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*Trust the PM MODI Govt to SHACKLE THE HANDS AND LEGS of the Anti-Nationals from receiving alms from their foreign masters and using it against their own Mother Land

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October 8, 2020
•The Anti Bharat “NGOS” are naturally unhappy at the amendment of the FCRA,2010 by the Nationalist MODI Govt
1.The Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Amendment Act 2020 (Amendment Act) has been notified by the Central Government (Government) on 29 September 2020, to amend certain provisions of the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act 2010 (Act / FCRA).
2.THE WAY THESE ANTI BAHARAT NGOs FLOUTED EVERY PROVISION OF THE FCRA DESERVED ARREST AND PROSECUTION OF THESE GUYS UNDER THE UAPA.
3.THE CENTRE HAS STATED THE OBJECTIVES FOR THE AMENDMENT MILDLY
3.1.As stated in the statement of objects, the Government claims that the object of the Act is to strengthen compliance, enhance transparency and accountability in the receipt and utilisation of foreign contributions and facilitating genuine non-governmental organisations or associations who are working for the welfare of the society.
3.2.The Amendment Act has come into force on 29 September 2020 amid several instances where organizations failed to ensure basic statutory compliances such as maintenance of proper accounts and submission of returns and it led to a situation where the Government had to cancel registrations of various organizations.
4.THE KEY AMENDMENTS MADE
4.1.INDIRA JAISINGH’s CASE OF CIRCUMVENTING THE FCRA FORCES THE CENTRE TO WIDEN THE CATEGORY OF BANDICOOTS BANNED FROM ACCEPTING FOREIGN DONATION WIDENED
4.1.1. FCRA, 2010 prohibits certain persons to accept any foreign contribution like election candidates, editor/owner/publisher of a newspaper, judges, members of any legislature, political parties, employees of corporation controlled by government etc.
4.1.2. FCRA 2020 has extended such prohibition to PUBLIC SERVANTS as defined under the Indian Penal Code, 1860.
4.1.3.The inclusion of the category of “Public Servants’’ is a direct fall out of the loophole exploited by the “NGO” called “Lawyer Connect” run by her and her husband , some Anand Grover.
4.1.4.In May, 2016, MHA suspended the FCRA registration of LC and denied its renewal, followed by cancellation of registration in November, 2016. It was alleged that the foreign funds received by it was being used to support rallies/dharnas for draft legislation meetings which was connected to “political purposes”. Indira Jaising received foreign funds when she was the additional solicitor general of India, and receiving foreign funds is not permitted for a government servant under the FCRA law. However, to defend the same, it was argued by by/on behalf of IC that Indira Jaising was in fact a “public servant” which was not prohibited in the erstwhile provisions.
4.2. GOVT COMPANIES BANNED
Also, FCRA, 2020 had widened the meaning of corporation which are restricted from accepting foreign contributions to include Government company as defined in section 2(45) of the Companies Act, 2013.
4.3.Prohibition on transfer/sub-grant of foreign contribution to any other organisation.
4.3.1.Under erstwhile provisions, foreign contribution could be transferred to another person who was registered under the FCRA law/obtained prior permission and even to an unregistered person, after taking approval of Central Government.
4.3.2.However, FCRA, 2020 had strictly imposed prohibition on transfer of foreign contribution to any other person.
4.3.3.LARGE NGO GROUPS CAN’T PRETEND TO BE SAINTS ANYMORE!
(i)These FCRA registered biggies had the skill sets to raise alms from their Masters abroad and quietly palm off the funds to the shady anti -national midget letterhead NGOs in order to carry out their anti -national agenda through these surrogates.
(ii)The 2020 amendment to the FCRA has, in one stroke eliminated this menace; what remains to be done as a logical follow up is to round up these scoundrels and shove them behind bars.
4.4.FOREIGN NGOs WILL NOT BE ALLOWED TO OPEN BRANCHES IN INDIA ANYMORE.
4.5.FCRA 2020 EMPOWERS THE NATIONALIST CENTRAL GOVT TO PREEMPT A ROGUE FROM MISUSING THE ALMS RECEIVED BY HIM BY PROHIBITING THE CHAP FROM SPENDING IT. Earlier this could have been done only after protracted litigation.
4.6.YOU CAN RECEIVE THE DONATIONS ONLY THROUGH SBI NEW DELHI BRANCH MAN
(i)This amendment, in one stroke, smashes all the hiding places for the anti-national bandicoots!
4.7.Identification of all office bearers or directors or other key functionaries
4.7.1.A new section has been inserted wherein any person who applies for a permission or registration/renewal under FCRA shall need to provide Aadhar Cards of all its office bearers or directors or other key functionaries.
4.7.2.In case of foreigners, a copy of passport or overseas citizen of India card shall need to be submitted.
4.7.2.1.The purpose of this amendment is primarily to link the natural persons with the organisations who ultimately manage the affairs of organizations and enhance transparency.
4.8. Extended the duration of suspension period of registration
4.8.1. Under FCRA, 2010, the government could suspend the registration of a person for a period up to 180 days.
4.8.2.FCRA, 2020 provides that such suspension can be extended to an additional 180 days i.e. up to 360 days.
Ramdas Iyer
08.10.2020
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