In Assam, Voluntary Organizations are playing a important role in welfare of women & children, national AIDS control scheme, drug de-addiction, welfare of SC / ST people, rural development, particularly in formation of SHGs etc..
Voluntarism in U.P.
In order to facilitate and give a strong push to voluntary action in the fields of development
planning, community mobilization and capacity building, a NGO Cell has been established in the Planning
Department with following objectives:
To act as a nodal agency for State Government - Voluntary Sector interface.
To prepare the data base of voluntary organizations working in the State.
To act as a facilitator for increasing the scope and reach of institutionalized voluntary group and promote their people-friendly working.
To streamline the selection procedure of voluntary organizations and make it transparent for implementation of development /welfare programme.
To coordinate the training needs between voluntary organizations and the concerned user department of the State Government.
To evolve Monitoring and Evaluation systems for programmes being implemented by voluntary organizations.
To promote wider dissemination of the success stories of voluntary organizations and to promote programmes for their replication.
The efforts of State Planning Commission in Uttar Pradesh is to integrate the voluntary sector in
the planning and development process by creating an enabling environment conducive to growth of social
entrepreneurship. An important step to achieve this objective
Manpower Planning Division, Planning
Department is from which an
working, as a nodal agency for the
GO-VO interface. It seeks to become the focal point the Voluntary Sector could be taken. N.G.O. Cell
(Manpower Planning Division) has initiated an exercise organizations.
policy and database of voluntary
Progess of Voluntarism in U.P.
The culture of voluntarism has not as yet permeated the society in Uttar Pradesh in the manner it
has elsewhere. The details of voluntary organization in the State such as NGOs, SHGs, Mangal Dals and
organizations are given below:
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