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Bill to regulate funding of NGOs by Foreign individuals, associations, and companies passed by the Parliament

Lawstreet Journal 25 Sep 2020 11:02pm

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On September 23, 2020, the bill to make regulation in the Foreign Contribution made to Foreign Contribution. This bill was moved by the Minister of State for Home Affairs, Nityanand Rai, in the Upper House of Parliament.

The Bill amends the FCRA 2010 which regulates the acceptance and utilization of foreign contributions by individuals, associations, and companies. This Bill proposed to make the Aadhaar Card for India, and Passports or OCI paper for international citizens, mandatory in order to verify their identity.  

It was earlier passed by the Lok Sabha on 21st September. Parliamentary Affairs Union Minister of State, V Muraleedharan, announced that the Center has decided to recommend the adjournment of House sine dies on Wednesday. 

The Bill for Regulation in Foreign Contribution in NGOs got assent from the Lok Sabha just two days before it was passed from the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday. This Amendment Bill of 2020 got its approval by virtue of a voice vote after discussion. 

The Bill was moved by the Nityanand Rai Minister of State in the Upper House. While presenting the Bill in the Upper House Rai said “The FCRA is a law for national and internal security. Its main motive is to ensure that foreign funds do not dominate the political and social discourse of India,”

He also mentioned that the Bill proposed will make the Aadhar Card for India, and passports or OCI paper for international citizens, mandatory for the identification. 

Mr. State Minister of Home Affairs, Rai also said “Experience says that many organizations attempted… Continue Reading...

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