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Oxfam India’s application for FCRA licence renewal was rejected in December 2021. The United Kingdom has raised the refusal with India.

New Delhi: The Union house ministry on Tuesday advised parliament it has rejected renewal of licences beneath the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act (FCRA) of 466 non-government organisations (NGO) since 2020 as they didn’t fulfil the eligibility standards beneath the regulation. It added there have been 100 refusals in 2020, 341 in 2021 and 25 this year to this point.

Oxfam India’s application for FCRA licence renewal was rejected in December 2021. The United Kingdom has raised the refusal with India. The Centre has additionally eliminated 5,789 organisations from FCRA ambit as they didn’t apply for renewal of licences, that are necessary for receiving foreign funding.

Licences of 179 organisations have been cancelled for violating the regulation after scrutiny of their paperwork. Officials stated many of these organisations have filed for renewal of their licences however selections stay pending. The authorities final week prolonged the deadline until June 30 for deciding on these functions.

The refusals to resume the licences in 341 circumstances in 2021 have been the very best since 2020. About 6,000 odd organisations have been refused renewals until December 31. “The final number of refusals will be known after June 30,” stated an official, who didn’t need to be named.


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