Indians living abroad can now contribute to the construction of the Ram temple ; MHA’s approval of the FCRA

Now, Indians living abroad can contribute to the construction of the Ram Mandir (Ram Temple), approved by MHA.

According to the regulations, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) or trusts that accept foreign donations can only open their FCRA accounts at the State Bank of India, Sansad Marg branch.

The foundation stone of the temple was laid by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on August 5, 2020
(The foundation stone of the temple was laid by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on August 5, 2020)

According to persons familiar with the situation, the Shri Ram Janmabhoomi Teerth Kshetra Trust has been granted permission by the Union home ministry to take foreign donations for the construction of the Ram temple in Ayodhya, Uttar Pradesh.

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According to the aforementioned individuals, the Trust has been given permission under the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA), 2010, by the Ministry of Home Affairs’ (MHA) Foreigners Division to receive “voluntary contribution.”

Shri Ram Janmbhoomi Teerth Kshetra has been registered with the FCRA division of the Ministry of Home Affairs (Govt of India) to receive voluntary contributions from overseas sources, the trust announced on the microblogging site X.

It said, “Such contributions can only be transferred to approved bank accounts. The trust’s branches and other bank accounts will not accept such contributions.

According to the regulations, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) or trusts that receive foreign funding can only open their FCRA accounts at the State Bank of India, Sansad Marg branch.

The Trust, which is in charge of monitoring the temple’s construction, submitted an application for an FCRA license in June of this year.

Since its establishment in 2020, Shri Ram Janmbhoomi Teerth Kshetra has raised money through donations from pilgrims and individuals all around the nation, but it has not yet been successful in obtaining money from Indians who have been living overseas.

The Ram Temple in Ayodhya would be completed on January 1, 2024, according to a statement made by Union Home Minister Amit Shah in January. On August 5, 2020, Prime Minister Narendra Modi set the temple’s cornerstone.

There are plans to hold the official opening of the Ram temple between January 21 and January 24 of the next year, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi serving as the chief guest.

On November 9, 2019, a five-judge Supreme Court constitution bench presided over by the former Chief Justice of India, Ranjan Gogoi, unanimously ruled that Ram Lalla is the rightful owner of the property in Ayodhya where the Babri Masjid previously stood.

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