Smarter, tighter laws to clean Up NGO funding

After the massive crackdown against foreign-funded NGOs, the government is all set to choke the federal funding by eliminating the fake domestic voluntary organisations. Last month, bureaucrats from the Central ministries sat down to finalise the mechanism for regulation and ensuring that NGOs’ initiatives are constructive and in the interest of the country. Minutes of the meeting, accessed by The Sunday Standard, reveal that accreditation of NGOs will be done by respective departments through a broad-based committee on the basis of quantity and quality of work.

“The accreditation process shall include evaluating past track record of applicant and internal governance and ethical standard of the NGOs. Monitoring shall also include outcome evaluation through independent third parties and performance audit by the Comptroller & Auditor General of India,” the note said.....................Read more


Source: The New Indian Express

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