The Centre has restored the FCRA registration of Missionaries of Charity (MoC), the Catholic religious congregation set up by Nobel laureate Mother Teresa, Trend reports citing India Today.
The FCRA registration of Missionaries of Charity was restored on January 7, the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has confirmed.
After the MHA turned down its request for licence renewal on December 25, the MoC had joined around 6,000 entities whose FCRA registration had ceased to exist. The MHA had said registration was earlier not renewed as “some adverse inputs” were noticed.
With the central government’s latest action, the Mother Teresa-founded charity is back on the list of over 16,000 NGOs whose FCRA registration is currently active.
The FCRA registration is mandatory for any association and NGO to receive and utilise foreign funding.
All over India, the MoC has over 240 houses for orphans, the destitute and AIDS patients. Last year, it completed 71 years of work in India.