Jamia exempt from all provisions of FCRA

[Following is a Jamia press release dated Sept 21, 2012]

Earlier in the month of August there were reports in some sections of the media that the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA) Registration of Jamia Millia Islamia along with many other universities had been cancelled.

In this regard, Jamia Millia Islamia had represented to the Ministry of Home Affairs that the university had submitted the returns diligently including giving proof for the same.

Moreover, as per the Government of India Gazette Notification dated July 1, 2011, all statutory Bodies having their accounts audited through Comptroller & Auditor General of India are exempt from all provisions of the Foreign Contributions Regulations Act (FCRA).

The Ministry of Home Affairs has since clarified that Jamia is exempt from all provisions of the FCRA and therefore there is no bar on Jamia to receive/spend foreign contributions.

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