• First Slide

Enabling Environment

As an apex body of voluntary organizations, VANI has strived for easing the regulatory and fiscal environment for ...

  • Foreign Contributions Regulation Act (FCRA), 2010
  • Income Tax Law
  • Registration Laws
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Strengthening the Sector

The voluntary sector is dynamic and prone to variability. The ramifications of laws and environment . ...

  • Internal Goverance
  • Building Networks
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Building relations

VANI has held regular interactions with business houses and institutions like FICCI, ASSOCHAM and CII with the sole objective of creating partnership and ...

  • Corporate Social Responsibility
  • Companies Act
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* FCRA quarterly receipt July 2016 - September 2016  Balance Sheet for the year 2015-2016 * UN Special Rapporteur Maina Kiai criticizes FCRA for violating International Standards of Right to Associate

Welcome to Voluntary Action Network India

VANI was formed in the year 1988 with an objective to promote volunteerism and voluntary sector in India. Since then, using advocacy as its principle instrument to catalyze this change, VANI has taken up a series of advocacy initiatives at global, national, and state level. VANI has consistently raised its voice against those policies and practices that tend to degenerate the development sector in India. Being an apex body of voluntary organizations, VANI works as a catalyst between the Indian voluntary sector and other actors like central and state governments, bilateral and multilaterals. Besides the advocacy efforts, VANI actively engages in the process of reaching out to the media and the public to sensitize them on concerns related to the sector.

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