NATIONAL MEDICINAL PLANTS BOARD Ministry of Health & Family Welfare (Dept. of ISM &H) PROMOTIONAL AND COMMERCIAL SCHEMES Operational Guidelines for Financial Assistance PREAMBLE
The Medicinal Plants Board was set up under a Government Resolution notified on 24th
November 2000 under the Chairpersonship of Union Health & Family Welfare Minister. The
objectives of establishing a Board is to establish an agency which would be responsible for
coordination of all matters relating to medicinal plants, including drawing up policies and
strategies for conservation, proper harvesting, cost-effective cultivation, research and
development, processing, marketing of raw material in order to protect, sustain and develop
this sector, The work would continue to be carried out by the respective Departments,
Organisation but the Board would provide a focus and a direction to the activities.
FUNCTIONS OF THE BOARD:
Coordination with Ministries /Departments/Organisations/State/UT Governments for
development of medicinal plants in general and specifically in the following fields.
1.Assessment of demand/supply position relating to medicinal plants both within the country
2.Advise concerned Ministries /Departments/Organisation/State/UT Governments on policy
matters relating to schemes and programmes for development of medicinal plants.
3.Provide guidance in the formulation of proposals, schemes and programmes etc to be taken
by agencies having access to land for cultivation and infrastructure for collection, storage and
4.Identification, inventorisation and quantification of medicinal plants.
5.Promotion of ex-situ and in-situ cultivation and conservation of medicinal plants.
6.Promotion of co-operative effort among collectors and growers and assisting them to store
transport and market their produce effectively.
7.Setting up of database system for inventorisation, dissemination of information and
facilitating the prevention of Patents being obtained for medicinal use of plants, which is in the
8.Matter relating to import/export of raw material, as well as value added products either as
medicine, food supplements or as herbal cosmetics including adoption of better techniques for
marketing of products to increase their reputation for quality and reliability in the country and
9.Undertaking and awarding Scientific, Technological research and cost-effectiveness studies.
10.Development of protocols for cultivation and quality control.
11.Encouraging the protection of patent Rights and IPR
ORGANISATINAL SET UP
The apex body of the Board is headed by the union Minister of Health & Family
Welfare as Chairperson and Union Minister of State for Health & Family welfare as Vice-
Chairperson and other members are as follows.
Ex-officio members:- i) Secretary , Department of Indian Systems of Medicines &
Homeopathy; ii) Secretary, Minister of environment & Forests; iii) Secretary, Department of
scientific and industrial Research; iv) secretary, Department of Bio –Technology; v) Secretary,
Department of Science & Technology; vi) Secretary, Department of Commerce; vii) Secretary,
Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion; viii) secretary , Department of Expenditure;
ix) secretary, Department of Agriculture and Co-operation; x) secretary, Department of
Agricultural Research and education, and xi) Secretary, Ministry of Tribal Affairs.
Four Nominated members: -Having expertise in the field of Four nominated members representing exporters of :–
Research and Development industry groups.
Two nominated members representing:- Federations/cooperatives dealing with medicinal One member from:-Research Councils of Department of i) Indian Systems of Medicines and
Homoeopathy, ii) Pharmacopoeial Laboratory of Indian Medicines/Homoeopathic
Pharmacopoeia Laboratory, Ghaziabad, and iii)two members representing State Governments
Chief Executive Officer in the rank of Joint Secretary as Member secretary MARKET SCENARIO OF MEDICINAL PLANTS Domestic Scenario
Medicinal plants market in the country is today unorganised due to several problems.
Medicinal plants are a living resource, exhaustible if overused and sustainable if used with
care and wisdom. At present 95 % collection of medicinal plants is from the wild. Current
practices of harvesting are unsustainable and many studies have highlighted depletion of
resource base. Many studies have confirmed that pharmaceutical companies are also
responsible for inefficient , imperfect, informal and opportunistic marketing of medicinal
plants. There is a vast, secretive and largely unregulated trade in medicinal plants, mainly
from the wild, which continues to grow dramatically in the absence of serious policy attention
with environmental planning. Confusion also exists in the identification of plant materials
where the origin of a particular drug is assigned to more than one plant, due to which,
asulteration is common in such cases. All these affect the market both directly and indirectly.
Marketing is a daunting problem, which besets the development of the plant-based
industry in developing countries. Marketability of products will be a crucial factor in
determining the failure or success of this sector. The market outlets can be for local use and
for export. As for local use some products could reach the consumer directly while other have
to be either further processed or used as secondary components in other industrial products. A
clear understanding of both the supply-side issues and the factors driving the demand and size
of the medicinal plants market is a vital step towards planning for both the conservation and
sustainable use of the habitats of these plants as well as for ensuring continued availability of
the basic ingredients used to address the health needs of the majority of the world’s population.
Brief Global Scenario
According to the report of the world Health Organisation (WHO) a large population of
the world relies on the traditional systems of medicines, largely plant based to meet their
primary health care needs. India at present (2000) exports herbal materials and medicines to
the tune of Rs.446 crores only while it has been estimated that this can be raised to
Rs.3000crores by 2005. The Chinese export based on plants including raw drugs, therapeutics
and other is estimated to be around Rs.18000-Rs.22000 crores. In view of the innate Indian
strengths which interalia include diverse eco-systems, technical and farming capacity and a
strong manufacturing sector, the medicinal plants area can become a huge export opportunity
A part from requirement of medicinal plants for internal consumptions, India exports
crude drugs mainly to developed countries viz.USA, Germany, France, Switzerland, UK and
Japan, who share between them 75 to so percent of the total export of crude drugs from India.
The principal herbal drugs that have been finding a good market in foreign coutnries are
Aconite, Aloe, Belladona, Acorus, Cinchona, Cassia tora , Dioscorea, Digitalis, Ephedra,
PROMOTIONAL AND COMMERCILA SCHEMES DESIGNATED AREAS FOR FINANCIAL SUPPORT:
Project proposals could be submitted in the following designated areas of
PROMOTIONAL /COMMERCIAL schemes for overall development of medicinal plants in
general and with special reference to 32 species, prioritised and identified by the BORAD viz:
Ashwagandha Withania Somnifera (Linn) Dunal
Atees Aconitum heterophyllum Wall.ex Royle
Bhumi amlaki Phyllanthus amarus schum & Thonn
Kuth Saussurea Costus C.B Clarke (S.lappa)
Musali Safaid Chlorphytum borivillianum Sant.
Sarpagandha Rauwolfia serpentina Benth.ex Kurz
Proposals could also be taken up for up for any other medicinal plant for which there is assured market. PROJECT PROPOSALS CAN BE SUBMITTED IN THE FOLLOWING AREAS: PROMOTIONAL SCHEMES:
1.Survey and inventorization of medicinal Plants.
2. In-Situ conservation and ex-situ cultivation of medicinal Plants.
• To encourage ex-situ conservation and ex-situ cultivation of selected medicinal
Plants,particularly endangered species which have appeared in Indian Red Data Book
• To Create region-wise and species-wise medicinal plants demonstration centres (herbal
3. Production of quality planting material
• To Produce germ Plasms of quality Planting materials in bulk by developing improved
agro-techniques and other appropriate technology.
4. Extension activities- information, education and communication :
• Awareness through audio-visual aids, talks seminars, training workshops etc.
• Training &Visit of growers and collectors to demonstrations plots, research centres and
other related organisations in the country.
• Activities encouraging cultivation for growing medicinal Plants.
• Extension material on medicinal Plants
5. Studydemand supplyposition andmarketingofmedicinal plants for domestic and global
• Study in respect of state –of-art creating and developing infrastructure for the purpose
of value addition, shelf life, storage & Packing of drugs conforming international
6. Research & Development in medicinal plants sector.
7. Strengthening capabilities of NMPB:- The scheme related to man-power for NMPB
including pay and allowances to Staff, Office infrastructure, computerization etc.
8. Promote Co-Operative efforts among growers and collectors of medicinal plants.
9. Value addition and semi-processing of products of medicinal Plants
10. Undertake/assist or encourage scientific technological and economic research on medicinal
Applicable to government organisation for grant in the specified areas above
Non-Government organisation (NGOs) are eligible for certain specific areas except R&D
1. Production and ensure supply of quality planting material in bulk.
2. Area expansion for selected species and cultivation in more than 2 ha land area.
3. Value addition-for developing proper harvesting techniques, Semi-processing of
produces viz. collection,grading,drying, storage, packing etc.
4. Develop innovative marketing mechanism.
Registered growers, association /federations of growers,traders,manufacturers, Societies,
pharmaceutical companies, NGOs and recognized private research institutes or any group of
people who have past 3 years experience in the medicinal plants sector
Financial Assistance to farmers :
In case of farmers financial assistance would be as under:
Small and marginal 50% (operational land area below 02 hectare)
Medium 40%(operational land area 02-10 hectares)
Large 30%(operational land area 10 hectares and above)
FOR THE ABOVE ACTIVITIES IN CASE OF NGOS, SOCIETIES/ CO-OPERATIVES FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE WOULD BE PROVIDED TO THE EXTENT OF 30% OF TOTAL EXPENDITURE, AS EXPLAINED ABOVE. PREPARTION AND SUNMISSION OF PROPOSAL:
1. The applicant will submit the project proposal on appropriate prescribed application
form (Annexure-I&II) prepared as per the guidelines of the Board and the lending
institution /Financial institution (FI*). The project will have a Principal Investigator
who would be responsible for its formulation and implementation.
2. The objectives of the projects have to be precise and well-defined indicating the likely
3. The technical programme of the scheme has to be as comprehensive as possible,
outlining allocation of works, work scheduling, annual action plan etc.
4. The promotional activities related proposals have to be directly submitted to the
National Medicinal Plant Board (NMPB) in five (5)copies with a copy to the concerned
State Medicinal Plants Board (SMPB)/designated nodal agency of State Government .
The financial Institutions (FI)Banks shall include NABARD,IDBI,SIDBI,ICICI, State financial
Corportations,State Industrial Development Corporations, State industrial Development
Corporations, NBFCs, NEDFI, National SC-ST/Minorities/Backward-Classes Financial and
Development Corporation, other designated loaning institutions of the States/UTs,
5. In the case of commercial projects proposals, these have to route through the financial
Institution (FI) and State Medicinal Plants Board with an advance copy to National
6. On receiving the project proposals the FI will scrutinize and examine the proposal to its
feasibility. The FI will forward a brief report along with their comments to the SMPB
for initial scrutiny with a copy to NMPB. The FI in their brief note will indicate the
detailed information about the applicant’s profile,
Means of finance including NMPB assistance, brief coverage on
technical feasibility and financial viability etc.
7. The proposal so received will finally be placed before the appropriate project Screening
8. After approval of the project by the PSC the applicant, SMPB and the FI will be
informed so that the applicant may apply for the appropriate term loan, as per
guidelines of the FI. The total back-ended financial assistance shall be paid through FI
9. 50% of the Financial Assistance would be released to the participating Financial
Institution after 50% of term loan is disbursed. The remaining 50% Financial
Assistance will be released on disbursement of 2nd installment of term loan.
10. The first installment of 50% of the Financial Assistance will be released within Fund
Account of the concerned borrower, which is to be adjusted finally against the loan
amount of the bank on completion of the project . At every stage funds would be
released on the verification and recommendation of FI. For release in subsequent years
funds will be provided within 30 days after receipt of utilization certificate demand.
11 On completion of the project, the concerned FI would inform NMPB that the project has
been completed as per the over all guidelines of NMPB and shall make a request to NMPB for
joint inspection of the project, in the presence of the applicant. The remaining 50% of the
financial assistance would be released after the satisfactory report of the inspection of the
project. The FI would submit utilization certificate about the financial assistance to the NMPB
Adjustment in Applicant’s Account : The financial assistance released by NMPB to the
FI on behalf of the applicant that is sanctioned will be kept in the separate reserve account.
The repayment schedule will be drawn on the loan amount in such a way that the financial
assistance amount is adjusted after the bank loan portion is liquidated. Suitable instruction
issued in this regard by the RBI form time to time would be followed.
Before leasing fund the officials of National Medicinal Plants Board or in their absence
officials of the State Board will inspect the project area and submit a report for its satisfactory
progress or otherwise for release of funds.
14. The Board will have final discretion for actual grant of financial assistance to be given.
15. The term loan could be availed by the4 applicant depending upon species, acreage,
agro-climatic conditions and amount of margin money etc. but in any case the term
loan has to be not less than 10% of the total project cost, through recognized FI.
16. Monitoring and evaluation of the project would be the responsibility of concerned
The project proposals may have vertical or horizontal integration .
a. A signboard at the site “NMPB Assisted Project “ will have to be exhibited.
b. NMPB reserves the right to modify, add, and delete any term/conditions without
c. NMPB interpretation of various terms will be final.
d. As and when required, pre & post inspection would be undertaken by NMPB
representative (S) to find out the physical and financial progress .
e. NMPB shall have a right to inspect/monitor the project and verify the related
records at any time during the project period.
100% financial assistance would be available for the promotional schemes to be implemented
by State Medicinal Plants Board (SMPBs)(Annexure-V), State Government, Central and State
Government institutions, Universities, reputed NGO’s and quasi –public institutions.
The project proposals may be up to 3 years durations.
Scientists/Teachers/Foresters with botany/Forestry background would be eligible to
become the principal investigator (PI), provided they have at least 3 years to
Scientific technical and supporting staff will be contract basis and contractual
salaries, specialized equipment, unavoidable recurring contingencies, TA(PI and
staff) and in selected cases for small items of works will be in accordance with the
The Principal Investigator shall enjoy the freedom in selection of CO-PI and other
staff. The appointment will be regular in nature, but restricted to the project
In case of transfer/leaving of principal investigator, Co-principal Investigator will
hold the charge of the scheme and work as PI. In case these is no co-principal
Investigator, the host institute will suggest the name of suitable PI to handle the
scheme. In case of transfer of the PI the scheme could be shifted to the institution on
Under non-recurring head, financial assistance could be provided for only.
Selected, essential and specialized items of equipments required for project works, for
modification of existing structure or for undertaking petty works.
The implementation institution without approval of the Board shall not make re-
appropriation of funds among different heads of expenditures of a scheme, except in case of
Component towards rental value of land /lease rent shall not exceed 10% of project cost.
Expenses towards manpower for supervision and other technical input shall not exceeds
Other general conditions will be as per Terms/Conditions (Annexure-IV)
FUNDING OF PROJECTS:
(i) financial assistance would be considered for projects related to technology transfer and development for promotion of identified medicinal plants, up to the limit of Rupees 10 lacs per year.
(ii) For pilot projects based on high quality-commercial production, compact area
development approach for popularizing new and modern scientific concept of medicinal
plants, up to Rupees 10 lacks per year.
(iii) For Research and development (R&D)projects on specific problems related to
medicinal plants to encourage domestic and export promotion, up to Rupees 25 lacks. The
projects form State Agricultural Universities /Research Organizations, Universities/PG.
Colleges of repute and State Government etc.would be considered.
(iv) For in-situ conservation and ex-situcultivation a grant up to Rs.10 lacs per annum
(v) For training/workshops/seminars: Up to Rs 2 lacks for state level; upto Rs 3 lacks
for Regional level ;upto 5lacks for national level and “up to Rs 10laks for international
(vi) For awarding title “Vanaushdhi Pandit” upto Rs. 1.5 lacks in a year in the country @
(vii) To assist all stakeholders in sector up to Rs 10 lacks could be financed for in-depth
Market Information Service including data bank. PROCEDURE FOR PROCESSING PROJECT PROPOSALS FOR APPORVAL:
1) All project proposal received in the Board office will be duly acknowledged, and
thereafter examined for their completeness and meeting the minimum acceptability
2) The Board will be free to take expert opinion on project proposals form any individual
3) The institution sponsoring the short-term schemes may levy institutional service charge,
to the limit of 15% of the total cost of the scheme which in turn will be used by the
institute for the recurring contingencies on specified sector related activities.
4) The Project proposals reviewed and recommended by the Project screening Committee
5) The sanction letter shall convey expenditure sanction of all items viz. staff equipment,
works recurring contingencies, etc., as finally approved in each case, thereby avoiding
any subsequent reference to the Board for separate sanction.
6) Once the Board approves a new scheme, its sanction will be conveyed by the Board to
the host institution for acceptance of the offer and the date of start of the project.
IMPLEMENTATION AND MONITORING :
(1) All project proposals shall be implemented within 3 months of conveying the
sanction, failing which the sanctions accorded shall stand withdrawn. Extension
in any case shall be given only in exceptional case.
(2) The PI shall submit half yearly and annual (April to March)progress report on
prescribed proforma (Annexure-III) timely (in case of annual report latest by
30th April) to the Board. The Annual report must contain details about the work
done, achievements, results and duly audited accounts.
(3) The PI will enjoy functional autonomy and powers at par with as delegated to
the similar projects heads of the institute /Organization . In exceptional cases for
purchase of specific equipment, works printing of extension material etc. the
Board may accord necessary sanction on the request of PI.
(4) Monitoring mechanism of the projects on in-situ or ex-situ conservation will be
done on the same parametes as given in (Annexure-VI).
(5) Release of funds will be withheld in the event of non-receipt of utilization
certificate and progress reports in time or unsatisfactory progress of work.
(6) On completion of the project, the PI shall submit to the National Medicinal
Plants Board a final report in the prescribed proforma, which shall be examined
by the Board, for identifying project results, their significance and follow up
(7) All publication (book, research papers, popular articles)produced related to the
project have to be duly acknowledged for financial support.
COST SCHEDULING :
Establishment /maintence of herbal gardens (minimum area l ha.)
a) Land development, fencing, developing water resources, setting up irrigation
facilities @up to Rs 1.0 lacks per ha (0.25 lacks for procurement of basic planting
material and 0.75 lacks per ha. establishment charges.)
b) Annual maintenance of garden @ upto RS.0.40 lacks per year per hectare.
For quality planting material sapling etc. upto Rs 40000/- per ha. For establishment/maintence of nursery centers : land development, mist chamber
nursery sheds, irrigation systems @ upto Rs. 1.25 lacks per hectare in first year. For
next two years Rs. 0.40 lacks would be provided for maintenance.
(The organization has to ensure supply of at least 40,000 seedling /quality planting
Regional Analytical Laboratory for Quality testing, Validation and Certification : For
quality testing and certification of medicinal plants produce identifies regional
labs./Institutions would be considered to provide maintenance /Strengthening of lab.up
• An internal project Screening Committee (IPSC), headed by CEO of the Board will be
constituted for screenting of the projects upto Rs. 10lacks representative form
DoISM&H, representative form NMPB will be members of this committee.
• For projects between Rs 10 lacks to Rs 30 lacks, the Projects screening
Committee(PSC) will include the following members.
Chief Executive Officer, National Medicinal Plants Board
Representative from National Horticulture Board
Representative from Ministry of Environment & Forests
Representative from National Medicinal Plants Board
The Committee will be headed by the official, designated by Secretary (ISM &H)
• The State level committee for screening and evaluation of projects will include.
Member Secretary of State Medicinal Plants Board.
Representative from National Medicinal Plants Board.
Representative (s) from Central Government Institution(s)
Representative from department of India systems of Medicine & Homeopathy
The Member –Secretary of the respective SMPBs will head the Committee DOMESTIC & INTERNATIONAL VISITS
National Medicinal Plants Board may co-ordinate and organize visit of officials and
progressive farmers in India & abroad up to a period of 3 weeks for exposure and training
related to development of medicinal plants sector. The group leader will be from the Board
Observation-cum-study tours shall be conducted for officers of NMPB and other
concerned divisions to give exposure to the officers about medicinal plants advances in
different countries. The team should not exceed nine members at a time including the team
The entire cost on travel; and per diem shall be borne by NMPB per norms of
CHIEF EXCUTIVE OFFICER NATIONAL MEDICINAL PLANTS BOARD New Delhi 110001 Tel.No.(011)-3319360, 3319255 E-mail :[email protected] Annexure –I (For promotional activity related projects) National Medicinal Plants Board APPLICATION FORM FOR SEEKING FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FROM NATIONAL MEDICINAL PLANTS BOARD UNDER PROJECT SCHEMES
Name of organisatin/Applicant with full address
Name of Principal Investigator (PI) and CoPI (with address)
Detailed Bio-data (including details of published work) of PI& CoPI
Name of the person whom correspondence to be made, together with his telephone
and telegraphic address/Fax number, E – mail, if any
Introduction with justification of the project
Summary of the work particularly in medicinal plants sector undertaken by the
organisation in the last 3 years along with past experience.
Benefits from the projects-tangible and intangible
Proof of operational land and market mechanism(wherever applicable) to be
Costing pattern to be provided in the form of schedule of rates as applicable.
Title of the project along with the designated area should be mentioned on
Supporting documents including map (where applicable) and annexure
relating to project proposal must be attached.
Certified that the information given above is correct and we agree to abide by the rules
and Regulations of the Board for utilization of the financial assistance sought for .
Signature of Authorised Authority Annexure –II (For promotional activity related projects) National Medicinal Plants Board APPLICATION FORM FOR SEEKING FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FROM NATIONAL MEDICINAL PLANTS BOARD A. General information about beneficiary Organization/Applicant
1. Name of organization /Applicant with full address
3. Name of the contact person (Principal Investigator (PI)/CoPI) with
telephone/fax. e-mail and complete postal address
4. Detailed of Bio data (including details of pu8blished work) of PI & CoPI
5. Year of establishment (Wherever applicable)
6. Whether registered under the Registration of Societies Act, 1860 or any similar
State Act (Provide registration number & date and attach a certificate by
Gazetted officer in case of NGOs)(wherever applicable)
7. Major objectives of the organizatio. Attach Byelaws of the society certified by
Gazetted Officer in case of NGOs (Wherever applicable) 8. Total number of members and their names in the organization as on 31 st March
(Year to be mentioned) in case of NGO, Association of Growers (Wherever applicable).
9. Summary of the work particularly in medicinal plants sector undertaken by the
10. Audited balance sheet of last 3 years duly certified by CA (Wherever
11. Other sources of financial assistance received by the applicant/organization if
12. Details of financial assistance already received from the Board, if any may be
B. Project Proposal
Title of the project. Mention the designated area in bold capital
Details of the project proposal with location and map (wherever
applicable ) highlighting main activities with justification.
Requirement of funds (with break up) and item-wise financial
Means of Finance including total financial assistance sought from
the Board(a) Own resources (b) Bank loan, (c) Financial assistance
C. Supporting documents and annexure relating to project proposal
• Land record including title or lease deed duly attested by revenue department. • MoU between growers/individuals /federation and buyers on Stamp paper of Rs.50/- as per format attached.
Certified that the information given above is correct and we agree to abide by the Rules
and Regulations of the Board for utilization of the financial assistance sought from the
Signature of Authorized Authority MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING (MoU)
This MoU is made on (date)………………………….between the Buyer(s) (full name &
complete address)…………………………………………………………. hereafter called
Whereas the first party is willing to buy back herbal raw drugs from the second party
who undertakes cultivation of medicinal plant in the land owned or land acquired on lease
by the second party. Whereas the second party is willing to execute the said work of
cultivation of herbal plants on the said land. The details of deed of agreement are as
a) Name(s) of the species to be cultivated
b) Particulars of Source of planting, material to be cultivated
3. Approximate gestation/harvesting Period of each species/palant(s).
b) Mention about negotiable price agreed by the parties
c) The jurisdiction of dispute, if any may be specified.
Annexure III National Medicinal Plants Board Format for Submission of Progress Report
(Half yearly- April to September; Annual –April to March)
2. Name of Principal investigator (with Address & Tel.No)
3. Name & Address of the contact person to whom correspondence to be made, along with
Tel.No.(with STD code) / Fax No.(with STD code) / E mail address.
4. Area of activity (Extension, Conservation, R & D, Cultivation, Marketing ,
5. Total Amount of sanction along with period (years0
6. Amount of last installment & date received
7. Period of report (Half Yearly / Annual)
8. Summary of work done with Statistical parameters (not more than one page) stating,
names & number of plants and area coverage etc.
a) Please indicate financial & physical targets achieved
b) Indicate names of medicinal species studied in the report where applicable
10. Assets acquired during the period (under report)
11. Meeting /seminar/or training attended/organized during the period along with brief note
12. Research publication done, extension material prepared, if any
14. Any applied suggestion for growth and development of the sector.
*05(five)copies of progress report may be sent to chief executive officer, National
Medicinal Plants Board, Chandralok Building, 36-Janpath, New Delhi-110001,
Annexure –IV NATIONAL MEDICINAL PLANTS BOARD TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF FINANCIAL ASSISTANT
1. The institution /organization /principal investigator (PI) should maintain an account
with a bank by designation in the name of the institution and not by name of an
individual. The accounts should be operated jointly by two office-bearers.
2. The grantee (NGOs) will execute a bond in the prescribed proforma (copy enclosed)
with two sureties to the effect that the grantee will abide by all the conditions of the
grant. In the event of any failure of comply with these conditions or committing any
breach of the bond, the grantee with sureties individually and jointly will be liable to
refund to Government of India entire amount of the grant together with interest at such
rate as is stipulated in the Bond. The requirement of furnishing two sureties will not be
necessary if the grantee institution/ organization is a society registered under the
Societies Registration Act-1860 or is a Co-operative Society. When the bond is also
signed by two sureties both the them should be solvent and owner of such assets of
value not less than the amount of the Bond as can be attached and sold in execution of
a count’s decree. This fact should certified by the District Magistrate or other
equivalent authority on the body of the bond.
3. The grant-in-aid is to be utilized within a period of 3 months form the data of receipt of
the money for the purpose for which it is sanctioned.
4. If the grant of any part thereof is proposed to be utilized for a purpose other than that
for which it is sanctioned, prior approval of this Board should be obtained by the
5. The payment of the grant –in-aid will be made by this Board through crossed cheque-
draft after all the requirement mentioned in this sanction letter have been fulfilled by the
grantee. A separate account exclusively for the purpose should be opened in a bank, if
not done before, the name of which may kindly be intimated to this Board.
6. The payment of grant is subject to the following conditions.
a) The grantee should furnish a certificate that the person signing the undertaking
duly authorized to operate upon and bind the funds of the grantee organization.
b) The grantee should furnish a certificate that the grantee organization is not
involved in any proceedings relating to the account or conduct of any of its
office bearers. A certificate to the effect that the institution is not involved in
corrupt practices should also be furnished.
c) The grantee should furnish the certificate to the effect that the grantee has not
been sanctioned grant-in-aid for the same purpose by any other agency of
Central Government/State Government during the same period. There should
be no duplication of activity within the project area.
d) The grantee will not, without the prior sanction of the Government of India,
dispose of, or divert the use for any other purpose of permanent and semi-
permanent assets that may be created or acquired out of the grant. If and when
such body is dissolved the assets are reverted to the Government.
e) The grantee should maintain a register in GFR form 19 of all assets acquired out
of this grant. This register is required to be maintained separately in respect of
such sanction and two copies of the same duly signed by the grantee be
f) The register of assets maintained by the grant should be available for scrutiny by
audit or any other person authorized in this behalf by this ministry.
g) The grantee forward to this Ministry a signed utilization certificate (Copy
enclosed) along with three copies of the Audited Statement of Accounts duly
certified by a Chartered Accountant as mentioned at item No.(i),(ii) and (iii)
below as soon as possible after the close of the current financial year and in any
case not later than six months of its closing:-
The receipt and payments Accounts of the body as a whole for the year in which
The Income and Expenditure Accounts of the body as a whole for
the financial year, for which the grant has been received.
The Balance Sheet as at the end of the current Financial year for
h) The accounts of the grantee should also be open for the test check and regular
audit of the comptroller and Auditor General of India at this discretion.
i) No portion of the grant shall be utilized for furtherance of a political movement
prejudicial to the security of the nation.
j) The grantee Organization/ Institute should give an undertaking in writing that
the grantee agrees to be governed by the conditions of the grant mentioned in
k) The private and voluntary organizations receiving recurring grant-in-aid to the
tune of Rs 5 lacks and above shall submit 10 copies of their Annual Reports
including. Audited Statement of Accounts (both in English and Hindi) (as these
are to be laid on the Table of Parliament)within four months of the close the
financial year. The grant shall be released in receipt of the documents
mentioned in subparas:(1)and 6(a), b,(c)and (j) above.
l) The grantee shall have to submit five (05) copies of Half Yearly Progress Report
(Mentioning physical and research targets achieved)along with the Utilization
Certificate At the end of the year one has to submit Annual Progress Report
7. The purchase of vehicle is not permissible from the grant sanctioned for the
8. The cost of computer including UPS and all accessories should not exceed Rs .01 lacks
9. The rates of wages applicable for carrying out various works proposed in the projects
would be to the extend of prevailing schedule of rates in the State /UTs/Central
10. The Voluntary organization have to furnish documentary proof in support of land
ownership. The Government Organizations have to indicate details about status of land.
11. For extension activities like training, seminar, workshop towards payment of boarding
and lodging transport the admissible limit would be as per Government of Indian
norms. The expenses on visit of trainees to demonstration plots, recognized concerned
institutes etc. would be on actual basic and incidental charges as admissible under
12. Resource persons may be paid honorarium and TA/DA as per existing Government of
13. Expenses on equipments should be at the lower level. Further, in case the institution
/organization is already having the same equipment: purchase of the equipment for the
14. Salary on staff should be kept on lower side. For contractual staff salary/honorarium
15. No regular/permanent staff including Principal Investigator of the Institute/organization
will be eligible for payment of salary form this grant
16. No subcontraction within the project is permissible.
17. Other terms and conditions will be those as applicable in State/Central Government
This bond made this the _________________________________day of _______________
two thousand two__________________________________ between
________________________ an association registrated under the Societies Registration Act,
1980 and having its office at ______________________________ in the State of ________
hereinafter called the ‘obliger’(which expression shall unless excluded by or repugnant to the
context be de deemed to include its successors –in- interest) of the First part and the President
of India, (hereafter called The Government’)of the Second part; Whereas at the request of the
obliger, the Government have sanctioned a grant
_________________(Rupees)______________________)vide their letter
No.___________________dated_______________________(hereinafter referred to as the said
letter)which forms and integral part of these presents and a copy whereof is annexed hereto and
marked with the letter ‘A’ for the purpose of and on condition of the obliger executing a bond
in favour of the Government on the terms and conditions and the manner hereinafter contained
Now, this Bond witnessed and it is hereby agreed and declared as follows:
That the obliger shall utilize the said grant-in-aid of
Rs.______________________(Rupees ____________________)only for the purpose
specified in the said letter and for no other purpose whatsoever.
That the obliger shall abide by all the norms and conditions specified in the said
letter and the General Financial Rules 1963 and any orders or instructions that may be
That in the event of any failure on the part of the obliger to abide any of the
terms and conditions of the grant –in-aid specified in the said letter or his committing any
breach thereof the Government will be at liberty to order the obliger to repay in full
(Forthwith entire grant-in-aid amounting to
Rs._____________________(Rupees________)only or any part thereof with interest
thereon at the rate of six percent (6%)per annum and any order made by Government in this
respect will be final and binding on the obliger forthwith and without any objection to pay
the Government such sumnot exceeding a sum of Rs.___________________)only plus
interest thereon as may be fixed by the Government and the decision of the Secretary to the
Government of India in the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare about the amount so to
The Society/trust agrees and undertakes to surrender/pay to Government the
monetary value of all such pecuniary or other benefits which it may receive or derive/have
received or derived through/upon unauthorized use (such as letting out the premises for
adequate or less than adequate consideration or use of the premises for any purpose other
than that for which the grant was sanctioned)of the property/building
created/acquired/constructed largely form out of Government Grant. The decision of the
Secretary to the Government of India in the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare as
regards the monetary value aforementioned to be surrendered/paid to the Government of
India will be final and binding in the Society/Trust.
Upon the obliger utilizing the Grant-in-aid only for the purpose specified in the
said letter and abiding by fulfilling and performing all the terms and conditions of the said
letter the above written obligation shall be void and of no effect by otherwise it shall be an
remain in full force effect and Virtue. Provided always it is hereby agreed and declared that
the decision of the Secretary, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare as to whatever the
obliger has or has not performed and observed the obligations and conditions herein before
6) The stamp duty on the Bond shall be borne by the Government IN WITNESS whereof
these presents have been signed by Shri_______________and Shri______________for and
on behalf or the obliger and Shri ______________________________ for and on behalf or
the obliger and Shri_________________ for and on behalf of the President of India on the
dates appearing against their respective signatures.
1) Shri. _________________ ____________dated:_____________________
2) Shri.______________________________dated :_____________________
signed by the Shri __________________________________dated for and behalf of the
(Each page of the Bond has to be signed by the two office bearer of the institution who are
authorized to operate upon and bind its funds)
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