Government of India has recently, through a gazette notification
dated 28 September 2020 and another notification numbered G.S.R.
695(E) dated 10 November 2020, undertaken an overhaul of the law
relating to receipt of foreign contributions, by making changes to
the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act, 2010 (‘FCRA’) and the
Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Rules, 2011 (‘FC Rules’).
FCRA was enacted with a view to regulating the receipt and use of
contributions/ amounts received from foreign entities in certain
specific sectors, such as political organizations, nongovernmental
organizations, social and religious organizations.
The key changes brought about in the FCRA by the Amendment Act and FC Rules by the Amendment Rules are set out below: