MHA bars 5 NGOs from getting foreign funds
Centre Revokes Their FCRA License
Srinagar, Aug 24: Ministry of Home Affairs has cancelled the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA) license of five non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in Jammu and Kashmir for violating the law.
According to the details available with Greater Kashmir, among the 4139 NGOs prohibited from receiving contributions from sources overseas, five are from Jammu and Kashmir.
The registration of Awaan (Srinagar), Diocese of Jammu (Srinagar), Indus Public School (Leh), J&K Habbakhatoon Foundation (Srinagar) and Rural Penetration (Udhampur) has been revoked, depriving them from receiving any foreign contribution.
These NGOs, having FCRA registration numbers 152750013R, 15267009R, 152710015R, 152750024R, 15276005R respectively have been blocked from receiving foreign contribution for reportedly violating the FCRA.
It is pertinent to mention here that MHA had barred four groups in Jammu and Kashmir from receiving foreign aid three years ago.
J&K Muslim Conference, Falah-e-Aam Trust, Public Relief Trust and Akandar Trust were placed in prohibited category U/S 10 (a) of FCRA from receiving any foreign contribution on March 12 in 2009.
While FCRA clearance is mandatory for all NGOs that accept foreign contributions,the Government makes public the names of organizations which receive over Rs 1 crore in overseas contributions in any financial year.
At present, 164 NGOs in J&K have FCRA registration with majority of them based in Leh and Jammu.
As already reported by this newspaper, NGOs have received foreign funding worth Rs 220 crore in the past six years in the state.
As per the details, financial aid worth Rs 14 crore was granted to 57 voluntary organizations in the state during 2004-05. While in 2005-06, 55 NGOs received Rs 30.4 crore and next year (2006-07) the foreign funding of Rs 102. 13 crore was pumped into the state for 67 organizations. In the next three fiscal years, financial assistance of Rs 22.82 crore, Rs 24.22 crore and Rs 26. 2 crore was received by 55, 69 and 79 NGOs respectively.
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