NEW DELHI: NGOs and associations whose registration below the International Contribution (Regulation) Act, 2010, was expiring between September 29, 2020 — when recent amendments to the Act had been notified — and Could 31, 2021, will now get pleasure from prolonged validity of their FCRA certificates till Could this 12 months, the house ministry has stated.
In response to a public discover put out by the ministry on Tuesday, the extension of validity of all registration certificates expiring through the interval outlined is aimed toward making certain a easy transition to the amended FCRA regime. The amendments effected in September 2020 require all NGOs and associations registered below FCRA to open an account in SBI fundamental department at New Delhi, to obtain overseas contributions.
By the way, the house ministry’s January 12 public discover extending validity of expired or expiring FCRA licences adopted a day after an necessary correction was made within the International Contribution (Regulation) (Modification) Guidelines notified on November 10, 2020. As per the corrigendum, the amended rule requiring NGOs/associations to use for renewal of FCRA certificates in digital kind, together with affidavits by every office-bearer or key functionary, inside six months “from” the date of expiry of the certificates of registration is to be learn as inside six months “earlier than” the date of expiry of registration.
The MHA discover due to this fact offers aid to the NGOs which, going by the amended guidelines previous to the correction, wouldn’t have bothered to use for renewal of registration instantly, understanding that that they had six months from the date of expiry of their FCRA certificates to take action.