Jaising’s NGO barred from receiving foreign funds for 6 months
New Delhi: Noted lawyer Indira Jaising’s Non Government Organisation (NGO) – ‘Lawyers Collective’ – was barred from receiving foreign funds on Wednesday. The NGO’s license has been suspended for six months owing to alleged violation of the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA).
The Home Ministry, while suspending the license, asked Lawyers Collective to submit its reply for violating various provisions of FCRA within next 30 days.
The NGO had allegedly received foreign contribution between 2006-07 and 2013-14. Furthermore, the Home Ministry alleged that it had found discrepancy in the annual returns filing of the organisation, where Jaising was functioning as secretary.
- Jaising had served as Additional Solicitor General (ASG) in United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government.
- The NGO took no time to condemn the action, dubbing it as ‘mala fide’ and ‘vindictive’.
- The organisation said it would challenge the suspension order in court.
- From July 2009 to May 2014, Jaising had received remuneration of Rs 96.60 lakh, which was admitted by the Association in its reply.