On Dec 1 2016, the Government of India (GoI) asked all the NGO to get registered with NGO DARPAN. Now it is mandatory for all NGOs and voluntary organizations (VOs) to sign up on NGO-DARPAN portal to obtain a system-generated unique ID before applying for FCRA registration / renewal and to receive grant-in-aid from ministries or departments of the central government.
Procedure to register with NGO Darpan portal.
Step 1: Click on NGOdarpan.gov.in and “Sign Up with the portal.
The NGO-DARPAN is a platform that provides space for interface between NGOs and key Government Ministries / Departments / Government Bodies, to start with. Later it is proposed to cover all Central Ministries / Departments / Government Bodies.
This is a free facility offered by the NITI Aayog in association with National Informatics Centre to bring about greater partnership between government & voluntary sector and foster better transparency, efficiency and accountability.
The NGO-DARPAN started out as an initiative of the Prime Minister’s Office, to create and promote a healthy partnership between NGOs and the Government of India. The Portal is managed at present by NITI Aayog.
This module has been developed by National Informatics Centre (NIC), the premier ICT Organisation of the Government of India under the aegis of Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology (MeitY) , Government of India.