FCRA issues notice to 5922 associations for failure to upload Annual Returns from 2010-11 to 2014-15

FCRA issues notice to 5922 associations for failure to upload Annual Returns from 2010-11 to 2014-15. Show cause notice asking why FCRA registration not be cancelled

FCRA issues notice to 5922 associations

No.  II/21 022/36(0207)/2015/FCRA-II/
Governmen t of India
Ministry of Home Affairs
Foreigners Division (FCRA Wing)

NDCC-II Building, Jai Singh Road.
Ncw Delhi -110001

Dated: July 2017


Subject: Failure to upload the Annual Retums from 2010-11 to 2014-15 and cancellation of regisIration under Section 14 of the FCRA 2010 regarding

As per the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act, 2010 (FCRA, 2010) and Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Rules, 2011 (FCRR, 2011), made thereunder, the associations are required to submit their Annual Return for every financial year beginning on the 15 day of April within nine months or the closure of the financial year.  As a one time measure, all associations were given an opportunity by way of a Public notice uploaded on fcraonline.nic.in on 12.5.2017 requiring the associations to file their missing Annual Returns pertaining to F.Y. 2010-11 to 2014-15 within a period of one month time, starting from 15.5.2017 to 14.6.2017, without payment of penalty/compounding fee for non/late filing of Annual Returns. This was followed by regular email alerts to the associations from  19.5.2017  to 14.06.2017 and SMS alerts on  31.5.2017  followed by regular daily SMS alerts from 05.06.2017 to 14.6.2017. The said Public Notice was also on MHA and P.I.B. websites. However, inspite of sufficient and adequate notice, it has been observed that 5922 assoc iations (List attached)  have not  uploaded their annual returns for 3 or more than 3 years within the stipulated time given  in the notice.

2. All these organizations arc now given show cause as to why their FCRA registration may not be cancelled under Section 14 of FCRA, 2010. The associations are requested to furnish their replies, if any through mail on fcrarenewal-mha@gov.in within 15 days of this notice. failing which it will be presumed  that the associations have nothing to say  in this regard and action as proposed above will be taken aftcr expiry or 15 days without giving any further notice in accordance with the provisions of  FCRA, 2010 and Rules made there-under.

(Santosh Sharma)
Director (FC&MU)
Tel No. 011-23438187

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