OREANDA-NEWS. In 2011-12, notices were sent to 21,493 associations who were found to have not submitted Annual Return under Foreign Contributiion (Regulation) Act, 2010 (FCRA, 2010) for the years 2006-2007, 2007-2008 and 2008-2009. In 2014, notices have been issued to 10343 associations who have not filed annual returns for 2009-10 to 2011-12.

Adverse reports were received from intelligence agencies against NGOs such as Tuticorin Diocesan Association, Tuticorin, East Coast Research and Development Trust, Thoothukudi, Centre for Promotion and Social Concerns, Madurai and Greenpeace India Society, Chennai. Based on inspections/ investigations, the FCRA registration of Tuticorin Diocesan Association and Centre for Promotion and Social Concerns were suspended and their bank accounts frozen. FCRA registration of East Coast Research and Development Trust was cancelled.

This was stated by the Minister of State for Home Affairs, Shri Kiren Rijiju in a written reply to Smt Wansuk Syiem in the Rajya Sabha today.