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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
After notice was served, Sivasankar arrived at the CBI office around 10.15am.
The national agency has also arraigned unknown officials of LIFE Mission as accused in the case.
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.
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.
The funding was facilitated by UAE Consul General.
If the amount exceeds this limit, a person will have a 90-day window to inform the government instead of 30 days earlier.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
The top court upheld the validity of certain amendments to the provisions of the FCRA, 2010, which came into effect in September 2020.
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.
The bench said foreign contribution can have a material impact on the matter of socio-economic structure and polity of the country.
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