06-Sep-2017: 1. The Department of Consumer Affairs, Government of India administers the 'Consumer Welfare Fund(CWF)' to extend financial assistance to projects and activities that seek to protect and promote the welfare of the consumers and strengthen the consumer movement in the country.
2. Expression of Interest for projects is invited 'online' from the eligible voluntary consumer organizations/academic institutions/ Government agencies, with activities aimed at Strengthening Consumer Protection in the areas specified in the online form, within one month from the date of notification as per the format uploaded on the website of this Department i.e. www.consumeraffairs.nic.in.
3. Only those applicants will be considered who fall under the definition of 'Applicant', as provided in Rule 2(b) of the Consumer Welfare Fund Rules, 1992 and fulfill the requirements under the said rules and CWF Guidelines, 2014 (available on website: http://gama.gov.in/cwf_proposal/Selection.aspx). Further, the Voluntary Consumer Organisations/ NGOs willing to apply for funding should first have a valid registration with the NGO-Darpan portal (on the website: http://ngodarpan.gov.in). It is mandatory to submit project proposals online. Time-barred or incomplete proposals will be deemed to have been rejected summarily.