NGOs, clubs will face higher taxes on fundraisers, charity events under GST

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Mumbai: Beginning July 1, the Goods and Services Tax will play spoilsport to fundraisers or charity events organised by non-government organisations (NGOs). As total landed cost of holding such events would increase by at least 20 per cent, there will likely be a decline in hosting them, an Economic Times […]

Future of 10,000 NGOs uncertain over issue of filing I-T returns

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All NGOs need to register themselves with the ministry of home affairs under the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA) in order to receive foreign funding. Fate of around 10,000 NGOs registered with the Union home ministry to receive foreign funding is hanging in the balance as they have yet not […]

Over 10,000 NGOs set to face Home Ministry crackdown over foreign funding

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The MHA in May had given 18,523 NGOs a one-time opportunity to furnish details of their income sourced from abroad. MHA had asked these agencies to declare income and its source from abroad by June 14. Over 10,000 Non-Government Organisations (NGOs) have come under the scanner of the Ministry of […]

10,000 NGOs may face action for not filing FCRA returns

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NEW DELHI: The home ministry is contemplating penal action against around 10,000 NGOs that have not filed their missing annual returns under the Foreign Contribution Regulation Rules, 2011, for all for some years between 2010-11 to 2014-15, despite the one-month grace window offered by the home ministry to do the same. Ministry sources […]

10,000 More NGOs To Lose Their FCRA Licence Because They Failed, To File Their Annual Returns.

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The Union Home Ministry is Examining if the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA) Licences of over 10,000 NGOs should be Cancelled, as they have not Complied with the Center’s Order to File Annual Returns under 5 Categories. While over 8,000 NGOs did File their Returns under all the 5 Formats, […]

Failure to furnish income details: Over 10,000 NGOs under MHA scanner

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The ministry had said that between May 15 and June 14, all NGOs could upload their missing annual returns along with the requisite documents. With many non-government organisations (NGOs) failing to furnish details of their income and expenditure to the government, more than 10,000 of them have come under the […]

10,000 more NGOs may lose licence

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May not have filed annual returns The Union Home Ministry is examining if the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA) licences of over 10,000 NGOs should be cancelled, as they have not complied with the Centre’s order to file annual returns under five categories. While over 8,000 NGOs did file the […]

Over 10,000 NGOs set to face Home Ministry crackdown over foreign funding

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The MHA in May had given 18,523 NGOs a one-time opportunity to furnish details of their income sourced from abroad. MHA had asked these agencies to declare income and its source from abroad by June 14. Over 10,000 Non-Government Organisations (NGOs) have come under the scanner of the Ministry of […]

NGO helps financially disadvantaged students pursue higher studies

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Currently, TPO funds undergraduate courses, such as Bachelor of Business Administration, Bachelor of Science, among others, which require comparatively lesser fees than professional courses, like engineering. As students prepare to join colleges soon, dreams of many remain unfulfilled due to financial constraints. City-based Prasad Narayan’s The Power of One (TPO) […]

7 innovative ways to raise funds for your NGO according to Impact Guru

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Although the large majority of funding for NGOs is still done offline, online platforms offering this crowdfunding service are playing an important part in the increasing role of technology within the nonprofit sector NGOs need funds. It’s as simple as that. Raising them is a different story. With the rise in […]

Around 2,000 NGOs yet to validate FCRA designated accounts, says govt

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Around 2,000 NGOs and institutions have not validated their foreign contribution designated accounts with banks, prompting the government to ask them to do it in a fortnight. The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has said that all NGOs and institutes registered under the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA) should receive […]

Validate foreign fund a/cs or face action, govt tells NGOs

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The government on Wednesday asked over 2,000 NGOs to validate their accounts designated to receive foreign funds and inform the Union home ministry after several organisations failed to do so. Failure to validate the accounts within the stipulated time could invite action, sources in MHA said. According to a circular […]

Beti Bachao Beti Padhao: Information for All

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It has come to the notice of Ministry of Women & Child Development (MWCD), Government of India that certain unauthorized sites/organizations/ NGOs/individuals are distributing illegal forms in the name of cash incentive under Beti Bachao Beti Padhao Scheme. The scheme has no provision for individual CASH TRANSFER COMPONENT by Government of […]

Solutions for Good, 2017 – Applications now open!

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Dear all, We hope this email finds you well! I am excited to share information regarding the Solutions for Good program- our new initiative with Vodafone Foundation. The Solutions for Good initiative is in response to the challenges faced by non-profit organisations that are unable to create a transformational impact due to the lack […]