Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia’s NGO Kabir, Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan (NYKS), which works under the sports ministry, are the latest among the list of 4,470 NGOs and organisations whose licences to receive foreign funds were cancelled by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) over the past one week.
In a fresh round of action against the NGOs, government has cancelled their licences for a variety of reasons ranging from non-filing of returns or non-compliance with Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA).
The list includes the names of Delhi University (DU), Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), Supreme Court Bar Association, Escorts Heart Institute, among others, and bars them from receiving foreign funds.
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All associations were given proper notice by the Foreigners Division of the Home Ministry with adequate time to reply before their FCRA licences were cancelled, a senior official said.
Other prominent organisations whose FCRA licences were cancelled include Panjab University, Chandigarh, Gujarat National Law University, Gargi College, Delhi, Lady Irwin College, Delhi, and Vikram Sarabhai Foundation, School of Planning and Architecture (SPA), National Minorities Development and finance Corporation, which works under the minority affairs ministry. In the last round of crackdown, licences of nearly 8,875 NGOs were cancelled in April last for alleged violation of Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA).