JANUARY 12, 2017
Can we now expect that Fr. Joe Pereira’s Kripa Foundation’s books will be audited?
Kripa Foundation has the privilege of being the largest Non–Governmental Organization in India, affiliated with the Union Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment.
SC orders audit of 30 lakh NGOs
January 11, 2017
Asks govt. to book those that fudged accounts, swindled money
The Supreme Court on Tuesday directed the government to audit nearly 30 lakh NGOs which received public funds but consistently failed to explain how they spent the money.
A Bench of Chief Justice of India J.S. Khehar and Justices N.V. Ramana and D.Y. Chandrachud was hearing a writ petition filed by advocate Manohar Lal Sharma.
It ordered that any NGO found to have cooked its books or indulged in misappropriation should be subject to immediate criminal prosecution. Besides, the government should initiate civil recovery proceedings against such rogue organisations.
The Supreme Court demanded that the government file a compliance report by March 31, 2017.
The judicial order is unprecedented because defaulting NGOs so far have been only blacklisted by the government. Pulling up the government for failing to put in place a regulatory mechanism to keep a watch on the financial activities of NGOs and voluntary organisations, the apex court ordered that by next hearing, the government should have framed guidelines for their accreditation, the manner in which these organisations should maintain their accounts and the procedure for recovery in case they fail to submit their balance sheets.
Though public funds to the tune of thousands of crores are spent on NGOs and voluntary organisations annually, the CBI submitted that only about three lakh of about 32 lakh NGOs file their balance sheets with the government.
At one point, the court was taken aback when it found that despite the large amounts drawn from State coffers and given to NGOs, the government seemed to be unaware that General Financial Rules, 2005 mandate a regulatory mechanism for them. “This is your [government] money and you have no record of how they [NGOs] use it?” Chief Justice Khehar asked the government.
In the forenoon, when the government sought an adjournment to produce records of the NGO audits, the Bench instead ordered the Rural Development Secretary and Director of Council for Advancement of People’s Action and Rural Technology (CAPART), which comes under the Rural Development Ministry, to be present before it at 2 p.m.
“There can be no doubt that the amounts disbursed by CAPART is public money and needs to be accounted for… the only exercise so far against those who have failed to file their balance sheets is blacklisting. It is necessary to start criminal and civil action by the Central government and CAPART,” the Supreme Court said.
That Fr. Pereira/KRIPA have amassed properties and huge amounts of money is no secret:
FR JOE PEREIRAS BLATANT LIES ERRORS AND CRIMINAL ACTIVITIES
9 OCTOBER 2016
OTHER RELATED FILES
FR JOE PEREIRA–KRIPA FOUNDATION–WORLD COMMUNITY FOR CHRISTIAN MEDITATION
OCTOBER 2005/SEPTEMBER 2007/AUGUST 2009/JULY/OCTOBER 2012/JULY 2013
FR JOE PEREIRA–KRIPA FOUNDATION–WORLD COMMUNITY FOR CHRISTIAN MEDITATION-LETTERS TO THE BISHOPS AND THEIR RESPONSES MAY 2009
FR JOE PEREIRA–KRIPA FOUNDATION/WCCM-NEW AGE ENDORSED BY THE ARCHDIOCESE OF BOMBAY AND THE CBCI 28 NOVEMBER 2013
INSTITUTIONALIZED NEW AGE IN BOMBAY ARCHDIOCESE-HOMOEOPATHY, YOGA AND KRIPA FOUNDATION
FR JOE PEREIRA SUPPORTED BY HIS BISHOPS CONTINUES TO MOCK AT CATHOLICS
FR JOE PEREIRA-PLANS YOGA EVENT SPARKS DEBATE
16 JUNE/23 JULY 2015
FR JOE PEREIRA YOGA GURU CONCELEBRATES AT MOTHER TERESAS CANONIZATION MASS 8 SEPTEMBER 2016
FR JOE PEREIRA INTRODUCES MOTHER TERESAS MISSIONARIES OF CHARITY TO YOGA
8 SEPTEMBER 2016
FR JOE PEREIRA YOGA GURU CELEBRATES NAVRATRI AND GANESHOTSAV 8 SEPTEMBER 2016
HINDU RELIGIOUS MARK ON THE FOREHEAD 24-FR JOE PEREIRA WEARS
23 SEPTEMBER 2016
PRAKASH LASRADO INSTIGATES YOGA GURU FR JOE PEREIRA AGAINST THIS MINISTRY 6 NOVEMBER 2016
FR JOE PEREIRA CALLS FOR INCLUSIVE EUCHARIST AND BEDE GRIFFITHS INDIAN RITE MASS 30 DECEMBER 2016
MANTRAS YOGA WCCM CHRISTIAN MEDITATION ETC-EDDIE RUSSELL FEBRUARY 2015
WORLD COMMUNITY FOR CHRISTIAN MEDITATION-A. I.
18 NOVEMBER 2015
WCCM-NEW AGE CHRISTIAN MEDITATION INSTITUTIONALIZED IN BOMBAY ARCHDIOCESE 20 SEPTEMBER 2016
WCCM-NEW AGE CHRISTIAN MEDITATION INSTITUTIONALIZED IN BOMBAY ARCHDIOCESE 02 21 SEPTEMBER 2016
The WCCM response, written by Pauline Peters (London) and Christopher Mendonca (Mumbai) to the above:
WCCM-OFFICIAL RESPONSE TO MY REPORTS CONFIRMS THAT THE ORGANIZATION IS NEW AGE
31 DECEMBER 2016
NOVEMBER 2013 526 pages. See pages 63-65, 133-134 for Kripa Foundation and Fr. Joe Pereira
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