NGO Registration India
A Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) is a non-profit organization, a group or entrepreneurship of activists, individuals, voluntary, and social persons working for a charitable cause.
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NGO Registration Service
An NGO is a non-government organization with a charitable objective, for the betterment of the society in general. It can be started as a Trust, a Society or a Non-Profit Company [Section 8 Company], depending on the activity you wish to undertake. In India, NGO is an umbrella term for all non-profit organizations including Trust, Society and Section 8 Company. Other names for such not-for-profit organizations are "Sangathan", "Sangh", "Sangam". Income tax exemption is available for all non-profit NGOs. These are sometimes confused with non-profitable companies, which refers to a regular business is not making a profit. At Vakilsearch, we will help you select the right option and guide you through the entire NGO registration process.
Benefits of NGO Registration India
A registered NGO gains the legal status
Register NGO reinforces the ethical, social and legal norms
Registered as a Trust, Society or Section 8 Company
Attract investors with accurate financials
Essential documents for online NGO registration
Before a registered deed is delivered to an NGO, submission of specific documents is required.
For the trust registration, the following papers are mandatory: A bill of electricity or water stating the address that needs to be registered. The identity proof of at least two members of the company. The proof can be: Voter ID Driving License Passport Aadhaar Card Once the payment for the registration is done, it takes about 8 to 10 days for online registration to be completed under the Indian Trust Act – 1882. Before the deed becomes valid throughout the country, the settler has to deliver a presentation at the registrar’s office. Note:On the scheduled date for registration, the Author of the Trust shall be present in the Register Office for registration
For a society registration, the following papers are essential: The name of the society. Address proof of the office. Identity proof of all the nine members which can be: Driving License Copy of Passport Voter ID Aadhaar card Two copies of the Memorandum of Association and By-laws of the society. Note:Once the payment for the registration is done, it takes about 8 to 10 days for drafting the MoA and By-laws of the Society. Thereafter it takes 21 to 30 days for the Society to be registered.
Section 8 Company:
For a Section 8 company registration, the following papers are essential: The name of the Company for approval. Address proof of the office. It can be electricity or water bill or house tax receipt. Identity proof of all the Directors which can be: Driving License Copy of Passport Voter ID Aadhaar card The Memorandum of Association and Articles of Association of the Company. Note:Once the payment for the registration is done, it takes about 8 to 10 days for drafting the MoA and AoA of the Society. Thereafter it takes about 2 months for the entire Company registration to be completed.
NGO Registration India
One of the ways in which an NGO can be registered is Trust or more commonly called Charitable trust. Trust is a legal entity created by the “trustor” or “settlor” who transfers the assets to the second party or “trustee” for the benefit of the third party or “beneficiary”. Trusts are formed to help and support the deprived sections of the society. Any group of individuals can register a trust and in India as such there are no specific laws to govern the public trust, however, some states like Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu have their own Public Trust Act.
A society is an entity that can be created by a group of individuals united in their cause for promoting science, arts, literature, social welfare and useful information. In addition, societies work for creating military orphan funds, maintaining public museum and libraries. Societies are governed by the Societies Registration Act, 1860. They must be registered with the respective state Registrar of Societies to be eligible for tax exemption.
Section 8 Companies
A Section 8 company is similar to a trust and society. The objectives of a Section 8 Companies are to promote arts, science, commerce, sports, social welfare, religion, charity and environmental protection. They are registered under the Companies Act, 2013 for charitable purpose. They have better credibility among government bodies, donors and other stakeholders.
FAQs on NGO Registration India
First, you would need to pick a name, then check to see if it is already registered. If the desired name doesn’t exist yet, you can proceed to apply with the Registrar for a Certificate of Incorporation. The easiest way of registering your Non-Government Organization is by doing it with Bharatregister. We do all the work for you and you don’t have to bother about the running about for the process.
There are many reasons why it is better to register an NGO. One of the most important ones in funds. As an NGO you will receive funds from various quarters. The money you get from donors has to be put in a bank. To open a bank account under a company or an NGO, you need to have some documents. The registration of an NGO provides you with documents to show that funds are received in the NGO's name.