Guidelines to Apply and Important Deadlines
Small And Medium Microfinance Organization (MFO) of the Year Award This Award will seek to recognize best practices followed by Microfinance organizations in the Small and Medium level categories with minimum two to three years of microfinance operations. The Organization will be judged on growth potential followed by financial and social performance parameters with focus on other factors namely; good governance, transparency, innovations in process, product and technology, HR practices and integration of social performance along with financial performance.
  • Last date for submitting nomination forms for Level I : 14th Sept, 2015
  • Notification to level II qualifiers : 21st Sept, 2015
  • Last date for submitting nomination forms for Level II : 7th Oct, 2015
We welcome nominations from the MFOs which fulfills all the following criteria:
  • Total Loan Portfolio of upto INR 250 Crores as per March 2015 Audited Financials
  • Minimum three completed years of microfinance operations
Click here to download nomination form.
Large Microfinance Organizations (MFO) of the Year Award This Award recognizes best practices by Large Microfinance Organization. The Organization will be judged on financial and social performance parameters with focus on good governance, transparency, innovations in process, product and technology, good human resource management and integration of social performance and financial performance.
  • Last date for submitting nomination forms for Level I : 14th Sept, 2015
  • Notification to level II qualifiers : 21st Sept, 2015
  • Last date for submitting nomination forms for Level II : 7th Oct, 2015
We welcome nominations from the MFOs which fulfills all the following criteria:
  • Total Loan Portfolio greater than INR 250 Crores as per March 2015 Audited Financials
  • Minimum three completed years of microfinance operations
Click here to download nomination form.
Small to Medium Self Help Group Promoting Institution (SHPI) of the Year Award The award seeks to recognize institutions in the Small to Medium category which have contributed in promoting quality SHGs as well as sustainable SHG federations, successfully linking them with bank and designing innovative practices to achieve gender and community empowerment.

Eligible SHPIs:
  • NGOs
  • SHG Federations
*GovernmentSHG Promoting agencies/programmesare NOTeligible to apply
Last datefor submitting nomination forms : 21stSept, 2015 Eligibility:
  • Minimum no. of groups promoted -200
  • Minimum3 completed financial years of SHPI operations
  • Registered Entity
Click here to download nomination form.
Large Self Help Group Promoting Institution (SHPI) of the Year Award The award seeks to recognize Large institutions which have contributed in promoting quality SHGs as well as sustainable SHG federations, successfully linking them with bank and designing innovative practices to achieve gender and community empowerment.

Eligible SHPIs:
  • NGOs
  • SHG Federations
*GovernmentSHG Promoting agencies/programmesare NOTeligible to apply
Last datefor submitting nomination form: 21stSept, 2015 Eligibility:
  • Minimum no. of groups promoted -1000
  • Minimum3 completed financial years of SHPI operations
  • Registered Entity
Click here to download nomination form.
Business Correspondent Network Manager of the Year (BCNM) Award This award seeksto recognize Business Correspondents who serve as retail agents engaged by banks for providing banking services at locations other than a bank branch/ATM. BCs and the BC Agents (BCAs) represent the bank concerned and enable a bank to expand its outreach and offer limited range of banking services at low cost, particularly where setting up a brick and mortar branch is not viable. BCs as agents of the banks, thus, are an integral part of the business strategy for achieving greater financial inclusion Last datefor submitting nomination form: 21stSept, 2015
  • Minimum three completed financial years of operation
  • Registered entity
Eligible BCNMs
-Pure Play BC
-Corporate BC
-Telco PPI BC
-PPI BC
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For Application Forms please visit: www.microfinanceindia.org
Send completed nomination form in excel to : mfawards@accessassist.org
For queries contact, "The Secretariat - Microfinance India Awards 2015"
Address - 28, Hauz Khas Village, 1st Floor, New Delhi - 110016,
Ph.: 91 011 26510915, M: 91 7042514966