Government cancels registration of 900 NGOs

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New Delhi: The Union Government has cancelled the licenses of 9000 NGO for the violation of Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA).

According to the Home Ministry, notices were issued to 10,343 NGOs for not filing annual returns for the year 2009-10, 2010-11 and 2011-12.

It has been known that the notices were served on October 16, 2014 asking the NGOs to file their annual return within one month with the specific amount of Foreign funding received, sources of the funds, the purpose due to which the funds were received and their manner of utilization.

The ministry received reply from only 229 NGOs following which it was decided to cancel their registration.

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