NGO launches toll-free helpline for victims of child rights abuse in J&K

Image result for child rights abuseNon-governmental organisation (NGO) Voice for Rights has launched a toll-free helpline “18001800304” for victims of child rights abuses in Jammu and Kashmir. Deepika Singh Rajawat, the chairperson of the NGO, said the helpline will cater to people in Jammu for the time being, though they plan to expand their network eventually. Through the helpline, the NGO plans to provide legal and other assistance to victims.

“Our country is growing economically, but human rights violations are hampering its progress. It is an important that NGOs come up with such projects,” state Social Welfare Minister Sajjad Gani Lone said at the inauguration of the helpline. “A wrong is a wrong…be it in Delhi, Punjab, Jammu and Kashmir or any part of the world. I am very happy that NGOs come up with very stringent and unambiguous definition of wrongs.”

1098 Helpline – Childline

Childline 1098 Night & DayCHILDLINE stands for a friendly ‘didi’ or a sympathetic ‘bhaiya’ who is always there for vulnerable children 24 hours of the day, 365 days of the year.

A phone number that spells hope for millions of children across India, CHILDLINE is India’s first 24-hour, free, emergency phone service for children in need of aid and assistance. Whether you are a concerned adult or a child, you can dial 1098, the toll free number to access our services. We not only respond to the emergency needs of children but also link them to services for their long-term care and rehabilitation. We have, till date, reached out to over three million children across the nation through such calls.

CHILDLINE is a platform bringing together the Ministry of Women & Child Development, Government of India, Department of Telecommunications, street and community youth, non-profit organisations, academic institutions, the corporate sector and concerned individuals.

We work for the protection of the rights of all children in general. But our special focus is on all children in need of care and protection, especially the more vulnerable sections, which include:

  • Street children and youth living alone on the streets.
  • Child labourers working in the unorganised and organized sectors.
  • Domestic help, especially girl domestics.
  • Children affected by physical / sexual / emotional abuse in family, schools or institutions.
  • Children who need emotional support and guidance.
  • Children of commercial sex workers
  • Child victims of the flesh trade
  • Victims of child trafficking
  • Children abandoned by parents or guardians
  • Missing children.
  • Run away children.
  • Children who are victims of substance abuse
  • Differently-abled children
  • Children in conflict with the law
  • Children in institutions
  • Mentally challenged children
  • HIV/ AIDS infected children
  • Children affected by conflict and disaster
  • Child political refugees
  • Children whose families are in crises

 

Supreme Court Seek To Regulate NGO Funding

Image result for supreme courtThe Supreme Court on Wednesday (27.04.2017) suggested that the government ought to frame a statutory law to regulate the flow of public money to the NGOs even as the Council for Advancement of People’s Action and Rural Technology (CAPART) recommended the registration of 159 FIRs against various NGOs for swindling government funds.

A three-judge Bench led by Chief Justice of India J.S. Khehar suggested introducing a law after perusing guidelines handed over by the government to the court, appointing NITI Aayog as the nodal agency for NGO registration.

Image result for NGO  fundingBut the court said the guidelines might not prove sufficient for “systematising the entire process of accreditation, fund utilisation and audit of NGOs”.

The Centre on April 4 handed over to the Supreme Court the new guidelines framed for accreditation of nearly 30 lakh NGOs and voluntary organisation in the country.

New Guidelines

Related imageThe Union Rural Development Ministry had framed the accreditation guidelines to regulate the “manner in which the VOs/NGOs, which are recipient of grants, would maintain their account, the procedure for audit of the account, including procedure to initiate action for recovering of the grants in case of misappropriation and criminal action”.

The court, however, gave the government the liberty to start civil and criminal proceedings against 703 NGOs, which according to CAPART, have defaulted. The agency, which works under the Rural Development Ministry, said 718 NGOs had been initially blacklisted, but 15 had responded satisfactorily to notices issued on them.

CBI records filed in 2016 in the Supreme Court had shown show that only 2,90,787 NGOs file annual financial statements of a total of 29,99,623 registered ones under the Societies Registration Act.

Market Association Reward Scheme – DVAT

Image result for dvat imageDvat department introduce a reward scheme to encourage market / trade association for payment of due tax. A portion of the VAT collected in addition to the target from the markets/localities shall be made available for the maintenance and up-gradation of that market to foster business and trade.

Eligibility Criteria:

The market association, registered under the Society Registration Act 1861, must have at least 50 registered members to be eligible for the reward. The number of members would be frozen at the beginning of the scheme and thereafter at the end of April of each financial year. More than 50% of the members should be registered with the department. The office bearers of the association should be elected through the process of election in accordance with the constitution of the association. Not more than 5% of the registered members should have defaulted in return filing. KCS, liquor, tobacco and petroleum dealers are excluded from the ambit of this scheme.

Enrollment:

The association has to register itself online on the website of the department and upload the list of members with their TIN, Name & Address. If a dealer is a member of more than one market association, the said member can associate with only one market association. Cancelled dealers cannot participate in any association for the purpose of this scheme. Members should be from ward area only.

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7 Things You Will Learn From The Kapil Sharma Show

Image result for the kapil sharma showThe Kapil Sharma Show has become a history. Things to learn from this:-

  1. Everything that rises must fall.
  2. You can’t continue to rise or stay at the top by insulting your team mates.
  3. Don’t break the ‘Winning Team’.
  4. People only worship the rising sun.
  5. Too much alcohol and ego is bad for your health.
  6. It takes years to make a reputation and takes minutes to lose it.
  7. You lose everything once u lose your reputation.

62 foreign NGOs set up offices in China

Sixty two foreign NGOs have registered with public security authorities and set up their representative offices in China after a new law regulating overseas NGOs took effect on January 1.

Image result for Foreign NGOAmong the 62 NGOs, which include those in fields such as the economy, education and environmental protection, 27 are from the United States, including the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and the US-China Business Council, state-run Xinhua news agency reported today. The other 35 come from 14 regions and countries, including the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, Britain, Germany and Switzerland.

“With simplified procedures and less time spent, the registration went smoothly under the new law,” said Jacob Parker, vice president of China Operations of the US-China Business Council, an organisation of American companies in business with China.

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