JNU, DU, Ignou, SC Bar can’t receive foreign funds
Prominent academic institutions like JNU, Delhi University, IITDelhi, ICAR besides the Supreme Court Bar Association are among several hundred organisations barred by the Centre from receiving foreign funds.
The registration of these institutions under the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act, 2010 (FCRA) has been cancelled by the Union home ministry as they have failed to file annual returns for five consecutive years.
No organisation is allowed to receive funds from abroad unless it is registered under FCRA. It is mandatory under the law for such organisations to submit income and expenditure statement to the government annually else their registration is cancelled.
Among the institutions whose FCRA licence have been cancelled include Jawaharlal Nehru University, University of Delhi, Indira Gandhi National Open University, Indian Institute of TechnologyDelhi, Panjab University, Indian Council of Agricultural Research, Gargi College, Delhi and Lady Irwin College, Delhi, according to the documents accessed by PTI.
Other organisations whose FCRA registration were cancelled include the SC Bar Association, Escorts Heart Institute and Research Centre, Gandhi Peace Foundation, Nehru Yuva Kendra Sangathan and Armed Forces Flag Day Fund.