Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act Current Affairs, GK & News
The Union Home Ministry recently granted Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA) registration to Gurdwara Harmandir Sahib, or the Golden Temple, in Amritsar. It will now enable the Golden Temple to receive foreign donations. The foreign contribution can be used by the Sikh shrine for providing financial and medical assistance to the needy. It can also ..
Category: India Nation & States Current Affairs
The Supreme Court recently ruled that an organisation supporting public causes by legitimate means of opposition like ‘bandh’ and ‘hartal’ cannot be deprived of its legitimate right of receiving foreign funds. But the organisations which are used for channelling the foreign funds by political parties shall come under the purview of Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act ..
More than 1,800 NGOs and academic institutes found to be violating laws pertaining to foreign funding have been banned by the government from receiving overseas funds this year. The institutes whose registration under the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act has been banned include the University of Rajasthan, Allahabad Agricultural Institute, Young Men’s Christian Association, Tamil Nadu, ..
Ministry of Home Affairs launches an online Analytical tool to monitor foreign contributions by various organisations under FCRA
On June 1, the Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh has launched an online analytical tool to facilitate closer monitoring of the flow and utilization of foreign contributions received by various organisations registered under the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act 2010. The web-based tool enables decision-makers in various Departments of Government to scrutinize source of foreign funds ..
4,139 NGOs, most of them located in Tamil Nadu, will now be prohibited from receiving contributions from foreign sources. These NGOs have lost their Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA) registration as they violated the FCRA. 19% of the total NGOs blocked are based in Tamil Nadu, state witnessing protests against the Kudankulam Nuclear power plant. ..