Over 12,000 NGOs, Including Oxfam And Jamia, Lose Foreign Funding Licence

Over 12,000 NGOs, Including Oxfam And Jamia, Lose Foreign Funding Licence

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January 1, 2022

FCRA licences - required to be able to receive funding from abroad - of over 6,000 NGOs and other organisations expired overnight, the Home Ministry said Saturday morning, days after it refused to renew such a licence for Mother Teresa's Missionaries of Charity.

New Delhi, 01 January 2022

As per news report of NDTV, Home Ministry sources said most of the 6,000+ NGOs or organisations had not applied for their licenses to be renewed. Ministry officials told NDTV reminders had been sent to make the application before the deadline - Friday - but many had not done so. "How can permission be given..." an official asked. Overall, more than 12,000 NGOs - including the Oxfam India Trust, Jamia Milia Islamia, the Indian Medical Association and the Leprosy Mission - whose licences had expired over the past few months have lost their FCRA licenses as of today. The list includes the Tuberculosis Association Of India, the Indira Gandhi National Centre For Arts, and the India Islamic Cultural Centre. Oxfam India is in the list of NGOs whose FCRA certificates have expired and not in those whose registrations have been cancelled.

Source - NDTV



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