Around 18K NGO's have not filed annual returns, says government
Around 18,000 NGOs most of whom receive funds worth crores of rupees from the government and abroad did not file their annual income and expenditure statements for the five-year period between 2010-11 and 2014-15, the Rajya Sabha was informed on Wednesday.
State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju said more than 8,000 NGOs complied with the directions of the government. Around 6,000 defaulting ones have been served showcause notices, he said.
The minister also said a number of NGOs, registered under the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA), 2010, with invalid bank accounts were asked to validate the same.
"Close to 25,000 NGOs are registered under FCRA, 2010, and as per record, over 20,000 NGOs have valid bank account numbers," he said.
In July, the home ministry had issued show cause notice to 6,000 NGO's for not filing their annual income and expenditure records to the government.