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  1. humanofindia

    Forming a NGO by Govt Employees

    Can Central Govt employees form a NGO with holding executive post without any honorarium? Sent from my Redmi Note 3 using RTI INDIA mobile app
  2. Dear sir I abhilasha working an ngo. This ngo not received any fund from government but i needed some rti from this org. Can this type ngo come under rti act Sent from my Moto G (5) using RTI INDIA mobile app
  3. Read at: Apache Tomcat/8.0.3 - Error report Three days after Comptroller and Audit General (CAG) Shashi Kant Sharma directed social audits on NGOs and panchayat bodies directly funded by the government, state information commission has ordered all state government-funded NGOs to come under the ambit of RTI Act. The order also hauls up principal secretary, general administration department (GAD) K Suresh, for failing to implement provisions of RTI Act.
  4. Apr 03 2015 : The Times of India (Ahmedabad) 90% of NGOs lined up for WCD funds do not exist New Delhi TIMES NEWS NETWORK  The Women and Child Development (WCD) ministry has found that nearly 90% of around 1,400 NGOs seeking financial grants under a major training and employment scheme were fake.Read more at; 90% of NGOs lined up for WCD funds do not exist
  5. "An overhead tank was constructed only at Fort Kochi. As per an RTI reply, the supply to west Kochi was 10 MLD in 1980, now it is around 9 MLD. All those responsible for this problem - including Kochi Corporation, KWA and politicians - should be brought to book," the chairman said. Read more at: NGO seeks Britain PM's help to fix water project anomalies - The Times of India
  6. Police acted swiftly, after Chief Education Officers Office Ganderbal in response to a query under Right to Information Act, 2009 revealed that authentic seal of Headmistress Government Girls High School Pandach, Ganderbal has been used and is being used by some ESCORTS (NGO) for attestation of documents. Read at: NGO uses fake seals to attest documents, RTI reveals - Latest Kashmir News & Analysis - - Kashmir Dispatch
  7. Non governmental organisations working in the country received more than Rs 11,028 crore from foreign countries in 2012-2013. Rs 3,772 crore came from different sources in the United States, which leads the list of countries from where money came to the NGOs. It is followed by Germany (Rs 1,086 crore) and United Kingdom (Rs 1,061 crore). The other countries that gave funds to the NGOs working in India include Italy, Netherlands, Switzerland, Spain, Canada, Australia, France, Austria, Belgium, Sweden, UAE etc. The top 10 NGOs that received maximum funding in 2012-13 were World Vision of India (Chennai), Indian Society of Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Delhi), Rural Development Trust (Ananthapur), Caruna Bal Vikas (Chennai), Action Aid (Bangalore), Compassion East (Kolkata), Plan International (Delhi), Aga Khan Foundation (Delhi), SoS Children's Village of India (Delhi) and Pratham Education Foundation (Mumbai). This information was provided by the Ministry of Home Affairs in response to an RTI filed by a social activist. Read at: NGOs received over Rs 11,000cr from abroad in 2012-13
  8. NEW DELHI: Over a quarter of Delhi's government schools are functioning without a water connection. Of the 798 that bothered to respond to a query filed under RTI by a Delhi NGO, 220—27.5%—reported they don't have a Delhi Jal Board connection. Read at: 27% of govt schools without DJB water: NGO - The Times of India
  9. rs_me39

    rti against an NGO

    Does Rti is applicable on an NGO, comes under central goverment
  10. Hi All, I want the list of NGOS registered in India. The application should be sent to which central goverment department???
  11. Hi All, Nowadays, we are getting calls from different people stating that they are calling from a NGO and they are requesting donation/help for Medial Treatment. We can do if they are genuine. Some People are giving their Registration No available in Website. How can we know that the registration number they have mentioned in their website is correct and is registered.
  12. As reported by Kshitiz Gaur in Times of India, Jaipur, 05 Mar 2011 Query proves costly for couple, set to leave Raj Query proves costly for couple, set to leave Raj Kshitiz Gaur | TNN Ajmer: Seeking information under the RTI Act from the organisation where she was working on the reason for non-renewal of her job contract had proved costly for Piyusha Tiwari. Her husband Rishu Garg, who is also working with the same organisation, has been demoted after her query. Now, the couple has decided to leave the state and start their careers anew. Tiwari, 26, said she filed an RTI query with the Association for Rural Advancement through Voluntary Action and Local Involvement (ARAVALI), a state government organisation aided by the Unicef, after her two-months salary was blocked after a new management took over the association and it did not renew her contract without assigning any reason. She had also accused her seniors of harassing her. “I was working with an associate NGO of ARAVALI in the health sector since 2008. In 2009, the management of the organisation changed and I started facing harassment from my seniors. When I protested, they blocked two months’ payment without assigning any reason,” she said. Later, the NGO did not renew her job contract, this time too without assigning any reason, she said. “I filed an application under the RTI to seek the reason behind the non-renewal of my contract and also the reason for holding back two months’ pay,” she said. A month after she filed her query, not only her application was rejected but also Garg, her husband was demoted. “A month after her application, I was demoted from the post of regional co-ordinator to project officer without giving any reason. I had been the regional coordinator for four years,” Garg said. ARAVALI turned down the application saying the organisation is an NGO and did not fall under the preview of the RTI Act. Information commissioner M D Korani has, however, directed ARAVALI to give a reply to Tiwari’s query, while hearing her petition before the state information commission. “We have not got the information despite the order by the commission. I have filed another application informing about the commission about it,” Tiwari said. When contacted, executive director of the organisation Sanjeev Kumar said, “The matter is pending with the state information commission. Therefore, it is not right to comment on it.” He, however, added that the organisation has a reason for demoting Garg without going into details. During the last two years, the couple has filed several complaints with many government entities, including rural development minister Bharat Singh who is also chairman of ARAVALI, to seek justice. “We went from door to door but all in vain. We are tired and just want to live peacefully,” cried Tiwari, adding that they have now decided to leave the state.
  13. As reported by C Shivakumar at expressbuzz.com on 22 Feb 2011 CHENNAI: Tamil Nadu occupies the second position in the country in terms of influx of foreign funds for non-governmental organisation (NGO) activity in the State, according to information received through the Right to Information Act. NGOs working in the State have received about Rs 1,650 crore from agencies abroad in 2008-09. The State was second only to Delhi which received foreign aid to the tune of Rs 2,012 crore. The figures for 2009-10 was under compilation. The other interesting point that emerged from the RTI queries was that the four southern states occupied the top five positions in terms of foreign funding, after Delhi. The Union Home Ministry, in reply to an RTI query filed by activist Y Arul Doss, stated that Tamil Nadu had the maximum number of NGOs in the country. It had 3,123 organisations while Delhi had 1,295 organisations. Neighbouring Andhra Pradesh was third on the list having about 2,250 NGOs and getting about Rs 1,244 crore as foreign aid. Karnataka and Kerala got about Rs 1,008 crore and Rs 990 crore of foreign funds respectively. The Ministry stated that nationwide, more than 20,088 NGOs received about Rs 10,802.67 crore of foreign funds in 2008-09. As per the government records, the figure for foreign contributions to NGOs nationwide jumped from Rs 3,402 crore in 1999-2000 to Rs 10,802.67 crore in 2008-09. Even the number of NGOs rose from 13,986 to 20,088 during the corresponding period.
  14. Mattia Michielan

    Bangalore waste

    I am a trainee journalist from the Indian Institute of Journalism and New Media, Bangalore. I need some information for a magazine article I am writing about the waste management in the green city. I want to confront India waste management system with the one adopted by European, American and the rest of Asia. I would like to know how many tons of trash the city produce daily. In this how much are organic waste and how much is plastic. How the waste is disposed? Is it dumped in waste-lands or incinerated? Are there some NGOs or private enterprise that are working on recycling this waste? Thanking for your collaboration, Mattia
  15. BEND(Basic Equality And Development) Foundation is a social initiative by a lawyer. BEND Foundation is a registered non-profit organization which believes in contributing your time and experience as a part of “social responsibility towards the society”. We think it our duty to reach out to those who really need our organizational and moral support, so that those deprived of their rights get justice and can lead a life with dignity. In fact, BEND FOUNDATION is for those who want to stand up and make a positive difference in the society. We stand for development in human rights, women's and child rights, education and healthcare. We expect individuals to contribute knowledge, experience and professionalism as a part of social responsibility towards the society and help those who need legal support to enforce their rights and duties as enshrined in Indian Constitution. All the activities in BEND shall be undertaken by observing due process of law.
  16. Hi everyone, we are newest member here and we are Akhil Welfare Trust For The Physically Handicapped, an NGO serving the disabled person totally free of cost and selflessly. we would definately love to have people associating with us and helping us throughout our quest. A hand in hand, together we can.
  17. MPNoor

    To Register an NGO

    Can somebody tell me how to register an NGO (Related To education) at all india level? It is better to register through consultant or directly to the office myself? Beside this i would like to know the expenses to register it
  18. NEW DELHI: The Capital's much sought after Sanskriti School at Chankyapuri, which was started by wives of senior civil servants of the Union Government, has been declared a "public authority", as defined under the Right to Information (RTI) Act, 2005, by the Central Information Commission (CIC). The CIC has directed the School Principal to reply to an application filed with the school as per the norms of the RTI Act. Manju S. Kumar, a resident of Sheikh Sarai in South Delhi, had addressed the application to the Principal of Sanskriti School on July 11, 2006, seeking details of the contributions received from Government departments, ministries or non-government organisation by the school since its inception; details of admission given to Class IX students from March 15, 2006, to July 4, 2006; details of the children who had taken transfer certificates from the school on completion of Class VII for the same period; details of children who were given admission to Class IX without any written test during the same period and details of the services to which the parents of all the children belonged. The Principal of Sanskriti School, through a letter on July 26, 2006, informed Ms. Kumar that it was a private school run by the wives of serving Civil Service officers and not a public authority under the RTI Act, 2005. Not satisfied with the reply, Ms. Kumar filed a complaint with the CIC on August 2, 2006. She argued that the school had received a huge Government contribution for developing infrastructure like purchase of land and construction of building and, therefore, should come under the purview of the RTI Act. The Commission called for comments of the Principal on October 12, 2006. In her reply on October 10, 2006, the Principal said that they were not a public authority as the school was started by a society registered under the Societies Registration Act. Subsequently the CIC fixed this past Tuesday as the date of final hearing. Principal Gowri Ishwaran was present during the hearing, while the complainant Ms. Kumar neither sent her representative nor was present in person. During the hearing, Ms. Ishwaran told the Commission that although the Government did not give any grant for day-to-day running of the school or for any other activity, it had given a substantial grant for setting up the infrastructure of the school in its initial phase. Secondly, Ms. Ishwaran stated that the wife of the Cabinet Secretary is the ex-officio Chairperson of the Board of Management of the school and wives of other Civil Service officers are on the Board of Management. While giving his decision, Information Commissioner O. P. Kejariwal said that on the basis of these two submissions the Commission concluded that Sanskriti School did come under the purview of the RTI Act 2005 as a "public authority". "Hence it was incumbent upon them to set up the infrastructure for supply of information as required under the RTI Act and also to respond to the RTI applications," ruled Mr. Kejariwal. Accordingly, the CIC has directed Ms. Ishwaran to reply by February 15 to the application filed by Ms. Kumar. http://www.hinduonnet.com/thehindu/thscrip/print.pl?file=2007012814200400.htm&date=2007/01/28/&prd=th& My Comments: Not only Babus, but also their wives should be careful !
  19. technophoenix999

    Death threat

    One of my colleagues has received a death threat for forming an NGO dealing with open spaces. What precautions can she take? Her family is also in jeopardy.
  20. maximus

    starting an NGO

    i would like to know the entire goverment procedure for starting an NGO which helps/involves tribals in the feild of agriculture for a sustainable crop pattern and self employment sajan
  21. Dear All, 1) I am running an NGO and I have applied for 12A and 80G registrations to Income Tax office at Aurangabad, Maharashtra. I have applied for this, some 10 months ago and i did not get any clear communication from the IT office. As because I stay in Pune, I can not visit their office personally. I keep calling them on office numbers and they always give round about answers. Now I want to file an RTI application to that office, but it is difficult for me to go to Aurangabad. So I need some guidance upon how can I file my application by post. How will it reach to the respective Central Public Information officer and how can I get the receipt etc. Please elaborate upon the exact procedure. 2) I want to get reply to my RTI application only in English. Is there any clause in RTI act which can support this request. 3) I'll prefer the reply in the form of a CD rather than the papers, can I ask for it ? Thanks -Ajit
  22. Put NGOs under RTI scalpel The $50,000 Magsaysay Award was recently conferred upon Arvind Kejriwal, a former Indian Revenue Service officer campaigning for the Right to Information (RTI). Though several Indians have received this prize from Philippines, not many citizens are aware that this is actually an American award for Asians. Set up by the Rockefeller Brothers Foundation, most of the purse comes from the Ford Foundation. The citation does not say when Mr Kejriwal resigned from service, but mentions his association with Parivartan, an entity campaigning for RTI. Mr Kejriwal was in service when he was with Parivartan, which is not a registered NGO (a Society, Trust, or S.25 Company). Under income tax, it is an Association of Persons (AoP), a coming together of persons with a profit-motive so that members can share its income, unlike in a registered society. The Parivartan website conceals its AoP, barring one Manish Sisodia (part-time volunteer, founder-member and treasurer), and terms of association, yet demands a level of transparency from governmental agencies that is not in vogue anywhere in the world. In a timely study on some of India's most exalted conscience-keepers, Radha Rajan and Krishen Kak argue for public scrutiny of those who hold society or government to ransom, usually at the behest of foreign sponsors (NGOs, Activists & Foreign Funds. Anti-Nation Industry, Vigil Public Opinion Forum, 2006). Kak's meticulous research shows that in FY 2002-03, Parivartan showed receipts for Rs 2,02,489 (Rs 2,01,889 are donations); the total expenditure is Rs 1,88,164, of which salaries take Rs 1,14,000. The only 'programme cost' is Rs 35,945 on a 'jan sunwai' public hearing), and the rest is standard administrative expense. However, Parivartan claims its annual fixed costs are approximately Rs six lakh, and programme costs are "partly funded through collections from the community itself including poor people and the shortfall is made good by raising funds from outside". Its website does not say if these funds are included in the receipts statement and if receipts are issued for small sums given by poor people. Yet it wants to make the Government of India accountable to itself on behalf of the "people of India". Radha Rajan argues that many high-profile NGOs serve America's vision of a post-Cold-War world order. Hence they advocate 'communal harmony' in India even as jihad batters the Hindu community, and promote 'peace' with Pakistan despite its formidable terrorist infrastructure. They are essentially political activists using social activism as a mask for their crusade against an independent nationalist India. Thus they are invariably anti-Government of India, anti-military, anti-police, anti-nuclear, and, of course, anti-Hindu. America uses the Magsaysay and other awards to legitimise its loyalists. Indian Magsaysay awardees include Mahasweta Devi (1997), Aruna Roy and Martin Macwan (2000), Sandeep Pandey (2002), Nirmala Deshpande and Admiral Ramdas (2005). Then, Praful Bidwai and Achin Vanaik received the Sean Macbride Peace Prize (2000) and Arundhati Roy the Sydney Peace Prize (2004). In neighbouring Nepal, journalist Bharat Koirala got the Magsaysay in 2002 for unleashing the anti-Hindu process there. Today, a Christian Prachanda has taken over the country by terrorising the effete political parties and the king is a virtual prisoner. Krishen Kak's expose of Harsh Mander (Scoring Against Paganism: Untangling the Manderweb) is a warning to the Government about the monetary subversion of serving officers by foreign regimes. In March 2002, Mander, an IAS officer, became an international celebrity when he attacked the communal violence in Gujarat (after 58 Hindus were burnt alive at Godhra) in an article in a leading newspaper. Feted in the West, he claimed he had resigned from the IAS on moral grounds. This was a deliberate falsehood, says Kak, as Mander was serving the politico-communal agenda of ActionAid, his British employer. Mander had managed a profitable deputation to ActionAid, getting part payment in pound sterling in return for scuttling a government enquiry into its communal agenda in India. Managing to ward off moves to end his deputation, Mander took voluntary retirement only on completing pensionable service. He sought retirement benefits to the tune of up to a million rupees; the Government stipulated that he cease working for ActionAid; he refused and continued demanding retirement benefits. When Kak publicly challenged the lie that he had resigned on moral grounds, Mander quickly modified his rhetoric. ActionAid's communal agenda may well be the inspiration for the UPA's Sachar Committee, and shows how foreign agendas are wormed into the topmost echelons of power. It recently initiated a study to sensitise the public and civil society activists about "the dismal economic, educational and social conditions of the Muslim masses". Of course, ActionAid conducted no similar study about Hindu survivors in Pakistan and Bangladesh. ActionAid used Mander to connect over 300 voluntary agencies. Its patronage extended to Aruna Roy of the Mazdoor Kisan Shakti Sangathan (MKSS) and National Campaign of People's Right to Information (NCPRI). The MKSS takes foreign institutional support in kind to evade reporting its funds under FCRA. The MKSS-approved Lok Shikshan Sansthan states that FCRA money can be sent to its founder-NGO Prayas or to the Roy-connected SWRC Tilonia "and it would be transferred to our organisation's account." Very interesting! Kak's research has uncovered an hitherto unknown entity patronised by Mander-ActionAid. This is the "unstructured organisation", which solicits public money but does not say if it is registered and how it banks the money. Shabnam Hashmi's ANHAD (with Mander, KN Panikkar and Shubha Mudgal) is one such body. So is the Aman Ekta Manch, Aman Samudaya, Aman Jathas, Aman Pathiks. Mander's Aashray Adhikar Abhiyan, funded by ActionAid, does not reveal the names of the core team of eleven professionals, or its accounts. The disturbing aspect of these unregistered unstructured organisations is their complete lack of accountability or legal scrutiny regarding foreign donations. Ex-IAS officers and ex-judges often provide respectability and protection to such dubious bodies in return for post-retirement sinecures. It is a vicious and dangerous circle. Russia learnt the hard way that unmonitored West-funded NGOs triggered the spate of revolutions in the former Soviet Republics and out them under the scanner. The majesty of the Indian state cannot be subordinated to hupny-tupny rabble-rousers funded by the West. The Government should immediately bring all activists under the RTI scalpel; this will literally scalp them. The Pioneer > Columnists
  23. jolly good man

    RTI activists and Ngo

    I have submitted some RTI applications to MCD and DDA, but they have not given the complete reply and have evaded the answers. Evan the 1st appeal has not been replied too. Since there are 3 applications and many pages. It is difficult to upload them. I am looking for an RTI activist or NGO whom I can meet personally and take their help on this. Can someone from Delhi offer their assistance ? Thanks Regards
  24. Atul Patankar

    NGOs asked to declare assets under RTI

    As reported at expressindia.com on Sep 21, 2009 Ahmedabad In A move aimed at bringing accountability and transparency in the functioning of NGOs in Gujarat, Janpath – a network of 217 NGOs in the state – has decided to ask the trustees of all member NGOs to declare their assets, which will be put on a website. This was declared by Harinesh Pandya, the secretary of Janpath, at their Annual General Meeting at Gujarat Vidyapith on Sunday. He told Newsline: “Today, we passed the resolution at our meeting asking the trustees and managing trustees of all member NGOs to make their assets public. We will design a detailed form to declare the assets, which will be sent to all member NGOs across Gujarat. We expect the concerned trustees to send back the form filled with the details of their assets so that it can be put on the website.” He added: “We are inclined to bring in accountability in NGOs. Let us see how the NGO office bearers respond to the resolution.” Pankti Jog, another Janpath office bearer said: “All NGOs use the RTI (Right to Information) Act with a motive to bring transparency in the system. We felt that the same transparency, which we desire from the government system, is not available in the functioning of NGOs. Therefore, we have resolved to ask member NGO trustees to declare their assets as Pro Active Disclosures under the provisions of the RTI Act.” State Information Commissioner R N Das was one of the guests on the occasion. In his speech, he asked all NGOs to reply to any RTI application demanding their details, as NGOs getting funds — either directly or indirectly from the government— fall within the purview of the RTI Act. Source: NGOs asked to declare assets under RTI - Express India
  25. sunilsolar

    Do NGOs come under RTI

    Dear Friends, Do NGOs come under the RTI ? If No how can we know how they are spending govt/foreign funds? (Sunil Sood)
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