The Ministry of Home Affairs has issued public notice dated 18.05.2021, extending the validity of the registration certificates issued to NGOs under the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act (FCRA), which expired on September 29, 2020, till September 30, 2021. The decision has been taken in view of the restrictions imposed due to the COVID-19 pandemic and to ensure smooth transition to the amended FCRA regime.
The Government has issued another public notice dated 18.05.2021 specifying the procedure for opening and operating the designated FCRA account as provided under amended S. 17(1) of Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act (FCRA). It is stated that the Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) can open their FCRA accounts to receive foreign donations at the main branch of the State Bank of India (SBI) at Sansad Marg in Delhi till June 30.
*Tanvi Singh, Editorial Assistant has put this story together.