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Government bars Zakir Naik’s NGO from receiving foreign funds


NEW DELHI: Invoking a rare provision of law, the government today issued a gazette notification to ban an NGO, run by controversial preacher Zakir Naik, from receiving foreign funds directly and asked RBI to seek prior permission from it before releasing any money to it. The gazette notification, issued by the Home Ministry, said that… Continue reading Government bars Zakir Naik’s NGO from receiving foreign funds

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Foreign Contribution Regulation Act: New crackdown on NGO foreign funds


The NDA government has proposed a series of amendments to the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA) to strengthen its scrutiny of financial transactions involving NGOs. In the most important change, the government plans to equate “economic security” for NGOs under the FCRA with the definition provided in Section 2 of the Unlawful Activities Prevention Act (UAPA).… Continue reading Foreign Contribution Regulation Act: New crackdown on NGO foreign funds

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Foreign funding for NGOs: After inputs from IB, PMO tells Home Ministry to tighten FCRA regulations


NEW DELHI: Acting on instructions from the PM's Office (PMO), the home ministry is stepping up scrutiny of foreign-funded non-governmental outfits based on recommendations of Intelligence Bureau, a move that could prove controversial coming as it does after actions against Ford Foundation and Greenpeace. The ministry plans to tighten some rules of the principal law… Continue reading Foreign funding for NGOs: After inputs from IB, PMO tells Home Ministry to tighten FCRA regulations

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Home Ministry puts Ford Foundation under watch, says Teesta’s NGO not authorised to receive foreign funds


New Delhi: The Home Ministry said it has decided to keep a watch on all activities funded by Ford Foundation and by exercising the powers conferred under Section 46 of Foreign Contribution Regulation Act 2010, directed Reserve Bank of India to ensure that funds coming from it be brought to the notice of the Home… Continue reading Home Ministry puts Ford Foundation under watch, says Teesta’s NGO not authorised to receive foreign funds