The Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA) permit of actor-turned-producer Nagarjuna’s Akkineni International Foundation has been terminated by the Union Home Ministry.
Akkineni International Foundation is among 190 NGOs in Telangana which experience activity due to tax related notices.
Minister of state for home affairs Kiren Rijiju on Wed advised the Rajya Sabha that as per available information over 10,000 NGOs had not registered their yearly profits for six financial years (2010-11 to 2015-16) in the world. Nevertheless, there were no penal provisions under the FCRA, 2010, to deal with failure in filing returns; he said the action was initiated against the NGOs breaking standards. At least, 5,922 NGOs were served notices for failing to file yearly profits, and the registration of 4,867 NGOs was cancelled across the country.
ANR designed grants in various state universities such as GITAM School in Vizag. He was the primary chief donor and president of a college at Gudivada, which was later known as after him as Akkineni Nageswara Rao College. He implemented gold medals for learners who excelled in acting and direction. This year, he implemented the Akkineni Annapurna Educational Trust in memory of his wife Annapurna.
After the death of ANR, his son Akkineni Nagarjuna has taken over the good works of his dad. But the information about the termination of the permit of Akkineni Worldwide Base, which has provided a lot in the world developing process, has come as a rude shock to many fans of the Akkineni family. Anantapur Medical College Trust, St Ann’s Convent, Nirmala Convent were removed from their FCRA registration by the MHA.