Foreign funded NGOs

By | July 19, 2016

Foreign funded NGOs

Government has cancelled the FCRA registration of NGOs based on the violation of provisions of FCRA, 2010. Government has taken action only in those cases where violations of FCRA have come to notice, specifically if they are reported.

Ministry of External Affairs has communicated a write up containing certain views of UN Human Rights experts on FCRA provisions. The Government is also aware about the one sided and biased views expressed by certain persons / associations regarding the cancellation of FCRA Registration. Ministry of Home Affairs has clarified the position against these one sided views earlier. The Ministry of Home Affairs is mandated to administer the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act, 2010 (FCRA 2010), for regulating the receipt and utilization of foreign contribution by the associations. As and when reports are received against any association for alleged violation of the Act, action is initiated against the alleged violators after following due process as prescribed in the FCRA, 2010 and FCRR, 2011. Reasonable opportunities like furnishing of information to a standard questionnaire, inspection of records, issuing a show-cause notice, personal appearances, if required, are given to the associations before taking a final decision regarding cancellation of FCRA registration. The cancellation order etc. are also subject to judicial scrutiny. Further, for maintaining transparency all orders, Notifications etc., are placed on website of the Ministry of Home Affairs.

This was stated by the Minister of State for Home Affairs, Shri Kiren Rijiju in a written reply to question by Shri C.N.Jayadevan, Prof. Saugata Roy and Shri Ramdas C.Tadas in the Lok Sabha today.

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