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10,000 NGOs have not filed annual returns for six years: Govt tells Parliament

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.

Reported by: PTI, New Delhi [ Published on: January 03, 2018 20:47 IST ]
Kiren Rijiju
Kiren Rijiju

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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