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How To Register Society / Trust / NGO Registration in India?

How To Register Society / Trust / NGO Registration in India?
A society is a group of people involved with each other through persistent relations, or a large social grouping which voluntarily joins together, subject to the same political authority and dominant cultural expectations incorporated under Society Registration Act, 1860 to promote generous, social welfare, helpful, religious, charitable, educational, professional or any other useful object but not for the purpose of carrying on any trade, industry or business. A society, though not a corporation, is a legal entity and it can be described in a particular name for a purpose.

As per Section 20 of Society Registration Act, 1860, the societies with following objectives may be registered under this Act:-

Charitable Societies, The Military Orphan Funds or Societies established at the several presidencies of India Societies established for the promotion of science, literature, or the fine arts, for instruction, the diffusion of useful knowledge, (the diffusion of Political education),The formation or maintenance of libraries or reading-rooms for general use among the members and the public,The formation or maintenance of public museums , painting gallaries and other works of arts, collection of natural history, mechanical and philosophical inventions, instruments or designs.

The procedure varies from state to state. Any seven or more persons associated for any scientific, literary or charitable purposes can apply for Registration of a society. No limit of maximum number of members is prescribed in the act. For registering a society, following documents needs to be prepared and submitted to the Registrar:

As per Section 20 of Society Registration Act, 1860, the societies with following objectives may be registered under this Act:-

Memorandum of Association(MOA): Major Contents are Name of the Society, Working Area, Address of Registered Office, Aims and Object of the Society, Name address, occupation of the Governing body members, desirous persons
Rules & Regulation: Major contents are Name of the Association, Admissions of members, Subscription, Cessation of Membership, Rights and privilege of members, Powers and functions of General Body members, Meetings, Election, Power and duties of Office bearers, Quorum of meeting etc

These documents needs to be certified by at least three members of the governing body and should be filled along with the MOA:

Proof of Identity & Address of Governing Body Members
Address of the registered office and Consent
NOC of the owner of the address of Registered Office Premises
A fee of Rupees fifty is required to be paid

Name of the Society should not be identical with any existing society, registered under the Societies Registration Act, 1860. The name of the Society also should not be undesirable

 

 

 

Difference between Trust and Society 

S. No.

Basis of Difference

Trust

Society

 

1.

Registration under 

Indian Trust Act, 1882

Societies Registration Act, 1860

 

2.

Minimum Members

TwoJ

Seven

3.

Area of Activities

All over India,

Without mentioning in Deed

 

Separate registration for

All India level (8- different states members required)

4.

Nature of control

One man control, i.e. SETTLER

Democracy system

5.

Possibility of amendment

 

Easy,  by a supplementary Trust Deed

Difficult, amendment in  MOA and R&R both.

6.

 

Name Availability

Easily available J

Difficulty in availability

7.

 

Bank a/c operation

One person,  Settler

Two persons, either President or Secretary and Treasurer

8.

 

Holding of office

Trustees generally hold

office for whole life

hold office for period of time

and may stand for re-election

 

9.

 

Winding-up

Trust is generally irrevocable,

Can not be wound-up

wound up if  3/5th

 of the members, so desireJ

10.

 

 

Family Members

Can become trustee

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8.

 

Examples

Mother Teresa Charitable trust

Amar Jyoti Charitable Trust

Trade Associations

 

 

9.

 

Govern by

Board of Trustee

Governing Body

10.

 

Main Instruments

Trust Deed

Memorandum Of Association &

Rules and regulation

11.

Objects

General objectives

Specific objectives -prescribed

 

 

11.

 

 

Eligible for Income Tax Exemption after Registration u/s 12A & 80G

 

12.

 

 

Eligible for receiving Foreign Contribution after Registration under FCRA

 

 

13.

 

 

Eligible for receiving Govt. grants and benefits

 

 

14.

 

Profits shall not be distributed to the Trustee/ Members

 

 










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Glister Group of Company.is a multi state Cooperative Society which is registered under Ministry of Agriculture, Government of India. It is operational in two states namely Uttar Pradesh and Bihar.

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