FCRA crackdown on NGOs has worked, huge dip in foreign funding reported

donationsNew Delhi, July 26: The crackdown on the NGOs seems to have paid off. In the year 2016-17, foreign funds received by NGOs was reported at Rs 15,329 crore.

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Did a hack lead to Teesta Setalvad’s NGO licence being renewed automatically?

NEW DELHI, 12/09/2011: Civil society activists Teesta Setalvad along with Tanveer Jafri (right) briefing the media after the Supreme Court directed the Special Investigation Team, which is probing the post-Godhra riot cases, to submit its final report before an Ahmedabad magistrate, who was asked to decide whether to proceed against the Gujarat Chief Minister and 62 others, in New Delhi, on September 12, 2011. Photo: V. Sudershan

New Delhi, Dec 15: A probe has been ordered to ascertain if there was hacking of government software which led to the automatic renewal of licenses of NGOs run by Teesta Setalvad and Greenpeace India.

The Home Ministry had on Wednesday cancelled the renewal of the licenses under the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA) of three NGOs.

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25 NGOs indulged in anti national activities

Pic: exitopinionpollsindia.blogspot.com
Pic: exitopinionpollsindia.blogspot.com

New Delhi, Nov 5: There are 25 NGOs that are under the scanner for alleged anti national activities. The renewals of 11,000 NGOs under the FCRA were cancelled as they had not applied for a renewal.

The ministry for home affairs however found that there were alleged anti national activities being carried out by 25 NGOs and hence has decided to deny a renewal of the FCRA licence.

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Zakir Naik’s NGO has one financial anomaly

zakirMumbai, Aug 31: There has been just one anomaly found in the FCRA registered accounts of the Islamic Research Foundation (IRF), an NGO run by the controversial Dr Zakir Naik. After scanning all the accounts it was found that just one donation of Rs 93 lakh from Dubai was not accounted for.
Several donations made to the IRF were scanned by the officials in the Ministry for Home Affairs. The IRF has filed all the FCRA returns in the prescribed format. Officials say that all but one contribution has been accounted for. However, the one donation from Dubai is still being probed as it has not been accounted for, the official also noted.

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NGOs lose permit but find a new way to move money into India

ngoNew Delhi, Aug 30: Several NGOs have come under the scanner for violating the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act. The Union Home Ministry has cancelled the permits of 10,000 out of the 34,000 NGOs registered. However, now the Home Ministry has written to the Finance Ministry asking it stop registering NGOs under the Foreign Exchange Management Act or FEMA.
FEMA according to the home ministry is being used by several NGOs which were found to be violating the FCRA. The Home Ministry has noticed that several NGOs abroad are registered under FEMA. They use this provision and disburse funds into their liaison offices in India. This is in violation of FCRA, the Home Ministry says.

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Teesta Setalvad’s NGO’s licence cancelled by Home Ministry

NEW DELHI, 12/09/2011: Civil society activists Teesta Setalvad along with Tanveer Jafri (right) briefing the media after the Supreme Court directed the Special Investigation Team, which is probing the post-Godhra riot cases, to submit its final report before an Ahmedabad magistrate, who was asked to decide whether to proceed against the Gujarat Chief Minister and 62 others, in New Delhi,  on September 12, 2011.  Photo: V. Sudershan
NEW DELHI, 12/09/2011: Civil society activists Teesta Setalvad along with Tanveer Jafri (right) briefing the media after the Supreme Court directed the Special Investigation Team, which is probing the post-Godhra riot cases, to submit its final report before an Ahmedabad magistrate, who was asked to decide whether to proceed against the Gujarat Chief Minister and 62 others, in New Delhi, on September 12, 2011. Photo: V. Sudershan

New Delhi, June 16: The home ministry has cancelled the licence of Teesta Setalvad’s NGO, Sabrang Trust. With this order the NGO will not be entitled to receive foreign donations.

The decision was taken under the provisions of the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act (FCRA). The Home Ministry had on September 9 suspended the licence of the trust. Further the ministry had sought for a reply on the same.

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Teesta setalvad’s arrest stayed till October by SC

teestaNew Delhi, Sep 11: The Supreme Court of India has extended the stay on the arrest of Teesta Setalvad and her husband until October 15.
The court had on an earlier date stayed her arrest after she had moved the Supreme Court seeking anticipatory bail.

Today when the matter came up for further hearing, the Supreme Court ordered that the stay on the arrest would continue until October 15th. Teesta’s arrest stayed till Oct by SC

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Teesta Setalvad’s NGO licence suspended

teestaNew Delhi, Sep 11: The Ministry for Home Affairs has suspended the registration of the Teesta Setalvad run Sabrang Trust under the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act of 2010.
As a result of this move the foreign funds to the NGO will be blocked. The NGO will not be allowed to receive foreign funds too until the suspension is in force.

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Teesta’s NGO set to lose FCRA registration

teestaNew Delhi, Sept 10 : The Ministry for Home Affairs is likely to suspend the registration of the Teesta Setalvad run Sabrang Trust under the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act of 2010.

This will block the foreign funding to the NGO. The Home Ministry has also served a notice to the NGO for cancellation of its FCRA licence.

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Teesta’s CJP to be placed under “Prior Permission List”

teestaThe Citizens for Justice and Peace, an NGO run by Teesta Setalvad will be placed under the prior permission list by the Union Government.

This would mean that the CJP will need to seek the permission of the government before it can receive any funds. The Government has however decided to cancel the registration of another NGO, the Sabrang Trust.

The decision to cancel the registration has been taken under the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act of 2010.

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