A bill that seeks to amend the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act (FCRA), under which providing the Aadhar numbers of the office-bearers of any NGO will be mandatory for registration, and public servants will be barred from receiving funds from abroad, was introduced in the Lok Sabha.
The Foreign Contribution Regulation (Amendment) Bill 2020 also proposes to enable the Centre to allow an NGO or association to surrender its FCRA certificate.
The draft bill proposes that not more than 20 per cent of the total foreign funds received could be spent on administrative expenses. Presently, the limit is 50 percent.
Eight opposition MPs were suspended from Rajya Sabha for unruly behaviour on Sunday, September 20.
The MPs include Derek O Brien, Sanjay Singh, Raju Satav, KK Ragesh, Ripun Bora, Dola Sen, Syed Nazir Hussain and Elamaran Karim.
Rajya Sabha Chairman Venkaiah Naidu condemned the MP’s misbehaviour with Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairman Harivansh when some members came to the well of the House. Deputy Chairman was physically threatened and was obstructed from doing his duty.