Over 11,319 NGOs have lost their FCRA licences this year. The incumbent government has come hard on funding from foreign donors to non-governmental organisations (NGO). It has rejected the applications for licence renewal under the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act, 2010 (FCRA). According to new FCRA, FCRA registration expires after 5 years, and has to be again renewed. There is a 50 per cent restriction on the amount of foreign funds to be used for administrative expenses. There is a need to create an autonomous, self-regulatory agency for civil society organisations like NGOs.