IT Raid in Delhi CPR: The Income Tax Department raided the ‘Center of Policy Research’ in the national capital Delhi on Wednesday (07 September 2022) afternoon. According to the latest reports, the raids of the Income Tax Department are still going on. According to media reports, this action on CPR is related to the raids of the Income Tax Department in Haryana, Maharashtra and Gujarat.
Let us tell you that the Income Tax Department has raided various places in many states of the country since Wednesday morning. So far, the Income Tax Department has taken action in more than 20 places. These raids are linked to funding of registered but unrecognized political parties. The raids of the Center of Policy Research (CPR) are also being linked to this.
Many big names are associated with CPR
At present, Meenakshi Gopinath is the chairperson of the Governing Board of the ‘think tank’ Center of Policy Research (CPR). Let us tell you that before this, Gopinath used to teach in the country’s famous educational institution Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU). She has also been the principal of Lady Shri Ram College. The President and Chief Executive of CPR is Yamini Iyer. Its board members also include former Foreign Secretary Shyam Saran and IIM Professor Rama Bijapurkar.
CPR is a tax free organization
CPR, a think-tank on the issue of funding unrecognized political parties, says that the contribution is tax free due to being recognized as a non-profit society by the Government of India. The institution’s website reads, CPR receives grants from a variety of domestic and international sources, including foundations, corporate philanthropy, governments and multilateral agencies. It has also been said that ‘full account of annual finance and grants is available.
CPR was established in 1973
It is written on the website of CPR, it was established in the year 1973. It has been describing itself as a ‘non-partisan, independent institution’. This institution is dedicated to research. It contributes to higher quality scholarship, better policies and stronger public discourse on issues affecting life in India.’