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Compliance With Amended FCRA 2010 And FCRR 2011- Advisory

Fema / RBI - Advisory for Compliance by FCRA NGOs/Associations with the Amended Provisions in FCRA, 2010 and FCRR, 2011 Note: – This advisory is meant for any association that belongs to one of the following categories: (a) Those who have submitted application for registration/Prior Permission (b) Those who have submitted application for Renewal...

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Changing Paradigm For NGO’s In FCRA

Fema / RBI - The Ministry of Law and Justice notified the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Amendment Act 2020 (FCRA Amendment Act) which amends the existing provisions of the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act 2010 (FCRA) after receiving assent of the President of India on the 28th September, 2020. The FCRA Amendment Act brings in a slew of amendmen...

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Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Amendment Act, 2020- Analysis

Fema / RBI - Analysis of Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Amendment Act, 2020 (No. 33 of 2020) Purpose and effective date Purpose – To amend the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act 2010. Effective date – 29th September 2020 is the date on which the amendments shall come into force (Notification S.O. 3395(E) dated 29.09.2020) Amendments in a gla...

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FCRA Amendment Act, 2020 – A Nightmare for NGOs?

Fema / RBI - It is quite astonishing that FCRA, 2020 has been made effective amidst COVID-19 situation when so many NGOs are putting hands together to serve the needy, arising awareness to fight COVID-19 and support various weaker section of society to the best extent possible....

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Analysis of Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Amendment Act, 2020

Fema / RBI - The Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Amendment Act, 2020 :- An Act (wef 29.09.2020) to further amend the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act, 2010 (Act) -Introduced in Lok Sabha on 20.09.2020 -Passed by Lok Sabha on 21.09.2020 -Passed by Rajya Sabha on 23.09.2020 -President’s Ascent on 28.09.2020 -Effective date on which provisions ...

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SOP to open and operate FCRA Account

Fema / RBI - SOP to open and operate the FCRA Account as provided under Section 17(1) of the amended Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act, 2010 with SBI, New Delhi Main Branch in terms of FCRA (Amendment), 2020...

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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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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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Extension of Time For Filing Annual FCRA Returns For Year 2019-20

Notification No. 11/21022/23(15)/2020-FCRA-III - (23/11/2020) - In exercise of the powers conferred by section 50 of the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act, 2010, the Central Government hereby extends the time for uploading/online submission of annual returns for the year 2019-20 up to 30th June, 2021....

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Foreign Contribution (Regulation) (Amendment) Rules, 2020

Notification No. G.S.R. 695(E) - (10/11/2020) - (1) These rules may be called the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) (Amendment) Rules, 2020. (2) They shall come into force on the date of their publication in the Official Gazette....

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Procedure for opening & operating designated FCRA Account

F.No. II/21022/23(35)/2019-FCRA-III - (13/10/2020) - Procedure for opening & operating the designated FCRA Account as provided under the amended Section 17(1) of The Foreign  Contribution (Regulation) Act , 2010...

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Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Amendment Act, 2020

No. 33 of 2020 - (28/09/2020) - (1) This Act may be called the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Amendment Act, 2020. (2) It shall come into force on such date as the Central Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, appoint....

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Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Amendment Bill, 2020

Bill No. 123 of 2020 - (20/09/2020) - The Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Amendment Bill, 2020, inter alia, seeks to provide for— (a) amendment of clause (c) of sub-section (1) of section 3 to include public servant also within its ambit, to provide that no foreign contribution shall be accepted by any public servant;...

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Compliance With Amended FCRA 2010 And FCRR 2011- Advisory

Advisory for Compliance by FCRA NGOs/Associations with the Amended Provisions in FCRA, 2010 and FCRR, 2011 Note: – This advisory is meant for any association that belongs to one of the following categories: (a) Those who have submitted application for registration/Prior Permission (b) Those who have submitted application for Renewal...

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Extension of Time For Filing Annual FCRA Returns For Year 2019-20

Notification No. 11/21022/23(15)/2020-FCRA-III (23/11/2020)

In exercise of the powers conferred by section 50 of the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act, 2010, the Central Government hereby extends the time for uploading/online submission of annual returns for the year 2019-20 up to 30th June, 2021....

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Changing Paradigm For NGO’s In FCRA

The Ministry of Law and Justice notified the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Amendment Act 2020 (FCRA Amendment Act) which amends the existing provisions of the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act 2010 (FCRA) after receiving assent of the President of India on the 28th September, 2020. The FCRA Amendment Act brings in a slew of amendmen...

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SOP to open and operate FCRA Account

SOP to open and operate the FCRA Account as provided under Section 17(1) of the amended Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act, 2010 with SBI, New Delhi Main Branch in terms of FCRA (Amendment), 2020...

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Foreign Contribution (Regulation) (Amendment) Rules, 2020

Notification No. G.S.R. 695(E) (10/11/2020)

(1) These rules may be called the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) (Amendment) Rules, 2020. (2) They shall come into force on the date of their publication in the Official Gazette....

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Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Amendment Act, 2020- Analysis

Analysis of Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Amendment Act, 2020 (No. 33 of 2020) Purpose and effective date Purpose – To amend the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act 2010. Effective date – 29th September 2020 is the date on which the amendments shall come into force (Notification S.O. 3395(E) dated 29.09.2020) Amendments in a gla...

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Procedure for opening & operating designated FCRA Account

F.No. II/21022/23(35)/2019-FCRA-III (13/10/2020)

Procedure for opening & operating the designated FCRA Account as provided under the amended Section 17(1) of The Foreign  Contribution (Regulation) Act , 2010...

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FCRA Amendment Act, 2020 – A Nightmare for NGOs?

It is quite astonishing that FCRA, 2020 has been made effective amidst COVID-19 situation when so many NGOs are putting hands together to serve the needy, arising awareness to fight COVID-19 and support various weaker section of society to the best extent possible....

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Analysis of Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Amendment Act, 2020

The Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Amendment Act, 2020 :- An Act (wef 29.09.2020) to further amend the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act, 2010 (Act) -Introduced in Lok Sabha on 20.09.2020 -Passed by Lok Sabha on 21.09.2020 -Passed by Rajya Sabha on 23.09.2020 -President’s Ascent on 28.09.2020 -Effective date on which provisions ...

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Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Amendment Act, 2020

No. 33 of 2020 (28/09/2020)

(1) This Act may be called the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Amendment Act, 2020. (2) It shall come into force on such date as the Central Government may, by notification in the Official Gazette, appoint....

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Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Amendment Bill, 2020

Bill No. 123 of 2020 (20/09/2020)

The Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Amendment Bill, 2020, inter alia, seeks to provide for— (a) amendment of clause (c) of sub-section (1) of section 3 to include public servant also within its ambit, to provide that no foreign contribution shall be accepted by any public servant;...

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Foreign Contribution under Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA), 2010

In India, Trust and NGO’s (Associations) are playing prominent role in carrying out various social activities for the benefit of the society at large. Such Associations seek more donation from the donors in order to reach out the large number of people. The foreign contribution can aid such Association to expand their activities. The As...

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Exemption from provisions of section 14(3) of FCRA, 2010 further extended for another 60 days

No. II/21022/58(79)/2019-FCRA(MU) (26/05/2020)

After considering the lock down situation arising due to COVID-19 pandemic, it has been decided that period of 60 days granted to the Associations/NGOs vide this Ministry Public Notice of even number dated 18.3.2020 to enable them to apply for fresh registration after electronic submission of missing Annual Returns on the Portal along wit...

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

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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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. Government has further decided that for ...

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All about FCRA Registration, Prior permission, Eligibility & Compliance requirements

The FCRA was enacted with the primary purpose of regulating the inflow of foreign contributions and ensuring that the received foreign contributions are not utilized for illegal purposes. All charitable organizations in India receiving foreign contributions come under the purview of this Act. Over the last few years, the Home Ministry has...

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FCRA: AIIB, NDB & EBRD not to be treated as international organisations

Notification No. S.O. 649(E) (01/02/2019)

Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act, 2010 - Central Government hereby specifies that the following international organisations shall not be treated as ‘foreign source’ (i) Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) (ii) New Development Bank (NDB) (iii) European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD)...

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MHA revokes Suspension of 37 Associations on opening FCRA account

Order No. II/21022/58(951)/PFMS/2017/FCRA(MU) (23/01/2019)

37 associations mentioned in the annexed list have 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....

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Registration of NGOs seeking FCRA Services on DARPAN Portal will be OPTIONAL

No. 11/21022/58(370)/2018-FCRA(MU) (15/01/2019)

It has been decided that the requirement of registration with the DARPAN Portal will be OPTIONAL for all NGO seeking FCRA Services. However, Associations/NGOs, which have already registered with the DARPAN Portal or those which are required to register under the DARPAN portal since they receive subsidies/grants/contribution from public f...

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Last date of filing FCRA Annual Returns for FY 2017-18 extended

F. No. 11/21022/58(370)/20 18-FCRA(MU) (29/12/2018)

Extension of last date of filing mandatory online Annual Returns for The FY 2017-18 under The Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act, 2010 from 31.12.2018 to 31.03.2019...

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Govt suspends FCRA registration of 156 Associations for not opening PFMS integrated bank

No.II/21 022/58(951 )/PFMS/20 17/FCRA(MU) (06/12/2018)

Order placing Associations under Suspension for not opening FCRA account(s) in PFMS integrated bank No.II/21 022/58(951 )/PFMS/20 17/FCRA(MU) Government of India Ministry of Home Affairs Foreigners Division Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium, Outer India Gate, New Delhi-110001 Dated 6th Dec 2018 ORDER Whereas, the associations mentioned ...

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Notice to 1775 FCRA registered NGOs for not filing Annual Reports

No. 11/21022/58(069)/2018-FCRA(MU) (16/11/2018)

SHOW CAUSE NOTICE (Non-submission of mandatory Annual Returns from 2011-12 to 2016-17)- Annual Report/accounts for some of the financial years between 2011-12 to 2016-17  have not been found uploaded on the FCRA portal online by the Associations registered under  The Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act, 2010. And therefore, the said A...

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Govt notifies Officer competent for compounding under Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act, 2010

S.O. 2291(E) (05/06/2018)

Central Government hereby specifies the officer, who may, before institution of any prosecution under Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act, 2010, compound the specified offences....

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Govt launches Online Analytical tool to monitor foreign contributions

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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FCRA Notice to 3292 NGOs for non filing of return in Form FC-4

No. II/21022/58(069)/2018-FCRA(MU) (24/04/2018)

After scrutiny of records for the years 2011-12 to 2016-17, it has been observed that the mandatory annual returns /accounts for some of the financial years in above period have not been found uploaded on the FCRA portal online by 3292 association. No. II/21022/58(069)/2018-FCRA(MU) Government of India Ministry of Home Affairs Foreigners ...

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Amendment in definition of ‘foreign source’ under FCRA

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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FCRA Registration Checklist

Following Documents are required for FCRA Registration. 1. Registration Certificate of Association. 2. Memorandum of Association/Trust Deed. 3. Activity Report for the Last 3 Years. 4. Audited Statement of accounts for the last three years. 5. Section 12A Registration Certificate Following Information is also required. Sr. No. Requirement...

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Aerial View Of “Regulatory Compliances Expected From Public Charitable Trusts”

Large number of Trustees of Charitable Trusts who are engrossed in philanthropic work are unwary to compliances imposed by relevant statutes. Enlisted below are few such points which could enable stakeholders to understand applicable statute and ensure its compliance: ...

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Integration of Bank accounts under FCRA, 2010 with PFMS

No. 2/21022/58(951)/2017/FCRA(MU) (21/12/2017)

Central Government hereby directs all persons who are either registered or who have sought prior permission under the FCRA,2010 shall open their bank accounts as mandated in section 17 of the FCRA,2010 in one or more of the banks in the enclosed list....

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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 asks NGOs getting foreign funds to register with Niti Aayog

No. II/21022/58(119)/2015/FCRA (MU)/ (04/10/2017)

It has been decided that all the existing FCRA registered associations and those who are seeking registration/prior permission or accepting foreign contribution are required to register with DARPAN Portal with all the necessary information such as Organization PAN, email, Mobile Number & Name of Chief Functionary as mandated in the portal...

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File FCRA return without penalty for FY 2010-11 to 2014-15 till 18.10.2017

No.II/21022/36(0207)/20 15-FCRA(II) (19/09/2017)

Government is committed to ensure compliance of the provisions of 2010 and Rules made thereunder, all these organizations (4842) are given one more opportunity to file their Annual Returns for the missing years for the period 2010-11 to 2015-16 with penalty on our website fcraonline.nic.in within 30 days....

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

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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FCRA: Validation of Foreign Contribution bank accounts

Circular No. F. No. II/21022/58(0119)/2015/FC(MU) (07/06/2017)

It is, however, seen that a number of associations have not validated their foreign contribution designated accounts causing problems for the banks to comply with the provisions of FCRA 2010/FCRR, 2011. A list of such organizations is attached....

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Major FCRA Compliances

Following MAJOR Forms are required to be filed under The Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act (FCRA), 2010 (All the below given forms are to be filed online only)...

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

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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FCRA: Online uploading of Annual Returns from 2010-11 to 2014-15

II/21022/36(0207)/2015-FCRA-II (12/05/2017)

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 : Online uploading of Annual Returns from 2010-11 to 2014-15 under the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act, 2010 and rul...

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One time exemption to NGOs to file missing Annual FCRA Returns

II/21022/36(0207)/2015-FCRA-II (12/05/2017)

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....

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Reg. Associations whose FCRA renewal application closed / Expired

F.11/21022/36(0207)/2015 -FCRA-II (03/11/2016)

List of Associations whose FCRA registration was valid till 31/10/2016 and have not applied renewal by 30/06/2016. Their validity of registration deemed expired from 01/11/2016....

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Registration under Foreign Contribution Regulation Act, 2010

Many a times it has been observed that, there are various persons in our surroundings who are involved in social cause with no profit making objective in their mind. These kind of persons always deploy the funds raised by them into the noble cause, like cultural, economical, educational, religious, social or otherwise. ...

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Overview – Compounding of Offences under FCRA, 2010

Every officer or authority referred to in sub-section (1), while dealing with a proposal for the compounding of an offence for a default in compliance with any provision of this Act which requires by an individual or association or its officer or other employee to obtain permission to file...

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Gist of Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act, 2010

Foreign contribution is regulated under the provisions of the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act, 2010 (FCRA,2010) and the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Rules, 2011 (FCRR, 2011) Both FCRA, 2010 and FCRR, 2011 have come into force simultaneously with effect from...

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FCRA, 2010 – All you want to Know (FAQs)

Please Click on the topics to view the corresponding FAQ’s Introduction to FCRA, 2010 Key Definitions and Concepts under FCRA, 2010 Registration and Prior Permission Acceptance and Utilization of Foreign Contribution Transfer of Foreign Contribution Maintenance of Accounts Filing of Annual Returns Banks and Banking related issues Ch...

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Reg. Monthly Meeting to address grievances under FCRA, 2010

F.No. II/21022/23(41)2016-FC-III (04/07/2016)

In continuation to this Ministry’s circular dated 18.06.2015, it is being informed to all concerned that from July onwards the monthly meeting will be held on last Monday of every month from 3 p.m to 5 p.m. The associations who are desirous of attending monthly meeting may email their request at dirfcra-mha@gov.in....

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Clarification on Validity & Renewal of Registration under FCRA, 2010

F.No.II/21022/36/0207)/2015-FCRA-II (29/06/2016)

As notified vide order dated 29 March, 2016, the validity of the registration certificates of all associations whose registration certificates are expiring on or before 30th September, 2016 was extended upto 31st October, 2016. Time for applying for renewal of registration certificate of such applicants was also extended upto 30th June, 2...

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Order regarding Lokpal Act for FCRA registered associations

S.O.2156(E) (20/06/2016)

Central Government hereby notifies that competent authority in relation to public servants referred in clause (h) of sub- section (1) of section 14 of the said Act, shall be the Minister-in-charge of the Ministry of Home Affairs....

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Regarding Validity and Renewal of Registration under FCRA, 2010

F. No. 11/21022/36{027)/2015-FCRA-II (29/03/2016)

With respect to validity and renewal of existing Registrations under Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act, 2010, with the approval of competent authority, exercising the powers vested under Section 50 of FCRA 2010, following have been decided :- (i) To extend the validity of registration certificate of all the associations who...

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Govt makes All FCRA services online and Simplified Filing of Documents

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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Non-submission of mandatory Annual Returns (FC-6) for 2009-2010, 2010-2011 and 2011-2012 by associations registered under FCRA 2010

NA (30/04/2015)

April 30, 2015  Government of India Ministry of Home Affairs Foreigners Division FCRA Wing NOTICE Subject: Non-submission of mandatory Annual Returns (FC-6) for 2009-2010, 2010-2011 and 2011-2012 by associations registered under FCRA 2010 As per Section 18(1) of Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act, 2010 (FCRA 2010) and Rule 17(1) of Fo...

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When articles gifted for personal use do not amount to foreign contribution

NOTIFICATION NO. GSR 292(E) (12/04/2012)

Any article gifted to a person for his personal use whose market value in India on the date of such gift does not exceed rupees twenty-five thousand shall not be a foreign contribution within the meaning of sub-clause (i) of clause (h) of sub-section (1) of section (2) of Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act, 2010 (42 of 2010)...

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Salient Features of FCRA, 2010 Comes into Effect from May 1, 2011

Any association granted prior permission or registered with the Central Government under Section 6 or under the repealed FCRA, 1976, shall be deemed to have been granted prior permission or registered, as the case may be, under FCRA, 2010 and such registration shall be valid for a period of five years from the date on which the new Act ha...

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FCRA Comes into Force W.E.F May 2011

Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA) 2010 has been notified and it has come into force with effect from 1/5/2011. FCR Rules 2011 have also come into force from 1/5/2011. Key features of FCRA 2010 include the following- Concept of ‘permanent’ registration done away with; A five-year registration is provided so that dorman organis...

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Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Rules, 2011

Notification No. G.S.R. 349(E) (29/04/2011)

Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Rules, 2011 - NOTIFICATION NO. G.S.R. 349(E), DATED 29-4-2011 - In exercise of the powers conferred by section 48 of the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act, 2010 (42 of 2010), the Central Government hereby makes the following rules, namely: -...

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Notification – Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act, 2010 to Come Into Force w.e.f. 1-5-2011

Notification No. S.O. 909(E) (29/04/2011)

In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (3) of section 1 of the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act, 2010 (42 of 2010), the Central Government hereby appoints the 1st day of May, 2011 as the date on which the provisions of the said Act shall come into force....

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CBI Files Chargesheet against Ex-MLA for Violation of FCRA

The Central Bureau of Investigation has filed a chargesheet in the Court of Chief Metropolitan Magistrate, Tis Hazari Courts, Delhi against an ex-MLA of Punjab Vidhan Sabha from Sangrur Constituency for violation of provisions of Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA), 1976....

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41 NGOs banned from receiving foreign aid

(17/11/2010)

Forty one NGOs have been banned from receiving foreign contributions due to corruption or irregularities in utilisation of such funds received under Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act, government said on Tuesday. Minister of State for Home Mullapp...

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Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act, 2010 (No. 42 of 2010)

No. 42 of 2010 (26/09/2010)

Provided that the Central Government may entertain the representation after the expiry of the said period of thirty days, if it is satisfied that the organisation was prevented by sufficient cause from making the representation within thirty days....

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Government set to frame new accounting norms for non-governmental organisations (NGOs)

The government is set to frame new accounting norms for non-governmental organisations (NGOs), as it looks to remove the veil over the flow and utilisation of funds by the sector that is not entirely above suspicion. The ministry of corporate affairs...

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Popularisation of project “FCRA Online Facility for prior permission cases”

Public, in general, and the NGOs and professionals, in particular, are hereby informed that this facility has been made mandatory w.e.f. 01.08.2008 to facilitate associations to file their applications for prior permission to accept foreign contribution under the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act, 1976, online, on the Ministry of Home...

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