Eligibility Criteria

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  • Scavengers/Safai Karamcharis and their dependants duly identified under the National Scheme for Liberation & Rehabilitation of Scavengers (NSLRS) in a survey.
  • Registered co-operative societies of Safai Karamcharis.
  • Legally constituted association/firm promoted by the target group, and
  • All those who produce a certificate from local Revenue Officer/local Municipal Officer/Cantonment Executive Officer/Railway Officer, Head of the Govt. Departments (i.e. Schools, Colleges, Forest, Health, Education, Animal Husbandry) having rank not less than Gazetted Officer, Elected Members of Municipal Body & Pradhan of Gram Panchayats, Regional Mangers of Regional Rural Banks(RRBs)/Nationalised Banks.
  • However, under the MS Act, 2013, a person identified as Manual Scavenger in a survey, need not to provide any certificate once his/her name appeared in the final list of Manual Scavengers prepared by State Governments/Union Territory Administration.
  • No income limit is fixed for availing financial assistance.  However, other things being equal, NSKFDC accords priority to economic development and rehabilitation of –
  1. Scavengers and amongst scavengers those scavengers  whose income is below double the poverty line;
  2. Women from among the target group and
  3. Disabled persons among the target group.
  • Financial viability, income generating capacity of the project etc. are considered while evaluating the projects for financing.