Kathmandu, August 25 The government has issued a procedure for providing grants to non-government organisations working for the welfare of senior in coordination with authorities concerned at local levels. The government has a provision of funding non-government organisations established and operated to assist and utilise knowledge, skills, capacity and experience of senior citizens. The grant is provided on the basis of programmes approved by the government. It includes programmes and administrative expenditure of the concerned organisations. According to the procedure, the government will initiate the process of sanctioning budget after interested organisations submit applications with their programmes to local level authority. Budget will be provided to qualified applicants following necessary inquiry and examination of their applications. Payment of the grant is made in accordance with the annual programme of the Ministry of Women, Children and Senior Citizen. “The grant should be spent only for the purpose for which it is provided. An organisation receiving grant should run programmes in all districts of the province where it has been established,” the procedure read. The grant amount will be provided through banking channel. The procedure has tasked concerned local level authorities to carry out monitoring and evaluation to ascertain whether the organisation has utilised the grant or not. The MoWCSC will review the report of monitoring and evaluation on a regular basis. If an organisation is found to have misused the grant, the MoWCSC may blacklist it, prohibit the sale or transfer of its moveable and immovable assets and freeze its bank account.