and who is
willing to commit all his energy in the service of the community and the country.

Objectives :

The primary objective of NSVS is to provide opportunities to those students who feel motivated to serve
the community on a whole-time basis. Working for and with the community, understanding the problems of
real-life and utilising their skills and knowledge in solving those problems, would enrich their experience
and would have a tremendous value as a preparation for life

For the successful implementation of various national development programmes, it is necessary to bring
about a change in the attitudes of the community. The youth have a special role to play as agents of social
change, in transforming the socio-economic structure of the society. The struggle against poverty, illiteracy
and social evils, and improvement in the conditions of the rural poor and the slum dwellers in urban areas
are possible only if the energies of youth reinforce other efforts in this direction.

There is often a time-lag between student graduating or otherwise concluding his studies and his/her
entering the world of work. This is a crucial period in the life of the youth and it is necessary to utilise it to
the best advantage of the community as well as for the youth themselves. NSVS provides youth, during this
interregnum, avenues for doing creative and constructive work suited to their educational background and
aptitude. At the same time, the service rendered by these volunteers can be observed by prospective
employers with a view to identifying those who would be most suitable for certain specific jobs in their
respective organisations.

Eligibility :

Every person who has completed the first degree or its equivalent (for example, B.A., B.Sc., B.Com., B.Sc.
Agri ., MBBS., B.Tech., BE) is eligible to enrol herself/himself as a volunteer under the scheme provided
that she/he has not attained 25 years of age, as on the last day of the financial year. For this purpose,
students who have obtained a three-year diploma from polytechnics are also eligible. Exception regarding
the requirement of a degree or polytechnic diploma may be made in respect of youth who had to
discontinue their studies owing to participation in any mass movement for a better political and social order
and those belonging to Scheduled castes/Scheduled tribes and also in respect of women, if women
graduates/polytechnic diploma holders are not available in any particular area/district (as referred in
paragraph 4 above). In respect of such persons, the age limit of 25 may also be relaxed upto 3 years. This
relaxation in age limit may also be allowed in all cases of women volunteers, where those below 25 years
are not available.

Programme :

The volunteers will be deployed with the Kendras of the Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan (NYKS) or with
the National Service Scheme or with Bharat Scouts and Guides. The volunteers can also be deployed by
various State Governments and Union Territory Administrations. Every State/UT will be allowed
volunteers equal to the number of districts in the State/UT. Further, volunteers may also be deployed with
other bodies including non-governmental organisations, on a select basis, at the discretion of the Ministry
of Youth Affairs & Sports.

Wherever they may be deployed, they are expected to help in implementing the programmes of the
concerned organisations.

Operation of the Scheme :

Registration

Institutions/Organisations involved in the youth programmes are allocated National Service Volunteers
(NSV) by the Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports. From 1st April, 1993, voluntary bodies/Institutions will
not be eligible for deployment of NSVs at Government cost. However, NYKS and Bharat Scouts & Guides
will be an exception to this.

Every person wishing to enrol himself/herself as a volunteer is required to submit an application to the
concerned organisation after it has been advertised/circulated. A specimen of the application form is at
Annexure I. The application should be accompanied by a character certificate from the head of the
Institution last attended by the applicant and the attested copies of certificates in support of her/his
educational qualifications, date of birth, etc.

Deployment by Concerned Organisation

On the basis of the particulars of the volunteers, the Organisation makes selection of volunteers allotted to
them through a Selection Committee of least 3 persons. The chairman of the Committee is the District
Collector or Deputy Commissioner or his nominee, with the representative of the concerned organisation as
a member. Other members may be educationists or public figures or youth work officials/administrators.
The names of the volunteers selected, along with particulars, should be immediately intimated by the
Organisation to the Under Secretary (YS-I), Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports, Shastri Bhavan, New
Delhi-110001.

Training

It is necessary that a NS Volunteer should go through a well-designed programme of training before she/he
starts work in the field. The purpose of the training programme is two-fold: firstly, it should enable the
volunteer to acquire a deep understanding of the objectives of and issues involved in national development
and, secondly, to impart specific, managerial and technical skills which are needed for organisation of
youth programmes. The training programme is of a duration of about for weeks and is organised at
institutions or organisations or agencies which are identified by the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports.
Arrangements for recurrent training, wherever appropriate, will be made by the Organisation.

Originally, the NS Volunteer would be expected to report at the place of training after spending a few days
(about a week) at the place of his deployment for orienting herself/himself about the work of the
Organisation. The Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports makes suitable grants to the Institution/Organisation
arranging training to cover the expenditure on board and lodging of the volunteers as well as for other
expenses on training as under:

   i.    Board & Loadging: @ Rs. 25/- per head per day.
  ii.    Travel Allowance: @ 25% of Board & Lodging expenditure, (By cheapest mode as per actuals)
         and Contingencies

Placement, Minimum duration of work

While informing NS Volunteer of her/his selection the Organisation should apprise her/him broadly about
the nature of work she/he would be expected to do. The volunteer should also be informed, giving her/him
reasonable time to prepare herself/himself, of the date of commencement and place of training and the date,
time and place where she/he should join. The period of pre-training orientation at the Organisation should
not exceed one week. The Organisation should send intimation regarding the place of work to the NS
Volunteer before the completion of her/his training. Upon completion of the training, the volunteers will be
engaged by the Organisation on various tasks/programmes assigned to them. Normally, the minimum
period of volunteership will be one year, including the period spent on training. This period may be
extended by another year, at the discretion of the Government, subject to the condition that he/she remains
within the prescribed age limit. Extension of volunteership beyond period of two years will not be
considered. A volunteer will not be permitted to discontinue her/his work before completion of a year first
month of the financial year. The volunteer should be informed that the scheme is purely voluntary in nature
and does not confer any right of permanent continuance.

Supervision and Discipline

During the period a volunteer is engaged on a programme she/he shall subject herself/himself to the full
discipline of the Organisation with which she/he works. The administrative control over the volunteer will
be that of the Organisation which will make suitable arrangements from supervision and monitoring of the
work done by her/him. In case, the work of a particular volunteer is not found satisfactory, her/his
enrolment will be liable to be terminated on one month's notice. A suitable but a simple form for appraisal
of the work done by the volunteers especially with regard to the efforts put in, the achievement registered
and the dedication evinced has been involved by the Ministry. The Organisation shall furnish to the
Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports after each financial year report of the work done by the group of
volunteers engaged on each programme giving as far as possible quantified information.

The Organisation would make suitable arrangements for guiding the volunteers in their work on the spot or
through periodic consultations. Similarly, suitable arrangements will also have to be made for evaluation of
the work done by the volunteer.

Certificate

Upon successful completion of a year, each volunteer would be given certificate by the concerned
Organisation. A form of the certificate is given at Annexure II. Although NSVS does not purport to be an
employment oriented scheme, the voluntary agencies may consider, other things being equal, giving
preference to these volunteers in the matter of employment in the particular field in which these volunteers
have been engaged.
Stipend and Financial Arrangements

Annual expenditure on stipends to volunteers and other item for implementation of the scheme will be in
accordance with financial pattern approved by the Government as indicated below:

  Stipend at the rate of Rs. 500/-per month for 12 months (Rs.500x12).                        Rs. 6,000.00
  Travel to different villages/Adult Education Centres @ Rs.200/- per month. (Rs. 200x12) Rs. 2,400.00
  Contingencies and miscellaneous expenses.                                                   Rs. 100.00
  Total annual cost                                                                           Rs. 8,500.00

Leave

A volunteer will be allowed 12 days' Casual Leave per year. Leave, however, will be sanctioned subject to
permission being given by the organisation where the volunteer is deployed. No other kind of leave is
permissible. Pro-rata deduction would be made for any unauthorised leave.

Information and Communication

Communications should be addressed to: The Under Secretary (YS-I), Ministry of Youth Affairs and
Sports, Shastri Bhavan, New Delhi - 110001.




                      SCHEME FOR AWARD TO OUTSTANDING YOUTH CLUB

Introduction :

The Government of India in the year 1986-87 created an autonomous body under the then Department and
now Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports by the name of Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan. The Sangathan is
registered under the Societies Registration Act, 1860. and i.e., fully funded by the Ministry of Youth
Affairs & Sports.

The Sangathan was created with the special objective of formulating programmes for the non-student rural
youth. For the implementation of the programmes, the Kendras of the Sangathan are heavily dependent on
the village level Youth Clubs. The Youth Clubs are basically an association’s of youth, working in the
field voluntarily, in areas such as literacy, environment enrichment, women empowerment, vocational
training, eradication of dowry, untouchability, afforestation, health and family welfare etc. Besides this,
Youth Clubs are taking up social campaigns, awareness drives on issues of local and national importance.
They are also taking lead in community development, sports, cultural activities and other developmental
programmes in coordination with various departments and agencies at different levels.

The role of Youth Clubs was found to be very useful in the recently conducted study of the Planning
Commission on the schemes of the Sangathan. It is stated in the Report that “Youth Clubs have helped the
village panchayats in creating assets in the villages in a cooperative and voluntary manner, and in building
up organisational skills etc.”

It is only appropriate that such grass-root level organisations get adequate support from the Government so
that they are able to develop further and contribute more towards national development. It is, therefore,
proposed to institute awards for outstanding Youth Clubs at three levels viz. District, State and National
levels.
Objective :

The objective of the scheme is to encourage the growth of Youth Clubs which have been recognised as
catalysts of social change. It has been observed that Youth Clubs can play a vital role in activities such as
adult literacy, vocational training, creation of durable community assets in villages, national integration,
sports, culture, health and family welfare, environment enrichment, self-employment, women
empowerment, eradication of social evils, community development, etc.

In order to promote further growth of Youth Clubs the Government of India have introduced the scheme so
as to encourage more and more Youth Clubs to come forward towards nation building. With the
introduction of the scheme, the government hopes that not only the existing Youth Clubs will play a more
meaningful role but more Youth Clubs will come into being in future


Operation :

The Scheme will operate at three levels, i.e., District, State and National. The competition will begin at
the District level, carry on to the State level, and finally go up to the National level. The winners of District
level competition will automatically qualify for the State level competition and similarly, the winners of the
State level competition will automatically qualify for the National level competition.

Eligibility :

All Youth Clubs which are registered under the Societies Registration Act 1860 or corresponding Act of
State/UT are eligible to apply.

There will be no need to apply afresh for State level Awards. Since winners of the district level
competition will automatically qualify for State level competition. It is pertinent to note here that only
Youth Club who has been selected for District level Awards for the Current Financial Year based on the
activities of previous financial year, will be considered for State level Award. Further, the Youth Club
who has earlier been awarded at District level cannot be considered for State level Award based on its
previous year’s position


Awards :

The winners will be awarded as follows :

District level               ::   Rs.10,000

State level              :        Rs. 15,000.

At National level there are three awards

First                        :     Rs. 1,00,000/-

Second                   :        Rs. 50,000/-

Third                        :     Rs. 25,000/-

Date of Award Presentation :
The District level award will be given away before the end of June 2003. The State Level award will be
given away before the end of September 2003. The National level Award will be presented on 12th
January, 2004 the birthday of Swami Vivekanand Which is observed as National Youth Day


Mode of Evaluation :

The applicants will fill up the form attached along with the scheme (please see Application Form) and
mail it to the Youth Coordinator of the Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan of their District. In the application
form only the activities of the previous financial year should be mentioned. In case, there is no Kendra
in a certain district, the application form can be mailed to the Kendra of the adjoining District to which the
District is attached. The Youth Coordinator after visiting the Youth Club will certify and then verify the
claims made in the application. It may be noted that at the time of submitting the details pertaining to
district level Youth Clubs Awards, Youth Coordinator should also mention as to how many Youth Clubs
applied for district level outstanding award. Further, Youth Coordinator and Regional Coordinator while
getting the visit report of the selected Youth Club at District and State level as the case may be should
verify the authenticity of each and every statement given by selected Youth Club and for that purpose
against each point of the proforma as given in Annexure - III and Appendix - 4 should specifically be
mentioned. Also it has been felt that quite often the rural Youth Clubs are not capable enough to present
their activities in scientific manner and, therefore, in order to make it more presentable and in a systematic
manner, the Youth Coordinator and Regional Coordinator should help the concerned Youth Club Awardee
and present their application and other details in a presentable form.


Composition of Evaluation Committees :

The applications received will be evaluated by a Committee. There will be 3 different Committees
evaluating applications, one each for District, State and National level awards as listed below :

(1)     National Level:

       Secretary, Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports                               Chairman


       Joint Secretary (Youth Affairs)                                             Member
       DG, NYKS,                                                                   Member Secretary
       Director (Youth Services)                                                   Member
       Programme Advisor, NSS                                                      Member
       Two representatives of voluntary organisations working in the field of      Members
       Youth Development

(2)     State Level:

       DG, NYKS                                                                    Chairperson
       Director (Youth Services)                                                   Member
       Chief Functionary of NSS                                                    Member
       Zonal Director concerned                                                    Member Secretary
       Regional Coordinator of NYK                                                 Member
       Two representatives of voluntary organisations                              Members

       working in the field of youth development

(3)     District Level :
       District Collector                                                           Chairperson
       YC, NYK                                                                      Member
       NSS - Programme Coordinator of the University in the District                Member
       Two representatives of voluntary organisations working in the field of       Members
       youth development


Dates for Receiving Applications and informations at different levels :

(1)     District level

All applications, duly filled in by applicant Youth Clubs in the prescribed format, should be processed by
concerned Youth Coordinator, and one outstanding Youth Club at district level should be selected by
district level committee under the Chairmanship of Deputy Commissioner/Collector and other members of
the committee as listed in Annexure - II. All these formalities should be completed by the end of June
every year. The name of the selected Youth Club from district alongwith necessary documents and details
including application should reach the Regional Coordinator before 10th July every year Regional
Coordinator should send the names alongwtih the complete documents attached with original application
and other details of the District Level Awardee youth clubs to the Zonal Directors before 15th July every
year.

 The Zonal Directors at their level should compile list of District Level Outstanding Youth Clubs from their
respective zones and the same should be sent in a manner that it may reach NYKS Hqrs. before 25th July
every year It may kindly be noted that information received after the stipulated date will not be entertained
for release/adjustment of funds under the scheme.

(2)     State level

The Zonal Director and the nominated Regional Coordinators by the Zonal Director from the concerned
zone should put before the State Level Committee on Outstanding Youth Club Award, all the selected
district level applications from the concerned State/zone for final selection of a Youth Club at State Level.
The committee for selection of State Level outstanding Youth Clubs has been given in Annexure-II
The Zonal Director/Regional Coordinator as per the norms should pay a visit to the Youth Club who has
been finally selected for State Level Outstanding Youth Club Award by the State Level Committee. The
Zonal Director/Regional Coordinator during his personal visit will verify and authenticate the details of
other claims made by the Youth Club and will prepare a visit report. Besides this, Zonal
Direcotr/Regional Coordinator may also give a certificate in this effect.

The above mentioned details along with the original application and documents, minutes of the meeting as
well as visit report should be made ready by the Zonal Directors/Regional Coordinator before 10th
September . Zonal Directors should submit such details to NYKS Hqrs before 25th September every
year. The nominations received after the stipulated date will not be entertained. Further, the responsibility
of not complying with the instructions will be that of the concerned officer at particular level whereby a
Youth Club may not get opportunity for consideration of National Level Award by the committee. Soon
after receiving the details and the name of the Youth Club for Award at State Level, funds will be released
by NYKS. The date for giving award at State Level may be decided by the concerned Zonal Director and
the same may also be intimated to NYKS, Hqrs.

(3)     National Level

As mentioned above, the details of the Youth Club, who has been selected for State Level Outstanding
Youth Club Award, should reach NYKS Hqrs. by 25th September 2003 It may be ensured that the details
may reach by the stipulated date so that accordingly at Hqrs. level further necessary action for the selection
of Youth Clubs for National level Award may be decided. Since for National level Youth Club Award,
before the convening of final National level Committee meeting, a sub-committee meeting is to be
organized which is to be followed by visit of the members of the National level Committee to the
concerned Youth Club who has been short-listed by the sub-committee. Based on the visit report of the
National Level Committee members, the final selection of the Youth Clubs at National Level is to be
undertaken by the National Level Committee.


General Rules :

i.       In case of any doubt/dispute the decision of the Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports, Government of
       India, shall be final and binding.

ii.     Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports, Government of India reserves the right to make any amendment
       to the Scheme without giving any notice.

iii.    The District, State and National level Awards would be received by a team of two representatives of
       each selected Youth Club.

iv. Two representatives of the Youth Club which is given District level award will be reimbursed actual
    travel costs by IInd ordinary sleeper class rail journey by shortest route, DA @ Rs.100/- per head for
    two days and Board and Lodge costs @ Rs.150/- per head for two days or the actuals, whichever is
    less.

v.     Two representatives of the Youth Club which is given State level Award will be reimbursed actual
       travel costs by 1st Class rail journey by shortest route. DA @ Rs.200/- per head for two days and
       Board and Lodge @ Rs.300/- per head for two days or the actuals, whichever is less.

vi. Two representatives of the Youth Club which is awarded National level Award will be reimbursed
    actual Travel Costs by IInd AC rail journey by shortest route, DA @ Rs.200/- per head for two days
    and Board & Lodge @ Rs.500/- per head for two days of the actuals, whichever is less.

vii. The whole of the amount of awards should be used for developmental activities/infrastructure
     development of Youth Clubs & Youth Development Centres

                                             Rural Sports Clubs

Introduction :

The Scheme of Rural Sports Programme, launched in the year 1970-71 with a view to broadbase games and
sports and tap the hidden talent in rural areas, was being operated by the Department of Youth Affairs and
Sports, Government of India. The Department was also operating another scheme namely, 'Special Scheme
for Sports Activities among the Backward Tribes'. The present scheme named Rural Sports Clubs (RSC) is
an improvement over the earlier schemes as apart from arranging tournaments in rural areas, it also puts
emphasis on encouraging Sports Club Culture in rural and tribal areas of the country. For the successful
implementation of the scheme at grass root level, Department of Youth Affairs and Sports has identified
Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan as the nodal agency


Objectives :

The principal objective of this scheme is to help the emergence of a countrywide network of Sports Clubs
Culture for channelizing the energies of youth for constructive activities on one hand and exploring and
nurturing sports talent in rural and tribal areas on the other. The point wise objectives are as follows :
            To generate sports consciousness and mass participation by youth in sports and games in rural and
             tribal areas.
            To develop and strengthen the Sports Club Culture in the country.
            To provide facilities for various sports and games popular in the area.
            To provide training facilities in sports and games.
            To organize sports tournaments.
            To provide opportunity to rural sports and games talent to get noticed for talent scouting and
             nurturing.

Scope :

   i.        A Rural Sports Club should cater to the need of their village and adjoining villages with about 25-
             30 members aged between 15-35 years.
  ii.        Intially the Rural Sports clubs should be encouraged on the basis of one in each development
             block.
 iii.        In future preference should be given to those blocks of the district where there are no such Rural
             Sports Clubs.
  iv.        However, in case, eligible Rural Sports Clubs are not available in other blocks then in that case,
             the Sports Clubs may be established in those blocks in which already grant had been given under
             the scheme.

Eligibility :

        a.   The Youth Club/Organization should be registered under the Societies Registration Act, 1860 or
             under the corresponding Act of the State.
        b.   The applicant Youth Club should have crossed three years from the date of its registration. The
             date of such calculation will be the date on which district Nehru Yuva Kendra invites application.
        c.   The Youth Club/Organization should not have a restricted/close membership on the basis of caste,
             race, religion or political affiliations and must have properly elected executive body according to
             its memorandum of association.
        d.   The applicant Youth Club/Organization should have some infrastructure, Play ground, equipments
             and past experience of organising and promoting sports programmes.
        e.   During a particular financial year, the Youth Club/Organization can either be considered and given
             grant under the Scheme of Rural Sports Club or Youth Development Center.
        f.   A Youth Club/Organization who has already received grants under Youth Development Center,
             will not be given grant under Rural Sports Club scheme for the first two financial years from the
             year of sanction for the establishment of Youth Development Centre.
        g.   A Youth Club/Organization once received the grant under Rural Sports Club Scheme will not be
             given grant again for a minimum period of five years.
        h.   The applicant Youth Club/Organization must have proper books of accounts with audited
             statements, minutes of the meetings, annual reports, etc.
        i.   The applicant Youth Club/Organization must have saving account in a Post Office or Nationalized
             Bank.

Procedure of Application :

            An eligible Youth Club/Organization will submit their application (in duplicate) on the prescribed
             proforma (Annexure – A) to the Youth Coordinator of the Nehru Yuva Kendra in their district or
             the adjoining district, if there is no NYK in their own district. Before submitting the proposal to
             NYK, the Youth Club should get the proposal recommended from the Gram Panchayat Pradhan.
            The Rural Sports Club proposals should be verified and screened by the Youth Coordinator and
             seek their approval during the meeting of the District Advisory Committee on Youth Programmes
             (DACYP) of NYK chaired by District Magistrate/Collector.
           The duly approved proposals should then be forwarded by Youth Coordinator to concerned
            Regional Coordinator who in turn should send to their Zonal Director for final submission to
            NYKS, H.qrs, New Delhi. The RC and ZD at their level should verify and screen the application
            and send only those proposals to NYKS, H.qrs., New Delhi, which fulfills the eligibility criteria
            and other terms and conditions laid down in the scheme. The proposals submitted by Zonal
            Director should be in the order of merit and priority.

            It indicates that the proposals are to be send finally by the Zonal Director to NYKS, H.qrs. for
            further consideration and release of funds under the scheme.

Activities :

A Rural Sports Club is expected to undertake the following suggested activities.

                                      -consumable sports equipments.

resources at their level i.e not from the assistance received under the Scheme of RSC.
                                              in their village and adjoining villages.
                                                    -village and block level and attempts should be made to
further organize inter-block and district level tournaments by mobilizing local resources and in
coordination with district NYK and other departments.

Kendra, Sports Authority of India and District Sports Officer.


Management :

The Rural Sports Club will maintain a cash book and bill account for all receipts and payments on the daily
basis. At the end of the financial year, the Executive Body of the Rural Sports Club will be responsible to
prepare a Receipt and Payment Account, Income and Expenditure Account and a Balance Sheet within
three months at the end of the financial year. The Rural Sports Club Executive Body will meet atleast once
in each month to discuss the progress made and future strategies for the promotion of Rural Sports Club, its
objectives and activities. The proceedings of the meeting should be recorded and kept open for verification
and checking. The Youth Coordinator of the NYK will be invited as an observer during quarterly meetings.
For this purpose, a 15 day invitation notice shall be given to him to attend a meeting.

Inspection :

The Youth Coordinator will inspect the Rural Sports Club atleast thrice in a year and all books of accounts,
proceedings of the meeting, records and other information should be made open to him. In addition, the
Executive Body of the Rural Sports Club will be bound to show him/her such papers as he/she may
demand. The Youth Coordinator will also indicate physical verification of all assets and shall guide the
Rural Sports Club to undertake activities as envisaged in the scheme. Similarly, Regional Coordinator and
Zonal Director during their visit to the district may also ensure to visit and inspect Rural Sports Club.

Derecognition :

Any Rural Sports Club may be de-recognised by the DACYP on the recommendations of the Youth
Coordinator/Regional Coordinator/Zonal Director, if it fails to meet its objectives on any of the following
grounds :

   i.       More than 50% of the Youth Club/Organization members and 50% of Executive Body express
            their dis-satisfaction in writing.
  ii.        Involvement of Rural Sports Club in Party Politics, Immoral practices, Anti-Social or Anti-
             National activities (if reported in Youth Coordinators report or otherwise established).
 iii.        Failure as to maintain proper records, accounts, returns and organization of activities as enlisted in
             the scheme.
 iv.         Failure to conduct General Body Elections annually.

Financial Pattern :

        a.   The Rural Sports Club will be given a one time grant upto Rs. 30,000/- for purchase of sports
             equipments, consumable and non-consumable. The amount of grant for Sports Clubs in a tribal
             areas may be upto Rs. 45,000/-. This will be followed by a grant of Rs. 5,000/- per annum for
             subsequent two years.
        b.   1/3rd of the total amount of approved grant shall be utilized for consumable equipments and 2/3rd
             for non-consumable equipments.
        c.   The resources of the Rural Sports Club should be supplemented through assistance by State
             Government, other authorities and voluntary contributions.

Condition of Grant :

   i.        The grant will be released in two installments : 75% at the time of sanction and 25% after receipt
             of :
                      the concise performance and achievement report about activities organized and their
                       impact.
                      Audited statement of accounts and a Utilization Certificate on the prescribed Proforma
                       (Annexure – B) duly certified by a firm of C.A, approved by the Govt. authorities
                       of the district. This will be submitted to the concerned District NYK who inturn should
                       submit the consolidated Utilization Certificate and report to their concerned Regional
                       Coordinator and Zonal Director. The Zonal Director will send such UCs and reports to
                       NYKS, H.qrs.
  ii.        The Rural Sports Club should not have avail a similar grant from Govt. of India earlier or should
             not have received grant under Youth Development Center during the last two financial years.
 iii.        No one with criminal antecedents should be included in the management of the Rural Sports Club
             or otherwise.
 iv.         The subsequent grants of Rs. 5,000/- for two years will be released only after getting a satisfactory
             report, UCs and recommendations from district NYK Youth Coordinator, Regional Coordinator
             and Zonal Director. For this purpose, the Rural Sports Club should apply to the district NYK,
             Youth Coordinator alongwith desired reports, returns and other details. On the basis of final
             recommendations received from Zonal Director, NYKS, H.qrs., New Delhi may consider the case
             for release of funds from Department of Youth Affairs and Sports.
  v.         The Rural Sports Club besides its social and community development activities should devote
             regular time to promote daily sports activities mentioned under Column

Other Important Points to be ensured :

        a.   Before handing over the bank draft of Rs. 30,000/- or Rs. 45,000/- (in case of tribal area village) to
             Rural Sports Club’s President/Secretary, the scheme should be read thoroughly by them. A copy
             of the scheme should also be given to them.
        b.   Before handing over the bank draft to Rural Sports Club’s President/Secretary the
             receipt/undertaking/certificate should be taken. The copy (s) of the same should be sent to Zonal
             and Regional office.
        c.   Rural Sports Club must put the signboard of Sports Club; mentioning Rural Sports Club, Name of
             the Club, Village, Block, District and Nehru Yuva Kendra
        d.   Rural Sports Club must send the first report on the establishment of Rural Sports Club
             immediately to District Nehru Yuva Kendra. Thereafter, Youth Coordinator should visit the Rural
         Sports Club and must send the establishment information to NYKS concerned Zonal and Regional
         office who inturn should send the same to NYKS, H.qrs. in a consolidated form.
    e.   Youth Coordinator must take the photocopies of the Vouchers/Bills of Rs. 30,000/- or Rs. 45,000/-
         as the case may be alongwith Utilization Certificate (Proforma – B) from RSC Youth
         Club/Organization for his/her NYK records.

Assistance to Youth Clubs

OBJECTIVE :

Youth is a potent force in the society whose organised voluntary efforts can promote nationally accepted
values, consciousness against social evils, development of fitness culture, etc. Such voluntary efforts can
thus help in building a healthy society contributing to national development

PROGRAMMES :

The activities of Youth Clubs could be significant in organising such voluntary efforts. In India, a large
number of Youth Clubs function at the grassroot level but tend to lack direction in their activities due to
lack of guidance. This scheme, therefore, is an attempt at giving a positive direction to the Youth Club
activities. The scheme specifically aims to:

    a.   organise and channelise youth energy in character building activities,
    b.   develop amongst youth a sense of pride in nationally accepted values like democracy, socialism,
         secularism,
    c.   develop consciousness among youth against social evils such as dowry, untouchability, drug
         addiction, etc.,
    d.   enable the youth to develop awareness of environment, culture, own-self,
    e.   provide facilities for developing rural sports at grass-root level,
    f.   organise activities for the preservation of cultural heritage especially of the rural areas,
    g.   provide opportunity to the youth for participation in rural community development works through
         developmental schemes like TRYSEM, IRDP, etc. so as to enable the youth below poverty-line to
         be properly identified by such Youth Clubs and brought into the ambit of the developmental
         programmes, and
    h.   provide an opportunity of training at village level leading to self-employment or better
         employment.

ELIGIBILITY :

To be eligible, the Youth Club has to be registered under the Societies Registration Act, 1860 or under any
corresponding State Act. However, the application of the Club should reach the Deptt. within 2 years from
the date of registration.

FINANCIAL PATTERN :

The Ministry will render a one time financial assistance to the tune of Rs. 5,000/- per club. Rs. 2,500/-
would be used for recurring expenditure, e.g. payment of rent, purchase of newspapers, stationery and for
organising functions, competitions, etc. The remaining amount of Rs. 2,500/- would be used for non-
recurring expenditure, e.g. purchase of sports equipments suited to the local needs, purchase of daree,
tables, chairs, cultural equipment, etc. as per the local requirement.

The Club shall furnish a utilisation certificate and audited statement of accounts for the grant given to them
by the Ministry.
PROCEDURE :

The An eligible Youth Club may submit their application to the Youth Coordinator of the Nehru Yuva
Kendra of their district. In case there is no Kendra in the district, the application may be submitted to the
Kendra of the adjoining district. The Youth Coordinator will send the list of eligible Youth Clubs to Nehru
Yuva Kendra Sangathan, Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium, East Plaza, New Delhi - 110002.

The State/U.T. Governments may also promote the growth of Youth Clubs and may send the proposals;
duly recommended, to the Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports, Govt. of India, Shastri Bhawan, New Delhi
- 110001

                       SCHEME OF FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE TO YOUTH CLUBS

                         SPECIMEN FORM FOR SUBMITTING PROPOSAL(S)




   Name of the Organisation.


Address.


State/U.T.

   Brief history of the Organisation and its objects and activities including area of operation
(Indicate name of village, block and district).




   Whether resistered under the societies registration Act, 1860(Act XXI of 1860) or any
corresponding state Act?

     Yes       No

If so, indicate the.



Registration number.


Date of registration.
   Whether the Organisation has any experience in youth programme/ activities?

     Yes       No
   Whether the organisation is housed in its own building or in a rented building?

    Own        Rented

  Details of beneficiaries with number of students/ non-students/ males/ females/ members of
weaker sections to be shown in separate categories.




   List of papers/ documents to be attached.




   Constitution of the Organisation.


   Prospectus/ note giving aims and objectives of the Organisation with a copy of the rules and
regulation for the functioning of the Organisation.


   Copies of audited ststements of accounts/ balance sheet for the last three years (if available).



   A Statement giving details (year, purpose, amount etc.) of assistance, if any, received during the
last 5 years from the Central Governments/ State Government/ Local Bodies or any other quasi
Government institutions.


   List of additional papers enclosed, if any.




   Additional information, if any.
   Recommendation of the State Government/ Union Territory Administration/ Nehru Yuva Kendra
concerned (to be attached.).


Place:                                            Signature


                                                  Name(In Capital
Dated:
                                                  Letters)


                                                  Designation.


                                                  Rubber Stamp of the
                                                  organisation

				
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