Govt. extends Validity of FCRA Registration Certificates up to Sep 30, 2021 [Read Circular]

The Ministry of Home Affairs has notified the extension of Validity of Registration Certificates issued under the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act, (FCRA) 2010 Expiring/Expired during the period between September 29, 2020 and September 30, 2021.

The validity for the registration certificates has now been extended up to September 30, 2021.

“Keeping in view the exigencies arising out of COVID-19 situation and to ensure smooth transition to the amended FCRA regime, the Central Government in exercise of the powers conferred by section 50 of the FCRA, 2010 has further decided that the registration certificates expiring/expired during the period between 29th September, 2020 and up to 30th September, 2021 shall remain valid up to 30th September, 2021,” the MHA in the public notice said.

The MHA notice added that all NGOs and associations who have been granted a certificate of registration or prior permission by the central government “shall not receive any foreign contributions in any account other than the designated FCRA account opened in SBI NDMB from the date of opening such account or July 1, 2021, whichever is earlier”.