Cancellation of FCRA licence of NGOs

By | July 20, 2016

Cancellation of FCRA licence of NGOs

Government has cancelled the registration under Foreign Contribution Regulation Act, 2010 (FCRA) of NGOs including Teesta Setalvad’s NGO Sabrang Trust for violation of provisions of FCRA, 2010. Details of cancelled FCRA registration of NGOs is as under :-

Year No. of FCRA registration cancelled
2012 4138
2013 4
2014 59
2015 10020
2016 (till date) 1


The names of associations against whom action of cancellation has been taken are available on the of the Ministry of Home Affairs.

Ministry of External Affairs has communicated a write up containing certain views of UN Human Rights experts on FCRA provisions.  The Government is also aware about the one sided and biased views expressed by certain persons/associations regarding the cancellation of FCRA Registration.  Ministry of Home Affairs has clarified the position against these one sided views earlier.  The Ministry of Home Affairs is mandated to administer the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act, 2010 (FCRA 2010), for regulating the receipt and utilization of foreign contribution by the associations.  As and when reports are received against any association for alleged violation of the Act, action is initiated against the alleged violators after following due process as prescribed in the FCRA, 2010 and FCRR, 2011.  Reasonable opportunities like furnishing of information to a standard questionnaire, inspection of records, issuing a show-cause notice, personal appearances, if required, are given to the associations before    taking   a   final  decision   regarding   cancellation   of     FCRA registration.  The cancellation order etc. are also subject to judicial scrutiny.  Further for maintaining transparency, all orders, Notifications etc., are placed on of the Ministry of Home Affairs.

This was stated by the Minister of State for Home Affairs, Shri Kiren Rijiju in a written reply to question by Shri D. Raja in the Rajya Sabha today

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