According to the CPR website, it is India’s leading public policy think-tank since 1973. It is a non-profit organization, it also receives grants from the Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR).
Action on CPR
Union Home Ministry Think Tank, Center for Policy Research (Think Tank CPR) Its foreign funding license has been suspended for violating the law. In September last year, the Income Tax Department conducted a comprehensive survey at the Center for Policy Research’s office and also raided the office of Oxfam India.
Following the crackdown on CPR, officials said the Home Ministry has suspended the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA) license of the Center for Policy Research, a leading public think-tank, for violating laws. The CPR was under the scanner of the Income Tax Department. Now this NGO cannot receive funds from abroad.
Manishankar Iyer on target
According to the information, the chairperson of the think tank CPR is Yamini Iyer, daughter of senior Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar. In the year 2017, Yamini Iyer was made the president of the organization. Prior to this, she was a researcher and founder of the Accountability Initiative (AI) at the centre.
According to the information, funding has been done to CPR from many countries. It is also known that CPR has also received funds from Teesta Sheetalvad’s organization Sabrang. However, his license was canceled in the year 2016.
Clarification sought from CPR
According to officials, the think-tank has been asked to provide clarification and documents regarding the FCRA funds. The FCRA license of CPR was last renewed in the year 2016. It was to be renewed in 2021. Officials have said that donors to CPR include the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the University of Pennsylvania, the World Resources Institute and Duke University.
What is Think Tank CPR?
cpr It is a non-profit organisation, which also receives grants from the Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR). It is a recognized institution of the Department of Science and Technology. According to the CPR website, it is one of India’s leading public policy think-tanks since 1973.
According to the website, CPR is a non-partisan and independent organization dedicated to conducting research. Which contributes to encouraging scholarship, better policies and more about issues affecting life in India.
It brings together India’s best thinkers and practitioners, encouraging research across a range of disciplines and policy areas, according to the website. It is further stated that CPR conducts advanced and in-depth research on a wide range of relevant issues with a focus on India’s 21st century challenges.