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Central Sector Scheme of
Research/Studies, Monitoring and Evaluation of Development Schemes including Publicity
Government of India
Ministry of Minority Affairs
New Delhi
(Revised in June 2013)

1 Central Sector Scheme of Research/Studies, Monitoring and Evaluation of Development Schemes including Publicity
(Revised in June, 2013)

1. INTRODUCTION

(a) Ministry of Minority Affairs (hereinafter referred to as the Ministry) under the Central Sector Scheme „Scheme of Research/Studies, Monitoring and Evaluation of Development Schemes including Publicity‟ shall provide professional charges to those Research Organizations/ Institutions/ Councils/ Civil Societies/ Universities including Deemed Universities, Reputed Institutions of higher learning, Autonomous Bodies/ Market Research Agencies and Registered Bodies of professionals (henceforth called Research Organizations) which have the expertise and are willing to undertake purposeful Operation Research/ Market Research/ Action Research:

  • On the problems and requirement of minorities including baseline surveys/surveys;
  • Carrying out concurrent monitoring on the implementation of various schemes undertaken for minorities; and

To provide professional charges to Government agencies and reputed private media agencies and Media Management Agency to carry out Information, Education and Communication (IEC) activities through multi-media campaign including print, electronic and other media.

(b) Reports of such Operation Research/ Market Research/ Action Research including baseline surveys/surveys are expected to provide information and data on development deficits, successful schemes, strategies and approaches worth replicating, suggest specific programme interventions and policy options, etc.

(c) Concurrent monitoring is also essential for enabling mid-course corrections to ensure effective implementation of programmes and schemes.

(d) Financial support will also be extended to organization(s) holding Workshop / Seminar / Conference provided the theme of workshop/seminar/conference has direct relevance to the mandate of the Ministry.

(e) Financial support will not be provided to any organization for holding Workshop/Seminar/Conference for formulation of research proposal. No funding will be given to any organization for holding any group discussion.

2. OBJECTIVES

a) To generate information and database on problems and requirements of Minorities through Operation Research/ Market Research/ Action Research.

b) To collect information about development deficits through Baseline Surveys.

c) Concurrent Monitoring of schemes being implemented by the Ministry.

d) To formulate Annual Media Plan and carry out IEC activities through Multi media campaign involving Print media, electronic media and Outdoor Publicity for dissemination of information to generate awareness relating to schemes/ programmes and initiatives for Minorities.

e) To give wider publicity to Prime Minister‟s 15 Point Programme for Welfare of Minorities and Multi-sectoral Development Programme (MsDP), which are flagship programmes of this Ministry.

f) To support organization for workshops/ seminars/ Conferences on the subjects relevant to minorities.

3. SCOPE

A. The scheme covers expenditure for Operation Research/ Market Research/ Action Research 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/cluster of villages and holding workshop/seminar/conference on themes of direct relevance to the Ministry which are either proposed by the institutions/organizations themselves or proposed/sponsored by the Ministry itself.

B. The scheme also covers development of Monitoring formats and performance indicators of the scheme to be developed by respective Divisions implementing the scheme. Empanelled agencies may be used for this purpose also following General Financial Rules (GFRs).

C. For Information, Education and Communication (IEC) activities, creative multi-media campaign for dissemination of information relating to programmes, schemes and initiatives of the Ministry of specialized nature requiring professionalism, expertise and infrastructure normally not available with Government agencies, would be carried out through reputed private media agencies by following relevant provisions of General Financial Rules (GFRs). Special focus would be given to publicity of the Prime Minister‟s New 15 Point Programme.

D. A “Media Management Agency”, may be engaged by the Ministry following General Financial Rules. This agency will be responsible for IEC activities through multi-media campaign by print, electronic, cyber media etc. and also for branding of the schemes of the Ministry. It would also advice the Ministry on the time and timelines of the activities to be undertaken and through which media.

E. Efforts would be made to carry out intensive multi-media campaign with focus on districts, blocks and cities/cluster of villages having a substantial minority population. This does not limit the scope of IEC activities only for minority population, but also includes awareness creation for all sections of society in general to have a multi-pronged approach to extension activities. For multi media campaign to be carried out by agencies empanelled with DAVP and other government agencies, proposals will be invited and considered directly by the Ministry by following the provisions of General Financial Rules to ensure cost effectiveness and transparency.

F. Advertisements for National Commission for Minorities (NCM) may also be considered in the media campaign after due approval of Competent Authority in the Ministry.
G. For content creation for media campaign, agencies empanelled with DAVP will be engaged at DAVP rates by the Ministry.

4. ELIGIBILITY

A. The following categories of Research Organizations are eligible for professional charges under the scheme for undertaking Operation Research/ Market Research/ Action Research, monitoring/concurrent monitoring, evaluation and baseline survey/survey and holding workshop/ seminar/conference:-

i) Research Organizations/ Institutions/ Councils.
ii) Registered Civil Societies under Societies Registration Act.
iii) Universities including Deemed Universities recognized by University Grant Commission (UGC).
iv) Reputed Institutions of higher learning.
v) Autonomous Bodies.
vi) Reputed Market Research Agencies and Registered Bodies of professionals.

B. Reputed Media agencies empanelled with DAVP and National Film Development Corporation (NFDC) would be eligible for making creative multi-media campaign of specialized nature requiring professionalism, expertise and infrastructure normally not available with Government Ministries/ Departments/ PSUs/ Autonomous bodies under the agencies of different Government Departments/ Ministries.