No blacklisted NGO can get central funds: Govt
New Delhi: Government on Thursday sought to
allay members` apprehension in the Rajya Sabha that black
listed NGOs could be getting funds from the Centre.
"No blacklisted NGO can get grant-in-aid," Social Justice
and Empowerment Minister Mukul Wasnik said in Question Hour.
He said that NGOs are given grant in aid only after
recommendation of the state governments who are duly informed
by ministries whenever any NGO is blacklisted.
The minister also dismissed contentions of Mabel Rebello
(Cong) that bogus NGOs and consultants are roaming around
while the real NGOs in the tribal state of Jharkhand are not
getting a penny.
The minister said such generalisation is not a right
approach as many other NGOs are doing "yeoman`s work."
He at the same time, he underlined the need to streamline
the procedures and to have better mechanism for functioning of
NGOs. He said the government was taking steps in this
Wasnik said the government was also working on measures to
improve the audit of NGOs funded by the Centre.
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