IIT-D, Jamia, NMML among 6000 whose FCRA license expires

IIT-D, Jamia, NMML among 6000 whose FCRA license expires

The registration of 5,968 NGOs and associations under the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act, 2010, is deemed to have ceased or expired on Saturday, as the FCRA licence renewal application of 179 NGOs was reje-cted by the home ministry and the remaining 5,789 did not apply during the window of September 30, 2020 to December 31, 2021.

This has rendered the affected NGOs ineligible for receiving any foreign funding or utilising their receipts from foreign sources.

Among the associations whose FCRA registration is deemed to have expired as on January 1, 2022 are IIT Delhi, Jamia Milia Islamia, Indian Medical Association, Nehru Memorial Museum and Library, Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanams, India Habitat Centre, Indira Gandhi National Centre for Arts, India Islamic Cultural Centre, Indian Institute of Public Administration, Lady Shri Ram College for Women, National Foundation for Communal Harmony, Delhi College of Engineering, Gere Foundation India Trust founded by Hollywood actor Richard Gere and Oxfam India. But institutions like IIT D, NMML, Jamia, IGNCA, IIPA and DCE possibly did not apply for renewal of FCRA licence as the government had in early 2020 ordered the exemption of all organisations set up by or under a central or state Act or by an administrative or executive order of such governments, wholly owned by respective governments and required to have accounts audited by CAG, from the operation of FCRA.