FCRA administrative expense threshold is decreased. Who in Delhi will be affected?

The FCRA Amendment-2020 Bill proposes to decrease the percentage up to which Administrative expenses of FCRA-NGOs is allowed. Earlier, it was 50%. The new proposal is to reduce it to 20%.

Let us see which FCRA-NGOs could get affected. In the following, we examine the 2018-19 FC4 returns of FCRA-NGOs in Delhi and identify those FCRA-NGOs who had reported administrative expense for that year to be greater than 30% of their ‘Total Foreign Contribution’ for that year.

Only those FCRA-NGOs which have received or whose administrative cost is higher than Rs. 1 Crore are covered in this Post.

Based on the Table below, we strongly suspect the activities of Muneer Social Welfare Society.

We also feel that Action Aid will strongly express its displeasure on the reported move. So will CBGA (of which Shri. Amitabh Behar is listed as Secretary on its website).

In our humble opinion, the so-called Industrial Global Union will also have to do a lot of real work to reduce its administrative burden.

All amounts in Table are provided as they appear in the 2018-19 FC4 return on the FCRA website. Do not point to us as to how the administrative expense of Muneer Social Welfare Society can be higher than its total FC.

Acknowledgements: We thank the FCRA Wing of MHA for providing online the FCRA returns, without having to use the ill-purposed RTI Act.

FCRA-NGO

Location Registration No. Total Administrative expenses (Rs.) Total Foreign Contribution (Rs.) Admin Exp/Total FC (%) Chief Functionary

Activities

Muneer Social Welfare Society Delhi

231650932

8,13,46,513

36,18,910

2248

Asad Masih Child Development in Purba Medinipur, & Social Welfare in Bankura, WB
Appropriate Technology India Delhi

231650996

1,19,58,465

2,08,05,340

57.48

Bimal Kumar Saini Sericulture, Beekeeping in Dehradun
Action Aid Association Delhi

231661299

20,34,79,950

49,17,13,969

41.4

Sandeep Chachra Community Development etc all over India, particularly in Odisha
CDH International Foundation India Delhi

231660784

16,53,292

41,57,661

39.77

Chandi Duke Heffner Community Welfare in Vrindavan, UP
Industriall Global Union Delhi

231650080

1,68,86,750

4,24,97,600

39.74

Apoorva Kaiwar Training on Occupational Health & Safey
Ecoles de la Terre Welfare Society Delhi

231661542

42,22,918

1,08,65,499

38.87

Rajesh Kumar Educational
Indian Olympic Associaton Delhi

231660271

6,24,83,449

16,27,58,341

38.39

Rajeev Mehta Games, Training
Vision Foundation for Development Management Delhi

231650950

91,07,809

2,41,65,563

37.7

Ranjan Mohapatra To secure land rights in Gajapati, Odisha
Saint Hardyal Educational and Orphans Welfare Society Delhi

231660995

36,48,904

1,01,73,309

35.87

SB Talwar Disabled/ Oldage homes
Centre for Budget and Governance Accountability Delhi

231661020

1,34,73,297

3,97,90,688

33.86

Subrat Das Social Project (Vague)
Delhi Network of Positive People Delhi

231661097

1,16,77,267

3,56,34,105

32.77

Henminlun HIV/Hepatitis
Nand & Jeet Khemka Foundation Delhi

231661087

48,55,725

1,49,11,791

32.56

Archana Agarwal Rural Development in Haryana & Bihar
Indian Head Injury Foundation Delhi

231661201

42,41,680

1,31,62,664

32.22

HH Maharaja Gaj Singh Jodhpur Unknown
Sightlife India Delhi

231661775

1,26,22,104

4,12,89,478

30.57

Jugesh Pal Singh Eye Bank, Advocacy
The Special Child Trust Delhi

231661556

1,17,32,157

3,83,79,573

30.67

Sameer Nayar Unknown

(This article was first published on the fcraanalyses.blogspot.com on 21 September, 2020 and is being reproduced here with permission.)

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