NEW DELHI: Ms. Teesta Setalvad is associated with two NGOs namely (1) Citizen for Justice and Peace, and (2) Sabrang Trust which are registered under Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act, 2010 (FCRA, 2010), minister said in the Lok Sabha today.
“As far as funding from Ford Foundation is concerned, only Sabrang Trust has been funded.”, Government said.
There are inputs from security agencies that some amounts have been credited from Ford Foundation to some NGOs which are not registered under the provisions of FCRA, 2010.
Hence, to keep a watch on such recipients, the credits from Ford Foundation have been put under prior permission category under FCRA, 2010.
This was stated by the Minister of State for Home Affairs, Kiren Rijiju in a written reply to a question by Muthamsetti Srinivasa Rao (Avanthi) in the Lok Sabha today.