MHA cancels FCRA licences of 1,300 NGOs
According to the home ministry, over 40,000 NGOs were registered under FCRA till 2011 but the numbers have approximately halved after government tightened norms in 2014. Prominent international organisations, such as Greenpeace and Ford Foundation, came under the ministry scanner for violating the provisions of FCRA, with Greenpeace ending up losing its FCRA account.
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Supreme Court seeks senior lawyer’s response on foreign funds receipt as ASG
A bench of Chief Justice Ranjan Gogoi and Justice Deepak Gupta issued notices to the Centre, Jaising, Grover and Lawyers Collective.
Ford Foundation likely to get relief
Home Ministry is also examining a request by Ford Foundation that it be allowed to use funds to pay the salaries of its employees in India and meet other establishment expenses.
Relief for Ford Foundation unlikely anytime soon
"We have no plans to review the decision on Ford Foundation as of now," a senior Home Ministry official said.
Government asks Ford Foundation to register under FEMA
Narendra Modi government has told the international donor's Indian arm to apply for registration under Foreign Exchange Management Act (FEMA), 1999.
Defreezing accounts: SC reserves order on Setalvads' plea
Setalvad and her husband were accused of wrongfully spending the money donated in the name of the victims in "liquor, movies, food, personal items, Blackberry phones".
Ford Foundation allowed to operate under FEMA, to be monitored by finance ministry
Other NGOs operate under the ambit of the Foreign Contribution Registration Act (FCRA) and the ministerial watchdog is the home ministry.
RSS questions US defence of Ford Foundation, Greepeace
Charging NGOs like Greenpeace with violating Indian laws, RSS called US as "the global police of democracy" and questioned its defence of the two organisations.
US again raises Ford Foundation issue with India
The US side, led by Wendy Sherman, is believed to have quizzed the Indian delegation on why was the Indian government going after one of the biggest US NGOs.
Ford Foundation funding to non-FCRA NGOs, Teesta Setalvad's Sabrang Trust
Rijiju said Teesta Setalvad is associated with two NGOs namely Citizen for Justice and Peace and Sabrang Trust which are registered under FCRA.
Ford Foundation issue: US expresses concern, seeks clarification from India
In a crackdown on foreign funding to non-governmental organisations, the Union Home Ministry has put the Ford Foundation of the US on its "watch list".
Ford Foundation under Modi government's scrutiny; Greenpeace-type action likely
Ford Foundation, no stranger to controversy for supporting liberal causes around the world, may find itself at the receiving end of some tough questions in India.
Government using FCRA to harass us: NGOs
On March 18, 2014, High Court had ruled that both parties had received funds from subsidiaries of a foreign entity and asked the government to act against them within six months.
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