This paper highlights the differential regulatory approaches taken by the Indian government toward the nonprofit and for-profit sectors and seeks to help to determine whether regulatory practices adopted for the for-profit sector, appropriately modified, might lighten the regulatory burden faced by the not-for-profit sector, or whether other approaches to nonprofit law reform seem more resonant and possible within India at the current moment.
In this process, I have reviewed relevant existing research and analysis and have consulted with specialists in India and the United States. Here I begin the process of identifying approaches to nonprofit legal reform that have been advocated in India, and which approaches seem more resonant.
This report covers those comparisons and alternatives and provides some initial conclusions based on discussions with three diverse groups of Indian civil society colleagues during three roundtable meetings held in Delhi, Bangalore and Mumbai in December 2018.
Mark Sidel, Non Profit Legal Reform in India: The legal treatment of for-profit entities and other approaches to the reform question (2019).