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NGOs need to register with NITI Aayog for grant-in-aid

"On November 24, 81,353 NGOs/VOs have signed up on NGO-DARPAN portal," MoS Rao Inderjit Singh said

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

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It is now mandatory for all NGOs and (VOs) to register with to receive grant-in-aid from ministries or departments of the central government, Parliament was informed on Wednesday.

"It is mandatory now for all NGOs/to sign up on NGO-DARPAN portal to obtain a system-generated unique ID before applying for grant under any scheme of central government or ministries," Minister of State for Ministry of Planning Rao Inderjit Singh said in a written reply to Lok Sabha.

The minister further said that as on November 24, a total of 81,353 NGOs/VOs have signed up on NGO-DARPAN portal which has has been redesigned.

Replying to a separate query, Singh said the government has earmarked Rs 150 crore for Atal Innovation Mission (AIM) in 2016-17 budget estimate.

First Published: Wed, November 30 2016. 16:22 IST