NEW DELHI: With the nation witnessing the second wave of Covid-19, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has prolonged the validity of registration certificates issued below the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act, 2010 which have expired or will expire between September 29, 2020 to September 30, 2021.
“Keeping in view the exigencies arising out of Covid-19 state of affairs and to make sure clean transition to the amended FCRA regime, the Central Government, in train of the powers conferred by part 50 of the FCRA, 2010, has additional determined that the registration certificates expiring/expired throughout the interval between September 29, 2020 and as much as September 30, 2021 shall stay legitimate as much as September 30, 2021,” the MHA mentioned.
The ministry additionally mentioned that amendments have been made regarding “FCRA account“.
“The current FCRA account holders have now to open the ‘FCRA Account’ within the New Delhi Main Branch (NDMB) of the State Bank of India, 11 Sansad Marg, New Delhi-110001 as much as June 30, 2021 or earlier. After that date they shall not be eligible to obtain FC in any account aside from the “FCRA Account” opened in the NDMB,” it mentioned.
“All the persons/NGOs/associations who already have been granted certificate of registration or prior permission by central government may take note that they shall not receive any FC in any account other than the designated “FCRA Account” opened at NDMB of the SBI, 11, Sansad Marg, New Delhi – 110 001 from the date of opening of such account or July 1, 2021, whichever is earlier,” it added.