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(Registered state-wise with the concerned Sub-Registrar)
To run an NGO in India, a non-profit organisation can be registered under any of the three options as given below:
A society is an association of several individuals combined using a mutual accord to deliberate, govern and act cooperatively for some communal purpose. Societies are usually registered for the advancement of charitable activities like sports, music, culture, religion, art, education, etc.
Well; you can register an NGO/NPO as Society with a charitable purpose. Such purposes may include the advancement of literature, fine arts, science or distribution of awareness for bountiful purposes. The Society Registration Act, 1860 has been accepted by several state governments without or with further amendments.
The registration of a society in India is governed by the Societies Registration Act, 1860 that aims at legalizing and bringing uniformity to the way such societies are governed. The Act has been adopted by all Indian states, many of which have made amended the original Act. Know more about Society Registration with the support of our experienced Compliance Managers at Compliance Ease LLP.
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A Society after its registration shall do the following compliance:
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To register an NGO as Society, we require certain fixed documents whose quick checklist has been given below for your easy understanding:
Recommendation letter from local authority (in some states)
Registration of a Society Deed is completely a legal work and it requires knowledge of The Society Registration Act, 1860 and in-hand experience of clearing any objections raised by the concerned Sub-Registrar.
Even though the processes of application differs from one state to another, the following forms should be submitted with the duplicates of the following and the applicable registration fee:
In case of the societies, the main instruments are the Memorandums of Association and the Rules and Regulations that enlist the aims of the society and the way it is going to be managed.
The memorandum of association must mention:
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Society being a non-profit organization, they leverage the exemption from the provision of income tax under section 12A and the donors also get tax deductions under section 80G of the Income Tax Act, 1961 respectively.
Society even today stands the oldest form of Non-Profit making organization in India.
A Society becomes a separate legal entity once registered.
A society has the right to lease, rent, buy & sell property, borrow money and enter contracts in its own name. No member of the society has personal right or interest in any of the assets of the society.
The rules governing the incorporated society must meet the minimum requirements set out in the Incorporated Societies Act 1908. Thus, members can be assured of the certainty in the way the society is run.
Even today, most of the schools have their NGOs in the form of Society.
Members are not personally liable for the debts, contracts or other obligations of the society.
Almost everyone is familiar with the name of Society in India being the oldest form.