No foreign funding for more than 6,000 NGOs whose FCRA license has expired: MHA data
Licenses under the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act (FCRA), 2010, required to receive foreign funding, of more than 6,003 nonprofit organizations (NGOs) ceased as of Saturday, the ministry said. Interior of the Union in its updated list.
The dashboard also lists 12,580 organizations that cease to have their FCRA registration as of January 1. But officials said it was a cumulative list and includes organizations that have lost their FCRA registration under similar conditions in previous years.
The removal of 6,003 organizations increased the list of organizations registered by the FCRA in the country from 22,832 to 16,829, according to the Interior Ministry’s dashboard of organizations considered “living or active.”
The list of entities whose FCRA licenses are deemed to have been seized include Medical Council of India, Oxfam India, Common Cause, Emmanuel Hospital Association and Tuberculosis Association Of India, Asha Kiran Rural Educational Development Society, Chaitanya Rural Development Society, among others.
Hamdard Education Society, Delhi School Of Social Work Society, Jamia Milia Islamia, DAV College Trust and Management Society, Satajit Ray Film and Television Institute based in Kolkata, India Islamic Cultural Center (IICC), Nuclear Science Center in JNU, India Habitat Center, Lady Shri Ram College for Women is also on the list.
Previously, 6587 NGOs were already on the list.
“The NGOs had enough time but they failed to update themselves. Even after the extension granted, some NGOs still had not applied (for the license),” ANI news agency reported. , citing Interior Ministry sources.
The validity of the FCRA registration of certain NGOs which expired between September 29, 2020 and September 30, 2021 has been extended until March 31, 2022.