Twisting tails of NGOs, MHA warns penal action if office bearers change without permission

News Bharati    08-Jun-2019

New Delhi, June 8: In order to keep eyes on one of the gateways of foreign funding ‘the NGOs’, the Home Ministry has warned them, who have changed their office-bearers and key functionaries without informing the Ministry, can face penalty action if they fail to do so within a month.


The order issued by the Ministry on Friday reads, “It is noticed that some associations/persons, having been registered under the Act, have changed their office-bearers/key functionaries without approval from the MHA and without updating this data on a real-time basis through the online application meant for a change of these details.”

“All such associations are hereby called upon to submit online changes failing which penal action shall be initiated under the appropriate provisions of the FCRA Act, 2010 and Rules, 2011.”

All NGOs and associations registered under the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA), 2010, which makes them eligible to receive foreign funds and donations, have to submit an online application for addition, deletion and change of details about office-bearers and key functionaries within one month.


As per rules, all associations granted a certificate of registration under Section 11 and 12 of the FCRA, 2010 have reported details of their office-bearers and key functionaries while applying for registration.