What is FCRA: Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA) is an act passed by Indian parliament in with the objective of regulating the. Full text containing the act, Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act, , with all the sections, schedules, short title, enactment date, and footnotes. INTRODUCTION. Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act, (FCRA) was enacted in the year with the prime objective of regulating the acceptance and.

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Officials say the amendment had to be brought to give relief to the country’s two largest political parties from a legal tangle they had managed to walk into.

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Protection of action taken in good faith. Time Taken to Dispose Application An application for registration is normally disposed within six months.

Retrieved from ” https: In India, funding by foreign development agencies is covered by the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act, and the nodal ministry for regulating this Act is the Ministry of Home Affairs. Receiving foreign hospitality by specified categories of persons 8.

Ensure that you furnish information exactly in the manner stated in the form. What is Foreign Contribution Foreign contribution means the donation, delivery or transfer, made by any foreign source of any, Article, not given to a person as a gifitfor personal use, if the market value, in India, of such article exceeds one thousand rupees; Currency, whether Indian or foreign; or, Foreign security as defined in clause 2 i of the Foreign Exchange Regulation Act, A company including its subsidiaries and a group companies registered under the Companies Act,is an association.

With the Lok Sabha passing the law without any debate, the legislators lost the opportunity to ask why a long dead act was being brought back to life.

A donation, delivery or transfer of any article, currency or foreign security referred to in this clause by any person who has received it from any foreign source, either directly or through one or acr persons, shall also be deemed to be foreign contribution within the meaning of this clause. Guidelines for declaration of an organization to be of a political nature, not being a political party 4.


Learn To Earn Online 5. The provisions of the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act, regulate the receipt of foreign contribution in the country. Officials said other firms, which were Indian subsidiaries of global giants, had also made donations to political parties and these would have attracted the test of being illegal, if the amendment had not been brought.

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Restrictions on acceptance of foreign hospitality. Intimation of foreign contribution by the recipient Who cannot Receive Foreign Contribution Foreign contribution cannot be accepted by a candidate for election; correspondent, columnist, cartoonist, editor, owner, printer or publisher of a registered newspaper; judge, government servant or employee of any corporation; member of any legislature; political party or office bearer thereof.

Two or more persons can form an association by resolving to act as an association. Whoever accepts, or assists any person, political party or organisation in accepting any foreign contribution or any currency from a foreign source, in contravention of the provisions of the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act,or the rules made thereunder, shall be punished with imprisonment for a term, which may extend to five years, or with fne or with both. Power of Central Government to prohibit receipt of foreign contribution, etc.

Foreign Contribution Regulation Act 1976

The registration is granted only to such association, which has proven track record of functioning in the chosen field of work during last three years, and after registration, such organization is free to receive foreign contribution from any foreign source for stated objectives. It should be registered with Central Government 2.

Renewal of registration certificate A number of NGOs receiving foreign funding are seen by the India’s central government as involved in anti-development activism and hence posing a negative impact on the economic growth by two to three per cent. The Obama administration as well as the Trump administration pursued the case in the highest level amid the risk of a diplomatic tussle. Interestingly, the FCRA law deemed Indian companies as “foreign” if overseas residents held more than 50 per cent of the shareholding in such firms.

Foreign Contribution Regulation Act, FCRA was enacted in the year with the prime objective of regulating the acceptance and utilization of foreign contribution and foreign hospitality by persons and associations working in the important areas of national life. An association permitted to accept foreign contribution is required to submit an annual return, duly certifed by a Chartered Accountant, giving details of the receipt and purpose-wise utilization of the foreign contribution.


It is proposed to bring the said amendment with effect from 5th August,the date of commencement of the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act,which was repealed and re-enacted as the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act, Essential Requirements A Bank Account Open a separate bank account for the receipt and utilisation of foreign contribution in a bank of your choice and furnish particulars of the same at the appropriate place.

Seizure of accounts or records. An ism is coming to an end. Certain associations and persons receiving foreign contribution to give intimation to the Central Government.

It did not include donation or contribution received by an organization from another organization from out of foreign contribution received by the latter organization. Intimation of receiving foreign contribution ccra relatives 7. Recipients of foreign contribution to maintain accounts, etc.

It is a consolidating act whose scope is. Additional Grounds for Rejection of Applications for Registration. Power to impose additional fine where article or currency is not available for confiscation. The implication of the judgment, which asked the government to “take action as contemplated by law”, was that the two political parties could face action fra violating the FCRA and FCRA acts.

Legal authorities say this is technically correct as the law was in force in those years. The return is to be submitted, in duplicate, in Form FC—3.

FCRA in the section 6 provides that any organization with economic, religious, cultural, social and educational objectives can accept foreign contribution on two conditions: A multi state chit fund society created under the Multi State Chit Funds Act,is an association. Extent of amount to be utilized in case of suspension of certificate of registration All grants and donations given in violation of FCRA will be condoned.

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