KOZHIKODE: As per rule, the term ‘assistance from abroad’ means any aid in cash or kind from foreign countries/agencies received by the institution or its parent or affiliated bodies.
If it is found later in audit or inspection that assistance from sources abroad has been received by institution for the period for which grant is claimed, the whole or part of the amount of grant given by the state government will be recovered.
Significantly, the rule says “the government or the director of social welfare will be competent to reduce the amount of grant withheld or the whole amount of grant in case it is found that the grant-in-aid due or received from government together with the assistance received by the orphanage from abroad in or will be excess of requirements of the institution, refunded or extravagant or not properly accounted.”
It further clarifies that “the term of excess of requirement, refunded or extravagant means any additional expense over and above a per capita monthly expenditure of `1,500 and the grant from the Government will be treated accordingly.”
According to sources, only one institute had reported the receipt of foreign contributions till date before the Social Justice Department.
Darussalam Orphanage of Katalur in Kozhikode had given an affidavit that it received a sum of `42,437 as “foreign contribution” during the year 2011-12.