Reserve Bank of India vide RBI/2012-13/211 A. P. (DIR Series) Circular No. 31dated 17 th September, 2012 has clarified that permission to establish offices, in India by foreign Non-Government or Government Organizations/Non-Profit Organizations/Foreign Government Bodies/Departments, by whatever name called, are under the Government Route as specified in A. P. (DIR Series) Circular No. 23 dated December 30, 2009. Accordingly, such entities are required to apply to the Reserve Bank for prior permission to establish an office in India, whether Project Office or otherwise.