The Rajya Sabha passed the Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Amendment Bill, 2020 by a voice vote following discussions on Wednesday. The bill approved by the Rajya Sabha makes it mandatory for office bearers of NGOs to provide their Aadhaar numbers at the time of registration and also bring various other changes. The bill was moved for passing by Minister of State (MoS), Home Affairs, Nityanand Rai in the house. Replying to a debate on the bill, Minister of State for Home Nityanand Rai said the legislation was not against any NGO and is an effort to maintain transparency. "The FCRA is a law for national and internal security. Its main motive is to ensure that foreign funds do not dominate the political and social discourse of India," Rai said. He further said that it has been proposed to make Aadhar card for Indian, and passports or OCI paper for international citizens, to be made mandatory to verify their identity. He further said that the Ministry had consulted UIDAI and MEITY before proposing this move. The bill provides for a reduction in administrative expenses of any NGO receiving foreign funding, from 50 percent to 20 percent of annual funds to ensure spending on their main objectives, the minister further added. Among other provisions, the bill proposes to enable the Centre to allow an NGO or association to surrender its FCRA certificate. The bill was passed in Lok Sabha on Monday and will now be sent to the President for his assent.