Home Ministry: DU and JNU can accept abroad funds without FCRA registration


New Deldelhi-university-jnuhi: Delhi University, JNU, Gujarat National Law University are among a class of some 300-odd establishments within the country that are liberal to settle for foreign donations while not registration beneath FCRA.

A Home Ministry official has processed that no restriction has been obligatory on such establishments in acceptive donations from abroad albeit they’re not registered beneath the Foreign Contributions Regulation Act (FCRA). Registration of those establishments beneath FCRA was off regarding 2 months back as they were deemed to not need registration beneath the amended FCRA.

As per the new rules, if an establishment is formed through associate degree Act of Parliament or a state legislative assembly or its accounts are audited by the controller and Auditor General of Republic of India (CAG), it’s not needed to register beneath FCRA for acceptive foreign contributions.

“Around 300 such establishments across the country are eligible to just accept foreign contributions albeit they’re not registered beneath FCRA,” the official aforementioned.

Apart from DU, JNU and Gujarat National Law University (GNLU), different establishments eligible to just accept foreign contributions while not FCRA registration embrace the IITs, Punjab University, college of coming up with and design.

The FCRA registration of over 16,000 organisations was off by the Union Home Ministry over the last one year for violating varied provisions of the law, as well as non-filing of annual returns. As several as sixteen foreign donors, as well as US-based Ford Foundation and non-governmental organization International, are placed on ‘prior permission’ class for defying FCRA rules.