1. What is an NGO?
An NGO is an association, an entity that is located in the space outside the government and business. NGOs have been known by different names, such voluntary organisations and more civil society organisations.
2. Under which Law are NGOs registered in India?
In India, normally, NGOs are registered under one of the three laws, i.e. Societies Registration Act, Indian trusts Act, Companies Act 2013 Section 8.
3. Which other laws is an NGO required to be registered?
In addition, an NGO is required to be registered under Section 12 A and 80 G of Income Tax Act
4. In order to receive funds from abroad what needs to be done?
In to receive foreign funds, an NGO needs to be registered under Foreign Contribution Regulation Act 2010. The eligibility of applying for FCRA registration is minimum 3 years of existence with active work for community welfare.
5. Why are human rights so important to development work?
Human Rights are integrated, indivisible and universal. These rights set standards for basic amenities, entitlements that should be available to every human being by virtue of being a ‘human being’. In a stratified society such as India, the development work without changing power structures, can lead to further inequality. Therefore, development work needs to be located in the framework of rights, and invariably analysis of power relations and structure inequalities should precede these projects.