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“Excess protocols can upset the functioning of Non-Government Organizations across the country”. Critically examine the statement in the context of Foreign Contribution Regulation (Amendment) Act 2020.

Topic: Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.

2. “Excess protocols can upset the functioning of Non-Government Organizations across the country”. Critically examine the statement in the context of Foreign Contribution Regulation (Amendment) Act 2020. (250 words)

Reference:  The Hindu

Why the question:

The article throws light on changes in the Foreign Contribution Regulation (Amendment)Act 2020 and the impact thereafter on NGOs.

Key Demand of the question:

Discuss in what way the FCRA 2020 can upset the functioning of Non-Government Organizations across the country.

Directive:

Critically examine – When asked to ‘Examine’, we have to look into the topic (content words) in detail, inspect it, investigate it and establish the key facts and issues related to the topic in question. While doing so we should explain why these facts and issues are important and their implications. When ‘critically’ is suffixed or prefixed to a directive, one needs to look at the good and bad of the topic and give a fair judgment.

 Structure of the answer:

Introduction:

Start with brief background of the question.

Body:

The amendments to the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA) enacted last year that among others made it compulsory for NGOs to open a bank account in Delhi has crippled the work of many organisations that are unable to receive foreign funds.

Registered NGOs can receive foreign contribution for five purposes — social, educational, religious, economic and cultural. An FCRA registration is mandatory for NGOs to receive foreign funds.

Discuss issues in detail and suggest what needs to be done.

Conclusion:

Conclude with solutions to address the issues.

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