Firstly, the top-20 recipients for the years 2015-16 and 2014-15 were enumerated. These were later merged to constitute the 25 FCRA-NGOs listed here.
The Table has three columns corresponding to each year.
- ‘Foreign Direct’ - Amount received directly from abroad in that year.
- ‘Previous Unspent’ - Foreign funds brought forward (unspent balance) from previous years
- ‘Interest earned’ - Amount of money earned by way
of interest from Bank Fixed Deposit etc.
Interestingly, none of the top 25 FCRA-NGO recipients seemed to be explicitly Hindu in nature, nor were their donors.
- There are about 400 FCRA-NGOs in Assam, out of which around 240 file annual returns.
- 230 FCRA-NGOs have filed annual return as of today. The sum of ‘Foreign Direct’, ‘Previous Unspent’ and ‘Interest earned’ of these FCRA-NGOs of Assam in 2015-16 is Rs. 218 Crore (as of February 15, 2017). You can consider this amount as a Normalization factor.
- The same sum for the top-25 FCRA-NGOs in the Table is Rs. 134 Crore. Thus, the present List constitutes 60% (134 divided by 218) of foreign funding to Assam FCRA-NGOs and is thus ‘representative’ of FCRA landscape in Assam.
- For the ‘Blue Coloured’ FCRA-NGOs in the Table alone, this sum is Rs. 103 Crore. Thus, out of the Rs. 134 Crore reported in this Table, Rs. 103 Crore, i.e., 77% flow into NGOs which are Christian in nature. Given the representative nature of this List, the same percentage can be assumed to hold good if one were to identify the religious nature of all the FCRA-NGOs in Assam.
- Money received from other FCRA-NGOs within India by these 25 Assam FCRA-NGOs are not provided in this Table.
- A few Muslim FCRA-NGOs are also seen, earning about Rs 8.6 crores in 2015. Interestingly, they seem to have obtained FCRA status within the last 2-3 years. One of them in particular, Markazul Maarif, does not declare any Bank interest.
- All the FCRA returns for 2015-16 are in FC4 format and for 2013-14 are in FC6 format. However, in 2014-15, some of the FCRA-NGOs have filed FC6 and some others FC4. Adequate care has been taken to handle these distinctly, as per this Post.
- In each year, the unspent balance is nearly equal to the
total amount received from abroad directly, i.e., FCRA-NGOs
have accumulated an year’s remittance in their Banks. The same
observation for all FCRA-NGOs in India was deduced earlier
|FCRA-NGO||Reg No.||Foreign Direct 2015||Previous Unspent 2015||Interest earned 2015||Foreign Direct 2014||Previous Unspent 2014||Interest earned 2014||Foreign Direct 2013||Previous Unspent 2013||Interest Earned 2013|
|Archdiocese of Guwahati||20780031||7.2||9.5||0.6||11.3||3.8||0.5||5.1||3.6||0.2|
|Don Bosco Society||20780105||7.5||8.6||0.09||4.4||14.3||2.2||1.8||18||0.4|
|Diocese of Diphu||20800001||3.4||4.9||1.4||3.8||4.8||0.6||2.8||3.6||0.04|
|Diocese of Tezpur||20740003||3.3||4.4||0.6||3.5||4.5||0.3||3.3||4.1||0.3|
|Purvodaya Seva Samaj||20620013||2.6||4||0.2||3.7||1.8||0.2||2||1.2||0.05|
|St. Francis de Sales Society||20780003||5.4||0.9||0.05||5.6||0.4||0.04||4.6||0.3||0.04|
|North East Diocesan Social Service Society||20780045||2.7||0.8||0.03||2.6||1.4||0.04||4.3||0.4||0.05|
|North Bank Baptist Medical Association||20740009||2.2||1.3||0.13||0.3||1.4||0.1||0.03||0.5||0.04|
|Diocese of Bongaigaon||20730002||2.2||1.3||0.1||1.4||5.3||0.5||2.6||0.8||0.1|
|Diocese of Dibrugarh||20750005||3.7||0.6||0.03||3.6||0.6||0.01||2.2||0.9||0.06|
|Salesian Sisters of North East India||20780067||1.5||1.7||0.03||3.9||1.6||0.07||4||0.7||0.02|
|Don Bosco Youth Mission & Education Services||20780043||1.3||0.6||0.02||2.5||0.1||0.03||1.5||0.06||0.06|
|Diocese of Silchar||20720002||2.5||5||0.7||1.4||5.3||0.5||2.7||4.9||0.3|
|Wildlife Areas Devel & Welfare Trust||20780050||1.8||3.3||0.04||-||-||-||1||2.9||0.06|
|Rashtriya Gramin Vikas Nidhi||20780033||1.5||0.8||0||1.7||0.4||0||2.7||0.4||0|
|North East Network||20840010||1.1||2.5||0.2||1.3||2.2||0.2||1.3||1.9||0.1|
|Ajagar Social Circle||20760016||0.9||0.04||0||3.3||0||0||1.1||0.2||0|