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MHA cancels FCRA licences of 5 NGOs

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NEW DELHI: The

Union home ministry

has cancelled the

foreign funding licence

of at least five more

NGOs

over alleged violation of provisions of the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act, 2010, and Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Rules, 2011, sources told TOI on Wednesday.
The NGOs whose registrations under FCRA have been cancelled are CNI Synodical Board of Social Service, Voluntary Health Association of India, Indo-Global Social Service Society, Church’s Auxiliary for Social Action, and Evangelical Fellowship of India, as per the sources.

The loss of FCRA licence means that these NGOs can no longer receive funding from foreign sources, nor utilise their existing

foreign contributions

.
The sources said the home ministry cancelled the FCRA registration of the NGOs for allegedly utilising the foreign contributions for purposes other than their declared objectives.
There are 16,242 active NGOs with valid

FCRA licences

as on April 3, 2024, while the licences of 14,396 NGOs are deemed expired. The licences of 20,701 other NGOs have been cancelled.
According to data disclosed in Parliament last year, Rs 55,741.51 crore was received in foreign contributions by 13,520 FCRA-registered associations or NGOs between the 2019-2020 and 2021-2022.

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