The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has removed some crucial data from its Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act (FCRA) website which include a list of NGOs whose licences have been cancelled, and the annual returns of NGOs. The MHA didn’t supply any official touch upon this transfer, however officers mentioned it was carried out as a result of the information was thought-about “pointless” for public viewing.The FCRA website used to maintain detailed data on NGOs granted licences; NGOs granted prior permission for receiving foreign contribution; NGOs whose licences have been cancelled; NGOs whose licences are deemed to have expired; and, the annual returns of NGOs.
The FCRA web site used to take care of detailed knowledge on NGOs granted licences; NGOs granted prior permission for receiving international contribution; NGOs whose licences have been cancelled; NGOs whose licences are deemed to have expired; and, the annual returns of NGOs. The web site now solely has general knowledge on these indices. The listing figuring out these NGOs has been eliminated and there’s no approach to entry the annual returns of NGOs. Other than this, knowledge on quarterly accounts of international contributions acquired by NGOs has additionally been eliminated. Sources, nevertheless, mentioned that is consistent with the modifications in FCRA guidelines notified by the Ministry earlier this month.
Earlier, some BJP leaders had alleged that the NGO was engaged in non secular conversion. A political row erupted with the Opposition slamming the federal government for concentrating on a charitable organisation. Later, the federal government restored the NGO’s licence. In January, it declined to resume the licence of Oxfam India and lately cancelled the licence of the Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative.The website now only has overall data on these indices. The list identifying these NGOs has been removed and there is no way to access the annual returns of NGOs.