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Among 6,000 Entities To Lose Foreign Funding Licence: Oxfam India, IIT Delhi, Jamia Millia Islamia; Check Others In List

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OB Bureau

New Delhi: Oxfam India, IIT Delhi, Jamia Milia Islamia, Nehru Memorial Museum and Library (NMML), Satyajit Ray Film & Television Institute and Indian Medical Association (IMA) are among the 6,000 organisations whose Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA) registration deemed to have ceased on Saturday.

Hamdard Education Society, Delhi School of Social Work Society, Bharatiya Sanskriti Parishad, DAV College Trust and Management Society, India Islamic Cultural Centre, Godrej Memorial Trust, Delhi Public School Society, Nuclear Science Centre in JNU, India Habitat Centre, Lady Shri Ram College for Women, Delhi College of Engineering and All India Marwari Yuva Manch are also among these entities.

However, organisations such as the Missionaries of Charity will not be eligible for the extension of benefits as their applications for renewal of FCRA registration have already been rejected, according to a notice issued by the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA).

The removal of 6,003 organisations has brought down the list of FCRA-registered organisations in the country from 22,832 to 16,829, according to the Home Ministry’s dashboard of organisations considered “alive or active”.

The dashboard in all lists 12,580 organisations which cease to have their FCRA registration as on January 1. Officials indicated this was a cumulative list and includes organisations which lost their FCRA registration under similar conditions in previous years.

Among the prominent organisations which, according to the Home Ministry’s records, do not hold FCRA registration any longer are Hamdard Education Society, Indian Institute of Technology (Hauz Khas), Indira Gandhi National Centre for Arts (IGNCA), Indian Institute of Public Administration (IIPA), National Foundation for Communal Harmony (NFCH), Delhi College of Engineering, Goa Football Association, Press Institute of India, The Lepra India Trust and Indian Institute of Management (Calcutta), Medical Council of India, Emmanuel Hospital Association, which runs over a dozen hospitals across India, Tubercolosis Association of India, Vishwa Dharamayatan, Maharishi Ayurveda Pratishthan, National Federation of Fishermen’s Cooperatives Ltd, Bhartiya Sanskriti Parishad, DAV College Trust and Management Society, Godrej Memorial Trust etc.

OB Bureau

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