..In some countries
there is no hunger for bread. But people are suffering from
terrible loneliness, terrible despair, terrible hatred, feeling
unwanted, helpless, hopeless. They have forgotten how to smile,
they have forgotten the beauty of the human touch. They are
forgetting what is human love.
~ Mother Teresa
Governmental Organizations in Nepal
With the mushrooming of NGOs
(Non Governmental Organizations) in Nepal, almost every Nepali seems
to know about NGO’s, their function and importance in the
development of the country and every single people in general.
The number of NGOs
in Nepal is growing rapidly. There are approximately 6,000 NGOs
recognized by the Government. It is estimated that more than 15,
000 NGO’s in Nepal are working in various sectors. Nepal being
one of the poorest countries in the world, the development of NGOs
reaching the grassroots level seems mandatory. NGOs play a pivotal
role in the socioeconomic structure of the country. The emphasis
laid by the Government for the development of NGO sector has also
created a favorable environment for the increasing number and growth
of those non profit making organizations.
Most of NGOs
in Nepal are foreign aided while some have been established and
supported by the local community. There are lots of International
Non Governmental Organizations known as INGOs that are making a
difference in the lives of the people in Nepal. The NGOs
in Nepal are established with a set goal and they are actively working
in various sectors like destitute and orphan children, women empowerment,
welfare of senior citizens, etc. There are many NGOs
registered as sole women’sNGOs.
run by women work exclusively for the betterment of women.
A group of seven or more citizens can apply to register an NGOs
in any of the Chief District Administration (CDO) offices present
in 75 districts in Nepal, specifying the name, address, objective
and source of funding including the names of the management committee
members. And the registration must be renewed annually. Most of
the NGOs in Nepal are either registered with CDO office or under
Social Welfare Council (SWC), a government body established to coordinate
and facilitate NGOs and INGOs in Nepal. It is important that the
and INGOs are registered under SWC in order to obtain the tax and
other specified facilities accorded by the Government.
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