One time exemption given to NGOs to file missing Annual Returns

Government has given one final opportunity to all associations/organizations which have applied for renewal of their registration under the Foreign Contrubtion (Regulation) Act, 2010 (FCRA) but not uploaded their Annual Returns from Financial Year 2010-11 to 2014-15. All such NGOs can upload their missing Annual Returns along with the requisite documents within a period of 30 days, starting from May 15, 2017 to June 14, 2017. Further no compounding fee will be imposed on them for late filing of Annual Returns during this period.

This exemption is one time measure and available to those associations who upload their missing Annual Returns from FY 2010-11 to FY 2014-15 within this period. The renewal of registration under FCRA cannot be granted unless the Annual Returns are uploaded by the organization.

II/21022/36(0207)/2015-FCRA-II
Government of India
Ministry of Home Affairs
Foreigners Division (FCRA Wing)

1st Floor, NDCC-II Building,
Jai Singh Road, New Delhi-110001

Dated the 12th May, 2017

PUBLIC NOTICE

SUBJECT: Renewal of Registration of NGOs.

As you are aware, the Ministry is processing renewal applications under Section 16 of the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act , 2010, read with Rule 12 of Foreign  Contribution (Regulation)  Rules, 2011.

2. It is, however, seen that a number of organizations which have applied for renewal have not uploaded their Annual Returns from FY 2010- 11 to 2014- 15. The renewal of registration cannot be granted unless the Annual Returns are uploaded by the organizations.

3. It has been decided by the Government to give one final opportunity to all such associations/organizations to upload their missing Annual Returns along with the requisite documents within a period of 30 days starting from 15th May, 2017 to 14th June, 2017. The Government has further decided that no compounding fee will be imposed on associations/ organizations for late filing of Annual Returns during the period from 15th May, 2017 to 14th June, 2017, as mandated vide Notification dated 16th June, 2016 [S.O. 2133(E)]. This exemption is one time measure and available to those associations who upload their missing Annual Returns from FY 2010- 11 to FY 2014- 15 within the above said period of 30 days.

4. In case of any technical support in uploading of the Atmua1 Return, e-mail may be sent to fcrenewal-mha@gov.in. Please note that no fee is being levied for the said uploading of the Annual Returns for the FY 2010-11 to 2014-15 during 15th May, 2017 to 14th June, 2017.

5. It is advised not to believe or fall in trap of any unscrupulous elements. In case any person asks for any facilitation fee/ other charges, please report the matter to the Joint Secretary (Foreigners) at his email (jsf@nic.in).

(Santosh Sharma)
Director (FC&MU)

(Republished with amendments)

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