SUBHASH CHANDRA AGRAWAL
(Guinness Record Holder & RTI Activist)
Siphoning of government-funds for Non-Government-Organisations (NGOs) by influential ones in political and bureaucratic circles for benefit of NGO’s run in name of their family-members is quite common. These NGOs pay lucrative salaries and perks to its officers who are either relation to power-filled politicians and bureaucrats, or of persons running these NGOs. Buildings built on land allotted on concessional rates to NGOs should become government-property because of large-scale funding already done to these NGOs by the government.
Apart from stopping any kind of direct or indirect funding of NGOs at public-expense including from funds at discretion of Parliamentarians and state-legislators, those getting foreign-funding should be under a strict vigilance-scanner also because many NGOs are tools to divert foreign-funds of individuals. However in the meanwhile all NGOs should be under purview of ‘Right-To-Information’ (RTI) Act and also proposed Lokpal Bill.