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Home Ministry asks 800 NGOs to complete paperworks by Feb

Around 800 NGOs, whose FCRA registration was lapsed after they failed to renew their licence, were asked by the Home Ministry to complete their paperworks by February 28, 2017.

“As many as 11,319 NGOs have lost FCRA licence after they failed to renew it. Of them around 800 NGOs paperworks were deficient and they may now re-apply by February 28, 2017,” a Home Ministry official said.

The government had derecognised 11,319 NGOs last month after they failed to renew their registration by June-end, preventing them from receiving foreign funds.

In addition, the Centre also denied renewal of FCRA registration to 25 NGOs after they were allegedly found to be involved in anti-national activities. The 25 NGOs’ operations in the country are “contrary” to the provisions of the Foreign Contribution Regulations Act (FCRA) and allegedly anti-national, an official said.

A total of 16,491 applications were received by the Home Ministry for renewal of FCRA registration and out of which 14,730 were granted renewal.
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