Foreign funds & NGOs - The Hindu -13-09-2020

he licences of 13 non-governmental organisations (NGOs) have been suspended so far this year under the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act (FCRA), 2010.

Over the last few years, the licences of 20,664 NGOs or associations registered under the FCRA have been cancelled for violations such as mis-utilisation of foreign contribution, non-submission of mandatory annual returns and diversion of foreign funds for other purposes.

The government has also cracked down on foreign donors such as the U.S.-based Compassion International, Ford Foundation etc and has placed them on a ‘watch list’ or in the ‘prior permission’ category.

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