(The Hindu) NGOs : The good, bad and the ugly
22nd April 2015
NGOs : The good, bad and the ugly
- Planning commission (erstwhile) had built the groundwork for this in the National Policy on Voluntary Sector, 2007 and had come up with a set of guidelines set forth in 11th & 12th FYPs for the sector.
- Voluntary sector in India is diverse in purpose, nature & approach.
- 1. ) 1st move was to cut the idea of importing rankings because Indian Voluntary sector
a. ) neither single purposed like hotel sector
b. ) nor responsible to hierarchical gradation as military.
~ Experience of rating agencies across the world reveals that ratings are helpful, especially to donors, in reducing transaction cost while making investment decisions based on financial health.
2. ) Accreditation : It is a process of certifying voluntary organizations based on set of agreed and codified norms, principles, standards and practices
– Not used to its full potential.
– Still in self regulatory spirit.
~ In 2012, Consensus was reached to set up an autonomous accreditation authority – National Accreditation Council of India or NACI – but only documents prepared by CAPARTC (Council for Advancement & Rural Technology) govt. body, whose existence itself under scanner.
– NACI will need to be autonomous, equal representation of govt. & voluntary organisations develop a methodology in consultation with this sector & respect diversity.
Art. Ref. : NGOs: the good, bad and the ugly – http://www.thehindu.com/opinion/op-ed/ngos-the-good-bad-and-the-ugly/article7126833.ece
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