RASUWA, June 30: There are a toal of 418 registered organizations in Rasuwa as per the Associations Registration Act, 1977. But very few of them renew their registration every year.
In fiscal year 2017/18, altogether 30 non-governmental organizations (NGOs) have renewed their registration, according to the details maintained by the District Administration Office (DAO), Rasuwa until June 27.
On June 12, 2018, the DAO publicized a notice urging the organizations registered as NGOs (apart from transport entrepreneurs organizations) to renew their registration. At first, the deadline was set for June 27 but only a few organizations came for renewal, compelling authorities to issue another notice extending the deadline.
The DAO has warned of scrapping the registration of organizations not renewing its within the second deadline. "We have extended the deadline to July 4," said Chief District Officer Krishna Poudel, adding," If they don't renew their registration within July 4, we will have to forward their documents to the Home Ministry."
According to him, DAO does not have the power to scrap the registration of organizations directly and that is the reason why the documents will be forwarded to the Home Ministry.
But as per Article 8 of the act, the local authorities can blacklist or scrap the organization if it gets merged with another organization or works against its aim and violates the direction of Nepal Government. Local governments must inform the federal government regarding the renewal of organizations.
Organizations must renew their registration every year. Organizations can choose to renew their registration for five years at a time. But the negligence of organizations shows that the government needs to take stern action against them.