For not renewing the license of 11,319 NGO’s before prescribed time, their registrations have been cancelled by the Government. The department under Home Ministry, ‘Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA)’ cancelled the registration of these NGO’s.
According to Home Ministry, 11319 organisations did not submit their renewable documents till 30th june of this year. Due to this, their registrations have been cancelled by the FCRA. The validity of the FCRA registration of these NGOs had earlier been extended until of October 31st by a Home Ministry order of March this year.
The NGOs, however, were required to submit applications for renewal of the registration by June 30th. The Home Ministry yesterday put out a list of all NGOs that failed to honour the deadline, stating that their license was deemed cancelled from first of this month.
In a notice put on its website late on Thursday, the ministry listed 11,319 organisations that had not applied for renewal of registration by the June 30 deadline this year. “Their validity of registration is deemed expired from 1 November 2016,” it said.
Among those in this list are about 50 orphanages, hundreds of schools and institutions such as the Indian Statistical Institute and reputed NGOs like the Salaam Baalak Trust that works for street children.
The Foreign Contribution Regulation Act 2010 — it replaced a 1976 law by the same name — ended the system of permanent registration, and required NGOs to seek renewal of their licence every five years. The first five-year term ended in September this year.
The Home Ministry had extended their registration by a month, to October-end, as it had not been able to complete the formalities. This led Voluntary Action Network India (VANI), the umbrella organisation for the NGO sector, to urge the Centre to give NGOs more time.
The List of Cancelled NGO’s: fcra_11319_03112016