From September 1, NGOs can only submit requests for the review of FCRA orders online; there is a cost.

The application for revision of an order affected by a Central government order will be made online . The application must be submitted in electronic format and a fee of Rs 3000 is paid through the Central governments payment gateway .

Starting September 1, 2022, any NGO or association designated under the Foreign Contributions (Regulation) Act, 2010, that is affected by a Central government order, be it a suspension or cancellation of registration, or any other proceeding under FCRA and the rules thereunder, will have to lawfully file a petition for revision of such order in electronic format.The revision request must be made to the Union Home Secretary and submitted within one year from the date on which the order was notified to the aggrieved NGO or the date on which it became aware of it, whichever is earlier.The order must be revised online, along with supporting documents if applicable, and a fee of Rs 3000 is payable through the Central government's payment gateway.According to the earlier statutes, this fee was Rs 1,000, payable by a demand draft or bankers cheque.

A home ministry official told the daily that applications in physical mode would no longer be accepted until September 1, 2022.In the past few years, the home ministry has online handled the bulk of FCRA transactions with NGOs and associations, to increase accountability and rule out any possibility of corruption or bullying by NGOs due to human contact or indiscretion by staff.Any organization that wishes to file a petition for the correction of an order that has been accepted by the competent authority may post a scanned version of its request on FCRA web portal ( under the main heading Services under FCRA, sub-heading Revision Application against Section 32, FCRA 2010.There will be no requirement to forward a physical copy of the revision application or any other related document to the MHA.