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Written by Beezy Bentzen, and originally posted on the Jhamtse International blog.

Jhamtse Gatsal has finally been granted registration as a non-profit organization in the state of Arunachal Pradesh. Chief Secretary Planning, Ramesh Negi, was instrumental in facilitating the registration. This formal recognition of Jhamtse Gatsal enables the community to receive grants from the Government of India. It also enables Gen Lobsang to begin the process of obtaining a tax exemption certificate which will allow Jhamtse Gatsal to offer tax-deductible receipts to Indian contributors.