FCRA license of Missionaries of Charity not renewed by the Government of India

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  • According to the Union Ministry of Home Affairs the license of the Mother Teresa founded Non-Governmental Oragnisation (NGO) Missionaries of Charity license has not been under the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA) 2010, renewed due to certain adverse input received by the ministry against the NGO.
  • A  First Information Report (FIR) was filed on 12 December 2021 against  one of its children’s homes in Vadodara following allegations of religious conversions made by the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR).
  •  The license of the NGO is set to lapse on 31 December 2021.
  • The NGO has clarified that its bank account has not been frozen.
  • Under the FCRA NGO, in India has to open account in the New Delhi Main Branch (NDMB) of the State Bank of India (SBI).

What is FCRA 

  •  The Foreign Contribution Regulation Act 2010 regulates the receipts of foreign contribution foreign contribution received by certain Individuals, companies, Political Parties, association or NGO resident in India .
  • The government can ban receipt of foreign contributions if it feels that it harms the national interest.
  • It can also cancel the license of the Associations, NGO if they do not follow the procedure mentioned in the law.
  • The law is administered by the Union Ministry of Home Affairs. 

 Mother Teresa

Mother Mary Teresa born as Anjezë Gonxhe Bojaxhiu in Skopje now in North Macedonia. She was a Roman Catholic nun who came to India and founded Missionaries of Charity in 1950 in Kolkata.

The Missionaries of Charity was formed to serve the poor and destitute.

She received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979.

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