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MHA extends the Validity of FCRA Registration of NGOs

Why is it in the news?

  • The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has extended the validity of Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act (FCRA) registration of NGOs until June 30.
  • This extension applies to all FCRA registered NGOs whose renewal applications are still under consideration and whose validity expires before June 30.

Key Provisions of FCRA Registration

  • Requirement for NGOs wishing to receive foreign donations to register with the MHA. Registration is valid for 5 years and can be renewed.
  • FCRA registrations are granted to individuals or associations with definite cultural, economic, educational, religious, and social programs.
  • Certain individuals such as candidates for elections, editors or publishers of newspapers, judges, government servants, etc., are prohibited from receiving foreign donations under FCRA.
  • Organizations that receive foreign donations must utilize them for the purposes they were received and adhere to the regulations outlined in the Act.
  • They are also required to file annual returns and are prohibited from transferring the funds to another NGO.
  • The significance of FCRA lies in its regulation of foreign donations to ensure they do not adversely affect internal security.

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