Foreign funding licenses of 5,000 NGOs canceled: Government
(Sourced from PTI)
Union Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju today informed Lok Sabha that nearly 5,000 NGOs were barred by the government from receiving foreign funding after the cancellation of their licenses since April 2017. He said the registrations of the NGOs were canceled under the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA) after they were found to be violating the laws. Here are more details.
Between 14 May 2017 and 15 June 2017, one-time opportunity to upload pending annual returns was provided to all the defaulting NGOs, the minister said. During last five financial years, Directorate of Enforcement (DoE) has registered cases against 2,745 companies under FEMA Act, 1999, Rijiju further said. Also, cases against 289 companies were registered under PMLA Act, 2002, he added.