FCRA, 2010

Made Easy

FIFTH EDITION. ONLINE.

 

The 5th edition of this book incorporates all amendments to FCRA, 2010 and FCRR, 2011 with reference to all the relevant notifications and procedural requirements publicised by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) for compliance of the Act/Rules through Public Notices, Circulars and Standard Operating Procedure etc.

This unique practical guidebook book demystifies FCRA, 2010 in Questions & Answers for complete understanding of the subject and provides answers to all the queries that are often raised by various stakeholders about application of FCRA in various situations. All the procedures, from pre-application stage to post-approval requirements, have been explained in minute detail.

The book contains answers to all FCRA related issues not explained elsewhere; there is no other book like this.

Q & A devised in issue-based sections; one does not need to go through the entire book and may refer to any section depending on the query for an instant answer. A must read for everyone concerned with FCRA and its applications.

PREFACE
ABOUT THIS BOOK
EDITION HISTORY
ABBREVIATIONS
DISCLAIMER
INDEX OF QUESTIONS
Fundamentals of FCRA
DOs AND DON’Ts OF FCRA
CONTACT

SECTIONS

Index

SECTION I

INTRODUCTION TO FCRA, 2010

SECTION II

FOREIGN CONTRIBUTION ‒ DEFINITION & CLARIFICATION

SECTION III

FOREIGN SOURCE ‒ DEFINITION & CLARIFICATION

SECTION IV

OTHER KEY DEFINITIONS

SECTION V

WHO CAN & WHO CAN’T ACCEPT FOREIGN CONTRIBUTION

SECTION VI

REGISTRATION AND PRIOR PERMISSION

SECTION VII

ACCEPTANCE & UTILISATION OF FOREIGN CONTRIBUTION

SECTION VIII

MAINTENANCE OF ACCOUNTS

SECTION IX

FILING OF ANNUAL RETURN

SECTION X

BANKS & ISSUES RELATED TO BANKING

SECTION XI

RENEWAL OF REGISTRATION

SECTION XII

CHANGE IN NAME, ADDRESS, OBJECTIVES, MEMBERS OF EC, REGISTRATION & FC BANK ACCOUNT ETC.

SECTION XIII

OFFENCES, PENALTIES AND COMPOUNDING OF CERTAIN OFFENCES

SECTION XIV

MONITORING, INSPECTION & INVESTIGATION

SECTION XV

SUSPENSION, CANCELLATION & SURRENDER OF REGISTRATION

SECTION XVI

ORGANISATION OF POLITICAL NATURE

SECTION XVII

FOREIGN HOSPITALITY

ANNEXURES

Annexures

ANNEXURE I

FOREIGN CONTRIBUTION (REGULATION) ACT, 2010

ANNEXURE II

FOREIGN CONTRIBUTION (REGULATION) RULES, 2011

ANNEXURE III

CHARTER FOR ASSOCIATIONS APPLYING FOR GRANT OF PP/REGISTRATION UNDER FCRA, 2010

ANNEXURE IV

CHARTER FOR ASSOCIATIONS GRANTED PP/REGISTRATION UNDER FCRA, 2010

ANNEXURE V

FCRA CHARTER FOR THE BANKS

ANNEXURE VI

CHARTER FOR CHARTERED ACCOUNTANTS

ANNEXURE VII

LIST OF AGENCIES OF THE UNITED NATIONS & OTHER INTERNATIONAL BODIES WHICH ARE NOT TREATED AS FOREIGN SOURCE

ANNEXURE VIII

QUESTIONNAIRE

**Note:  Annexure-I incorporates all amendments to FCRA, 2010 brought through the Finance Bill, 2016 & Finance Bill, 2018 and Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Amendment Act, 2020 dated 28/09/2020. Similarly, Annexure-II incorporates all the amendments to FCRR, 2011 till date. References to all the relevant notifications etc. have been given in the footnotes to both the Annexures.

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