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Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA)

  Apr 24, 2022

Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA)

Q What is the context  ?

A The Union Home Ministry has placed a US based NGO on its watchlist following an investigation that foreign contributions it sent were being used for climate awareness campaigns, an activity not permissible under the FCRA [Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act].

Q What is Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA) ?

Q Why was FCRA enacted?

Q What was the recent Amendment?

Q How has the law changed?

A There are at least three major changes that NGOs find too restrictive.

Q What is the criticism against these changes?

A

Q What does the Government say ?