IEP CHANDIGARH, August 22
In order to protect Non-Government Organisations (NGOs)/Non-Profit Organisations (NPOs) from being misused for terror funding or money laundering, Punjab Police in collaboration with the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) and Central Board of Direct Taxation (CBDT) organised a 1-day workshop at Amity University in Mohali on Tuesday. FATF is an intergovernmental organisation that promotes policies to combat money laundering and terrorist financing.
As many as 130 members from 100 NGOs from various districts of Punjab participated in this workshop. IGP Internal Security Nilabh Kishore, OSD FATF Cell Rimjhim Pandey, Income Tax Officer Mr Abhineet and Jt Deputy Director, Union Ministry of Home Affairs Ashwine Rathore were among the dignitaries, who shared valuable knowledge with the participants in order to protect them from abuse by Terror Organizations.
IGP Nilabh Kishore said that the intent to organise this workshop was to sensitise NGOs about the various provisions of FATF and Income Tax related to charitable institutions to protect them from being misused for Terror Funding (TF).
Meanwhile, all members of NGOs participated very enthusiastically in the workshop and thanked the Punjab Police and the Ministry of Finance for enlightening them about this aspect of misuse by Terror Organisations.