FCRA issue: Govt gives erring NGOs one last chance to file missing Annual Returns
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- Last chance is for organisations who have applied for renewal of their registration under the FCRA
- NGOs can upload the missing Annual Returns between May 15 to June 14, 2017
- No compounding fee will be charged for uploading documents during this period
Ministry of Home Affairs on Tuesday announced one last opportunity to non-government organisation (NGOs) to file missing Annual Returns within a period of 30 days.
The Ministry said that this final chance is for organisations who have applied for renewal of their registration under the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act, 2010 (FCRA) but have not uploaded their Annual Returns from Financial Year 2010-11 to 2014-15.
Hence, NGOs can now upload the missing Annual returns along with the requisite documents within a period of 30 days, starting from May 15, 2017 to June 14, 2017.
The government also ensured that no compounding fee will be imposed on them for late filing of Annual Returns during this period.
"This exemption is one time measure and available to those associations who upload their missing Annual Returns from FY 2010-11 to FY 2014-15 within this period. The renewal of registration under FCRA cannot be granted unless the Annual Returns are uploaded by the organization," Ministry said.