Amid civil society organisations’ outcry, new FCRA Act comes into force- The New Indian Express

Express News Service

NEW DELHI: Amid demands of civil society organisations to President Ram Nath Kovind to not give assent to the FCRA Bill, the centre on Tuesday issued a notification, declaring that the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act will come into force from September 29.

A senior government functionary said that the notification implies that the President has already signed the Bill.

In a gazette notification, the Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) said the law which reduces the limit of usable foreign contribution for administrative expenses from 50% to 20% and prevents transfer of foreign funding to any other person, will come into force from September 29.

“In exercise of the powers conferred by sub-section (2) of section 1 of the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Amendment Act, 2020 (33 of 2020), the Central Government hereby appoints the 29th day of September, 2020, as the date on which the provisions of

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