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10,000 NGOs have not filed annual returns for six years

As per the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act 2010, it is mandatory for NGOs to file annual returns with the Union Home Ministry and penal action is taken against defaulters.

Published: 03rd January 2018 04:40 PM  |   Last Updated: 03rd January 2018 04:51 PM   |  A+A-

By PTI

NEW DELHI: More than 10,000 NGOs have not given their annual income and expenditure estimates for six financial years beginning 2010-11, the Rajya Sabha was informed today.

"As per available records, more than 10,000 NGOs have not filed their annual returns for six financial years - 2010-11 to 2015-16," Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju said in a written reply to a question.

As per the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act 2010, it is mandatory for NGOs to file annual returns with the Union Home Ministry and penal action is taken against defaulters.

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