- The registration of 12,580 Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) has expired today.
- The total number of NGOs in the underactive category as of Saturday has come down to 16,829.
- The NGOs were given enough time but they failed to update.
Under the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA), the registration of 12,580 Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) has been ceased or expired today. Those NGOs under the 'cancelled' category under the FCRA cannot receive or utilize any foreign fund. 20,675 NGOs are now in this category.
On January 1, the updated list of NGOs whose registration was "deemed to cease or expired" on the MHA website added 5933 NGOs to the list. Earlier, 6587 NGOs were already on the list.
Meanwhile, officials have said that Delhi's several top educational institutions, social and cultural hubs besides the country's top medical body are among the 5,789 entities whose FCRA registration is deemed to have ceased.
Among the organisations and entities whose registration under the FCRA ceased or validity expired were IIT Delhi, Jamia Milia Islamia, Indian Medical Association, Nehru Memorial Museum and Library, India Habitat Centre, Lady Shri Ram College for Women and Delhi College of Engineering.
The total number of NGOs in the underactive or alive category as of Saturday has come down to 16,829 from 22,762, as per the data uploaded on the Ministry of Home Affairs website on Saturday.
In the updated list on January 1, the registration of 5933 NGOs has either been canceled or they did not apply for renewal.
"The NGOs were given enough time but they failed to update. Even after given extension still, some of NGOs, had not applied," said MHA sources.
There are a total of 12,580 in the list of registered associations deemed to have ceased (Validity of Certificate has expired). FCRA registration is a mandatory requirement to receive foreign funds.
On Friday, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) had extended the validity of FCRA registration of those NGOs that were expiring between September 29, 2020, and September 30, 2021, till March 31, 2022.
(With ANI Inputs)