Foreign Contribution (regulation) Act, 2010
The Foreign Contribution (regulation) Act, 2010 is an Indian act of Parliament, the 42nd of 2010. It is a consolidating act whose scope is to regulate the acceptance and utilisation of foreign contribution or foreign hospitality by certain individuals or associations or companies and to prohibit acceptance and utilisation of foreign contribution or foreign hospitality for any activities detrimental to the national interest and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.
For obtaining registration under the FCRA, the applicant association should preferably be registered under any of the following Acts :-
Indian Trusts Act 1882.
Societies Registration Act, 1860.
Charitable and religious Trusts Act 1920.
Companies Act 1956.