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Supreme Court Pulls Up Centre For Not Using Proper Methods To Monitor NGO Funds

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10/01/2017 3:54 PM IST | Updated 10/01/2017 3:57 PM IST
Ramesh Lalwani

NEW DELHI -- The Supreme Court on Tuesday pulled up the Centre for not putting in place a regulatory mechanism to monitor the funds and their utilisation by NGOs, societies and voluntary organisations.

A bench headed by Chief Justice JS Khehar directed the Rural Development Secretary and Director of Council for Advancement of People's Action and Rural Technology (CAPART), which comes under Rural Development Ministry, to be present before it this afternoon with all relevant records.

The bench, also comprising Justice NV Ramana and DY Chandrachud, asked the officials to inform it whether CAG audit of NGOs post 2009 was carried out or not.

The bench also asked whether General Financial Rules 2005 made by Ministry of Finance were complied with or not.

The court, was hearing a petition filed by advocate M L Sharma, seeking monitoring of funds given to NGOs and their utilisation by them.

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