FCRA

No Vested Right To Receive Foreign Contribution: Supreme Court

Corporate Law - The Apex Court recognized that owing to high volume of inflow of foreign contribution and large-scale improper utilisation and misappropriation of foreign contribution, it was necessary for the Parliament to introduce the Amendment Act, to ensure proper receipt and utilization of foreign funds in accordance with the approval....

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FCRA Registration and Renewal under FCRA, 2010

Corporate Law - Foreign Contribution Regulation Act 2010 ‘FCRA‘, FCRA is enacted by the parliament, to consolidate the law to regulate the transaction of foreign contribution by the individuals or associations, or companies and also to prohibit acceptance and utilization of foreign contribution for any activities against the national interest...

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Foreign Contribution Regulations in India- Brief Analysis

Corporate Law - Introduction: The Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act, 2010 is an act of parliament of India, by the 42th Act of 2010. It is a consolidated act whose scope is to regulate the acceptance and utilization of foreign contribution or foreign hospitality by certain individuals or association or companies and to prohibit acceptance and utiliza...

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Eligibility Criteria for grant of FCRA Registration

Corporate Law - An association/person, having a definite cultural, economic, educational, religious or social programme may accept foreign contribution by obtaining a certificate of FCRA registration from the Central Government. The association applying for FCRA registration – ♦ Must be a society registered under Societies Registration Act, 1860 or a...

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Renewal Procedure of FCRA Registration

Corporate Law - The FCRA is applicable to all associations, groups, trusts and Non-governmental organizations which intend to receive foreign donations. The foreign contribution regulation act (FCRA) has come in 2010. In order to receive a foreign contribution, one has to get registered under the FCRA. The FCRA was enacted with the primary purpose of reg...

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Illegal FCRA registration & renewal – CBI arrests 6 FCRA officials

Corporate Law - A case was registered against 36 accused including 7 public servants of FCRA Division of MHA & NIC and middlemen, representatives of various NGOs on the allegations that some officials of FCRA Division in conspiracy with the promoters/ representatives of different NGOs, middlemen, were indulging in corrupt activities for getting backdoor ...

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MHA did not freeze bank accounts of Missionaries of Charity

Corporate Law - MHA did not freeze bank accounts of Missionaries of Charity (MoC)  State Bank of India informed that Missionaries of Charity itself sent a request to SBI to freeze its accounts Renewal application under FCRA for renewal of FCRA registration refused due to adverse inputs No request / revision application has been received from Missionarie...

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Drastic changes in FCRA & rules relating to Charitable Trusts/NGOs causing undue hardship

Corporate Law - Mumbai BJP Professional Cell has written a letter to Shri Amit Shah Ji and requested to lookint0 Drastic changes made in FCRA and related rules relating to Charitable and Religious Trusts (Trusts/NGOs) are  not proper and causing undue hardship to NGOs. Mumbai BJP Professional Cell Dated- 29th May, 2021 To, Shri Amit Shah Ji, Honorable [...

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FCRA registration certificates validity extended up to 30.09.2021

Corporate Law - Extension of Validity of Registration Certificates issued under The Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act, (FCRA) 2010 Expiring/Expired during period between 29.09.2020 and 30.09.2021 The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has extended the validity of registration certificates issued under the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act, 2010 which...

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FCRA Charter For Chartered Accountants

Corporate Law - Charter For The Chartered Accountants Since the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act, 2010 (FCRA, 2010) is dealing with national security, associations are required to exercise extreme care and caution in utilising foreign contribution. 2. Chartered Accountants (CAs) examine and audit all relevant books of accounts and Bills and vouchers...

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Amendment to Section 7, 12(1A),12A & 17(1) of FCRA, 2010 are valid: SC

Noel Harper & Ors Vs Union of India (Supreme Court of India) - Noel Harper & Ors Vs Union of India (Supreme Court of India) Sub-Whether amendment made to Section 7, 12(1A),12A and 17(1) of Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act, 2010 are manifestly arbitrary, unreasonable and imprinting upon the fundamental rights guaranteed to the petitioners under Articles...

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HC upheld suspension of FCRA registration of Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative

Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative Vs Union of India (Delhi High Court) - Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative Vs Union of India (Delhi High Court) Delhi High Court upheld the decision of Centre to suspend FCRA registration of  Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative for alleged violations of the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act, 2010 (FCRA, 2010). Impugned order recor...

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Citizen cannot be penalised for a discrepancy in FCRA forms

Arbor Charitable Foundation Vs Union of India (Delhi High Court) - The citizen cannot be penalised for a discrepancy in the form prescribed by the respondent which has resulted in the form being unable to be submitted even in the case of a law abiding citizen....

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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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FCRA: Extension of Time for Submission of online Annual Returns

No. II/21022/23(15)/2020-FCRA-III - (31/03/2022) - Central Government  extends the time for submission/uploading of online annual returns (Form FC-4 with scanned copies of income and expenditure statement, receipt and payment account and balance sheet) under Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Rules, 2011 for the year 2020-­21 up to 30th  June, 202...

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Extension of validity of FCRA registration certificates till 30.06.2022

Notification No. II/21022/23(22)/2020-FCRA-III - (24/03/2022) - The validity of FCRA registration certificates of such entities whose validity was extended till 31.03.2022 in terms of the Public Notice dated 31St December, 2021 and whose renewal application is pending will stand extended till 30.06.2022 or till the date of disposal of renewal application, whiche...

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Extension of FCRA registration certificates Renewal till 31st March 2022

Public Notice No.11/21022/23(22)/2020-FCRA-III - (31/12/2021) - Central Government, in public interest, has decided to extend validity of FCRA registration certificates upto 31st March, 2022 or till the date of disposal of the renewal application, whichever is earlier...

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Extension of validity of registration certificates issued under FCRA

Public Notice No. II/ 21022/ 23(22)/ 2020-FCRA-III - (30/09/2021) - Extension of the validity of the registration certificates issued under the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act, 2010 expiring during the period between 29th September, 2020 and 31st December, 2021 upto 31st December, 2021 vide Public Notice No. II/21022/23(22)/2020-FCRA-III| Dated: 30th September...

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SBI advisory & guidelines in respect of FCRA bank account

Notification No. NDMB/53 - (09/06/2021) - SBI clarified to the entities that they need not visit Delhi and instead they can visit any branch of their choice near to them for opening of FCRA Accounts....

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Illegal FCRA registration & renewal – CBI arrests 6 FCRA officials

A case was registered against 36 accused including 7 public servants of FCRA Division of MHA & NIC and middlemen, representatives of various NGOs on the allegations that some officials of FCRA Division in conspiracy with the promoters/ representatives of different NGOs, middlemen, were indulging in corrupt activities for getting backdoor ...

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No Vested Right To Receive Foreign Contribution: Supreme Court

The Apex Court recognized that owing to high volume of inflow of foreign contribution and large-scale improper utilisation and misappropriation of foreign contribution, it was necessary for the Parliament to introduce the Amendment Act, to ensure proper receipt and utilization of foreign funds in accordance with the approval....

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Posted Under: Corporate Law |

Amendment to Section 7, 12(1A),12A & 17(1) of FCRA, 2010 are valid: SC

Noel Harper & Ors Vs Union of India (Supreme Court of India)

Noel Harper & Ors Vs Union of India (Supreme Court of India) Sub-Whether amendment made to Section 7, 12(1A),12A and 17(1) of Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act, 2010 are manifestly arbitrary, unreasonable and imprinting upon the fundamental rights guaranteed to the petitioners under Articles 14, 19 and 21 of the Constitution. SC d...

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FCRA: Extension of Time for Submission of online Annual Returns

No. II/21022/23(15)/2020-FCRA-III 31/03/2022

Central Government  extends the time for submission/uploading of online annual returns (Form FC-4 with scanned copies of income and expenditure statement, receipt and payment account and balance sheet) under Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Rules, 2011 for the year 2020-­21 up to 30th  June, 2022. As per rule 17 of the Foreign Cont...

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Extension of validity of FCRA registration certificates till 30.06.2022

Notification No. II/21022/23(22)/2020-FCRA-III 24/03/2022

The validity of FCRA registration certificates of such entities whose validity was extended till 31.03.2022 in terms of the Public Notice dated 31St December, 2021 and whose renewal application is pending will stand extended till 30.06.2022 or till the date of disposal of renewal application, whichever is earlier....

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FCRA Registration and Renewal under FCRA, 2010

Foreign Contribution Regulation Act 2010 ‘FCRA‘, FCRA is enacted by the parliament, to consolidate the law to regulate the transaction of foreign contribution by the individuals or associations, or companies and also to prohibit acceptance and utilization of foreign contribution for any activities against the national interest...

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Posted Under: Corporate Law |

HC upheld suspension of FCRA registration of Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative

Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative Vs Union of India (Delhi High Court)

Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative Vs Union of India (Delhi High Court) Delhi High Court upheld the decision of Centre to suspend FCRA registration of  Commonwealth Human Rights Initiative for alleged violations of the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act, 2010 (FCRA, 2010). Impugned order records the following violations of the FCRA,...

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Foreign Contribution Regulations in India- Brief Analysis

Introduction: The Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act, 2010 is an act of parliament of India, by the 42th Act of 2010. It is a consolidated act whose scope is to regulate the acceptance and utilization of foreign contribution or foreign hospitality by certain individuals or association or companies and to prohibit acceptance and utiliza...

Read More
Posted Under: Corporate Law |

Eligibility Criteria for grant of FCRA Registration

An association/person, having a definite cultural, economic, educational, religious or social programme may accept foreign contribution by obtaining a certificate of FCRA registration from the Central Government. The association applying for FCRA registration – ♦ Must be a society registered under Societies Registration Act, 1860 or a...

Read More
Posted Under: Corporate Law |

Renewal Procedure of FCRA Registration

The FCRA is applicable to all associations, groups, trusts and Non-governmental organizations which intend to receive foreign donations. The foreign contribution regulation act (FCRA) has come in 2010. In order to receive a foreign contribution, one has to get registered under the FCRA. The FCRA was enacted with the primary purpose of reg...

Read More
Posted Under: Corporate Law |

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