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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA

Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports

DEPARTMENT OF YOUTH AFFAIRS AND SPORTS

 

RAJYA SABHA

UNSTARRED QUESTION NO 546

TO BE ANSWERED ON 19.02.2009

 

National Service Volunteer Scheme  

 

546.

SHRI RAJEEV CHANDRASEKHAR

 

 

Will the Minister of YOUTH AFFAIRS AND SPORTS be pleased to state:-  

(a)        the number of persons in Karnataka who opted for community service under National Service Volunteer Scheme during the last three years ending 31st December, 2008, year-wise;

(b)        whether there is any proposal to increase the present rate of honorarium of Rs.1000/- per month which is very low taking into consideration the present cost of living in the country; and

(c)        if, so the proposed revised rate and by when it is to be made effective?

ANSWER

THE MINISTER OF STATE (INDEPENDENT CHARGE) FOR YOUTH AFFAIRS & SPORTS
(DR. M.S. GILL)

(a)        The number of persons enrolled in the State of Karnataka under the National Service Volunteer Scheme (NSVS) during the last three years is as under: 

Year                      Number of NSVs deployed

2006       -                                 162

2007       -                                 167

2008       -                                 268

 

(b) & (c) The honorarium of National Service Volunteer (NSVs) has been enhanced from Rs.1000/- to Rs.2500/- per month with effect from 3rd September, 2008.