Foreign Contribution Regulation Act

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Alleging witch-hunt by GoI, Amnesty halts India operations

29 Sep 2020

Alleging witch-hunt by GoI, Amnesty halts India operations

Amnesty International has decided to stop its India operations, as it has been subjected to a witch-hunt by the government of India, the NGO working for human rights said in a press statement on Tuesday.

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

29 Apr 2018

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.

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

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.

Misappropriation of funds by Teesta Setalvad: Gujarat Govt. to SC

06 Jul 2017

Misappropriation of funds by Teesta Setalvad: Gujarat Govt. to SC

Gujarat Government's counsel on Wednesday accused noted social activist Teesta Setalvad for spending the money meant for Gujarat riots victims on liquor and her personal expenses.

US raps India over alleged human rights violations

04 Apr 2017

US raps India over alleged human rights violations

The US State Department has rapped the Indian government over alleged human rights violations, corruption and lack of transparency.

Political Funding: Could electoral bonds, corporate funding ensure transparency?

03 Apr 2017

Political Funding: Could electoral bonds, corporate funding ensure transparency?

Union Budget 2017 made tall claims towards bringing in transparency in political funding in India. Months later, moving forward on the proposals on electoral bonds and corporate funding might have rendered the process more opaque than before.

MHA alleges system hack in clearing NGO licenses

15 Dec 2016

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.