Oxfam India: The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has registered a case against Oxfam India and its office bearers on Wednesday. It is alleged that this global NGO has violated India’s foreign funding rules i.e. FCRA Act. Donations were being collected by breaking the law. The CBI team has raided the offices of Oxfam. Search is going on.
On April 6, the Union Home Ministry had recommended a CBI inquiry against Oxfam India. It was revealed in the investigation that even after the FCRA Act came into force in 2020, money was continued to be transferred to foreign accounts through different entities. The renewal of the FCRA license was canceled by the Ministry of Home Affairs in December 2021.
Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) has registered a case against Oxfam India and its office-bearers for allegedly violating the provisions of India’s foreign funding rules, following a reference from the MHA: Officials
— ANI (@ANI) April 19, 2023
There was a plan to keep money in different bank accounts
Oxfam India was investigated by the Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT). During this time it was revealed by email that Oxfam India was planning to keep the money in different bank accounts for its personal benefit. Funding was also coming from foreign organizations.
1.50 crore foreign funding to Oxfam India
Investigation also revealed that Oxfam India is registered to run social activity. It sends funds in the form of commission to the Center for Policy Research through its associates and employees. Investigation revealed that Oxfam India has paid CPR Rs 12,71,188 in the financial year 2019-20. This is illegal under section 194J.
Oxfam India placed foreign funding directly into its own account instead of taking it to a designated FCRA account. He has received around Rs 1.50 crore from abroad.
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