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Changes made in Annual Return under Foreign Contribution Regulations Act

Fema / RBI - Every association registered under Foreign Contribution Regulations Act (FCRA) has to submit an Annual Return (Form FC-4) to the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), online before 31st December for its foreign fund receipts for the previous financial year. The MHA has recently done major amendments in the FC-4, the revised FC-4 has been provid...

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Foreign Contribution-FAQ

Fema / RBI - Foreign Contribution Individuals, Associations and Non-Profit Companies intending to receive the funding in India from foreign source are needed to comply with and are subject to the regulations made by government in this regard. Earlier Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act 1976 (FCRA, 1976) was in force to regulate and facilitate the ac...

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How to establish Charitable Company/NGO in India through Foreign Funding

Fema / RBI - 1. CONCEPT OF CHARITABLE COMPANY/NGO’S: Charitable Company or Non Governmental Organization (NGO) is a group, organization, Non Profit establishment or non Profit association of individuals, activists, voluntary and social persons. Non Government Organization (NGO) is citizen based non–profit group works for social welfare and sustain...

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FCRA, 2010- All you want to know in FAQs format

Fema / RBI - Introduction to FCRA, 2010 Q.1 What is the purpose of FCRA, 2010? Ans. FCRA, 2010 has been enacted by the Parliament to consolidate the law to regulate the acceptance and utilization of foreign contribution or foreign hospitality by certain individuals or associations or companies and to prohibit acceptance and utilization of foreign cont...

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Difference between section 8, trust, Society Remuneration of Director/Member/Trustee

Fema / RBI - Section 8 (Companies Act, 2013) company will become Holding Entity and other entity will become its subsidiary. Holding entity will do all the marketing, fundraising, financial, future planning for whole group. This process involves member restructuring, change in authorise signatories with banks and government authorities. Now the main i...

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Govt launches Online Analytical tool to monitor foreign contributions

Fema / RBI - Union Home Minister Shri Rajnath Singh here today launched an Online Analytical Tool to facilitate closer monitoring of the flow and utilisation of foreign contributions received by various organisations registered or permitted under the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act, 2010. ...

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Amendment in definition of ‘foreign source’ under FCRA

Fema / RBI - It is a fact that political parties cannot receive contribution from any foreign source as defined under Clause (c) of Section 2 of the FCRA, 1976. Section 29 B of the Representation of the Peoples Act, 1951 also prohibits political parties from receiving foreign contributions....

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SCN issued to 5,922 Associations for cancellation of FCRA registration

Fema / RBI - Show Cause Notice issued to 5,922 Associations for cancellation of FCRA registration As a one-time measure, all associations were given an opportunity by way of a Public Notice uploaded on fcraonline.nic.in on May 12, 2017 requiring the associations to file their missing Annual Returns pertaining to FY 2010-11 to 2014-15 within a period o...

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Exemption to NGOs to file missing Annual Returns till 14th June

Fema / RBI - 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....

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Govt makes All FCRA services online and Simplified Filing of Documents

Fema / RBI - The Union Home Minister Shri Rajnath Singh today launched the new revamped website in order to substantially improve upon the existing services for Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Rules (FCRA) under the Ministry of Home Affairs. Shri Rajnath Singh hoped that the new initiative will offer the genuine applicants seamless services of FCRA ...

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Whether FCRA, 2010 allows Govt to decide political Status of an organisation?

Indian Social Action Forum (INSAF) Vs. Union of India (Supreme Court) - Whether Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act 2010 (FCRA, 2010) (read with rules) allows Central Government to freely decide whether an organisation is political or not? What is Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act 2010? The Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act 2010 and rules framed under it (the ...

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Delhi HC upholds Vires of FCRA 2010; CBI can Investigate

M/s Advantages India & Anr Vs Union of India & Ors (Delhi High Court) - M/s Advantages India & Anr Vs Union of India & Ors (Delhi High Court) This Court is of the opinion that there is a principle and/or policy for guidance of exercise of discretion by the Government in the matter of selection of an investigative agency and there is no arbitrary, vague and uncon...

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Registration under FCRA cannot be denied to society on mere bald report on use of Foreign Contribution

DR R N Gupta Technical Education Society Vs Union of India (Delhi High Court) - The petitioner - a Society registered under the Societies Registration Act, 1860 - has filed the present petition impugning communications dated 01.08.2014 and 07.12.2015 (hereafter referred to as the impugned communications)...

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Govt. organisations under compulsory CAG audit exempt from FCRA

S.O. 459(E) - (30/01/2020) - Central Government exempts all the Government organisations from the operation of all the provisions of Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act, 2010 with effect from 30th January, 2020 if such organisations are under compulsorily audited by the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG). MINISTRY...

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For FCRA Registration Each member to submit affidavit- Rules Relaxed

G.S.R. 659(E) - (16/09/2019) - Foreign Contribution (Regulation) (Second Amendment) Rules, 2019 –  Increased the value of articles gifted for personal use from Rs 25000 to Rs 1 lakh in a financial year by amending rule 6A. Under Rule 7 – In case of emergency medical aid during a visit abroad, the acceptance of foreig...

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FCRA Suspension of 10 Associations revoked

Order No. II/21022/58(951)/PFMS/2017/FCRA(MU) - (26/07/2019) - And whereas, the associations mentioned in the annexed list have now opened their bank account(s)as mandated under section 17 of the FCRA, 2010 in PFMS-integrated banks and have complied with the Government directions issued under section 46 of the Act. 8. Now therefore, the suspension of...

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FCRA registered associations to intimate online of change in their office bearers/key functionaries

F.No. II/21022/36(0207)/2015-FCRA-II - (07/06/2019) - ll associations/persons who have been granted a certificate of registration and who have effected any change/modification in the details of their office bearers/key functionaries after their registration are hereby called upon to submit online application for additions/deletion/change of details in ...

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Exemption from provisions of section 14(3) of FCRA, 2010

No. II/21022/58(79)/2019-FCRA(MU) - (18/03/2020) - In view of repeated representations made by many such associations, it has been decided to give a one-time exemption in public interest to such associations from the restrictive condition of section 14(3) to enable them to apply for registration within three months from the issuance of this notice. ...

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Whether FCRA, 2010 allows Govt to decide political Status of an organisation?

Indian Social Action Forum (INSAF) Vs. Union of India (Supreme Court)

Whether Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act 2010 (FCRA, 2010) (read with rules) allows Central Government to freely decide whether an organisation is political or not? What is Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act 2010? The Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act 2010 and rules framed under it (the ‘FCRA’ or ‘Act’) regulate contri...

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Govt. organisations under compulsory CAG audit exempt from FCRA

S.O. 459(E) (30/01/2020)

Central Government exempts all the Government organisations from the operation of all the provisions of Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act, 2010 with effect from 30th January, 2020 if such organisations are under compulsorily audited by the Comptroller and Auditor General of India (CAG). MINISTRY OF HOME AFFAIRS ORDER New Delhi, the 30...

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Changes made in Annual Return under Foreign Contribution Regulations Act

Every association registered under Foreign Contribution Regulations Act (FCRA) has to submit an Annual Return (Form FC-4) to the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), online before 31st December for its foreign fund receipts for the previous financial year. The MHA has recently done major amendments in the FC-4, the revised FC-4 has been provid...

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Foreign Contribution-FAQ

Foreign Contribution Individuals, Associations and Non-Profit Companies intending to receive the funding in India from foreign source are needed to comply with and are subject to the regulations made by government in this regard. Earlier Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act 1976 (FCRA, 1976) was in force to regulate and facilitate the ac...

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Posted Under: Fema / RBI |

How to establish Charitable Company/NGO in India through Foreign Funding

1. CONCEPT OF CHARITABLE COMPANY/NGO’S: Charitable Company or Non Governmental Organization (NGO) is a group, organization, Non Profit establishment or non Profit association of individuals, activists, voluntary and social persons. Non Government Organization (NGO) is citizen based non–profit group works for social welfare and sustain...

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Posted Under: Fema / RBI |

For FCRA Registration Each member to submit affidavit- Rules Relaxed

G.S.R. 659(E) (16/09/2019)

Foreign Contribution (Regulation) (Second Amendment) Rules, 2019 –  Increased the value of articles gifted for personal use from Rs 25000 to Rs 1 lakh in a financial year by amending rule 6A. Under Rule 7 – In case of emergency medical aid during a visit abroad, the acceptance of foreign hospitality has to be intimated [&hell...

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Delhi HC upholds Vires of FCRA 2010; CBI can Investigate

M/s Advantages India & Anr Vs Union of India & Ors (Delhi High Court)

M/s Advantages India & Anr Vs Union of India & Ors (Delhi High Court) This Court is of the opinion that there is a principle and/or policy for guidance of exercise of discretion by the Government in the matter of selection of an investigative agency and there is no arbitrary, vague and uncontrolled power with […]...

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FCRA Suspension of 10 Associations revoked

Order No. II/21022/58(951)/PFMS/2017/FCRA(MU) (26/07/2019)

And whereas, the associations mentioned in the annexed list have now opened their bank account(s)as mandated under section 17 of the FCRA, 2010 in PFMS-integrated banks and have complied with the Government directions issued under section 46 of the Act. 8. Now therefore, the suspension of the registration under FCRA, 2010 of th...

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FCRA, 2010- All you want to know in FAQs format

Introduction to FCRA, 2010 Q.1 What is the purpose of FCRA, 2010? Ans. FCRA, 2010 has been enacted by the Parliament to consolidate the law to regulate the acceptance and utilization of foreign contribution or foreign hospitality by certain individuals or associations or companies and to prohibit acceptance and utilization of foreign cont...

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Posted Under: Fema / RBI |

FCRA registered associations to intimate online of change in their office bearers/key functionaries

F.No. II/21022/36(0207)/2015-FCRA-II (07/06/2019)

ll associations/persons who have been granted a certificate of registration and who have effected any change/modification in the details of their office bearers/key functionaries after their registration are hereby called upon to submit online application for additions/deletion/change of details in the statutory FORM FC-6E  about such of...

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