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PRERNA
(Marketing Assistance)

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About the scheme

  1. Prerna is the marketing assistance scheme with an objective to create viable and widespread channels for sale of products and services produced by PwDs.
  2. This scheme aims at providing funds to participate in events such as exhibitions, melas, fairs, etc. to sell the products made by PwDs.
  3. The scheme also provides an incentive to the Registered Organisation (RO) based on the sales turnover of the products.
  4. The National Trust shall fund RO participation in national, regional, state and district level events such as fairs, exhibitions, melas etc. for marketing and selling products and services prepared by PwDs.
  5. At least 51% of employees of these work centres should be PwDs covered under National Trust Act.

Scheme Description

This scheme aims at providing funds to participate in events such as exhibitions, melas, fairs, etc. to sell the products made by PwDs. The scheme also provides an incentive to the Registered Organisation (RO) based on the sales turnover of the products made by PwDs.

I. Support for participation in events

The National Trust shall fund RO participation in national, regional, state and district level events such as fairs, exhibitions, melas etc. for marketing and selling products prepared and services rendered by PwDs. However, at least 51% of employees of these work centres should be PwDs with disabilities covered under National Trust Act.

RO shall submit the proposal for each of the events in which it would want to participate as per the processes mentioned subsequently in this process. This scheme would not include any permanent stalls allotted to the National Trust.

National Trust shall also fund (up to INR 10,000 in a year) RO if they have prepared and distributed brochures in any event.

II. Incentive on Sales turnover

The National Trust shall also provide an incentive to RO against the sale of products and services prepared by PwDs on an annual basis after verification by any one of the following namely District Collector (DC) or District Magistrate (DM) or Local Level Committee (LLC) or Social Welfare Officer.

RO have to ensure that major part of the incentive should be distributed to PwDs or used for the betterment of PwDs like improving their skills and taking measures to improve their productivity etc.. Please note that the National Trust will not ask for the details or proof of utilization of the incentive.

III. Validity of Scheme Enrolment

Scheme enrolment shall be valid only for the concerned Financial Year. Once, current financial year is over, RO should enrol again in Prerna scheme to avail benefits of the scheme.

For example, if the RO registers for Prerna in September 2016, the enrolment will be valid till 31st March 2017 and if it registers for Prerna in April 2016, the enrolment will be valid till 31stMarch 2017.

 

Funding Pattern

Sr. No. Category Amount (in INR) Frequency of funds disbursement
1 Support for Participation in events
  1. National Level Event– INR 30,000/-
  2. Regional Level Event (participation of minimum 5 states)  - INR 25,000/-
  3. State Level Event - INR 20,000/-
  4. District Level Event- INR 10,000/-
In case the stall allotted to the RO is being provided at no cost by any National/ State/ District/Central or any other government department, ministry or any other organisation then the funds provided by the National Trust will be reduced by 25%.
One time allocation of fund per event
2 Incentive on Sales Turnover The incentive will be 10% of the total sales turnover of products prepared and services rendered by PwDs One time at the end of each Financial year
3 Reimbursement against design, printing and distribution of new brochures 10,000 One time at the end of each Financial year

The National Trust will provide funding to the RO for Prerna scheme under following two heads:

I. Support for participation in events

This is a one-time payment that will be provided to ROs to participate in national, regional, state and district level events.

  • The payment is based on the level of the event in which RO is participating.
  • The National Trust will sponsor up to a maximum of 4 events in a year for each RO of any category.
  • The National Trust shall sponsor the amount per event as mentioned in the following table. Any expense over and above the mentioned amount shall be the responsibility of RO.
  • The funds under the scheme will be provided only for the duration of the exhibition (up to 5 days) and will not include other days such as days of travel, setup etc.
  • If the RO is being allotted a stall free by any National, State, District, Central or any other government department, ministry or organisation, then the funds provided will be reduced by 25%.
  • This scheme would not include any permanent stall allotted to the National Trust.

II. Incentive on Sales turnover

A one-time incentive at the end of the year will be provided to the RO against the sale turnover of the products and services provided by the PwDs. Sales turnover for only those products and services shall be considered which are from work centres where minimum 51% of working persons are PwDs with the National Trust disabilities.

Incentive can only be claimed on the products or services of those work centres that are run by the RO applying for the Prerna scheme or work centre run by any other RO of the National Trust.

III. Brochure Reimbursement

If any RO designs and prints a new brochure, it is eligible to claim the cost incurred for the brochure designing and printing, provided the following conditions are met:

  • In the brochure, RO should mention special credits to the National Trust for the brochure and other kind of support provided.
  • Reimbursement will be provided only if the brochure has been designed and printed in the current Financial Year (i.e. from 1st April to 31st March).
  • Cost of more than 1 brochure can be reimbursed with the maximum limit of amount mentioned in the following table.
  • Brochure cost shall only be reimbursed if RO has participated in at least 1 event sponsored by the National Trust in that financial year.
  • This amount shall be reimbursed only once in any financial year. RO should submit the request for reimbursement anytime within the financial year or within 2 months from the end of the respective financial year.

 

Eligibility Criteria

I. Eligibility Criteria for RO

Filter criteria for applying under the new schemes is as under:

  1. Must be Registered with the National Trust.
  2. Must be Registered under the PwD Act.
  3. Must not have been blacklisted by the State / Central Govt. / Other Govt.
  4. Bank Account details of the Registered Organisation.
  5. E-mail ID and contact details of the Registered Organisation.

Note: Unless the Registered Organisation fulfill the above criteria, he / she can not apply under the scheme

A. Eligibility of RO

  1. Organization should be registered with National Trust.
  2. Organization should have a valid registration under the PwD Act 1995 at the time of enrolment.
  3. RO should have minimum 2 years of experience of working with Person with Disability (PwD) with at least one year experience in one of the four disabilities under the National Trust Act.
  4. NGO should not be blacklisted at the time of enrolment by the National Trust/any other government organization.

Eligibility criteria for RO

RO should fulfil all of the following eligibility criteria to enroll for Prerna scheme:

S. No. Eligibility Criteria Required Documents
1. Applicant should be registered with the National Trust Valid Registration certificate under the National Trust Act.
2. RO should have minimum 2 years of experience of working with Person with Disability (PwD) with at least one year of experience in one of the four disabilities under National Trust Act Declaration by the RO detailing the work
3. RO should not be blacklisted by the National Trust or any other government organization on the date of submission of scheme enrolment form Declaration by the RO
4. RO should be registered under the PWD Act on the date of submission of scheme enrolment form Registration proof/certificate

Eligibility of Work Centre

  1. Products or services from only those work centres shall be eligible where at least 51% of the working persons are PwDs covered by The National Trust Act.
  2. PwDs employed in the work centre should be above the age of 14 years.
  3. Work centres should be run by RO of the National Trust.

Eligibility criteria for the Work centres

The work centres should fulfill the below mentioned criteria to be enrolled in Prerna:

  1. Products or services from only those work centres shall be eligible where at least 51% of the working persons are PwDs covered by The National Trust Act.
  2. PwDs employed in the work centre should be above the age of 14 years.
  3. Work centres should be run by RO of the National Trust

Enrolment Process

I.  Enrolment Process for RO

  1. Fill up the Prerna application form online and upload the scanned documents as required*
  2. Submit the duly filled in form on the National Trust portal
  3. Pay the application fees of Rs.1000 online
  4. Send the print out of the filled form along with the supporting documents to National Trust. Application should be despatched within 7 days and should reach National Trust office within 15 days.

RO Enrolment (first approval) process

RO enrolment process defines the steps to be followed while enrolling for Prerna Scheme on an annual basis. It also details out the required information and documents at each step and timelines for each activity wherever applicable.

STEP 1. The NGO registered with the National Trust logs in to the National Trust website.

STEP 2. RO shall submit online application form along with the application fee of Rs.1000 and follow the procedure as described below:

  • Fill up the Prerna application form online and upload the scanned documents as required*
  • Submit the duly filled in form on the National Trust portal
  • Pay the application fees online
  • Send a hard copy of the application form and supporting documents to the National Trust

Note:

  1. Enrolment will be valid for the respective Financial Year i.e. between 1stApril and 31stMarch next year. For example, if the RO registers for Prerna in September, the registration will be valid till March the next year and if it registers for Prerna in December, the registration will be valid till March next year
  2. Documents received without application fees shall not be entertained

*Following documents have to be submitted/ uploaded by RO for enrolment purpose:

  1. Documents fulfilling the eligibility criteria
  2. Declaration by RO regarding current setup listing out the following:
    • Current set of activities being undertaken in the RO
    • Details of work centers (if any ) and products being manufactured
    • History of participation in events such as fairs, melas, exhibitions, etc. and other marketing activities related to the National Trust disabilities in the past 3 years.
    • Scheme Declaration or undertaking of acceptance of terms and conditions of the scheme

STEP 3. After the National Trust receives the application form, the documents are verified. If there is information/document which is wrongly submitted or is missing and is to be submitted again, the RO is given 15 days’ time to submit the same.

STEP 4. The final decision on the application/proposal is taken after completing all necessary formalities and processes. Based on the verification of documents, if the RO meets scheme criteria and requirements, the application is approved. In case there is any discrepancy, RO is informed accordingly.

Communication to RO by the National Trust shall be done within 30 days from point of receipt. Point of receipt is date and time of submission of online form along with all the required documents.

STEP 5. Enrolment is completed, a scheme ID is created for the RO and the confirmation for the same is communicated to RO.

STEP 6. A starter kit/Prerna handbook containing the complete details of the Prerna scheme is also handed over to the RO by the National Trust.

Last Updated On: 18-01-2017

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