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NGOs must meet 3 terms for FCRA approval: Ministry of the Interior | India News


NEW DELHI: The Ministry of the Interior, in an attempt to ease the transition of NGOs and associations to the new FCRA regime following recent amendments to the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA) and the rules, has issued a notice compliance depending on whether an NGO has already applied for FCRA registration, prior permit or renewal or has not yet submitted the application.
According to the notice issued on Friday, the three basic compliances that NGOs and associations must comply with following the latest changes to the FCRA, 2010 and the Foreign Contribution Regulation Rules (FCRR), 2011 are related to obtaining a DARPAN ID from the Niti Aayog portal; open the main FCRA account at the SBI Parliament Street, New Delhi branch; and seeding Aadhaar details of all key incumbents or officials.
Just last week, the Ministry of the Interior extended the deadline for NGOs / associations to upload the 2019-20 annual returns to June 30, 2021, recognizing that they comply with the new conditions under the amended provisions of the FCRA and FCRR ” it may take some additional time. ” .
In a table posted on the FCRA website on Friday, the ministry details the requirements that must be met under the amended Act and the rules for four different categories of NGOs and associations; those who have already submitted the renewal application; those who have already submitted an application for FCRA registration or a prior permit; those who have not yet submitted the FCRA registration renewal application; and those who have not yet submitted an application for FCRA registration or prior permission.

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