The Asian Centre for Human Rights report has alleged that the Indian government’s funding of non-government organizations (NGOs) is a huge scam.
The report, titled ‘India’s Funds to NGOs Squandered’, states:
“If a conservative estimate of 15% is used as a bribe to process the applications, during the Fiscal Years 2002-2003 to 2008-2009 at least Rs. 1000 crores (between 2002-2009) or Rs. 142 crores per year were spent on “bribes” to different layers of officials approving the projects. This is literally stealing the money of the India’s poorest. It will not be an understatement that funding to voluntary sector is largely decided by bribes and political influence.”