10,000 NGOs have not filed annual returns for 6 years

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.

“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.

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.

(Agencies)

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