Regulatory and Tax Status

The Public Health Foundation of India (“PHFI”) was formed under the Societies Registration Act, 1860 vide registration certificate number 54840 dated 8 February 2006.

Registered office of PHFI is at present situated at Unit No. 316, 3rd Floor, Rectangle-1Building, Plot No. D-4, District Centre Saket, New Delhi-110017

Recognised as a Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (SlRO)

PHFI has been registered as a Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (SIRO) by the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research under the Scheme on Recognition of Scientific and Industrial Research Organisations (SIROs), 1988. The recognition is duly renewed Vide No. 14/482/2008-TU-V dated 05th April 2017 for the period from 1st April 2017 to 31st March 2020

Exemptions/Approvals under Income Tax Act, 1961

PHFI has been granted an exemption under section 12A of the Income Tax Act, 1961, vide letter number DIT(E)/12A/2005-06/P-1044/05/313 dated 16 June 2006. The Foundation has also obtained exemption u/s 80G(5)(vi) of the Income Tax Act, 1961.

PHFI has also been granted approval under section 35 (1) (ii) of Income Tax Act 1961 for its scientific research activities as per Gazette notification no 13/2010 dated 5th March 2010.

Status under Foreign Contribution Regulation Act, 2010

PHFI’s registration under The Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act, 2010 (FCRA)/ Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Rules, 2011, vide number 231660927R dated August 04, 2016 was renewed for the period November 01, 2016 to October 31, 2021.

Subsequent to renewal of FCRA registration, the PHFI received a Revision Order dated April 10, 2017 bearing no. II/21022/36(0316)/2016-FCRA-II under section 32 of the FCRA from FCRA Department, Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) treating as ‘non-est ab-initio’ the renewal order dated August 04, 2016.

Based on review application filed by PHFI with MHA on April 17 2017, MHA, detailed review and pending completion of enquiry, has provided an interim relief vide its Order No II/21022/58(119)/2015-FCRA(MU) dated January 25, 2018 (relief order). The relief order allows PHFI to receive foreign contribution under prior permission route (PP) on project by project basis.

Subsequent to various project specific PP applications filed with MHA, PHFI has started receiving foreign contribution into its designated FCRA bank account.