Government prepares draft guidelines for accreditation of NGOs

The rural development ministry has drawn up draft guidelines for the accreditation of NGOs and other voluntary organisations, it informed the Supreme Court on Wednesday.

These include proposals on how they should maintain their accounts and the course of action if they misused grants. The draft also details conditions under which criminal action could be initiated.

Additional solicitor general Tushar Mehta circulated the proposals in the court on Wednesday to seek suggestions. The proposed norms, said the ministry, would help ensure transparency and autonomy of NGOs.

The guidelines suggested by the ministry will now be assessed by the court. The ministry has suggested the Niti Aayog as the nodal agency for NGOs...................Read more


Source: The Economic Times

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