First ever Conference of Partner NGOs of WCD Ministry held in New Delhi today

An online facility to be created by WCD Ministry for receiving complaints/suggestions from NGOs in the field of women and children: Smt Mane...


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Wednesday, October 11, 2017

First ever Conference of Partner NGOs of WCD Ministry held in New Delhi today

An online facility to be created by WCD Ministry for receiving complaints/suggestions from NGOs in the field of women and children: Smt Maneka Sanjay Gandhi 

The first ever conference of Partner NGOs of WCD Ministry was held in New Delhi today. The Minister of Women and Child Development, Smt Maneka Sanjay Gandhi inaugurated the conference titled "Implementation of Policies, Schemes and Programmes for Women and Children: Challenges and Way Forward". More than 130 participants from various NGOs across the country attended today's conference aimed at sensitizing them about the various schemes of WCD Ministry and to give them an opportunity to share their experiences and insights.

Addressing the participants, Smt Maneka Sanjay Gandhi said that NGOs play a very vital role since a large numbers of schemes, programmes and policies of the government, which are being implemented at the ground level with the help of NGOs. The Ministry of Women and Child Development has taken up several new initiatives like One Stop Centres, Beti Bachao Beti Padhao, Women Helpline, National Policy for Women, Bill against Trafficking, National Alliance against Child Abuse amongst many such others, the Minister explained. She urged the NGOs to play an active role in the implementation of these initiatives as well as to give their suggestions for better delivery.

Smt Maneka Sanjay Gandhi said that the flagship scheme launched by the Prime Minister, Beti Bachao Beti Padhao has shown a tremendous success since 104 out of 161 BBBP districts have shown an increasing trend in Sex Ratio at Birth. This implies a clear cut change in attitude and urged the NGOs to come forward to ensure further success of the scheme.

The WCD Minister held half an hour interaction with the participants in which they highlighted the various issues and problem being faced by them at the grass root level. Smt Maneka Gandhi said that Ministry is already training sarpanches and anganwadi workers and as suggested by the participants, it can also organize training programs for NGOs working in the field of women and children. The Minister also assured that an online facility will soon be created for the NGOs in the field of women and children to enable them to lodge their complaints or highlight their issues.

MoS WCD, Dr. Virendra Kumar lauded the role played by the NGOs in different areas. He said that the NGOs have been playing an important role in rehabilitation of trafficked women. Dr. Virendra Kumar said that issues related to security of women and children have become a matter of concern and the NGOs must come forward to work with the government in this area. Secretary WCD, Shri Rakesh Srivastava, while commending the important role of NGOs, hoped that the partnership between the government and the NGOs will grow and help in implementing the schemes and programmes successfully.

The today's conference was based on the following broad themes:


i)                    Violence Against Women: Prevention and Facilitating Access to Justice

ii)                  National Policy for Women: Policy Interventions for Gender Parity

iii)                Trafficking of Women and Children: Role of State Institutions

iv)                Cyber Crime and Children: Prevention and Harm Reduction

v)                  Implementation of JJ Act: Structural Challenges and Mainstreaming of Children


The expected outcome of the Conference is to ascertain the existing problems and drawbacks in the present set up of delivery system at the grassroots level; to develop ways for constructive policy formulation and programme implementation by assessing the lessons discussed during the conference; to increase engagement of these organizations for advocacy on women empowerment and child safety and security.

Compulsory registration for All FCRA entities at NITI Aayog ‎

FCRA department has came out with a circular on 04th October 2017 to obtain "UNIQUE ID" for all NGOs / organisations registered with FCRA Department or wishing to apply Prior Permission / Registration  by registering to NITI Aayog portal "NGO-DARPAN". This ID must be quoted for all filings/ service requests made on FCRA portal. The requirement applies to all FCRA registered NGOs as well who have prior-permission or are applying for registration or prior-permission. Please visit for more details and registration.

This ID will become must to access FCRA online services. Therefore all FCRA registered entities must apply for the same at the earliest. Although currently no time limit given, however knowing FCRA department's working practices, it could become applicable anytime.


How to Register for DARPAN ID

All FCRA registered NGOs to register with DARPAN Portal of NITI AAYOG

The FCRA department has issued a public notice dated 4th October 2017 asking all the FCRA registered associations and those associations seeking registration / prior permission  to register with DARPAN Portal of Niti Aayog, Government of India with all necessary information. The Web site URL is


In future, all FCRA related services shall require the unique Darpan Identification Number as reference. Please find the public notice attached herewith and do the needful.


How to Register for DARPAN ID

Thursday, October 5, 2017

FCRA Update on Key Functionaries Detail

FCRA Update on Key Functionaries Detail

Recently FCRA department has update the website and now when you login to your account, a page is loaded where it is asking for details regarding key functionaries and Darpan ID. 

Process :

Step 1 – visit

Step 2 – Click on "Intimation on Quarterly Receipt" tab.

Step 3 – Give details of your userid and password

Step 4 – A page given in the above image is loaded. Fill all the information regarding members.

1.    Email ID of Member

2.    Mobile of Member

3.    Aadhar of Member

4.    PAN of Member

Step 5 – Fill information regarding Darpan ID

5. Darpan ID

6. PAN of Organization given in Darpan Registration

For more information on what is Darpan ID and how to create it, click below link.


Registration open for Batch 11 of NPO Governance Program

Dear Friends,


Greetings from FMSF!


We are pleased to announce the registration open for the 11th batch of our online course on NPO Governance. The session for this batch will begin on Nov 2017.


The course aims to unpack and simplify concepts relating to Board processes, procedures and practices. Questions such as "What should be the recommended standard governance mechanism for an organization?"; "How can Board members enhance the functioning of the Board?"; "Should roles and responsibilities of the Board be kept distinct from the Management and why/?"; and many others will be discussed and clarified. You will be able to obtain a clear perspective on what governance practices and processes are to be induced for better functioning of the organization and overall how can the Board enhance its role as the effective Board.


Learning objectives:


The NPO Governance programme aims to provide an understanding in the following areas:


Key Fundamental documents

Fundamental Concepts and  Principles of good governance

Board Structures & Processes

Requirements of an effective governance system

Governance Controls and Fulfillment of Compliances as a part of good governance system



This course is delivered entirely online. The course is accessible from anywhere using a simple internet connection and a computer. No special software is required.


From When:

Nov 2017



Six months which comprised of teaching, internal assessments and evaluations


Who can apply: 

Personnel working in mid-level, senior management level positions in NGOs, resource sharing agencies or any other development organization

CEOs, CFOs or Executive Director of NGOs

 Non-executive directors who need to add to their knowledge and understanding

 Individual serving in Board of NGOs, resource sharing agencies

Consultants involved in the review and evaluations of NGOs

Anyone with an interest in the subject matter


Fees: (Inclusive of 18% GST)

·         For Indian applicants = INR 8245

·         For applicants from SAARC countries = US $ 202

·         For applicants from other than SAARC Countries =US $ 255


To enroll for this course online, please fill in the registration form (see attachment) and email to us at


Once we receive your registration form, please wait for our instructions regarding documents submission, mode of fee payment and course curriculum.


You can also visit our website


Best wishes,

Dr. Sanjay Patra

Executive Director


Saturday, September 30, 2017

Registration open for DFMA Batch 16

Dear Friends,


Greetings from FMSF!

We are glad to announce the registrations open for the 16th batch of our online programme on Diploma in Financial Management and Accountability (DFMA), a joint initiative of FMSF and Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), Mumbai.

DFMA is a one year, online programme on financial management of not-for profit organizations. The programme aims at building the capacity of both individuals wanting to join the sector as well as those already working in the sector in the areas of legal compliances, policies and regulatory framework governing the sector. Through this programme, FMSF seeks to develop and institutionalize systems which will enhance and ensure transparency and accountability.

Course Outline:

The entire program is divided into 4 modules. These modules are further sub-divided into 8 papers. The course is offered in a flexi-mode i.e. in case an individual completes 2 modules, s/he will be awarded Certificate in financial management & accountability. However, if an individual completes all the 4 modules, he/she person will be awarded Diploma in financial management & accountability. Exams for the course will be conducted online.

Eligibility Criteria

-           Any individual working in the Voluntary sector

-           A student pursuing Graduation form a recognized University/Institution

-           Any individual seeking to gain knowledge about the Voluntary Sector

For further details on the course, kindly refer the attached program brochure. You can also visit our website or email us at

The session for the 16th batch will commence in November 2017, so hurry with your registrations.

With regards,

Dr. Sanjay Patra
Executive Director

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

Report – Legal Compliance Workshop for NGOs 24 August 2017

Legal Compliance Workshop for NGOs
[Thursday, 24
th August 2017, Lecture Room- 1, IIC (Annexe), 40 Max Mueller Marg, N. Delhi – 3]

Dear Friends with a special Hello to all the Participants who attended the workshop, which was one of the most interactive workshop organized by SRRF so far. Credit for this goes to all the participants, who engaged the faculty and remained focused throughout the day. Through this communication we share feedback given by you.

The Feedback forms have been compiled and collated. There were 41 participants, 49% of whom have given their feedback. Feedback required scoring for each session as well as for overall workshop. The feedback gives score of 92% for the overall workshop. A chart of session-wise results is given below. suggestion received by participants on various topics:



Please tell us how to further improve? Any specific suggestion for improvement?

–        If all topics needs to be covered the training can be for more than a day.
–        Place water bottles on the desk
SRRF Comment: While we thank you for your suggestions, however the plastic bottle is not very environment friendly and so far we have avoided it. Water is always available just outside the hall.
–        Practical example to improve the knowledge
–        More clarity from Government
–        Very well structured & it is also always a privilege to come and attend such esteemed speakers.
–        Could take fewer topics to stick to timeline.
–        Time management can be looked at
SRRF Comment: We always keep it in mind, however our effort is to solve issues raised, hence sometime discussions can be a bit longer. Our overall aim is to cover all the topics in the day itself.
–        Can take more Q & A
SRRF Comment: Effort is always to have an interactive workshop. All the questions raised during the day were taken up.

Please suggest topics for any other events that you would like SRRF to Organise.

–        A session on Sub grants to Partners
–        More on GST
–        All GST sections
–        NGO Management Systems in Place

Would you like this program to be replicated in any other state, if Yes please indicate.

Mumbai, Kerala

We have already uploaded the presentations of the workshop at our website including snaps. Please visit SRRF website to get access to the same.

We have also uploaded the snaps of the participants on SRRF facebook page.

Once again I thank you on behalf of SRRF, on being part of a wonderful and learning 'Legal Compliance for NGOs' workshop.

With warm regards

Ramanuj Maurya

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