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NGO-PNDT Scheme to stop sex determination of foetus


Pre-natal Diagnostic Techniques Act, 1994


Declining sex ratio in India has been a matter of concern for all. The Department of Health & Family Welfare, Central Government of India is implementing Pre-conception and Pre-natal Diagnostic Techniques (PC & PNDT) Act, 1994, which bans determination of the sex of the foetus. The PC & PNDT Act is being implemented through the State/UT Governments through the Appropriate Authorities appointed at the State/ District level. Civil society and NGOs have played a major role in framing the PC & PNDT Act and Rules. Many of the NGOs also come up with various types of innovative proposals for effective implementation of the PC & PNDT Act.

 

Beneficiaries:

Individual, Family, Community, Women, Children,

 

Benefits:

Training, Material Benefits, Any other,

 

Funding Pattern:

The scale of funding depends on the nature of intervention proposed. However individual proposal should not exceed Rs.20 lakhs. The flow of funds will be from the Government of India to the NGO. The funds may be released in two instalments, 80% on approval and remaining 20% later after satisfying the progress of the project.

 

Type of projects / proposals to be considered:

The NGOs may submit proposals in the following area to be implemented independently or in collaboration of the Appropriate Authorities:

 

(i) To catch the wrongdoers using decoy customers etc. in collaboration with the Appropriate Authorities.

(ii) To study the ongoing court cases filed in court for violations of the provisions of the PC & PNDT Act and suggest/take action for speedy disposal.

 (iii) Break the chain of referrals (doctors, fieled workers, dais, etc), if any, for doing sex selective abortions.

 (iv) Do medical audits of PNDT records of clinics registered under PC & PNDT Act.

 (v) To increase accountability of Appropriate Authorities through public pressure, media advocacy etc.

 (vi) To involve the field functionaries and panchayats for early registration of pregnancies and improved birth registration.

 (vii)   To conduct training for public prosecutors / Judiciary

 (viii)  Any other proposal which may help in effective implementation of the PC & PNDT Act.

 

Eligibility Criteria

 

NGOs applying under the NGO-PNDT Scheme must fulfill the following eligibility criteria. The criteria have been grouped into three sections. These are criteria for Registration, Experience, and Assets.

 

(i) To catch the wrongdoers using decoy customers etc. in collaboration with the Appropriate Authorities.

 (ii) To study the ongoing court cases filed in court for violations of the provisions of the PC & PNDT Act and suggest/take action for speedy disposal.

 (iii) Break the chain of referrals (doctors, fieled workers, dais, etc), if any, for doing sex selective abortions.

 (iv) Do medical audits of PNDT records of clinics registered under PC & PNDT Act.

 (v) To increase accountability of Appropriate Authorities through public pressure, media advocacy etc.

 (vi) To involve the field functionaries and panchayats for early registration of pregnancies and improved birth registration.

 (vii)  To conduct training for public prosecutors / Judiciary

 (viii) Any other proposal which may help in effective implementation of the PC & PNDT Act.


Project Duration

NGO may mention clearly the time required for implementation of the proposal. The duration of the projects should preferably be be in the range of three months to three years.

 

Funding Pattern

The scale of funding depends on the nature of intervention proposed. However, individual proposal should not exceed Rs 20 lakhs.

 

The flow of funds will be from the Government of India to the NGO. The funds may be released in two instalments; 80% on approval and 20% later after satisfying the progress of the project.

 

Monitoring

         

·        The NGO submits report (financial and performance) every quarter to PNDT Division.

·        The State Appropriate Authority (SAA) / PNDT Division undertakes field monitoring visits to NGOs.

·        The NGO make a presentation to PNDT Division on their performance (project & financial), before the final 20% amount is released.


Performance Indicators

 

·        The NGO clearly identifies outputs and measurable indicators at the project proposal stage.

·        Project proposal clearly indicates the TORs of the project and specific benchmarks against which the progress of the project can be evaluated

 

Reporting

 

·        The NGO submits quarterly report to the State Appropriate Authority / PNDT division.

·        The Utilization Certificate for the funds released are submitted by the NGO  to Government of India .

·        At the end of the project, the NGO submits a project completion report to the PNDT Division.


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