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Manish Sisodia's NGO Kabir barred from foreign funding

India TV News Desk 10 Jun 2015, 12:15:14 IST
India TV News Desk

New Delhi: Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia's NGO Kabir is among the list of 4,470 NGOs whose licences to receive foreign funds were cancelled by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) yesterday.

In another round of action against erring non-governmental organisations (NGOs), the government on Tuesday cancelled the licences of 4,470 such entities including a number of top universities, Supreme Court Bar Association and Escorts Heart Institute, which bars them from receiving foreign funds.

The decision to cancel the registration of these entities under the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA) was taken by the Union Home Ministry after examination of their activities that allegedly included non-filing of annual returns and other anomalies.

All associations were given notices by the foreigners division of the home ministry with adequate time to reply before their FCRA licences were cancelled, official sources said.

Other prominent organisations whose licences were cancelled included Panjab University, Chandigarh, Gujarat National Law University, Gargi College, Delhi, Lady Irwin College Delhi and Vikram Sarabhai Foundation.

In the last round of crackdown, licences of about 9,000 NGOs were cancelled in April for alleged violation of FCRA .