Ministry of Home Affairs extends the validity of FCRA registration certificates up to March 31, 2022
Government of India
Ministry of Home Affairs
Subject. Extension of the validity of FCRA registration certificates expiring between the period 29th September, 2020 and 31st March, 2022 of those entities who have applied for renewal on FCRA portal in accordance with rule 12 of the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Rules, 2011 before expiry of the validity of their certificates of registration.
In continuation to Ministry of Home Affairs’ Public Notice No. 11/21022/23(22)/2020-FCRA-III, Dated 30th September, 2021 regarding extension of the validity of FCRA registration, the Central Government, in public interest, has decided to extend validity of FCRA registration certificates upto 31st March, 2022 or till the date of disposal of the renewal application, whichever is earlier, in respect of only those entities who fulfill the following criteria:
- FCRA registration certificates of such entities is expiring between the period 29. September, 2020 and 31st March, 2022; and
- Such entities have applied/apply for renewal on FCRA portal before expiry of certificate of registration in accordance with rule 12 of the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Rules, 2011.
All FCRA registered associations are therefore advised to take note of the fact that in case of refusal of the application for renewal of certificate of registration, the validity of the certificate shall be deemed to have expired on the date of refusal of the application of renewal and the association shall not be eligible either to receive the foreign contribution or utilise the foreign contribution received.
This issues with the approval of the Competent Authority. All concerned may take note of the above decision and take appropriate action in the matt
Deputy Secretary (FCRA)