Sewa Bhoj Yojana – Ministry of Culture of Government of India has launched a new scheme called ‘Sewa Bhoj Yojana (सेवा भोज योजना)‘ at the cost of Rs 325 crore for the financial year 2018-19 and 2019-20.
Sewa Bhoj Yojana
Under this scheme, the Central Government will returen its portion of Central Goods and Service Tax (CGST) and Integrated Goods and Services Tax on the purchase of raw materials such as Ghee / Oil / Flour / Flour / Rava, Rice, Daal, Sugar, Bura / Good for Food / Prasad / Langar (Community Kitchen) / Bhandara so that the people / devotees without any discrimination free meals / offerings / community kitchen / Bhandara Treachery to reduce the financial burden of religious institutions.
Eligibility Criteria for Sewa Bhoj Yojana
Prior to applying for financial assistance / grants, the charitable religious institutions such as Temple, Gurudwara, Masjid, Church, Religious Ashram, Dargah, Math are employed for at least five years and provide free food to at least 5,000 people in one month and Institutes registered under section 10 (23 BBA) of the Income Tax or Institute registered under the Societies Registration Act (XXI of 1860) or any Under the Act, during the formation of a statutory religious body under the Act, the institutions registered under Section 12A of the Income Tax Act or under the Act, under the law, will be eligible for grant under this scheme.
Ministry of Culture will register eligible charitable charitable institution for the period ending with the period of the Finance Commission. After this, the Ministry can renew registration after evaluating the work of the institute. Details of the general public, GST authorities and institution / institute registered for the institute will be available on the online portal. To get the GST and IGST portion of Central Government back to the institution / institution, the prescribed officer of GST department at the state level will have to send in the designated format during the recognition of registration. The institution / institution will have the responsibility to inform the Ministry about any change in the increase / decrease of the support memorandum, staff or place of free food service.
Registration of all eligible institutions in the mirror portal is necessary. All applications received by the Ministry will be investigated by the Committee constituted for this purpose within four weeks. On the basis of the recommendations of the committee, the competent authority in the Ministry will register the charitable religious institutions to return CGST and IGST’s Central Government part to the special material mentioned above.