Civil Rights Bodies Urge President To Not Sign FCRA Bill, Send It Back For Par Panel Consultation

Civil Rights Bodies Urge President To Not Sign FCRA Bill, Send It Back For Par Panel Consultation
Friday 25 September 2020
Civil rights bodies urged President Ram Nath Kovind on Monday to not sign the FCRA bill, urging him to send it back for a parliamentary committee consultation. Parliament on 23rd September passed a bill to amend the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act to make furnishing of Aadhaar numbers by office-bearers of NGOs mandatory for registration, with the government asserting that the proposed legislation is aimed at transparency and not against any NGO.The bill will now be sent to the president for his assent.

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