SEED Scheme

The Department of Social Justice has formulated a Scheme namely, Scheme for Economic Empowerment of DNTs (SEED) for the Development and Welfare of DNT/NT/SNT. The Hon’ble Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment launched the Scheme on 16th February 2022.

The objectives of the Scheme are as follows:-

Scheme Guidelines: Link

General Principles:

  1. The scheme will be implemented by the Board. However, the Board will seek concurrence of the IFD through the Programme Division of MoSJE for any releases under the scheme.

  2. The beneficiaries under the scheme will be identified by the State Government/UTs who shall issue necessary certificate for availing the benefits.

  3. Wherever, advances are required to be given under the scheme, it will be released into installments. However, if it is, on reimbursement basis, full amount will be released consequent upon production of documents as prescribed under the rules.

  4. In order to ensure complete tracking of funds upto “last Mile”, all grantee organization will use PFMS portal ensuring EAT/REAT module. Disbursement of funds will be through Aadhaar Enabled Payment System.

  5. All the grantee organizations will be required submit Utilization Certificate in the prescribed format under GFR 2017. Further, as per the provisions of rule 230 (8) of GFR 2017, all interest or other earning against grant in aid or advances released to any grantee institution should be mandatorily remitted to the Consolidated Fund of India immediately after finalization of accounts.