The Home Ministry has cancelled FCRA license of Rajiv Gandhi Foundation and Rajiv Gandhi Charitable Trust. It is alleged that the Rajiv Gandhi Foundation has violated the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act.
The investigation revealed that the foundation had taken funds from the neighboring country China keeping in mind the rules.
The Home Ministry was probing the matter for a long time. The External Affairs Department of the Ministry of Home Affairs has taken this action after the investigation of the Rajiv Gandhi Foundation was found to be wrong.
Under the FCRA license, local organizations and NGOs can take grants from foreign organizations, individuals, but full information about the grant to be taken is given to the central government.
With this, it can be ascertained that the grant taken has been taken from which organization for which work. It is in the interest of the country and will be used in anti-national activities.
Trust Was created in 1991
Let us tell you that apart from Sonia Gandhi, Priyanka Gandhi, Rahul Gandhi, former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and P Chitambaram are members of this foundation. This organization was formed in 1991.
An inter-ministerial committee was constituted from 2020 to investigate financial irregularities in the Rajiv Gandhi Foundation. Senior ED officials were also involved in it. The committee submitted the investigation report two days ago.