Highlights of the report 
  • There are 17 Regional parties who have defaulted in the submission of their Contributions Report to the ECI during FY 2017-18, till date, 21st May, 2019.
  • The total amount of donations declared by Regional Parties, including both above and below Rs 20,000, was Rs 54.81 cr, from 2824 donations.
  • No donations have been declared by AIADMK, AIFB, AIMIM, JMM, JKNC, RLD and SKM for FY 2017-18.
  • BJD, JDU, YSR-C, TRS, DMK, SDF, NPF, JVM-P, ZNP and DMDK are the ten regional parties, which have declared an increase in the amount of donations received between FY 2016-17 and 2017-18. 
  • Out of the total donations of Rs 54.81 cr declared by the Regional Parties, Rs 77.49 lakhs from 434 donations was received in cashduring FY 2017-18. This formed 1.4% of the total donations to the parties.
  • Amongst all the states/UTs/common capitals, the highest amount of Rs 17.946 cr was donated to the Regional Parties from Delhi, followed by Rs 9.03 cr from Maharashtra and Rs 5.194 cr from Karnataka.
  • 5% or Rs 0.416 cr of the total donations above Rs 20,000 to AAP was received from abroad
  • 148 donations from corporate/business sectors amounting to Rs 27.51 cr were made to the Regional Parties while 2647 individual donors donated Rs 26.15 cr to the parties during FY 2017-18.
  • Parties like NPF, MGP, AINRC, JVM-P, ZNP, DMDK and RJD who have declared 100 percent donations above Rs 20,000, have not provided PAN details of even a single donor in its donations statement.  
  • Regional parties together have received 28 donations worth Rs 50 lakhs and above in FY 2017-18.

Observations of ADR: 

  • For FY 2017-18, address details for 389 donations worth Rs 3.196 cr (5.83% of total donations received by Regional parties) were not declared by parties. The amount of such donations is as high as Rs 50 lakhs. 
  • 2 regional parties NPF (Rs 65.26 lakhs) and DMK (Rs 0.41 lakhs) have received cash donations worth a total of Rs 65.67 lakhs that do not have address details.
  • Out of 24 Regional Parties who had declared receiving donations, 19 parties, have declared receiving 822 donations worth Rs 12.40 cr without PAN details.
  • For large number of donations, Regional parties have mentioned Online/RTGS/Cheque no.’ as mode of contribution without providing any further information such as bank details. This makes it difficult to verify whether the information given is accurate or not. 
  • Out of a total of 2824 donations, mode of contribution for 356 donations worth Rs 18.88 cr is incomplete/undeclared. Of these, mode of payment for 336 donations worth Rs 5.007 cr received by AAP is incomplete/undeclared. 

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