Home Ministry cancels licences of 20,000 NGOs for FCRA violation

The Union Home Ministry has cancelled licences of 20 thousand NGOs for violating various provisions of Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA). Thus, banning these NGOs from receiving foreign funds. 14 NGOs have been put under the prior permission category while papers of the two NGOs are under examination. As per FCRA, if an NGO is put under prior permission category, it is barred to receive foreign funding from abroad without taking permission from the Home ministry. Now, of 33 thousand such organizations registered in the country, now only 13 thousand NGOs are legally valid.