NGOs will need to submit only a brief concept/abstract note of the proposal in Stage 1 (as per the online format). Detailed proposals will be required only in Stage 2 from the shortlisted NGOs.

The average expenditure of last 3 years criteria has been reduced from INR 1.5Cr to 1Cr for NGOs, applying in Health and Education category for Edition VI.

From this year, the functional existence (as per their registration certificate) in India on or before 31st March 2021, If applying under Education and Health category has been reduced from 10 years to minimum 5 years or above