Among the other provisions, the bill proposes to enable the Centre to allow an NGO to surrender its FCRA certificate. The bill also seeks to bar public servants from receiving funds from abroad.
Amid the pandemic, these NGOs have worked collaboratively to provide relief to the marginalised populations. The Bill would negate such efforts, activists argued.
Amid Opposition boycott of proceedings over the suspension of eight MPs, Rajya Sabha unanimously passed The Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Amendment Bill, 2020.
Throttles spirit of cooperation: Civil rights bodies urge government to send FCRA bill to select committee of Parliament
The Lok Sabha on Monday passed a bill to amend the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act to make furnishing of Aadhaar numbers of office-bearers of any NGO mandatory for registration.
Among other provisions, the bill proposes to enable the Centre to allow an NGO or association to surrender its FCRA certificate.