Ministry of Minority Affairs (hereinafter referred to as the Ministry) under the Central Sector Scheme 'Scheme of Research/Studies, Monitoring and Evaluation of Development Schemes including Publicity' shall provide professional charges to those institutions/organizations which have the expertise and are willing to undertake purposeful studies on the problems and requirement of minorities including baseline surveys/surveys and also carrying out concurrent monitoring on the implementation of various schemes undertaken for minorities. Reports of such research/studies including baseline surveys/surveys are expected to provide information and data of development deficits, successful schemes, strategies and approaches worth replicating, suggest specific programme interventions and policy options, etc. Concurrent monitoring is also essential for enabling mid-course corrective measures to ensure effective implementation of programmes and schemes. Financial support will be extended to organization holding Workshop/seminar/ Conference provided the theme of workshop/seminar/conference has direct relevance to the mandate of the Ministry. Financial support will not be provided to any organization for holding Workshop/Seminar/Conference for formulation of research proposal. No funding will be given to any organizations for holding any group discussion.