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NEWS IMPULSE – FOREIGN CONTRIBUTION REGULATION ACT (FCRA) | 11 SEPTEMBER

<p style=”margin-bottom: 13px; text-align: center;”><span style=”font-size:11pt”><span style=”line-height:115%”><span style=”font-family:Calibri,sans-serif”><b><span lang=”EN-US” style=”font-size:12.0pt”><span style=”line-height:115%”><span style=”font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,serif”>SOURCE &ndash; THE HINDU</span></span></span></b></span></span></span></p>

<p style=”margin-bottom: 13px; text-align: center;”><span style=”font-size:11pt”><span style=”line-height:115%”><span style=”font-family:Calibri,sans-serif”><b><span lang=”EN-US” style=”font-size:12.0pt”><span style=”line-height:115%”><span style=”font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,serif”>GS PAPER 2 AND 3</span></span></span></b></span></span></span></p>

<p style=”margin-bottom:13px”><span style=”font-size:11pt”><span style=”line-height:115%”><span style=”font-family:Calibri,sans-serif”><b><span lang=”EN-US” style=”font-size:12.0pt”><span style=”line-height:115%”><span style=”font-family:&quot;Cambria&quot;,serif”>CONTEXT – </span></span></span></b><span lang=”EN-US” style=”font-size:12.0pt”><span style=”background:whitesmoke”><span style=”line-height:115%”><span style=”color:#282828″>The Union Home Ministry has granted Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA) registration to the famous Gurdwara Harmandir Sahib, or the Golden Temple, in Amritsar, enabling it to receive foreign donations. </span></span></span></span><span lang=”EN-US” style=”font-size:12.0pt”><span style=”background:white”><span style=”line-height:115%”><span style=”font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif”><span style=”color:#090909″>&nbsp;The foreign contribution can be used by the Sikh shrine for providing financial and medical assistance to the needy. It can also be used to organize langar which is a free community kitchen.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p>

<p><span style=”font-size:16px;”><span style=”background:white”><span style=”line-height:18.0pt”><span style=”font-family:Calibri,sans-serif”><b><span lang=”EN-US”><span style=”font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif”><span style=”color:black”>FOREIGN CONTRIBUTION REGULATION ACT (FCRA), 2010</span></span></span></b></span></span></span></span></p>

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<li style=”margin-left:8px”><span style=”font-size:11pt”><span style=”line-height:115%”><span style=”font-family:Calibri,sans-serif”><span lang=”EN-US” style=”font-size:12.0pt”><span style=”background:whitesmoke”><span style=”line-height:115%”><span style=”color:#282828″>The FCRA, 2010 is a national security legislation enacted to ensure the internal security of the country is not adversely affected by unregulated foreign donations.</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></li>
<li style=”margin-left:8px”><span style=”font-size:11pt”><span style=”line-height:115%”><span style=”font-family:Calibri,sans-serif”><span lang=”EN-US” style=”font-size:12.0pt”><span style=”background:white”><span style=”line-height:115%”><span style=”font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif”><span style=”color:#090909″>The FCRA Act is implemented by Ministry of Home Affairs</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></li>
<li style=”margin-left:8px”><span style=”font-size:11pt”><span style=”line-height:115%”><span style=”font-family:Calibri,sans-serif”><span lang=”EN-US” style=”font-size:12.0pt”><span style=”background:white”><span style=”line-height:115%”><span style=”font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif”><span style=”color:#090909″>donating organizations need to register themselves every five years</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></li>
<li style=”margin-left:8px”><span style=”font-size:11pt”><span style=”line-height:115%”><span style=”font-family:Calibri,sans-serif”><span lang=”EN-US” style=”font-size:12.0pt”><span style=”background:white”><span style=”line-height:115%”><span style=”font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif”><span style=”color:#090909″>A person with a definite cultural, economic, educational, religious or social programme can accept foreign contribution after registration or permission from the Central Government. </span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></li>
<li style=”margin-left:8px”><span style=”font-size:11pt”><span style=”line-height:115%”><span style=”font-family:Calibri,sans-serif”><span lang=”EN-US” style=”font-size:12.0pt”><span style=”background:white”><span style=”line-height:115%”><span style=”font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif”><span style=”color:#090909″>The election candidate, Member of any legislature (MP and MLAs), Political parties, publishers of a registered Newspaper, Judge, government servant or employee of any corporation owned by the government cannot accept the foreign contributions</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></span></li>
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<p style=”margin-left:48px”><span style=”font-size:11pt”><span style=”line-height:115%”><span style=”font-family:Calibri,sans-serif”><b><span lang=”EN-US” style=”font-size:12.0pt”><span style=”background:white”><span style=”line-height:115%”><span style=”font-family:&quot;Arial&quot;,sans-serif”><span style=”color:#090909″>CONCLUSION</span></span></span></span></span></b></span></span></span></p>

<p style=”margin-bottom:13px; margin-left:48px”><span style=”font-size:11pt”><span style=”line-height:115%”><span style=”font-family:Calibri,sans-serif”><span lang=”EN-US” style=”font-size:12.0pt”><span style=”background:whitesmoke”><span style=”line-height:115%”><span style=”color:#282828″>The decision on FCRA at the Sri Harmandir Sahib is a path breaking one which will once again showcase the outstanding spirit of service of our Sikh sisters and brothers.&rdquo;A</span></span></span></span></span></span></span></p>

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