FCRA-NGOs to register and obtain Unique Darpan identification No. whether existing, seeking registration/prior permission or accepting foreign contribution
No. II/21022/58(119)/2015/FCRA (MU)/
Government of India
Ministry of Home Affairs
Foreigners Division (FCRA Wing)
Major Dhyan Chand National Stadium,
Outer India Gate, New Delhi -110001
Dated 04 Oct’ 2017
Subject: Unique ID of NGOs receiving Foreign Contribution – regarding
The NGO-DARPAN is a platform that provides space for interface between VOs/NGOs and key Government Ministries /Departments/Government Bodies. This is a free facility offered by the NITI Aayog in association with National Informatics Centre to bring about greater partnership between Government & Voluntary sector and foster better transparency, efficiency and accountability. The NGO-DARPAN has started to create and promote a healthy partnership between VOs/NGOs and the Government of India. The Portal is managed at present by NITI Aayog. This portal enables VOs/NGOs, to enroll centrally and thus facilitates creation of a repository of information about VOs/NGOs , Sector/State wise. The Portal facilitates VOs/NGOs to obtain a system generated Unique ID, as and when signed.
2. It has been decided that all the existing FCRA registered associations and those who are seeking registration/prior permission or accepting foreign contribution are required to register with DARPAN Portal with all the necessary information such as Organization PAN, email, Mobile Number & Name of Chief Functionary as mandated in the portal to generate the Unique Identification Number. Please note that any FCRA related services like Registration /Prior Permission /Renewal/Change of details /uploading of Annual return etc shall require the Unique Darpan Identification Number.
3. All NGOs are, therefore , requested to register with DARPAN Portal of NITI Aayog and obtain unique IDs.