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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 except J&K, 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..
  1. To popularize the New / Revised schemes of the National Trust in the State.
  2. To coordinate and liaison with different State authorities and officials for ensuring convergence with various State & Central scheme and programmes for PwDs.
  3. To work as vibrant “knowledge centres” for disability related information, best practices, research and development and other issues of your state.
  4. To work for sensitization & awareness generation in the community and empowerment of PwDs.
  5. Mentor Training for Self Advocacy
  6. Training programme for Legal Guardians
  7. Sensitization on replication of Kollam Model
  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.
  1. Have been in existence for more than 10 years.
  2. Be working in the disability areas covered by National Trust Act for at least 5 years.
  3. Be a legally Constituted Body not running for profit to any individual and body of individuals.
  4. Have proven track record in running other projects.
  5. Preferably, be receiving grants from Department of Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities (Divyangjan), Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment.
  6. Have experience in HRD in Rehabilitation and be recognized by RCI.
  7. Have State level networking at least informally.
  8. Have good liaison with State Government.
  9. Be located at the State Capital wherever possible.
  10. 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 (SNAC A & B)
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 2 Half yearly 100000
2 Meeting of all LLC members (District Collectors, PwD members, LLC Registered organizations) 2 Half yearly 50000
3 Meeting with SLCC 2 Half yearly 2000
  Total     152000

Total fund to each SNAC

Fixed Component                               -           Rs.1,25,000

Variable                                               -           Rs.1,52,000

Total                                                   -           Rs.2,77,000

VII. List of SNACs -

Sr. No. State Coordinator and Organisation name Phone Number E-mail
1 Andhra Pradesh Ms. Rama Devi SNAC Coordinator Sri Dakshinya Bhava Samithi Madhavi Nilayam, Swarna Bharathi Colony Guntur-522 006, Andhra Pradesh

9160928840, 9246488843
2 Assam Ms. Sayera Rahman, Principal, Prerona Pratibandhi Sishu Bikash Kendra, 17,P.O. Cinnamara,District -Jorhat-785008, Assam 9854044474 09854044474
3 Bihar Mr. Binay Bhushan Prasad, Chairman, SNAC
Gangjala, Ward No. 19,  Behind to Bus Stand, Saharsa, Post office - Saharsa, P.S. - Saharsa -
4 Goa Ms. Kirti Kundaikar, Snac Coordinator Disha Charitable Trust,
Disha School for Special Children,
18 June Road,Behind Directorate Of Education-403001,
Panaji, Goa
5 Gujarat Sh. Vishnubhai M. Chaudhary, Snac Coordinator Khodiyar Education Trust
1/23,Panjarapol Building,
Near Azad Chok-384001,
Mahesana, Gujarat
6 Haryana Ms. Geeta Kathuria, Snac Coordinator DISHA SIRSA, 1,DISHA LANE,Near Pritam Palace,
Hisar Road, Sirsa-125055
0166-6243737, 8813880888, 9215622600
7 Himachal Pradesh Sh. Balbir Guleria Snac Coordinator Chinmaya Organisation for Rural Development, 9/1,Village and post office Sidhbari,
Tehsil Dharmashala-176057,
Kangra,Himachal Pradesh
8 Jharkhand Sh. Sunil Kumar, Snac Coordinator Jeevan, 101,Bastacolla,Dhansar-828106,
9 Kerala D. Jacob, Chairman, Manovikas, # 36, S.T. Bed Layout, 227,Palliserikkal Post,
Sasthamcotta-690521, Kollam
10 Madhya Pradesh Sh. Pankaj Maru, President,
SNAC Coordinator Nagda Zenith Social Welfare Society 3/10,
Adarsh Gandhi Gram Colony,Nagda Jn,456335,
Ujjain,Madhya Pradesh
7366-241565/ 9425195626


11 Mizoram Ms. Laldinpuii, Coordinator, SNAC Falkland Veng, Zemabawk, Aizawl 796017, Mizoram 9862320032 /03892350019
12 Maharashtra Ms. Deepika Sherkhane, Coordinator, Jai Vakeel Foundation and Research Centre
Sewri Hill, Abhudaya Nagar CHS, Kalachaowki,Sewri Road,Near Milan Industrial Estate,400033,Mumbai City,Maharashtra
9867155345, 7972472160, 9323809822 
13 Meghalaya Sh. Carmo Noronha, Executive Director, Bethany Society Benville Cottage,Bishop Cotton Road,Shillong Municipal Office,793001,East Khasi Hills,Meghalaya 9436119808
14 Orissa B. Parida, General Secretary, SNAC Centre For Rehabilitation Services Research CRSR Prasanti Bhawan, Dhanigadhia, Po- Charampa, Back side of Old Dalda factory, Bhadrak-756101 9692165555
15 Punjab Sh. Chandresh Kumar President Navchetna Society, B-136/11,Suteri Road,Government College-146001, Hoshiarpur 9041947308/9814747308
16 Pondicherry Ms. Sh. Vinod Kumar , Coordinator, SNAC
Satya Special School 6 7 8,ECR Road (near shivaji statue),Karuvadikuppam,605008,Puducherry
8300509896 / 9345454449
17 Rajasthan Ms. Sunita Bhaguna, Coordinator, SNAC Prachya Shodh Peeth 30,B Ac-I Road,Bhupalpura,313001,Udaipur,Rajasthan 9351549075/9351549074
18 Sikkim Sh. Ram Prasad Dhakal, Coordinator, SNAC Spastics Society of Sikkim, Upper Syari No.1 Gover. Quarter, Gangtok, Sikkim-737101, Near Syari Taxi Stand. 9647858218
19 Tripura Ms.Susmita Dey, Coordinator, SNAC Abhoy Mission, Ramnagar Road No. 1, P.O- Ramnagar, Agartala, Tripura - 799002. 09862182776
20 Tamilnadu Sh.M.A.Novemoney, Coordinator, SNAC Rucode India Social Welfare Training Centre 479, Municipal Colony,Housing Board, Nagercoil,629004,Kanyakumari,Tamil Nadu 9443283699
21 Uttar Pradesh Ms. Jayshri, Coordinator, SNAC Viklang Samakalan Sansthan, N4/18A,Karaundi,,B.H.U. (Susuwahi),221005,Varanasi,Uttar Pradesh 7905919714/ 9415274547
22 Uttrakhand Ms Maninder Kaur, Coordinator, SNAC Raphael Ryder Cheshire International Centre, Raphael, PO Box-157, Mohini Road End,Trans Rispana Nad-248001 9897008878
23 West Bengal Ms.Arunima Jasu, Coordinator, SNAC Asha Bhavan Centre,Vill. - Kathila,Post. - Banitabla,P.S. Uluberia,711316,Howrah,West Bengal 9073302201 / 9830047831


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