Section 6 in The Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act, 2010

Title: Restriction on acceptance of foreign hospitality.

Description: No member of a Legislature or office-bearer of a political party or Judge or Government servant or employee of any corporation or any other body owned or controlled by the Government shall, while visiting any country or territory outside India, accept, except with the prior permission of the Central Government, any foreign hospitality: Provided that it shall not be necessary to obtain any such permission for an emergent medical aid needed on account of sudden illness contracted during a visit outside India, but, where such foreign hospitality has been received, the person receiving such hospitality shall give, within one month from the date of receipt of such hospitality an intimation to the Central Government as to the receipt of such hospitality, and the source from which, and the manner in which, such hospitality was received by him.

Title: Prohibition to transfer foreign contribution to other person.

Description: 1[7. Prohibition to transfer foreign contribution to other person.--No person who— (a) is registered and granted a certificate or has obtained prior permission under this Act; and (b) receives any foreign contribution, shall transfer such foreign contribution to any other person.] 1. Subs. by Act 33 of 2020, s. 3, for section 7 (w.e.f. 29-9-2020).

Title: Restriction to utilise foreign contribution for administrative purpose.

Description: (1) Every person, who is registered and granted a certificate or given prior permission under this Act and receives any foreign contribution,-- (a) shall utilise such contribution for the purposes for which the contribution has been received: Provided that any foreign contribution or any income arising out of it shall not be used for speculative business: Provided further that the Central Government shall, by rules, specify the activities or business which shall be construed as speculative business for the purpose of this section; (b) shall not defray as far as possible such sum, not exceeding 1[twenty per cent.] of such contribution, received in a financial year, to meet administrative expenses: Provided that administrative expenses exceeding 1[twenty per cent.] of such contribution may be defrayed with prior approval of the Central Government. (2) The Central Government may prescribe the elements which shall be included in the administrative expenses and the manner in which the administrative expenses referred to in sub-section (1) shall be calculated. 1. Subs. by s. 4, ibid., for "fifty per cent." (w.e.f. 29-9-2020).

Title: Power of Central Government to prohibit receipt of foreign contribution, etc., in certain cases

Description: The Central Government may— (a) prohibit any person or organisation not specified in section 3, from accepting any foreign contribution; (b) require any person or class of persons, not specified in section 6, to obtain prior permission of the Central Government before accepting any foreign hospitality; (c) require any person or class of persons not specified in section 11, to furnish intimation within such time and in such manner as may be prescribed as to the amount of any foreign contribution received by such person or class of persons as the case may be, and the source from which and the manner in which such contribution was received and the purpose for which and the manner in which such foreign contribution was utilised; (d) without prejudice to the provisions of sub-section (1) of section 11, require any person or class of persons specified in that sub-section to obtain prior permission of the Central Government before accepting any foreign contribution; (e) require any person or class of persons, not specified in section 6, to furnish intimation, within such time and in such manner as may be prescribed, as to the receipt of any foreign hospitality, the source from which and the manner in which such hospitality was received: Provided that no such prohibition or requirement shall be made unless the Central Government is satisfied that the acceptance of foreign contribution by such person or class of persons, as the case may be, or the acceptance of foreign hospitality by such person, is likely to affect prejudicially— (i) the sovereignty and integrity of India; or (ii) public interest; or (iii) freedom or fairness of election to any Legislature; or (iv) friendly relations with any foreign State; or (v) harmony between religious, racial, social, linguistic or regional groups, castes or communities.

Title: Power to prohibit payment of currency received in contravention of the Act.

Description: Where the Central Government is satisfied, after making such inquiry as it may deem fit, that any person has in his custody or control any article or currency or security, whether Indian or foreign, which has been accepted by such person in contravention of any of the provisions of this Act, it may, by order in writing, prohibit such person from paying, delivering, transferring or otherwise dealing with, in any manner whatsoever, such article or currency or security save in accordance with the written orders of the Central Government and a copy of such order shall be served upon the person so prohibited in the prescribed manner, and thereupon the provisions of sub-sections (2), (3), (4) and (5) of section 7 of the Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Act, 1967 (37 of 1967) shall, so far as may be, apply to, or in relation to, such article or currency or security and references in the said sub-sections to moneys, securities or credits shall be construed as references to such article or currency or security.