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The article will be discussing the difference between civil Society and NGO. The Civil Society and NGO have the power to influence individual behaviour. Such institutions which are covered by WHO-World Health Organisation actively are involved with the promotion of agendas like the fighting against cancer, Polio, discrimination, refugee children and women rights.
According to the World Health Organisation, a civil society is different from a commercial profit-making business. Civil societies typically include- charities, development NGO’s, community groups, women organizations, faith-based organizations, professional associations, trade unions, social movements, coalitions, and advocacy groups.
Presence of Civil Society Ensures-
A Non-Governmental Organization is a voluntary group with a social mission that functions independently from the government- the organization with a motive to improve the Society. The definition of an NGO is universal. There are multiple terms used for the NGO such as non-profit organization (NPO), Civil Society Organisation- CSO, Social Benefit Organisation, Citizen Sector Organisation-CSO, Social Benefit Organisation-SBO, Advocacy Organisation or a Coluntary Organisation. However, there is a difference between a civil society and NGO.
Presence of NGO ensures-
It is essential to know the difference between the civil Society and NGO in the current decade where there is the globalization of policies and liberalization of government practices to meet the ends of world politics. It appears that civil Society and NGO are interchangeable terms, but their roles are different.
For Example – Fundamental right to stop exploitation against children-Article 23 and 24-this is what a civil society must have a goal. Whereas NGOs like Red Cross Society or Centre for Child Rights, or United Nations Body like UNICEF are the remarkable examples of the working to achieve the goals or those enshrined in the Constitution of Civil Society.
It can be concluded that the difference between the civil Society and NGO can be understood with the new substantive law of the government such as-FCRA. The amendment aimed to bring about transparency in the functioning of a Non-Governmental Organization-NGO. It amended NGOs serving education and research. Such NGOs are foreign controlled NGOs. This brought capping of administrative expense to 20 % of NGO. No transfer of accounts to any other firm. The civil society requires presence of an NGO and such amendments are increasing NGOs’ reach to unprivileged groups in the Society. Civil societies require NGOs to carry out the interests of the public. Hence from the above civil societies are different from NGOs.
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