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SC verdict on NGOs: A welcome ruling!
It refers to a welcome Supreme Court verdict revealing shocking observations on lack of financial transparency in respect of about 30 lakhs Non-Government-Organisations (NGOs) and voluntary-organisations, many of which also receive government funding including in the form of contributions made by Parliamentarians and state-legislators through funds available at their discretion like MPLADS etc.

India has an NGO for every 400 citizens. Siphoning of government-funds meant for NGOs by influential ones in political and bureaucratic circles for benefit of NGO's run in the name of their family-members is quite common in this country. Many NGOs are tools to divert foreign-funds of individuals.

Earlier, the Union government took a rightful approach by deciding to monitor funding in India including to NGOs by world's one of the biggest funding organisation Ford Foundation (US), subsequent to Intelligence Bureau's report indicating about misuse of Indian NGOs for anti-national agenda by foreign-contributors where it is revealed that India's GDP has been adversely affected to a big extent of 2-3 per cent through such foreign-funding to NGOs.

Apart from this, some NGOs are said to have been foreign-funded for cultural evasion of masses in India. Foreign-funded NGOs spend in rupees and receive funds in dollars by sending these foreign-contributors exaggerated photos and videos of events dramatised to get huge foreign-funding.

It is high time to altogether abolish concept of NGOs. Even section 80G of the Income Tax Act providing exemptions for charity and donation should be abolished.

Revenue-earning so increased will be utilised for national development and public welfare which in no way less important than charity and donation.

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