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SNAC Registration

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I. Introduction

The State Nodal Agency Center (SNAC) is an existing scheme, started during 2003-04 on a pilot basis, after due approval of the SFC, for the period of two years. After successful implementation of the scheme, the scheme has been revised and improved to reach the unreached and remote area of the country. The 23rd Board Meeting of the National Trust held on 14.6.06 also suggested for the modification and extension of the scheme.

The National Trust has found that information sharing through State Nodal Agency Centers has been very successful in terms of taking off the activities of National Trust and hence has been expanded to include State Nodal Agency Partners (SNAPs) alongwith SNACs. In 2007-08 new scheme came in to existence in which 32 SNACs were set up for two years. In addition to SNAC, 37 SNAPs were also set up in almost every state for two years. The SNAP has been made in the manner of 1 SNAP per 10 districts of a State for helping the SNAC to work properly and in close proximity of National Trust and State Governments for creating awareness in the remotest corners of each State. From April 2011 onwards SNAPs tenure was not extended.

The National Trust itself has very limited staff and infrastructure. However, the National Trust has to fulfill its objectives and to broaden its sphere of working in every State and UT, therefore a State level representative has to be appointed in order to sustain the momentum in long run. Also the SNAC has advantage of Local language, local goodwill, infrastructure, technical personnel, space, equipments and strong linkages with the State govt. and with the local media therefore for the National Trust, the SNAC strategy of multiplicative effect has yielded huge results.

The scheme has social objectives and has emphasis on convergence, documentation, mentoring and activating the Local Level Committees. Since, the scheme has been successful in the past hence expanded to include more and more NGOs which will result in social yield in terms of better care for target groups and opportunities for families of persons with Disabilities to cope better with the stress and anxiety.

This is a unique scheme and  had been successful in the implementation of its all objectives to the best possible extent in its pilot period. In view of such good results the scheme has been modified and expanded. It is therefore proposed to set up State Nodal Agency Centre in every State and UT. This scheme is a modified version of earlier scheme namely State Nodal Agency Centers / State Nodal Agency Partners. This scheme is the result of good response to our earlier scheme whose pilot period has been completed on 31.12.2013.

The majority of persons with disability in India are in the lower socio economic group. This scheme fulfills the need of the poorest sections of the society in the remotest of areas.

II. Responsibilities of SNAC

i) Mandatory

a) Convergence with State Governments

The SNAC should be required to create awareness in the State with government functionaries about the National Trust and its activities. It shall coordinate with the Chief Secretary of the State, Secretaries of Social Welfare, Rural Development, Education, Labour, Urban Development, Health & Family Welfare, etc. It shall advocate inclusion of the four National Trust disabilities in the State budget. A minimum two meetings shall be held by the SNACs with each head of the department, annually and a progress report / minutes shall be submitted by each SNAC.

b) Data / Information & Resource Centre

  1. The SNAC will be required to maintain a regular database which shall be updated regularly, relating to these four disabilities in the State. A half yearly report shall be submitted to the National Trust by the SNAC giving all relevant data.
  2. This will be on a standard uniform format, which will be developed by the National Trust office. This includes directories of Caregivers, legal guardians, parents’ associations and DPOs.
  3. Facilitation of LLCs – SNACs shall liaison with all members of the LLCs and their legal guardians. They will encourage activities for creating awareness in LLCs.
  4. Mentoring small NGOs, facilitate formation of Parents Associations, DPOs. (Mentoring means being a consultant to younger and smaller organizations in whatever way possible. Support at least 2 organisations every year, though a larger number will be appreciated).
  5. Facilitate formation of Parents’ Associations and Disabled People’s Organisations.
  6. Sensitization of professional groups and government officials, LLC members.
  7. To conduct refresher courses and training programmes for caregivers and master trainers.

ii) Desirable

  1. Conducting of professional training.
  2. Inspection of NGOs, as per the instructions of the National Trust.

III. Role of SNAC

  1. To assist Registered Organizations of the National Trust (ROs) in implementation of 10 New / Revised schemes of the National Trust launched on 24-11-2015.
  2. To popularize the New / Revised schemes of the National Trust in the State.
  3. To coordinate and liaison with different State authorities and officials for ensuring convergence with various State & Central scheme and programmes for PwDs.
  4. To work as vibrant “knowledge centres” for disability related information, best practices, research and development and other issues of your state.
  5. To work for sensitization & awareness generation in the community and empowerment of PwDs.
  6. Mentor Training for Self Advocacy
  7. Training programme for Legal Guardians
  8. Road Map meeting for the state

IV. Appointment of SNACs

Application shall be obtained from all Registered Organizations for appointment of SNACs. Selection shall be done on the basis of work done by each organization, size of the organization and infrastructure available with the organization. The final criteria for selection shall be taken by a Selection Committee.

V. Eligibility Criteria

The Criteria for selection of a lead NGO / SNAC – one in each State shall be –

  1. Must be registered with the National Trust.
  2. Must be registered under PwD Act.
  3. Have been in existence for more than 7 years.
  4. Should be running at least two National Trust existing schemes.
  5. Must not have been blacklisted by the State / Central Govt. / Other Govt.
  6. Have qualified and experienced staff as service providers, trainers and administrators.

VI. Funding Pattern

The funding under SNAC will have two components fixed & variable. The details are as under -

i. Fixed Component (a) SNAC A- (More than 25 districts)
Sr. no. Activities Frequency Frequency of Programmes Budget (consolidated)
1 Honorarium for coordinator Every month Full Time 240000 (@20000/-p.m.)
2 Documentation / Reporting 2 Half yearly 5000
3 Misc.     5000
  Total     250000
(b) SNAC B- (Less than 25 districts)
Sr. no. Activities Frequency Frequency of Programmes Budget (consolidated)
1 Honorarium for coordinator Every month Full Time 180000 (@15000/-p.m.)
2 Documentation / Reporting 2 Half yearly 3000
3 Misc.     2000
  Total     185000
(c) SNAC C- (UP to 5 districts)
Sr. no. Activities Frequency Frequency of Programmes Budget (consolidated)
1 Honorarium for coordinator Every month Full Time 120000 (@10000/-p.m.)
2 Documentation / Reporting 2 Half yearly 3000
3 Misc.     2000
  Total     125000
ii. Variable Component
Sr. no. Activities No. of Programmes Frequency of Programmes Budget (consolidated)
1   Meeting of Registered Organisations/LLCs/SLCC etc. 2 Half yearly 100000

Total fund to each SNAC

SNAC-A  -     = 250000+100000  =  350000

SNAC-B    -    = 185000+100000  =  285000

SNAC-C    -    = 125000+100000  =  225000


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