Foreign Contribution (Regulation) (Second Amendment) Rules, 2019

Sep 17, 2019 | by Avantis RegTech Legal Research Team


The Ministry of Home Affairs on September 16, 2019, has published the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) (Second Amendment) Rules, 2019 to further amend the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Rules, 2011.

The following amendments in the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Rules, 2011 are as under:

Ø  Under Rule 6A which specifies the criteria when articles gifted for personal use do not amount to foreign contribution: for the words “rupees twenty-five thousand”, the words “one lakh rupees” has been substituted.

Ø  Under Rule 7 which specifies the categories of persons for receiving foreign hospitality: for the words “sixty days”, the words “one month” has been substituted.

Ø  Under Rule 9 which specifies the procedure for making an application for obtaining ‘registration’ or ‘prior permission’ to receive foreign contribution:

(A)    after the letters and figure “FC-3A”, the words and letters “with an affidavit executed by each office bearer and key functionary and member in Proforma ‘AA’ appended to these rules” has been inserted;

(B)    after the letters and figure “FC-3B”, the words and letters “with an affidavit executed by each office bearer and key functionary and member in Proforma ‘AA’ appended to these rules” has been inserted;

Ø  Under Rule 12 (2) which specifies the procedure for renewal of registration certificate: after the letters and figure “FC-3C”, the words and letters “with an affidavit executed by each office bearer and key functionary and member in Proforma ‘AA’ appended to these rules” has been inserted;

Ø  after Form FC-6E, the following has been inserted, namely:

Proforma ‘AA’ which is to be executed by each office bearer and key functionary and member individually on non-judicial stamp paper of Rs.10/- and attested by a Notary Public or 1st Class Magistrate.

[Notification No. G.S.R. 659(E)]


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