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Temporary suspension of the association Greenpeace India Society for violation of various provisions of FCRA 2010

FEMA - F. No. II/21022/58(0047)/2013-FCRA(MU) - Dated:- 9-4-2015 - F. No. II/21022/58(0047)/2013-FCRA(MU) GOVERNMENT OF INDIA MINISTRY OF HOME AFFAIRS FOREIGNERS DIVISION (FCRA Wing) NDCC - II Building, (Opposite Jantar Mantar) Jai Singh Road, Connaught Place, New Delhi -110 001 Dated : 09 April, 2015 ORDER Whereas, the association, Greenpeace India Society, New No.47 (old No.22), 2nd cross Street, Ellai Amman colony, Gopalapuram, Chennai-600086, Tamil Nadu, is registered under the Foreign Contr .....

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1. 005103000000888 (IDBI Bank) FCRA designated Bank Account Foreign Donors like Greenpeace International, Greenpeace Netherlands, Climate Works Foundation 005103000004169, 002284100000616, 0022840000002052 2. 0022840000002052 Yes Bank FCRA utilization Bank Account 005103000000888 (FC Account 005103000004169, 002284100000616, 015694600000011 1. 005103000004169 (IDBI Bank, Chennai) 005103000000888 (FC account) 002284100000616, 0022840000002052 002284100000616, 002283800005431, 015694600000011, 00 .....

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-reported and repeatedly mentioned incorrect amount of Foreign contribution received in violation of Section 33 of FCRA, 2010, the most glaring example being FC opening balance for 2008-09, which was reported as Nil in the auditor's certificate but was actually ₹ 6,60,31,783/-. GIS subsequently admitted the same and claimed it to be a typographical error; Whereas the association has incurred more than 50% of the Foreign Contribution on administrative expenditure during financial year 2 .....

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(1)(a) of FCRA, 2010; Whereas the association has admitted before the Income Tax Department and as proved through the bank account scrutiny during inspection that in the financial year 2010-11, GIS paid ₹ 8,05,027/- to the employees of Greenpeace Environment Trust (GET), which is a separate Trust with a different PAN number in violation of Section 7 of the FCRA, which prohibits transfer of FC from an FCRA registered NGO to a non-FCRA registered NGO without the prior approval of the Central .....

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fice and activities from Chennai, Tamil Nadu to Bengaluru, Karnataka without approval/intimation of this Ministry, in violation of the undertaking & declaration given by the association in its application for registration under Rule 9(1)(a) of FC(R) Rules, 2011; Whereas the association has also replaced 50% or more of the executive committee members without obtaining prior approval of this Ministry which is a violation of the undertaking & declaration given by the association in its appl .....

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nomic interest of the State in violation of Section 12(4)(f)(ii) of FCRA, 2010, which violates conditions of grant of Certificate of registration; Now, therefore, in exercise of the power conferred by Section 13 of the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act, 2010, the Central Government hereby suspends, the registration under FCRA, 2010 of the association, Greenpeace India Society, New No.47 (old No.22), 2nd cross Street, Ellai Amman colony, Gopalapuram, Chennai-600086, Tamil Nadu, (including its .....

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