A NON TECHNICAL ANALYSIS OF FOREIGN CONTRIBUTION (REGULATION) AMENDMENT BILL, 2020

                                 A NON TECHNICAL ANALYSIS OF FOREIGN CONTRIBUTION (REGULATION) AMENDMENT BILL, 2020 Authors* : Dr. Manoj Fogla Dr. Sanjay Patra, ED,CFMrSFedibility Alliance Suresh Kejriwal Improving Governance Building Trust Sandeep Sharma, Director Program, FMSF CONTENTS INTRODUCTION                                                                               01 INTER CHARITY DONATIONS PROHIBITED FROM FC FUNDS                                                            01 REDUCTION IN LIMIT OF ADMINISTRATIVE EXPENDITURE                                                          03 FCRA BANK ACCOUNT WITH STATE …

WORKING GROUP REPORT ON SOCIAL STOCK EXCHANGE

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Why the elderly may soon get more money from their children!

The Union Cabinet on Wednesday (December 4) approved The Maintenance and Welfare of Parents and Senior Citizens (Amendment) Bill, 2019, removing the cap of Rs 10,000 on the maximum monthly allowance permissible, and providing for the appointment of nodal police officers for senior citizens in every police station and the creation of a special police …

Why CSR does more harm than good

Companies aren’t equipped to be effective agents of welfarism. And NGOs that get CSR funding may lose their moral legitimacy In August 2019, the Indian parliament threatened business leaders with up to three years in prison if they failed to comply with the requirements of the corporate social responsibility (CSR) provisions that were introduced in …

What next for transgender people, as India clears a bill that activists call “murder of gender justice”?

Indian society, I believe, is a game of whack-a-mole, only with life and death at stake. Just as one glaring issue is knocked in the head, a new one appears in a trice with potential to destroy lives. It is beyond frustrating that this particular new challenge was entirely avoidable, and yet, we are faced …

Chandigarh: Braille Tactile Map installed at railway station

CHANDIGARH: Giving relief to the visually impaired passengers, the Northern Railway on Thursday introduced Braille Tactile Map of the Chandigarh railway station. The facility was inaugurated by Gurinder Mohan Singh, Divisional Railway Manager (DRM), Ambala Division. The Braille Tactile Map is provided in the main concourse of the railway station near the booking counters to …

NGOs fight for the reintroduction of the human trafficking bill!

Vijayawada: Various non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and newly-formed Indian Leadership Forum Against Trafficking (ILFAT) are vigorously lobbying for the re-introduction and passing of Trafficking of Persons (Prevention, Protection and Rehabilitation) Bill in Parliament. The bill was introduced in the previous term of the Lok Sabha (2014-2019) and was passed there but it did get through Rajya …

Government asks NIA and other security agencies to sensitize the courts on NGOs with anti-India agenda.

In a bid to fight the menace of NGOs and think-tanks that involve in anti-India activities, the Narendra Modi government has asked the security agencies in both centre and the state to brief the courts regarding the involvement of NGOs in anti-India activities. According to the New Indian Express report, the Union government passed the …

Winners of National Disability Awards 2019!

The Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment has announced the List of National Awardees for the National Awards for Empowerment of PwDs 2019. Here is the list: List of National Awardees (category-wise) for the National Awards for Empowerment of Persons with Disabilities, 2019:- I.  Category   Best Employee/ Self Employed with Disabilities Sub-category Gender Sr. …

Government cancels FCRA licenses of 1,300 NGOs.

Evangelist associations, right-wing charitable organisations and educational institutes are among the 1,300 NGOs whose FCRA (Foreign Contribution Regulation Act) licences have been cancelled by the home ministry. The list includes educational institutes such as University of Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh’s Maulana Azad Educational Society and Indian Institute of Technology, Tamil Nadu’s Christian organisations, such as Christ …