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Centre makes FCRA stricter, amends seven points in 2011 rules

NEW DELHI: The Central government has made seven key amendments to existing rules of the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act (FCRA) rules 2011 that aim at prohibiting acceptance and utilization of foreign contribution or foreign hospitality for any activities detrimental to the national interest.

The new rules, now renamed as Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Amendment Rules, 2022, came into effect on Friday (July 1) with the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) issuing a notification and its publication in the Official Gazette. The new rules are an amendment to the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Rules, 2011.

"In exercise of the powers conferred by section 48 of the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act, 2010 (42 of 2010), the Central Government hereby makes the following rules further to amend the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Rules, 2011. These rules may be called the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Amendment Rules, 2022," stated the notification.

In the new rules, there are about seven amendments.




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