QOTD- ‘Seva Bhoj Yojana’, a scheme to lessen the financial burden of charitable religious institutions, is implemented by which of the following ministry?

2019-07-17 | Team PendulumEdu


A. Ministry of Culture

B. Ministry of Tourism

C. Ministry of Finance

D. Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment 

In June 2018, Seva Bhoj Yojana was launched by the Ministry of Culture, that aims to reduce the financial burden of charitable religious institutions. Under the scheme, the Charitable religious institutions like temples, gurudwaras, mosques, church, matths, etc. which provide Food/Prasad/Langar/ Bhandara free of cost to the public will get reimbursement from the Central share of CGST and IGST on purchase of raw items used in the preparation of the food.

The charitable religious institutions should fulfill the following criteria for claiming the reimbursement:

  • Should have been in existence for at least five years before applying for Financial grant.
  • Should serve food to at least 5000 people per month.
  • Should be covered under Section 10 (23BBA) of the IT Act or should be registered as Society under Societies Registration Act (XXI of 1860) or as a Public Trust under any law or registered under Section 12AA of IT Act.

Hence, A is the correct answer.

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