Oxfam India: CBI filed a case against Oxfam India NGO, collecting donations from abroad against the law

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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.

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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