FCRA: News

13 Dec 2022


Rajiv Gandhi Foundation received funds from China, alleges Amit Shah

Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Tuesday the Congress for demanding a discussion in Parliament on the recent India-China border clash in Arunachal Pradesh.

Delhi court grants bail to Alt News co-founder Mohammed Zubair

A Delhi court granted bail to Alt News co-founder Mohammed Zubair on Friday in a case involving an offensive tweet he sent in 2018 against a Hindu deity.

FCRA violations: MHA officials, NGO representatives under CBI lens

The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Tuesday conducted a nationwide operation at about 40 locations in connection with Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Amendment Act, 2020 violation.

14 Dec 2020


IRCTC sent two crore emails highlighting PM's relationship with Sikhs

Between December 8 and December 12, Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) sent out two crore emails to its customers highlighting Prime Minister Narendra Modi's relationship with the Sikh community.

14 Sep 2018

Madhya Pradesh

PM Modi wants BJP CMs to shun nepotism

Chief Ministers of BJP governed states have been advised by Prime Minister Narendra Modi to shun nepotism while giving party tickets and consult him before traveling abroad.

3,292 NGOs, institutes haven't disclosed foreign donations yet: Govt

As many as 3,292 NGOs and institutes, including some top academic centers like JNU, IGNOU, IIT Delhi and Madras, have not disclosed their annual foreign donations and expenditure between 2011-12 and 2016-17, Home Ministry has said.

20 Mar 2018

Lok Sabha

Foreign funding licenses of 5,000 NGOs canceled: Government

Union Minister of State for Home Kiren Rijiju today informed Lok Sabha that nearly 5,000 NGOs were barred by the government from receiving foreign funding after the cancellation of their licenses since April 2017.

Foreign poll-funding won't be scrutinized as Lok Sabha passes bill

The Lok Sabha has passed a bill that exempts political parties from scrutiny of foreign funds they have received from abroad since 1976.

Political parties get relief from scrutiny of foreign funding

The Lok Sabha has recently passed a bill that will exempt political parties from scrutiny of funds they have received from abroad since 1976.

07 Jan 2018


Will electoral bonds help cleanse political funding like Jaitley says?

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley has reiterated that the government is committed to transparency in political funding.

04 Nov 2017


Alleged conflict of interest in Ajit Doval's son Shaurya's think-tank

In an exclusive article, the Wire has alleged that a think-tank run by National Security Advisor (NSA) Ajit Doval's son Shaurya Doval reeks of conflict of interest.

14 Sep 2017


1,222 NGOs asked to validate bank accounts or face action

The Home Ministry has asked 1,222 NGOs to validate their foreign funds' bank accounts. If they fail to do so, they will face penal action under the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA), 2010.

18 May 2017


Government gives 30-days to erring NGOs to file I-T returns

The government has given all erring NGOs 30 days time to file their annual returns for the last five years so that they can resume operations.

11 May 2017


Home Min asks BJP, Cong, AAP to disclose foreign funds

The Home Ministry has asked the BJP, Congress and other political parties to furnish details of the funding they have received including those from foreign sources.

07 Apr 2017


NGO funding: Government submits stringent draft guidelines to Supreme Court

Government of India submitted draft guidelines on regulating NGO funding to the Supreme Court. The guidelines are intended to bring accountability to NGOs and voluntary organizations which receive up to Rs. 1000 crore from the government.

MHA alleges system hack in clearing NGO licenses

The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) stated that it is likely that its computers have been hacked.