NGO – Trust/Society Registration

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ABOUT SOCIETY/NGO REGISTRATION

Society Registration governed in India under Society Registration Act,1860. Which allows the registration of entities which are generally involved in the benefit of society- education, health, employment etc.

The society may be formed by any seven or more people associated for literary, scientific or charitable purpose.

ADVANTAGES

EASY TO FORM

The formation of a society is very simple as compared to the formation of any other form of business organizations. Any ten adults can join together and form a cooperative society. The procedure involves in the registration of a society is very simple and easy. No legal formalities are required for the formation of society.

LIMITED LIABILITY

The liabilities of the members of the society are limited to the extent of capital contributed by them. Hence, they are relieved from the fear of attachment of their private property, in case of the society suffers financial losses.

 

SERVICE MOTIVE

In society members are provided with better good and services at reasonable prices. The society also provides financial help to its members at the concessional rates. It assists in setting up production units and marketing of produces c small business houses so also small farmers for their agricultural products.
The society is managed by the elected members from and among themselves. Every member has equal rights through its single vote but can take active part in’ the formulation of the policies of the society. Thus all members are equally important for the society.

MEMBERSHIP

Unless and otherwise specifically debarred, the membership of society is open to everybody. Nobody is obstructed to join on the basis of religion, caste, creed, sex and color etc. A person can become a member of a society at any time he likes and can leave the society when he does not like to continue as member.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS

  • Minimum 7 Members.
  • No PAN Card required.
  • The objective shall be scientific, literary & for charitable purpose.

DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FOR REGISTRATION

IDENTITY AND ADDRESS PROOF

Aadhar Card, Aadhar number is now a necessity for applying for any registration in India. Also, income tax return can only be filed if the person has linked his PAN card with Aadhar number.

Address proof will be required for all directors and shareholders of the company to be incorporated. For Indian nationals, PAN is mandatory. For foreign nationals, apostilled or notarised copy of passport must be mandatorily submitted. Residence proof documents like bank statement or electricity bill should not be more than 2 months old.

All documents submitted must be valid

REGISTERED OFFICE PROOF

  • Register office of all companies must be in India .If it is a Rented Property, Rent agreement and NOC from a landlord. If it is a Self-owned Property, Electricity bill or any other address proof.
  • Documents submitted must be valid and not more than 2 month old.

FAQ'S

  • A trust can be formed as per Section 4 of Indian Trust Act 1882 for a lawful purpose;
  • A trust should have a document written and signed by trustees or a sole trustee;
  • A trust can be formed through a will also;
  • There is no definite form to create a trust.
  • Objectives of the trust should be clear and unambiguous.

 

For certified copy of MOA & RR for a registered society a fees of Rs.1/- per page will be charged. Application to this effect should contain the Name, Reg. No and must be signed by the General Secretary or the President of the society. After approval for registration, a fee of Rs 50/- in cash is charged. The Registrar of Society on satisfaction of documents Issue a Registration Certificate to the Society.

 

Trusts are registered using a document called TRUST DEED. This document contains all the information about the Trust. Along with these papers you would need to attach a Non-Judicial stamp paper. All the Trustees and witnesses will have to signatures on the Trust Deed.

 

  • Obtaining a PAN card for the society from the Income Tax Department.
  • Opening a Bank account for the society for the regulation of funds of the society.
  • Getting the exemption under Section 80 (G) of the Income Tax Act for exempting the donations from taxation.
  • Getting clearances from RBI for receipt of foreign funds in the society.