Sunday, July 27, 2014

RGNIYD invites EOI for Empanelling NGOs/Civil Society Organisations to organize programmes

Invitation for Expression of Interest For Empaneling NGOs/Civil Society Organisations

Project Title: Empaneling NGOs/Civil Society Organisations to organize Collaborative/Independent programmes with Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development (RGNIYD)

Background: The Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development (RGNIYD, Sriperumbudur, Tamil Nadu, is an Institute of National Importance by an act of Parliament No.35/2012 under the Minsitry of Youth Affairs &Sports, Government of India. The RGNIYD was set up in 1993 under the Societies Registration Act XXVII of 1975. RGNIYD Functions as vital resource centre with its multi-faceted functions of offering academic programmes at Post Graduate level encompassing various dimensions of youth development, engaging in seminal research in the vital areas of youth development and coordinating Training Programmes for state agencies and the officials of youth organisations, besides the Extension and Outreach initiatives across the country.

1. RGNIYD would like to empanel reputed NGOs/Civil Society orgnisations to organise capacity building/ training activities of Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development(RGNIYD), Sriperumbudur in various regions of the country. In this context RGNIYD would like to receive Expression of Interest (EoI) from those interested in collaborating with RGNIYD. The Format for submitting EoI is given below;

2. The EoI will be scrutinised by expert committee and only shortlisted organisations will be informed for further action.

3. Mere submitting application will not make you eligible for signing MoU with RGNIYD

4. List and category of training programmes organised by RGNIYD is available in RGNIYD Website:

5. Service providers are requested to mention the category of training programmes they are interested along with region where they are going to be organised

6. Duly filled application form along with necessary documents should be submitted to following address.

Last date for submitting Expression of Interest: 15th the August 2014, 5.00 PM

For more information visit the Link :

Saturday, July 26, 2014

Invite to apply for IMC Inclusive Innovation Awards 2014

Dear Sir / Madam,
We are pleased to inform you that the entries for the IMC
Inclusive Innovation Awards 2014 are now open. The Award is
sponsored by R Jhunjhunwala Foundation and Media Partner is Zee
The information for the same is available on IMC Website ( <> ). The Brochure, Rules
and Regulations and the Form for Application are attached for
ready reference.

The Award for the Winner is an amount of Rs 20 Lakhs, in a form
considered appropriate by the Jury. In addition, Certificates
will be presented to those who are short listed for Q & A Session
with the Jury.

A new Award has been introduced for Young Indian Innovator - GEN
Z Category.

GEN Z refers to the generation that is in teens today and even a
little beyond. The participants from this Category will be
recognized for their bold thinking leading to potentially game
changing, innovative and inclusive solutions that address the
current and the future needs of the society. The Award for the
Winner of this category is Rs 2 Lakhs.

Participants may apply online at
<> or send entry by email at <> in prescribed
form on or before September 15, 2014.

Best Regards Arvind Pradhan Director General

Foreign support for Indian NGOs under government scrutiny

India's new government has moved to restrict foreign funding for the local chapters of non-government activist groups.

Foreign support for Indian NGOs under government scrutiny (Credit: ABC)

The organisations include well known human rights, anti-nuclear and environmental organisations.

The government argues foreign-funded NGOs have fomented protests against a number of development projects, damaging India's national economy.

Reporter: As Murali Krishnan

Speakers: Jagori Dhar, Greenpeace; Eenakshi Ganguly, director, Haq; Nandikesh Sivalingam, forest campaigner

KRISHNAN: Over a dozen NGO's have been sent notices by the Home Ministry asking them to explain their funding and spending pattern as a "stricter fund monitoring" regime is expected to kick in.

Many of these NGOs facing the heat include those opposing genetically modified organisms, well-known environmental and anti-nuclear groups to little-known localised outfits.

Some of these organisations fear a clampdown under Prime Minister Narendra Modi's government for campaigning on environmental, land rights or anti-nuclear issues.

Eenakshi Ganguly, director of Haq, a child rights NGO explains.

GANGULY: It is a worrying scenario… that is very very clear. In a democracy there has to be a space for dissent. If there is no dissenting voice, there is no democracy. This is a way to gag the messenger and not the message. The message is that there has to be someone who has to speak up for people who are disempowered and disenfranchised. And if you are going to gag that, then the voice of the disenfranchised is gagged. So basically they are gagging the whole debate around anything they don't want to listen to.

KRISHNAN: Greenpeace, a NGO working on environment issues, has been in the centre of controversy with an Intelligence Bureau report indicting it for fuelling anti-nuclear agitations and adversely affecting the Indian economy.

Jagori Dhar is a spokesperson from Greenpeace.

DHAR: Because the way we run our campaign in India, we are taking up issues not raised by others, we are taking up grass-roots level fights where we are only empowering local communities about their rights that are guaranteed under the constitution of this country and all we are doing is making people aware of their rights. It seems the government is shaken, they are scared by the work Green peace is doing.

The NGOs on the government's radar include Greenpeace, Catholic Organisation for Relief and Development Aid or Cordaid, Action Aid, Amnesty International, Survival International, National Alliance of Anti-Nuclear Movements, People's Movement Against Nuclear Energy.

According to the government, various organisations, including NGOs, in India received approximately 1.96 billion US dollars in 2012-13 as foreign donations from 164 countries.The data were provided by minister of state for home affairs Kiren Rijiju in parliament.

Nandikesh Sivalingam, a forest campaigner sees a disturbing trend.

NANDIKESH: So what are the NGOs asking? We ask the government to save our forests, save our tribal people, save our farmers from Monsanto and others. So how is this anti-people? The economy is for everybody. Everyone should be part of the economy and benefit from it. So if it is only befitting one set of the people like the corporations, how is it that it is right? That is what we are asking. So how is it that wrong? How is that anti-development, that is our question?

KRISHNAN: Government spokespersons refused to comment on the issue.

The home ministry's report makes the claim that India's annual GDP growth rate fell by 2 to 3% because of NGO campaigns between 2011 and 2013.

But it does not assess the impact of grassroots campaigns in relation to other factors that impacted the political economy - the policy paralysis in government, the corruption and mismanagement, and judicial scrutiny.

Ms Ganguly again.

GANGULY: Look at the new land acquisition bill which makes it easy for corporates to get land. Why? Development to be sustainable has to inclusive of all. It cannot be at the cost of one group of people against the other. It is not as of all of us are against development. We want roads, we want development, and we want people to have rights, better facilities, basic amenities... It cannot be for some at the cost of others.

KRISHNAN: NGOs are clearly worried. How this controversy plays out will be keenly watched.


Friday, July 25, 2014

Vodafone Foundation India Call for Entries from NGOs in Education, Health, Governance, Agriculture and Women Empowerment

The Mobile for Good Awards will recognise five best-practice NGOs/NFPs for life-changing mobile solutions.

Below are the two official Categories for the M4G 2014 awards:
Main Category: Focused on recognizing projects/ initiatives by NGOs/NFPs
Special Category: Focused on recognising ideas/concepts by NGOs/ NFPs/ For Profit Organisations /Individuals

This year Vodafone Foundation has decided to include ideas/concepts along with initiatives that are already visible on ground, which could also have potential social impact if taken up by serious players.

Selection Process:
The Mobile for Good 2014 Award winners will be selected based on their eligibility and demonstration of success, scalability and sustainability of their initiatives in the following areas (sub-categories) under each of the major categories:

· Education

· Health

· Governance

· Agriculture & Environment

· Women Empowerment & Inclusive Development

Finalist and winner selection process:
The awards will consist of a two-stage jury process, with category finalists notified in September and the finalists invited to a final live judging round in New Delhi, in early October.

What we are looking for:
We are looking for mobile-based solutions in the areas of Health, Education, Governance, Agriculture & Environment and Women Empowerment & Inclusive Development to facilitate effective and efficient benefits to target users. The funding grant from the Vodafone Foundation will further facilitate development of these solutions and up-scaling them.

Within the Special Awards category, we will be looking for the written presentation of ideas and concepts, rooted in research, exploring the mobilisation of various services in the social development context.

The Mobile for Good 2014 awards will share a funding grant of 6,000,000 (sixty lakh rupees) between the five categories mentioned above. In addition, the Main Category Awardees will receive structured mentoring, monitoring and impact evaluation support from credible institutions, incubators, etc. to upscale and build greater capacity of their projects.

The Special Category Awardees will receive a Recognition Certificate and a Souvenir from the Vodafone Foundation.

Important Dates:
The applications will open on 10 July, 2014 and close on 20 August, 2014.

The Mobile for Good 2014 Awards main event is scheduled to take place in November 2014.

For more information visit the Link:

IIED Call for Proposals for Grants on Building Urban Resilience to Climate Change

Deadline: 30 August 2014

The International Institute for Environment and Development (IIED) has invited proposals from eligible individuals and Research Institutions for research on building urban resilience to climate change. The major purpose of this programme is to develop urban climate resilience in Asian cities.

Total $200,000 USD is available to fund proposals, and IIED expects to fund from eight to 12 projects with budgets in the range of $15,000-25,000 USD per project.

Areas of Interest:

§ Health and climate change in cities

§ Sanitation and other urban services in the context of climate change.

Eligibility criteria:

§ Individuals and research institutions from India may apply for this funding.

§ Also Individuals and research institutions from Bangladesh, Indonesia, the Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam are eligible.


§ Successful applicants will be expected to produce a working paper (up to 15,000 words) and a policy briefing paper (2,000 words) to be published in the Asian Cities Climate Resilience series, in English. IIED will provide editorial support in the publication process.

§ Wherever possible, project outputs should be in a form allowing wider dissemination of findings, such as peer-reviewed journal articles, in order to contribute to knowledge around building urban climate resilience.

For more information, visit IIED. :

Thursday, July 24, 2014

C S Award program 2014-15

National Foundation for India

The National Foundation for India is an autonomous, professionally managed fund raising and grant-making organization promoting civil society action and public deliberation for social change. It was set up in 1992 by a group of eminent citizens led by Late Shri C Subramaniam, Dr M.S..Swaminathan and Late Ms Kamla Choudhry who felt the need for a vibrant voluntary sector in creating a more just and equitable society by enabling marginalized communities to improve the quality of their own lives, and by improving public understanding. To know more about the foundation, please visit


In recognition of the seminal contribution made by Shri C Subramaniam, the founder Chairman of NFI, in the field of food security and sustainable livelihood, NFI instituted an award program in 2003 for mid-career voluntary sector workers and community leaders for promoting voluntary action and local leadership in the fields of food security and sustainable livelihood.

Voluntary Sector Workers : A large number of people in the voluntary sector lack the benefits of formal education and opportunities for upward mobility. Many voluntary workers spend long years working at the grassroots level and gain vast experience, knowledge and depth of understanding about doing development work because of their roots in their area of engagement. This despite modest salaries and daunting work at the grassroots level. The voluntary sector draws its strength and depends on the performance of this group of people for making any large-scale impact.

Community Leaders : In recent years, the community has become the focus of development work. But contrary to what is often believed, it is difficult for deprived people to come into a relationship that strengthens cooperation and self-governance. The importance of supporting and encouraging community leaders, who create bonds of solidarity and values that empower communities in achieving democratic and egalitarian goals, cannot be ignored.


· To provide opportunities to selected fellows to upgrade their skills, deepen their leadership qualities and enhance motivation and understanding on various issues.

· To create a network of individual and institutions in order to increase the voluntary sector’s understanding on the issues of food security and sustainable livelihood.

· To encourage community level leaders who would be able to articulate the need of the local citizenry and mobilize them to access their rights and entitlements.


Voluntary sector workers – giving leadership on constructive work at the grassroots for minimum 8-10 years.

Community leaders – engaged in social movement / constructive at community level, for minimum 8-10 years.

Women candidates will be encouraged for both the Awards.


Award of Rs. 50,000/- and a momento will be given to the selected candidates.


· Both, the Voluntary Workers and Community Leaders should send a brief write-up of their experience, justifying eligibility for the Fellowships.

· A proposal from the candidate outlining the specific area of work (issue & geographical area) he / she would like to pursue with the Fellowships grant.

· The applications for both the Awards should be forwarded by the Chief Functionary of the NGO where the candidate is working.

The C. Subramaniam fellows for voluntary sector workers and community leaders have been awarded to 88 people in the past 11 years.

The last date for receipt of application is 15th September, 2014

For Application form contact :

Dr Amita Pal

National Foundation for India

Core 4A, UGF, India Habitat Centre

Lodi Road, New Delhi – 110003

Phones : 91-11-24641864 /65, 91-11-24648490-92

Fax : 91-11-24641867

E.mail :,

Visit our website to download application form.


Give2Asia and IIRR Funding Request for Proposals: Indian NGOs can apply

Deadline: 31 August 2014

Give2Asia and the Indian Institute of Rural Reconstruction (IIRR) jointly invite NGOs and CBOs in select countries of Asia (including India) to apply for their Request for Proposals on Disaster Preparedness & Resiliency Programs.

One-year projects up to $25,000 and two-year projects up to $50,000 will be considered. Examples of potential projects include, but are not limited to:

§ Early warning systems and evacuation planning

§ Water management systems such as rainwater harvesting and gray water recycling to mitigate drought.

§ Environmental protection or restoration schemes that reduce risks of landslides, flash floods, storms or storm surges.

§ Organizing and strengthening community emergency response such as first aid training, search and rescue and water safety

§ Promotion and use of climate-resilient agriculture production approaches

§ Climate field schools to teach farmer and fishers to use climate and weather information

Submissions should include explicit information on the hazard being addressed and describe the factors of why the target community is at risk to these hazards. Applications must also include the project plan, and organizational experience in this or related projects. Both new and ongoing disaster preparedness and resilience building programs will be considered.

Additional consideration will be given to projects that:

§ Prepare for multiple hazards

§ Leverage technology

§ Include poverty reduction or economic development components

§ Include a focus on women and girls or other marginalized groups.

Applicant organizations must be registered in the country they intend to work, and must be eligible to receive funding from foreign sources in that country. Organizations and projects based in the following countries are eligible:

§ Bangladesh

§ India*

§ Indonesia

§ Myanmar

§ Philippines

§ Vietnam

*Additionally, organizations working in India will need to provide FCRA registration certificate, 12 A (a) registration certificate and PAN card, should they be selected for funding.

For more information, visit this link:

Pre matric Scholarship for Minority Students

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Grants from Associated Country Women of the World (ACWW)

Deadline: 31st Jan and 31st June each year
Interest Area(s): Children & Young People, Community, Education, Environment,
Health and Social & Human Services

ACWW supports projects in the following areas: literacy, health education, nutrition and home
economics, agricultural training and development, income, water and sanitation, civic
conscientiousness / community involvement. Projects must be run mainly by women;
directly benefit women and/or children; have a clearly articulated vision of how the
work will impact beyond the project's lifetime; address and show evidence of a clearly
defined need; and be initiated by community members and promote community
participation. In addition they only fund projects that take place in the same country
where the organisation is registered and directly benefit women and children in those
countries. The bank account provided must be in the country where the project is
to be implemented. They do not fund NGOs/SHGs that are not registered or have been
registered for less than two years and they do not fund projects in unstable countries.
The maximum grant amount is £5,000. Application details are available on the website
and are only accepted in January and June each year. Application details are available on
the website and are only accepted in January and June each year.


Grants from Peace and Collabrotive Development Network (PCDN)

Deadline: 30th Sept 2014
Interest Area(s): Community, Education and Human Rights

After a very successful first year, PCDN has announced that applications for the second
term of their Peace Projects Grant Program is open. Acknowledging the critical importance
of supporting peacebuilding and conflict resolution initiatives, JWF is soliciting creative
and innovative projects that aim to prevent and constructively respond to conflicts around
the world. Peace Projects will award projects from a broad range of disciplines, skills
and approaches promoting peaceful coexistence and peacebuilding. Some of the possible
themes include: inter-communal and inter-state dialogue/cooperation; Peace education;
Pluralism and multiculturalism; Youth, conflict and peacebuilding; Early warning and
conflict prevention; Mediatiion and negotiation; Post-conflict reconciliation; Disarmament,
demobilization and reintegration; Good governance, rule of law and transitional justice;
Poverty reduction, development and peacebuilding; and Gender equality and empowerment.
Non-profit organizations and individuals (including but not limited to academicians,
activists, artists, community organizers, educators, filmmakers, journalists, scholars,
social workers, and students) from all nationalities are eligible to apply.


Funding for Catholic Christian NGOs from Loyola Foundation

Deadline: 30th Sept 2014
Interest Area(s): Religion

The Loyola Foundation supports overseas Catholic mission communities, primarily in less
developed countries (Africa, India, Central and South America, etc.). The Foundation does
not accept requests for operating expenses, scholarships, tuition, endowment funds,
travel expenses or meeting costs. The Foundation does not make grants for continuing
subsidies, emergency needs, minor seminaries, or individuals. The Loyola Foundation
generally does not consider grant requests for projects located within the continental
United States. The Foundation does not accept unsolicited full Applications.
Applicants must write to, or via fax or regular mail (see
contact information online) with a brief description of the project they seek funding for.
If the request falls within the guidelines for consideration, you will be contacted and
assigned a grant request number enabling you to submit a full application. The
Foundation strongly favours requests for matching funds. There is additional information/
documentation that must be included in your application, see website for full details.


Grants from Global Fund for Children

Deadline: See Website
Interest Area(s): Children & Young People, Community, Education, Health,
and Social & Human Services

The Global Fund for Children invests in grassroots organizations that enable the most
vulnerable children in their communities to thrive. Their strategic support helps
grantees achieve their vision, become sustainable, and reach even more children in
need. Prospective grantee partners must meet the following eligibility criteria to be
considered for our support. With rare exceptions, a prospective grantee partner's annual
budget should not exceed $200,000. In most cases, new grantee partners have budgets
in the $25,000 to $75,000 range. Global Funds aim is to identify organizations at a
relatively early stage in their development. Prospective grantee partners must work
directly with children and youth. The GFC does not support groups engaged exclusively
in advocacy or research. (They do, however, support organizations that perform both
advocacy and direct service.) Prospective grantee partners must have systems and
processes for ensuring responsible management of funds. At a minimum, an organization
must have basic accounting and reporting systems as well as phone and email access.
Prospective grantee partners must be led by individuals who live and work in the
community. GFC prioritizes organizations whose leaders were born and raised in
the community. They do not fund the local offices or affiliates of national or international
organizations. A prospective grantee partner must be registered with the local
or national government as a nonprofit organization. If the political context makes legal
registration unfeasible, the organization must demonstrate nonprofit equivalency.
They do not provide start-up funding for the creation of new organizations. Initial
approach is by online Letter of Inquiry. See website for full details.


Grants from Give2Asia

Deadline: 31st Aug 2014
Interest Area(s): Community and Environment

More than any other place on Earth, Asia is on the front lines of climate change and
the resulting increase in natural disasters. Give2Asia believes that smart, contextual,
community-based interventions performed by local partners are the most effective way
to prepare for disasters, mitigate their damage and ultimately save lives. Give2Asia
and IIRR invite local non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and community-based
organizations (CBOs) from six South and Southeast Asian nations to submit program
proposals that prepare for disasters and climate change in their communities.
One-year projects up to $25,000 and two-year projects up to $50,000 will be
considered. Examples of potential projects include, but are not limited to: early
warning systems and evacuation planning; water management systems such
as rainwater harvesting and gray water recycling to mitigate drought; environmental
protection or restoration schemes that reduce risks of landslides, flash floods,
storms or storm surges; organizing and strengthening community emergency
response such as first aid training, search and rescue and water safety; promotion
and use of climate-resilient agriculture production approaches; and climate field
schools to teach farmer and fishers to use climate and weather information.
Eligible countries are: Bangladesh, India, Indonesia, Myanmar,
Philippines and Vietnam.


The Sasakawa Peace Foundation Grants program

Last Date: October 31, 2014

The Sasakawa Peace Foundation accepts grant applications from non-governmental and voluntary organizations around the world to benefit from its Regular Projects Fund (focusing issues) and Special Fund (focusing regions). The proposed programs must promote international understanding, exchange, and cooperation, and must accord with program policy of SPF (for regular projects) and program guidelines of SPF special funds to secure funding. The SPF is a private nonprofit foundation that promotes Japan’s international contribution, seeks to resolve global issues, endeavors to strengthen mutual understanding and cooperation with priority regions.

From 1 to 3 years. SPF awards grants annually. The SPF budget year begins April 1, and ends the following March 31. Regardless of the start date of a project, it should end in March, at which time expenditure and narrative reports of the results should be submitted. - See more at:

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Volkart foundation India funds for small NGOs

How To Apply?

Appeals or letter of request are recieved by the foundation from all over the country from big and small organizations / NGOs / Institutions. These are scrutinized and the deserving ones and those activities, which are economically feasible, are selected.

The organizations / NGOs / Institutions whose appeals could possibly be considered are sent a questionnaire / application which gives the Foundation information on the organization, the year of establisment, registration and the members on its committee / trustees, the funding agencies, the purpose of appeal and the amount required. This questionnaire also brings out information about the organization's financial standing, by way of its audited accounts, and also if the institution is recognized for Income Tax exemption under various provisions of the act including Section 80-G, etc.

Visit the link:

Contact information:

Volkart Foundation
112, 11th Floor,
Mittal Chambers,
Nariman Point,
Mumbai - 400 021

Tel No. 91-22-22836336 / 91-22-22836338
Fax No. 91-22-22836209
email -

State Officer – Orissa

Caritas India

Location: Bhubaneshwar, Odisha


Caritas India is the official national organization of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of India for social development. It was established in 1962 to assist the Church in India in efforts to eradicate poverty, reach relief and rehabilitation in times of disasters and organize communities for self advancement. During the last five decades of its humanitarian and development efforts, Caritas India has served the poor and marginalized, without any distinction of caste, creed and ethnicity.

Position Details:

1. Position : State Officer – Orissa

2. No of Vacancies : 1

3. Posting: Bhubaneshwar, Orissa

Job Summary:

Role: Accompaniment of programme management and capacity building in order to assure quality in the interventions of partners supported by Caritas India in the respective State in tune with their perspective plan

Specific Responsibilities:

• Facilitation of Regional Perspective Plan/Diocesan Perspective Plan and periodic review in association with Zonal Manager.
• Support partners in development of appropriate programme plans according to the RPP/DPP
• Facilitate the Participatory Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation of all Caritas Supported programmes, including process documentation
• Ensure regular accompaniment of the partners in the region for monitoring and evaluation
• Ensure timely reporting of the process and programs as stipulated in the agreements by the partners
• Identification and developing capacity building programmes of partners
• Participating in the cluster level, regional level meetings, workshops, reflections, for learning and incorporation of the same in to operations
• Attend to emergency situations on priority basis as and when required
• Participate and contribute towards advocacy, lobbying and networking with like-minded organizations and also enabling the diocesan partners to do the same.
• Develop systems and structures at the state level for process documentation.
• Representing Caritas India in various appropriate forums in the respective state.


An advanced degree (minimum master’s degree) in relevant discipline including social sciences, public administration, management, business administration, or any development related field

Knowledge Required

• Understanding of the socio-economic and political situation of the state/region
• Understating on the catholic social teaching and the role of church
• Knowledge and working experience on Government, NGO and other support organizations
• Facilitation, communication and interpersonal skills
• Basic computer knowledge
• Project management skills

• 3-5 years of experience in development projects, particularly civil society projects.

Along with skills such as:
• Project management skills – pre and post assessment
• Ability to develop New ideas / innovation within the diocesan perspective plans
• Development and facilitation Perspective for the dioceses
• Ability in dealing with Church – regular interaction and influence
• Ability to interact with DSSS directors and DSSS field staff
• Animation / facilitation skills - including training
• High level of PCM skills along with finance management
• Networking and advocacy skills
• Reporting and documentation
• Advocating and representing Caritas in appropriate forums
• Attention to details in all areas of PCM.
• Regular review for learning and incorporation of the same into Programme implementation

External Working Relations:

Programme Partners (Programme functional relations)
NGOs / GOs / INGOs (Advocacy, Networking, Capacity Building)
Media (Information sharing)


Should be willing to travel within India as and when required. Most of the travel would be in Orissa.


The salary range for this position will be determined based upon the experience of the candidate hired. The non-monetary compensation includes a unique opportunity to be part of an innovative, meaningful, and rapidly growing organization that is changing the world.
To apply, kindly e-mail your CV to with the name of the position as subject line. The deadline for submission of application is 20th July, 2014.

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted and invited for an interview and no notification will be sent to candidates who have not been short listed.

Job Email id:


Saturday, July 12, 2014


Budget is generally a disappointment for the NGO community, with only a very few benefits.

CSR expenditure of companies not to be tax deductible. Thus a big disappointment for companies, who now may resort to camouflage it under other sections. Or it may benefit NGOs who have S.35AC registration.

Other provisions for NGOs (generally referred to as Charitable Trusts)

Clarification provided for ‘substantially financed’

Certain educational & medical institutions registered under S. 10(23) (under sub-clauses iiiab & iiiad) are exempt from tax if ‘substantially financed by the Govt.’ Currently substantial has not been defined in the Act and courts interpret this based on other provisions in the Act. Govt will now specify exact % of total receipts (including donations, etc., if any), which will entitle the concerned institution to claim exemption from its entire income.

Claim both for Depreciation as well as cost of asset not to be allowed

A Trust which has included acquisition cost of an asset in the application amount, canot again claim depreciation.

Claims under multiple sections not allowed

If a charitable Trust has been registered / approved under. 12AA / S. 10(23), it cannot claim benefit under any other clause of S. 10, except for agriculture income.

Additional powers given to Commissioner for cancellation of S. 12AA registration

Commissioner given additional power to cancel S.12AA registration under following circumstances:

1. If income/property of Trust, applied for the benefits of specified persons, like trustee

2.If funds are invested in prohibited modes.

3.It is found that charitable trust is generally not applying the income of Trust for public in general.

Relief in case of delayed S.12AA registration

In case of delayed registration under S. 12, any pending assessment on the date of registration would be considered for providing benefit under S. 12A, but not the assessments which are already complete.

Anonymous Donations

Tax calculation method on anonymous donations modified to streamline the same.

Socio Research & Reform Foundation (NGO)
512 A, Deepshikha, 8 Rajendra Place, New Delhi – 110008

Geoinformatics Applications in Disaster Management

Geoinformatics Applications in Disaster Management: Training Module

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