Press Information Bureau
Government of India
Ministry of Minority Affairs
26-April-2012 18:47 IST
Financial Assistance to NGOs by Maulana Azad Education Foundation
The Maulana Azad Education Foundation (MAEF) under its grant-in-aid scheme has provided financial assistance amounting to Rs. 22.58 crore to 169 non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) in the country during 2010-11 & 2011-12. This includes an amount of Rs. 10.29 crore provided to 83 NGOs in the State of Uttar Pradesh during the same period. Giving this information in written reply to a question in the Lok Sabha today, Shri Vincent H. Pala, Minister of State for Minority Affairs, said that MAEF does not provide any financial assistance to Madarasas. The Minister informed the House that financial assistance to Madarasas is provided by the Ministry of Human Resource Development under the Scheme for Promotion of Quality Education in Madrasas (SPQEM) and Infrastructure Development in Minority Institutions (IDMI).