Amended Foreign Contribution Regulation Rules (FCRR) 2015

The amended Foreign Contribution Regulation Rules (FCRR), 2015 will give the Intelligence Bureau no more than three months for verification, and if an IB clearance doesn't come within that period, the NGO will be automatically granted an FCRA licence.

The new rules will also simplify the system for seeking approvals for utilisation of foreign contributions. Online filing of information, and fewer forms for registration and renewal are among the proposed new rules designed to reduce bureaucratic hassle for NGOs. An authorised NGO representative will file a digitally signed report to the government. 
FCRA registration (or, FCRA Prior Permission) as well as a good FCRA status are compulsory to access any foreign funds by NGOs and Nonprofit Companies working in any part of India. But, due to lack of information or weak communication infrastructure, many NGOs find it hard to get FCRA registration and unsuccessful in maintaining a good FCRA status as well as in accessing FCRA funding. To fill this gap, Ozg in association with the SKF offer the complete FCRA advisory services. Ozg offers a free FCRA consulting to NGOs (Trust / Society), Banks and Nonprofit Companies. It also help them to get enlisted in to the global NGO registry to access foreign funds. Our services includes -

=> Detailed assessment and advisory on status of compliance with provisions of FCRA 2010 and FCRR 2011.

=> Advisory on returns and information submitted to Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) in terms of compliance with the Act and Rules.

=> Advisory on maintenance of proper and prescribed books of accounts in compliance with provisions of Act and Rules.

=> Guidance on steps to be initiated for advance preparation of application for renewal of FCRA registration.

=> Advisory on present constitution of governing body in terms of compliance with Act and Rules.

=> Advisory on the relationship of your NGO with its donor organizations within the frame of rules and acts of FCRA.

=> Advisory on designated FCRA bank account operations.
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