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Scheme Name : Support to Training and Employment Programme for Women (STEP)
  Ministry / Department/Organisation  : Ministry of Women & Child Development
  Goverment  : Central
Sponsored By
  Sponsored By : Central Goverment
  Funding Pattren : 90% of the project cost is given by Govt. of India and 10% to be borne by the implementing agency
  Description : Under the STEP Scheme, training is provided to the targeted beneficiaries with the following objectives:- 1 to enable groups of women to enhance their earning capacity by employment-cum-income generation programmes, 2 to train them in managerial entrepreneurship and marketing skill so that both backward and forward linkages can be established, 3 to help in asset formation in income generation and 4 to provide support services like legal awareness, gender sensitization, health, education etc. 5. Allocation for this schemes for the 12th five year plan is 200 Crores and allocation for financial year 2013-14 is 20 Crores
  Beneficiaries : Women,
  Benefits : Training,
How to avail
  Eligibility Criteria : The Scheme is proposed to be implemented through Public Sector Organisations,
  How to avail : All the project proposals in the prescribed format under the STEP Scheme received from NGOs/ Federation/ Corporations are in the first instance required to be scrutinized by the State Level Empowerment Committee (SLEC) constituted in the States for this purpose. Based on the scrutiny, the State forwards all such proposals along with the recommendations of the SLEC to the Ministry for consideration. The application form and guidelines of the Scheme is available in the official website of the Ministry WWW.WCD.NIC.IN
Nodal Officer Contact Details
  Name : V.K.Gupta
  Address : 3rd Floor, Jeevan Vihar Building Parliament Street, New Delhi - 110001
  Contact No. : 011-23362945
  Email : sa[dot]wcd[at]nic[dot]in
Validity of the Scheme
  Introduced On : 01-04-1986
  Valid Upto : 31-03-2014
Application Invatation Time Frame
  From Date : 01-04-2013
  To Date : 24-03-2014
Scheme Details
  Reference Url :
  Keywords : STEP,Funding,Training,Women,Empowerment
Attachement Reqired during submission of application for this scheme
  Title of Document 1 : A copy of Registration Certificate
  Title of Document 2 : Article of Asso. and Const. of Org.
  Title of Document 3 : State Govt. recommendation
  File Format 3 *mandatory : step_format.pdf
  Title of Document 4 : Org.Annual Report of the activities
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