Analysis of the Current Legal Framework for Civil Society in India

UPDATED: October 2023

This report, written by Noshir H. Dadrawala, is an updated version to the 2019 publication by the same author, which provides a detailed analysis of the regulation of nonprofit organizations in India. The report focuses on the obstacles that nonprofits face as a result of onerous regulation, including challenges to registration and termination and legal barriers to political activity, assembly, and foreign funding. The 2023 updated version includes recent changes in the legal framework and other regulations that impact civil society and nonprofit organizations.

View the archived 2019 version of the analysis here.