Delhi: The government has cancelled the FCRA licences of 20,000 NGOs out of 33,000 such organisations for violation of laws.
Now, only 13,000 NGOs are now legally valid.
On November 11, a Home Ministry official had said that as many as 1,736 NGOs, including Ramakrishna Mission Ashrama, Mata Amritnandmayi Math and Church of South India Diocese of Madras, would no longer be able to receive foreign funds as they hade failed to renew their FCRA registration.
The registration of the 1,736 NGOs under Foreign Contribution Regulation Act had expired after these organisations had failed to submit required documents for renewal of their licence by November 8, as per PTI.
Earlier, the Centre had also denied renewal of FCRA registration to 25 NGOs after they were allegedly found to be involved in anti-national activities.