The Union Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has cancelled the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA) registration of a Christian organisation — Tamil Nadu Social Service Society (TASOSS).
The non-governmental organisation (NGO) is the second Tamil Nadu-based Christian affiliation whose FCRA registration has been cancelled 2024.
According to its web site, which is underneath development, TASOSS is an official organisation of the Tamil Nadu Catholic Bishops Conference.
According to MHA’s order, the NGO is not eligible to obtain overseas donations and the registration has been cancelled on account of “violation”.
The NGO is registered as a “social” organisation. Registered associations can obtain overseas contributions for social, academic, non secular, financial and cultural programmes. FCRA registration is obligatory to obtain overseas donations.
The cancellation comes days after MHA revoked the FCRA registration of World Vision India (WVI). Its guardian arm, the U.S.-based World Vision, is among the largest Christian voluntary teams with a presence in over 100 international locations. WVI has been operational in India for the previous 70 years.
Through FCRA, the ministry regulates overseas donations to make sure that such funds don’t adversely have an effect on the nation’s inside safety.
Since 2015, the FCRA registration of greater than 16,000 NGOs has been cancelled on account of “violation”. As of February 3, there have been 17,019 FCRA-registered NGOs lively within the nation. The FCRA registration of practically 6,000 NGOs ceased to function from January 1, 2022, because the MHA both refused to resume their utility or the NGOs didn’t apply.