States asked to take action on audit of NGOs

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New Delhi, April 5 (IANS) The Centre has asked the state governments and other agencies to take appropriate action with regard to audit of the NGOs, Minister of State for Home Affairs Kiren Rijiju told the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday.

Rijiju gave the information in a written reply in response to a question by Ranjib Biswal and Lal Sinh Vadodia.

“The Supreme Court had ordered to complete the exercise of audit contemplated under the General Financial Rules, 2005, by March 31, 2017, to bring accountability in the public money disbursed to these NGOs,” said the minister.

“The government had constituted a six-member committee under the chairmanship of ex-secretary, Ministry of Rural Development on February 2, 2017, for framing guidelines/rules for accreditation of VOs/NGOs.”

“Pursuant to the recommendation of the said committee, the instructions have been issued to CAPART, state governments and offices under CAG to take appropriate action with regard to audit of the NGOs,” the statement added.

–IANS

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