Government likely to set up statutory body to govern 'deviations', illegal funds to NGOs

While the NGOs registered under the FCRA are monitored by the MHA, there are nearly 35 lakh NGOs which are not registered under the FCRA and are governed by nearly 40 different laws.

published on : 18th January 2023

Rajiv Gandhi Foundation received funds from Chinese embassy: Amit Shah

The Rajiv Gandhi Foundation (RGF), he alleged, had got Rs 1.35 crore from the Chinese Embassy. Its registration was cancelled as this was not according to FCRA rules, he said.

published on : 13th December 2022

Centre excludes 117 international agencies from FCRA ambit; can contribute funds unhindered

Since the Narendra Modi government came to power in 2014, rules related to the FCRA have been tightened. There were 22,762 FCRA-registered organisations till December-end 2021.

published on : 5th December 2022

'My pen can never be silenced': Rana Ayyub after ED's chargesheet for PMLA, FCRA 'violations'

The ED alleged Ayyub utilised publicly raised funds of Rs 2.69 crore from three charity campaigns meant to raise funds for slum dwellers and farmers, amongst other causes.

published on : 13th October 2022

ED attaches Rs 1.54-crores worth assets in money laundering case against Amnesty India

The order has been issued against the trust -- Indians for Amnesty International Trust (IAIT) -- in connection with a case linked to alleged violation of the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act.

published on : 7th October 2022

FCRA case: CBI quizzes Sivasankar for eight hours

After notice was served, Sivasankar arrived at the CBI office around 10.15am.

published on : 7th October 2022

FCRA case: CBI to quiz Sivasankar on Thursday

The national agency has also arraigned unknown officials of LIFE Mission as accused in the case.

published on : 6th October 2022

Congress slams Centre over 'raids' against CPR, Oxfam India, IPSMF

The Income Tax department on Wednesday conducted raids and surveys in various states in separate cases related to alleged tax evasion, FCRA violations, and illicit funding.

published on : 8th September 2022

FCRA bribery case: CBI files charge sheet against arrested MHA officials, NGO representatives

The charge sheet, submitted before a special court on Saturday, has been filed within 60 days of the arrests made on May 11, the officials said.

published on : 11th July 2022

CBI issues notice to Swapna Suresh to appear in LIFE Mission case on Monday

The funding was facilitated by UAE Consul General.

published on : 9th July 2022

Centre eases rules under FCRA for receiving foreign funds

If the amount exceeds this limit, a person will have a 90-day window to inform the government instead of 30 days earlier.

published on : 3rd July 2022

Centre allows relatives living abroad to send up to Rs 10 lakh without disclosing it

In a notification, the home ministry also said if the amount exceeds, the individuals will now have 90 days to inform the government instead of 30 days earlier.

published on : 2nd July 2022

CBI books two NGOs in Andhra Pradesh for violating FCRA rules in 2010

A case has been registered against the representatives of the two NGOs under various Sections of IPC after raids in various States including Andhra Pradesh, Telangana and Tamil Nadu were held.

published on : 13th May 2022

FCRA licence violations: CBI conducts raids in Mysuru

According to sources, at least 10, including government officials, have been arrested for allegedly taking bribe on behalf of the NGOs for facilitating FCRA violations in receiving foreign donations.

published on : 11th May 2022

MHA cancels FCRA licence of NGOs CHRI, AAWW

It has also found that the NGOs allegedly diverted funds received as foreign donations. They allegedly failed to file annual financial returns mandated under Foreign Contribution Regulation Act 2010.

published on : 26th April 2022

Court to pass order on April 16 on CBI plea against order to withdraw LOC against Amnesty's Aakar Patel

The court had reserved the order on Tuesday after hearing arguments from the CBI and the counsel appearing for the accused on the agency's plea seeking revision of the magisterial court's decision.

published on : 14th April 2022

FCRA: Statement of Objects & Reasons makes clear annual inflow doubled between 2010-19, says SC

The top court upheld the validity of certain amendments to the provisions of the FCRA, 2010, which came into effect in September 2020.

published on : 8th April 2022

FCRA: Receiving foreign donation can't be absolute or even vested right, says Supreme Court

The bench observed it is saying so because the theory of the possibility of the national polity being influenced by foreign contribution is globally recognised.

published on : 8th April 2022

Supreme Court upholds constitutional validity of 2020 amendment to FCRA provisions

The bench said foreign contribution can have a material impact on the matter of socio-economic structure and polity of the country.

published on : 8th April 2022

Supreme Court upholds FCRA amendment which imposes conditions on use of funds by NGOs

The top court said that Section 12A’s underlying purpose is merely to identify the key functionaries of the registered association so that they can be made accountable for violations, if any

published on : 8th April 2022
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