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Monday, November 30, 2020



The FCRA Catch-22

October 20, 2020 4:15 pm

The law contains provisions that give unbridled powers to the Home Ministry to disqualify any association. Paradoxically, the fear and vulnerability created by such provisions is what prevents organisations from coming forward to challenge them.

Amnesty India issue: Expect other countries not to condone flouting of Indian laws ‘by any entity’, says MEA

October 02, 2020 4:52 am

Earlier on Thursday, a senior US State Department official told journalists in Washington DC that Amnesty International shutting down its operations in India, after its bank accounts were frozen, “has received attention at the highest levels” in the US government.

FCRA ‘violations’: Kerala govt moves HC, seeks quashing of CBI probe into housing project

October 01, 2020 4:35 am

The development comes at a time the central agency has initiated steps to question senior IAS officers who have been party to the MoU between the Life Mission and UAE Consulate for construction of the Rs 20-crore apartment complex at Wadakkanchery in Thrissur.

‘First port of call for many in pandemic’: NGOs urge Kovind not to give assent to FCRA Bill

September 25, 2020 1:52 am

FCRA regulates acceptance and utilisation of foreign funds by individuals, associations and companies.

Rajya Sabha passes FCRA amendment bill

September 23, 2020 9:08 pm

Replying to a debate on the Bill, Minister of State for Home Nityanand Rai said the legislation was not against any NGO and is an effort to maintain transparency.

Lok Sabha passes FCRA amendment Bill amid Oppn protest

September 22, 2020 1:47 am

Among other provisions, the Bill proposes a ban on transfer of foreign contribution from one FCRA-registered NGO to another.

‘FCRA Bill will be a death blow to relief, community support work of NGOs’

September 22, 2020 1:44 am

NGOs are specifically rattled by the proposed ban on transfer of foreign contribution from one FCRA-registered NGO to another.

Bill to amend FCRA is an attempt by government to target critics: Oppn

September 21, 2020 5:31 am

The government, which introduced the Bill in Lok Sabha on Sunday, maintained that the proposed changes in the legislation were not to take anyone’s rights.

FCRA licences of 6,600 NGOs cancelled in past three years: Govt to Lok Sabha

March 18, 2020 2:34 am

More than 69 per cent of these NGOs are educational institutions, the government told Parliament on Tuesday.

Past records under I-T scanner, over 2 lakh NGOs, trusts set to register again

February 20, 2020 3:18 am

The whole exercise of re-validation/re-registration following the recent amendment to I-T laws has raised concern among both NGOs and the already overburdened tax officials, sources said.