After IB report, stricter guidelines necessary for NGOs: Old NGOs to be re-registered


Guinness Record Holder & RTI Activist

Intelligence Bureau’s report about misuse of ‘Non-Government-Organisations’ (NGOs) for any anti-national agenda by foreign-contributors is shocking where it is revealed that India’s GDP has been adversely affected to big extent of 2-3 percent through such foreign-funding to NGOs. Apart from this some NGOs are said to have been foreign-funded for cultural evasion of masses in India. Foreign-funded NGOs spend in rupees and receive funds in dollars by sending these foreign-contributors exaggerated photos and videos of events dramatised to get huge foreign-funding.

Siphoning of government-funds for 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. According to a study-report, India has an NGO for every 400 citizens, an unbelievable but bitter reality where NGOs are mainly used as some business-shops by those ‘owning’ these! Any provision of tax-exemption for ‘donations’ made to NGOs should be abolished. However in the meanwhile all NGOs should be under purview of ‘Right-To-Information’ (RTI) Act and also of Lokpal.

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.