The Union Home Ministry has recommended a CBI investigation be conducted into Oxfam India’s operations for purportedly breaching the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act of 2010.
The home ministry found that Oxfam India continued to transfer foreign contributions to various entities even after registering under the FCRA, which prohibits such transfers.
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During a survey carried out by the Income Tax department, multiple emails were found which revealed that Oxfam India was allegedly planning to circumvent provisions of the FCRA by routing funds to other FCRA-registered associations or through the for-profit consultancy route, sources said.
The survey also “exposed” Oxfam India as a probable instrument of foreign policy of foreign organisations or entities, which have funded the organisation liberally over the years, they said.
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Oxfam India, which is registered to carry out social activities, allegedly routed funds to the Centre for Policy Research (CPR) through its associates and employees in the form of commission, sources said.
Following these findings, the home ministry recommended a CBI probe into the affairs of Oxfam India, they said.
(With agency inputs)