Grant management to women and child schemes to be more transparent

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New Delhi, Feb 18 (ANI): Women and Child Development Minister Krishna Tirath today said that transparency in managing grant system was imperative.

Inaugurating the National Consultation for Evolving an Efficient Grant Management System towards Improving GO-NGO Cooperation in Women and Child Development schemes here, Tirath said: "In view of greater penetration of voluntary organization in far-flung areas, and their demonstrated capabilities in implementation of Five-Year plans, they were in better position to manage the issues at grass-root level".

"More the number of voluntary agencies, higher the pace of development. They are the eyes, ears and legs of the government, she added.

The consultation was organized by the Ministry of Women and Child Development in collaboration with National Institute of Public Cooperation and Child Development (NIPCCD) during 15-16 February 2010 at New Delhi and its four regional centres.

The Ministry is implementing many schemes with the help of Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs).

The two-day consultations were organized to seek cooperation/participation of NGOs in effective implementation of schemes.

The objectives of the consultations were to review the existing patterns, process and procedure of grant-in -aid under different schemes.

The consultation recommended evolving a transparent grant management system, various measures of enhancing GO-VO interaction, creation of a single window system for grant proposals, simplification of procedures, grievance redressal machinery and online management of grant proposals. Scheme-specific recommendations were also formulated during consultation. (ANI)

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