YMCA in Tamil Nadu barred from receiving foreign funds
NEW DELHI, NOVEMBER 13, 2019 09:45 IST
UPDATED: NOVEMBER 13, 2019 09:49 IST
FCRA registration of over 1,800 NGOs, educational instititutes has been cancelled
More than 1,800 NGOs and academic institutes found to be violating laws pertaining to foreign funding have been banned by the government from receiving overseas funds this year, officials said on Tuesday.
Among those whose registration under the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act has been banned include the University of Rajasthan, Allahabad Agricultural Institute, Young Men’s Christian Association, Tamil Nadu, and Swami Vivekananda Educational Society, Karnataka.
“With the cancellation of the FCRA registration, all NGOs and academic institutions were prohibited from accepting foreign contribution,” a Home Ministry official said. The FCRA registration of these organisations was cancelled mostly due to their failure to submit annual income and expenditure statement on foreign funding for up to six years despite repeated reminders.
As per FCRA guidelines, registered associations are required to submit electronically an annual report with scanned copies of income and expenditure statement, receipts and payment account, and balance sheet within nine months of the closure of the financial year. Associations which do not receive foreign contribution during a particular year are also required to furnish a ‘NIL’ return.
Other associations whose FCRA registration has been cancelled include Institute of Pulmocare and Research, West Bengal, National Geophysical Research Institute, Telangana, National Institute of Virology, Maharashtra, and Baptist Christian Association, Maharashtra.
Source : thehindu.com
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