Union Home Minister launched revamped website for FCRA Services
The Union Home Minister Shri Rajnath Singh today launched the new revamped website in order to substantially improve upon the existing services for Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Rules (FCRA) under the Ministry of Home Affairs. Shri Rajnath Singh hoped that the new initiative will offer the genuine applicants seamless services of FCRA with adequate ease and facilitation. Simultaneously, the amended rules (Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Rules, 2015) are also being notified.
The Union Home Minister said that the launch will make all services being offered under FCRA, 2010 online reducing human interface to minimum. All kinds of application forms can be filled online, documents can be uploaded online and even payment of fee etc. can be made online. All types of queries and replies to the applicants will be made through emails. Even digitally signed Registration Certificates, Prior Permission sanctions, etc. will be issued to the applicants through emails.
Various details of changes being introduced are given as below:-
â€¢ All FCRA services are made online and human interface has been reduced to minimum
â€¢ Applications for registration, prior permission and renewal of registration under FCRA, 2010 will be accepted online
â€¢ All documents with the application will be uploaded online
â€¢ All intimations will be required under FCRA, 2010 including annual returns accepted online
â€¢ Fee for various services will be paid through payment gateway
â€¢ The condition of applying for renewal one year before the expiry of existing registration certificate for associations implementing multi-year project is removed