Foreign Funds Licence For Mother Teresa's Charity Restored by Centre
The charity has informed its orphanage organizations not to operate its foreign accounts funds until the matter is resolved. After a huge public outcry, the Centre has renewed the licences to Mother Teresa charitable organizations.
New Delhi: Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA) licence for Mother Teresa’s Missionaries of Charity was restored. Two weeks back, Home Ministry has refuse to renewal the request by Kolkata based organization.
The loss of licence to the charitable organization has hindered its charitable services including operating of orphanages and shelters for the poor and sick. Due to unable of access foreign funds, the organization has been unable to run charitable organizations.
Now the government has restored the licences of the organization after it furnishes the necessary documents. Trinamool MP Derek O’ Brien and several opposition leaders have slammed the government over its cancelling of FRRA licence. Mr. O’ Brein has tweeted that “the power of love is stronger than the power of 56 inch”, he took an indirect swipe at Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
The Missionaries of Charity's FCRA licence was revoked on Christmas Day in a move that was widely condemned by many, including Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.
Last week the charity stated that "In India, we have been sustaining all these years with the love and support of people in this country. So we will continue to serve the poor, destitute, ailing, aged with the same gusto in the same way."
The organisation received financial help, however, from the Odisha government. Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik's office said ₹ 78.76 lakh would be given to 13 of the charity's institutions in the state.