According to sources, at least 10, including government officials, have been arrested for allegedly taking bribe on behalf of the NGOs for facilitating FCRA violations in receiving foreign donations.
The US-based donor gave over USD 465 million to scores of organisations globally, including in India, in 2020.
Ministry of Home Affairs officials said that the rules violated by CHRI include 'failure in submitting an annual return for 2018-2019 as well as the details of the project'.
Justice AM Khanwilkar said that if these NGOs have not applied for an extension, then they don’t want to continue in the present regime.
Rights groups seek the government to amend the FCRA to bring it in line with international law and human rights standards.
On December 27, the home ministry had said that it cancelled the FCRA licence of Missionaries of Charity after receiving some 'adverse inputs'.
The matter came to light after West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee claimed the Centre froze all the bank accounts of Mother Teresa’s Missionaries of Charity in India.