(telegraphs version was a bit negative had to edit) 2006
The ministry of tribal affairs has been constantly funding and supporting Sangh Sewa vibhag and its related NGOs over the last three years. These organisations were included as voluntary groups and NGOs to promote educational and cultural development in tribal areas during the NDA regime.
The 10 RSS affiliated organisations that make their appearance in the ministry’s records are: (The list of organisations as given by TELEGRAPH INDIA are not really correct)
- Vidya Bharati
- Sewa Bharati
- Deendayal Research Institute, New Delhi
- Akhil Bharatiya Vanvasi Kalyan Ashram
- Bharat Sewashram Sangh
- Rashtriya Sewa Samiti, Andhra Pradesh
- Vivekanand Girijan Kalyan Kendra, Karnataka
- Bharatiya Adim Jati Sewak Sangh and its associated organisations
- Akhil Bharatiya Dayanand Sewashram Sangh, Delhi
- DAV managing committee, New Delhi
The names of these NGOs are frequently mentioned in the state-wise list of organisations funded during the last three years in schemes that promote “educational” and “vocational training” in tribal areas. In some cases, such as Sewa Bharati in Bhopal, funds have been cut to some extent. Sewa Bharati received Rs 67,500 from the ministry in 2002-03. However, in 2004-05, the funding was cut to almost half ? Rs 37,7305.
In its annual report, the ministry has kept them in a “special category” to grant relaxations while providing funds next year.
“Howsoever the UPA government and its coalition partners, especially the leftists oppose the RSS, the government had to laud the service activities being rendered by various RSS-associated organisations in different parts of the country. The ministry has kept them in special category to grant relaxations while providing grant for the next year.”
The ministry is working on four major schemes with the participation of voluntary organisations. They include grants to the organisations working for the welfare of the tribals, literacy campaigns among tribal women, running of vocational training centres and development of various tribal communities.
“The ministry implements its welfare schemes for all-round development of vanvasis with the help of voluntary organisations. The ministry has identified 14 organisations which produced remarkable results through better implementation of its various schemes,” said the RSS in a written statement.
The ministry had lauded the Sangh-affiliated organisations for having done a “good job” in implementing government schemes.
“The ministry said these organisations would be encouraged to implement development schemes in the coming years,” the RSS said.