6,000 organizations removed from the FCRA list by MHA

New Delhi: From the list of organizations registered under the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA), six thousand organizations including Oxfam India, Common Cause, Jamia Milia Islamia, Nehru Memorial Museum and Library (NMML), Satyajit Ray Film and Television Institute based in Kolkata and India The Islamic Cultural Center (IICC) has been withdrawn by the Home Office. This will come into force on January 1, 2022.

The reason for removing such a large number of organizations was either that they had not applied for the renewal of the license necessary to receive foreign funds or that the Home Office had not renewed it. , said a senior government official.

The removal of 6,003 organizations increased the list of organizations registered by the FCRA in the country from 22,832 to 16,829, according to the Interior Ministry’s dashboard of organizations considered “living or active”.

The dashboard also lists 12,580 organizations that cease to have their FCRA registration as of January 1.

Prominent organizations which, according to Home Office records no longer hold FCRA registration, include the Hamdard Education Society, the Indian Institute of Technology (Hauz Khas), the Indira Gandhi National Center for Arts (IGNCA), the Indian Institute of Public Administration. (IIPA), National Foundation for Communal Harmony (NFCH), Delhi College of Engineering, Goa Football Association, Press Institute of India, The Lepra India Trust and Indian Institute of Management (Calcutta), Medical Council of India, Emmanuel Hospital Association, which manages over a dozen hospitals across India, the Tuberculosis Association of India, Vishwa Dharamayatan, Maharishi Ayurveda Pratishthan, National Federation of Fishermen’s Cooperatives Ltd, Bhartiya Sanskriti Parishad, DAV College Trust and Management Society, Godrej Memorial Trust, etc.

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