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Govt tightens noose on NGOs; asks them open core accounts in public banks

Registration of more than 10,000 NGOs have been cancelled over the last three years

BS Web Team & Agencies 

Tightening the rules for NGOs (Non-governmental organisation), the Home Ministry has asked as many as 5,845 organisations to open their accounts in banks having core banking facilities and furnish details for real-time access to security agencies in case of any discrepancy. It is the latest in a series of steps taken by the NDA government aimed at checking "errant" NGOs, especially those receiving foreign funding. Registration of more than 10,000 NGOs have been cancelled and more than 1,300 have been denied a renewal over the last three years for various ...

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First Published: Thu, May 11 2017. 13:13 IST
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