According to section 20 of the Societies Registration Act, 1860, the following societies can be registered under the Act: 'charitable societies, 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 foundation or maintenance of libraries or reading rooms for general use among the members or open to the public, or public museums and galleries of paintings and other works of art, collection of natural history, mechanical and philosophical inventions, instruments or designs.'
Societies are registered under the Societies Registration Act, 1860, which is a federal act. In certain states, which have a charity commissioner, the society must not only be registered under the Societies Registration Act, but also, additionally, under the Bombay Public Trusts Act.
The main instrument of any society is the memorandum of association and rules and regulations, wherein the aims and objects and mode of management (of the society) should be enshrined.
A Society needs a minimum of seven managing committee members; there is no upper limit to the number managing committee members. The Board of Management is in the form of a governing body or council or a managing or executive committee
Application for Registration
Registration can be done either at the state level (i.e., in the office of the Registrar of Societies) or at the district level (in the office of the District Magistrate or the local office of the Registrar of Societies).(2)
The procedure varies from state to state. However generally the application should be submitted together with: (a) memorandum of association and rules and regulations; (b) consent letters of all the members of the managing committee; (c) authority letter duly signed by all the members of the managing committee; (d) an affidavit sworn by the president or secretary of the society on non-judicial stamp paper of Rs.20-/, together with a court fee stamp; and (e) a declaration by the members of the managing committee that the funds of the society will be used only for the purpose of furthering the aims and objects of the society.
All the aforesaid documents which are required for the application for registration should be submitted in duplicate, together with the required registration fee. Unlike the trust deed, the memorandum of association and rules and regulations need not be executed on stamp paper.
Requirements for State Level
Name for organization
Seven initial members to form the organization.
Two Members for President - Treasurer or Secretary - Treasurer
Additional Requirement for All India Level Society
At least nine initial members to form the organization.
Two Members for President - Treasurer or Secretary - Treasurer form one state.
Other Seven Members from other seven different states.
Identification Proof of all Members and Governing body.
Water bill or House tax receipt as address proof of Regd. Office organization.
Signed Authority Letter
Documents which we prepare for
Two sets of "Aims & Objects of Organization"
Two sets of "Memorandum of Association" (by laws) of organization
Affidavit for name from the president of organization
Draft NOC for to run office of the Society, from landlord
Our expert professionals are providing services for:
Preparation of Memorandum of Association & Aims and Objects of the Society
Preparation of other necessary documents
Submission of Trust Deed for Registration
Preparing Application for Registration u/s 12A and Exemptions Under Section 80-G of Income Tax Act, 1961.
Appearing for hearing of the said case till finalization.