If this is the first time you are reading my blog, kindly go through my earlier posts (around a dozen of them). They will introduce you to the world of FCRA, NGOs receiving foreign funds through it etc..
In this post, let us examine another aspect of foreign funding to Organizations registered under FCRA. In order to proceed further, we need to understand an item in the FC6 return. We shall learn this through a few example (or, sample) FC6 returns. Let us see snippets from FC6 returns of three Organizations:
|Figure 1: FC6 return of Anbarin Oozhaim, NO. 40 S.P.K. Street, Wooraiyur, |
Tiruchirappalli (Dist), Tamil Nadu - 620003
|Figure 2: FC6 return of Operation Mobilisation India, Logos Bhavan, Medchal Road,|
Jeedimetla, Secunderabad, Andhra Pradesh-500055 (hereinafter referred to as OMI-I)
|Figure 3: FC6 return of Operation Mobilisation India, H. No.2-2-96, Jeedimetla Village,Quthubullapur Mandal, Rangareddy District, Andhra Pradesh - 500055 (hereinafter referred to as OMI-II)|
Figure 1 is a part of the 2012-2013 FC6 return of Anbarin Oozhaim (it should have been Oozhiam, which in Tamil could mean "in the service of", but I have faithfully reproduced the typo as seen from the return). Inside the red box, you see that the Nature of this Association is "Social" and the organization declares itself to be a religious association whose denomination is "Christian".
Figure 2 is a part of the 2012-2013 FC6 return of Operation Mobilisation India (to be referred to as OMI-I, hereafter), an organization which had figured in my reverse analysis blogpost here. Notice that it is located in Logos Bhavan, Jeedimetla, Secunderabad with Pincode 500055. It too declares its nature to be "Social" and religious denomination to be "Christian".
Figure 3 is a part of the 2012-2013 FC6 return of Operation Mobilisation India (to be referred to as OMI-II, hereafter), a technically different organization with a different FCRA registration than the one shown in Figure 2. It too figured in my reverse analysis blogpost here. Notice that it is located in a slightly different address but in the same "village" -- Jeedimetla, Rangareddy District, and in the same Pincode, 500055. It too declares its nature to be "Social"; however, it does not mention any religion.
In the following analyses, I will exclude OMI-II, as it does not mention any religion. Only those Organizations which explicitly declare a religion are considered for the following analysis.
In a nutshell: World Vision of India, Chennai, which I notice to be quite familiar among people on the Internet, is not included in the following analysis as it does not call itself as belonging to any specific religious denomination, as per its FC6 return. Similarly, other Organizations which do not declare a religion are discarded in the following analysis.
22044 organizations from 31 States have filed returns so far for 2011-12. 19809 Organizations from this set are located in just 20 States which are of interest to us. Among them, 4855 of them have declared their religious denomination. Here is the state-wise split-up:
|State\Religion||Christian||Hindu||Muslim||Buddhist||Sikh||Total No. of Orgs|
Table 2: Total foreign funds (in Crores of Rupees) received by Organizations in each State according to their denomination, in case they declare themselves as religious, in the year 2011-2012
|State\Religion||Christian||Hindu||Muslim||Buddhist||Sikh||Total Funds Rcvd (Crore)|
|Buddhist Org in Uttarakhand||Foreign funds in 2011-12 (Crore)|
|Tibetan Homes Foundation||14.72|
|Drikung Kagyu Institute||1.26|
|Neo Tibetan Childrens Home||0.13|
|Nyimgmpa Mahabodhi Charitable Society||1.6|
|Gongkar Choede Monastry||0.01|
So, the total amount obtained here (19.21 Crore) tallies with what is provided in Table 2.