As informed earlier through the SRRF Dialogue e-group, Govt has passed FCRA 2010 Act in September 2010. However the Act is still in abeyance as the rules have not been finalized. MHA has posted draft rules on its web-site, inviting comments against the same by 31st March 2011.
While there are some positives in the new legislation, there are some negatives. Since the Act has already been promulgated, not much can be done. However rules are still at draft stage, and it is the duty of everyone associated with the Development sector to contribute in removing several negatives included in the Rules.
SMA Management organized a Roundtable on 15th March 2011 at IIC, New Delhi on this topic, with a view to formulating a Memorandum to the Govt. A Group has been formed from the participants who attended the Roundtable for finalizing the memorandum from views received from participants. SRRF Dialogue urges all its members to contribute towards the same individually or through this group. If you would like the comment to go through the Memorandum, please send your comments at the earliest.
To familiarize you, with changes in the Act & Rules a presentation made at the Roundtable is available at the SRRF website and can be accessed through following link:
We urge each one of you to provide your comments. In case you would like to share/ raise queries, please do so as usual through the group link below.
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