Recently government of India has finalized The National Policy On The Voluntary Sector 2007.
main objective of
for voluntary sector
governmental closeness to
their participatory approach,
people have emerged as viable ‘third sector’ in the
developing countries next to
the government sector and the private enterprises. They have
emerged as a " Voluntary
Organizations (VOs)/ services to vulnerable
NGOs in sections
the country have played a pioneering role in then provision of welfare specially for women , children and the handicapped. Fifties marked a
to cover practically every field of social welfare. They not only resources but also implemented projects sponsored by the state."
the year 2000, the
driven by five
Panchayati Raj Institutions
(PRIs), the Voluntary
Community Based Organizations (CBOs).
government efficient delivery
gainful employment for young men and women.
Strength of Voluntary Organization
Dissemination of knowledge regarding local conditions and close communication with the local communities enabling them to assess local needs of the people and motivating them and enlisting their ready participation in the development programmes.
Flexibility of approach, less role bound, no rigid guidelines as in the government departments. This enables them to innovate, do action research and come out with the strategies really related to local needs.
Less complex administrative structure as compared to government departments.
Much closer to the poorest section of the society and they interact with the section directly across the table.
Use of local resources.
Committed to achieve local self sufficiency.
Involvement of women in the voluntary agencies programme.
Access to unpaid or less paid workers.
Voluntary sector enjoys certain functional advantages, being community based, more accountable
and capable of providing services at a lesser cost. More significantly, voluntary organization have flexibility to develop innovative projects based on local needs and resources in contrast to standardization that normally characterizes governmental actions.
Strength and Weakness of Voluntary Organization
Voluntarism, civic responsibility and participatory development process are expected to generate
reduce inefficiencies and
sustainable development. In addition,
interaction with people and leads to the right identification of the problems and
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