NGOs with their hands in the cookie jar: even UPA govt admits it
dec 30th, 2009
via ram narayan.
This report says that CAPART (Council for Advancement of People's Action and Rural Technology) of the Minstry of Rural Development of GOI has blacklisted 833 NGOs for irregularities including misappropriation of funds.
833 NGOs blacklisted for misappropriation of funds: CAPART
Press Trust Of India New Delhi, December 20, 2009
As many as 833 NGOs and voluntary organisations have been blacklisted by an autonomous body under Rural Development Ministry after they were found indulging in misappropriation of funds.
The Ministry has conveyed information about the matter to the Standing Committee on Rural Development, which tabled its first report on Demands for Grants in Parliament on Thursday. The Committee was headed by Sumitra Mahajan.
Council for Advancement of People's Action and Rural Technology (CAPART), an autonomous body functioning under Rural Development Ministry, blacklisted a total of 833 NGOs and voluntary organisations on November 9.
Andhra Pradesh has the highest number of such blacklisted organisations followed by Bihar and Tamil Nadu.
The Ministry informed that these NGOs were blacklisted for their indulgence in irregularities including misappropriation of funds, the committee said.
Of the 833 NGOs and voluntary organisations which were blacklisted, 192 were from Andhra Pradesh, 125 from Bihar, 83 from Tamil Nadu, 75 from Karnataka, 72 from Uttar Pradesh, 42 from Rajasthan and 35 from Kerala.
Thirty-two such organisations were from Orissa, 26 from West Bengal, 24 from Maharashtra, 23 from Delhi, 20 from Haryana, 18 from Manipur, 15 from Madhya Pradesh, 13 from Gujarat, 10 from Nagaland, eight from Jharkhand, five each from Mizoram and Himachal Pradesh, three from Jammu and Kashmir, two from Pondicherry and one each from Arunchal Pradesh, Assam, Chhattisgarh, Meghalaya and Uttaranchal.