It is a fact that political parties cannot receive contribution from any foreign source as defined under Clause (c) of Section 2 of the FCRA, 1976. Section 29 B of the Representation of the Peoples Act, 1951 also prohibits political parties from receiving foreign contributions. Clause 217 of the Finance Bill, 2018 seeks to amend Section 236 of the Finance Act, 2016 which relates to amendment to sub-clause (vi) of the clause (i) of Sub section (1) of Section 2 of the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act, 2010. The proviso to the said sub-clause inserted under the Finance Act, 2016 states that where the nominal value of share capital is within the limits specified for foreign investment under the Foreign Exchange Management Act, 1999 (42 of 1999), or the rules or regulations made there under, then, notwithstanding the nominal value of share capital of a company being more than one half of such value at the time of making the contribution.
The two-day meeting of the Joint Steering Committee on Homeland and Public Security of India and Israel concluded. The Indian delegation was headed by Shri T.V.S.N. Prasad, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs and the Israeli delegation was led by Ambassador of Israel, Mr. Daniel Carmon. The delegations had inter-ministerial representations from both sides.
The Union Home Minister, Shri Rajnath Singh chaired a meeting of the High Level Committee (HLC) for Central Assistance to the States of Bihar, Gujarat, Kerala, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Uttar, West Bengal, Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh. The Union Minister for Finance and Corporate Affairs, Shri Arun Jaitley, Union Home Secretary, Shri Rajiv Gauba and senior officers of the Ministries of Home, Finance and Agriculture and NITI Aayog attended the meeting.
Every persons who has been granted a registration certificate shall have such certificate renewed within six months before the expiry of the period of the certificate as per the provisions of FCRA, 2010 and the Rules made thereunder. The State-wise details of NGOs whose renewal application have been granted are available on the web Portal www.fcraonline.nic.in of the Ministry of Home Affairs.
Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has proposed transfer of Bureau of Civil Aviation Security from Ministry of Civil Aviation to Union Home Ministry for better coordination of all the security agencies engaged in Civil Aviation Security. Issues relating to strengthening of Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) such as manpower, training and availability of equipment at various airports is reviewed on a continuous basis and action taken wherever required, by all the stakeholders such as Ministry of Home Affairs, Ministry of Civil Aviation, Bureau of Civil Aviation Security and Airport Operators.
The activities of Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) during the year 2017. The Union Cabinet chaired by the Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi, gave its approval for implementation of umbrella scheme of "Modernisation of Police Forces (MPF)" for years 2017-18 to 2019-20. The financial outlay for the scheme over the three-year period is Rs.25, 060 crore, out of which the Central Government share will be Rs.18, 636 crore and the States’ share will be Rs.6, 424 crore. Special provision has been made under the Scheme for internal security, law and order, availability of modern weapons, mobility of police forces, logistics support, hiring of helicopters, upgradation of police wireless, National Satellite Network, CCTNS project, E-prison project etc.
The Union Home Minister, Shri Rajnath Singh chaired a meeting of the High Level Committee (HLC) for Central Assistance to the States of Manipur, Mizoram in the wake of flood, landslides and to Kerala in the wake of drought (rabi & kharif) of 2016-17. The Union Minister for Finance and Corporate Affairs, Shri Arun Jaitley, Union Minister of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare, Shri Radha Mohan Singh, Union Home Secretary, Shri Rajiv Gauba and senior officers of the Ministries of Home, Finance, Agriculture and Niti Aayog attended the meeting.
The Union Home Minister Shri Rajnath Singh chaired a meeting with the Chief Ministers of the Indo-Bangladesh Border (IBB) States, in Kolkata The Home Minister, giving highest priority to making borders secure, had earlier conducted border specific review meetings for Indo-China, Indo-Myanmar, Indo-Pakistan borders. In the meeting, the Home Minister underlined the need for securing the country’s borders and putting in place the systems to facilitate legitimate trade and commerce.