Aligarh Muslim University, LSR among institutions, NGOs that have not filed 2015-16 annual returns: MHA
IIM Kolkata, Aligarh Muslim University and Delhi's Lady Shri Ram College for Women are among 4,739 institutions and NGOs that have not disclosed to the government their foreign funding and expenditure for 2015 -16.
Home ministry bars foreign funding of JNU, DU, IIT-D, other institutes; crackdown similar to one in 2015
Several prominent universities, education institutions & NGOs have been barred from receiving foreign funding by the Centre.
Home Ministry bars JNU, DU, IIT Delhi, ICMR, 100 other institutes from receiving foreign funds, FCRA registration cancelled
JNU, Delhi University, IIT Delhi, ICAR besides Supreme Court Bar Association are among several hundred organisations barred by the Centre from receiving foreign funds.
As many as 1,222 NGOs across the country have been directed by the home ministry to validate the bank accounts in which they receive foreign contribution, failure of which will invite punitive action.
Over 1,000 NGOs have been barred from receiving foreign aid after they were found "mis-utilising" such funds, Union minister Kiren Rijiju informed the Lok Sabha on Tuesday.
Nearly 6,000 NGOs could lose their licence to receive foreign donations with the home ministry serving them show cause notices for not filing accounts.
Home ministry asks 1,900 NGOs to validate bank account for foreign contributions or face penal action
The Union home ministry has warned over 1,900 NGOs of penal action for their failure to validate their foreign contribution designated bank accounts.
NGOs whose licences were suspended for non-compliance of government rules have been given a final deadline of 14 June to file their returns for the last five years.
Govt tightens rules for NGOs: Home ministry asks non-profits to open bank accounts in core banking format
Tightening the rules for NGOs, the Ministry of Home has asked as many as 5,845 organisations to open their accounts in banks having core banking facilities and furnish details for real-time access to security agencies in the case of any discrepancy.
BJP should realise that AAP thrives on politics of confrontation and if notices have been issued without any base, it will only help AAP mobilise/get back its support base and gain sympathy. This witch hunt won’t help.
UN reviews human rights in India: Excessive use of force in Kashmir, violence against minorities among key issues
The UN Human Rights Council (UNHCR) has flagged a number of issues, including excessive use of force in Jammu and Kashmir, caste-based violence and violence against minorities and criminalisation of same-sex relations
Ahead of India's quadrennial review by the UN's human rights body, a rights group has said the international community should call on India to stop targeting NGOs for criticising the government and demanded action for prosecuting vigilante attacks on minorities.
The Bombay High Court has ordered defreezing of the domestic and non-FCRA bank accounts of 'Lawyers Collective', an NGO run by former Additional Solicitor General of India Indira Jaising, observing that FCRA "does not provide for a government to stifle the very functioning of individuals or associations".
The Supreme Court, on 11 January, passed an order directing the government to audit about 30 lakh non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and voluntary organisations that receive public funds, but have invariably failed to explain their spending.
A chargesheet has been filed by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) against social activist Teesta Setalvad, her husband Javed Anand and a company run by them for alleged violation of foreign funding rules.
The National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government has cancelled Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA) licences of about ever since it came to power in May 2014.
The cancellation of an FCRA license means that the NGOs in question can no longer take funds from a foriegn contributor but they can continue to work
Among the 13,000 valid NGOs, around 3,000 have submitted applications for renewal while home ministry received 2,000 new applications for registration under the FCRA for the first time.
The Union Home Ministry renewed Greenpeace India's registration under the Foreign Contributions Registrations Act after permanently cancelling its licence in September 2015.
The past year-and-a-half or so has seen several instances of very prompt action having been taken against some civil society organisations (CSOs) based on suspicions and allegations of violations of the FCRA