THE RECENT revelations about Union Law Minister Salman Khurshid’s family trust have rather endorsed the need of bringing NGOs, at least those being funded by the government, under the ambit of the Lokpal Bill, which is supposed to check and act on corruption and corrupt people. In fact, all those coming under RTI Act should be automatically covered under the Lokpal.
After all, huge public money is involved in such bodies - apart from these getting heavy tax-exemptions and other benefits from the government including ever dubious land allotments. Such a separate mechanism should be passed with Lokpal Bill with an inclusive provision of seeking information from such bodies.
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