The ongoing crackdown could turn out to be ultimately good for the innumerable honest but nondescript NGOs in the country
“NGOs in crisis”
“13,000 in 2 months”
“Crackdown on NGOs”
If you have been reading newspapers in the last few months, you would have encountered some of these headlines. There is serious worry over the fate of non-governmental organizations (NGOs), and what the government intends to do with them.
My view is somewhat different: The ongoing crackdown could, in fact, turn out to be ultimately good for the innumerable honest but nondescript NGOs in the country.
The news reports seem to imply that the government does not like NGOs and is harassing them by questioning their actions and accounts. In fact, if we go deeper, the government is only moving against those NGOs which are allowed to receive foreign donations under Foreign Currency Regulation Act (FCRA) rules. However, the truth is that among the hundreds of thousands of NGOs in India, there are only a few which have such permission and have better financial resources...............Read more