Govt. approves online filing of application for foreign contribution

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New Delhi, Nov 12 (UNI) In a move aimed at streamlining the process of foreign contribution, the government today announced online filing of applications by associations seeking prior permission to receive foreign contribution.

The Home Ministry had introduced the facility, 'FCRA-online', on September 29 last year to facilitate associations to file online their applications for registration and submit the statutory annual returns regarding receipt and utilisation of foreign contribution under the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act, 1976 on the ministry's website: www.mha.nic.in.

The facility of online status enquiry is also available through this website.

Taking forward the process, the ministry today introduced a new feature in the 'FCRA-Online Service' enabling online filing of applications seeking prior permission to receive foreign contribution (Form FC-1A) by associations.

''This facility aims at providing efficient, transparent and accountable service delivery to stakeholders,'' a ministry official said.

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