Society Registration

Register an NGO

  • Start working from the society, for the society.

A non-govt organization to work for the society A society to serve the society. A society is an organization in which a group of individuals with similar interest come together to perform some functions. The said societies are governed by the Societies Registration Act of 1860 and the said act is amended by the respective states. The societies are registered and governed as per the said act. Registration of society is required to promote the fine arts, science, literature, or knowledge sharing for a purposeful matter or for charity. On the other hand, society is also formed for the maintenance of a residential or commercial complex or for creating the Apartment Association. An organization that works like govt. An NGO to serve the society.


First to you and ultimately to the public and vice versa.

  • The registration lets you do it at large level.

  • You can get aid or funds in legal manner.

  • Benefits of tax deductions are available to the donors.

  • Each certified society procures legal status.

  • Registered society can legitimately open its current account

  • Can get delegation and regards under the Income Tax Act

  • Certified society gets the legal status that is necessary for statutory vesting of the wealth of society

  • Registered society gets legal identification before all forums and authorities

  • Members of the registered society are constitutionally bound to the same extent as if they had signed the Memorandum

  • A certified society can sue or sued.



Members, registration, society.

For registering a society, the following criteria must be fulfilled:

  • Members: Minimum of seven members for a state society and a minimum of eight members from eight different states (one in Delhi) is compulsory

  • Jurisdiction: Where the registered office of the society is situated. Before the District Registrar in the particular area. For example, Charity Commissioner in Maharashtra.

  • Governing Act: The societies are governed by the Societies Registration Act of 1986.

  • Property management: The property of the society vests in the name of the society and the same can be sold as per the terms mentioned in the bye-laws of the society. (e.g., approval from the Executive Committee Member)

  • Governing Act: The societies are governed by the Societies Registration Act of 1986.

  • Dissolution or closure: Dissolution as per the bye-laws of the society, upon dissolution and after settlement of all debts and liabilities, the funds and property of the society may not be distributed among the members of the society, rather, the remaining funds and property must be given or transferred to some other society, preferably one with similar objects.

  • Board: Executive Committee(President, Secretary, Vice President, Treasurer), General Body (All members)

  • Annual compliance: Societies must file annually, with the Registrar of Societies, a list of the names, addresses and occupations of their managing committee members.


Documents Required

Personal documents for the society.

  • The name of the society

  • Memorandum of Association or MoA: The Memorandum of Association basically contains the name of the society, registered office address of the society, the area of its operations, and the objectives for which the society is established.

  • Bye-laws: The bye-laws of the society is considered as the constitution of the society and it contains the role and responsibilities of the Executive Committee members which includes its President, Vice President, Secretary, Joint Secretary and Treasurer. It also mentions the qualification of the members, eligibility, term and termination and all the other processes for the functioning of the society is mentioned in the bye-laws.

  • Proof of registered office - (rental agreement or ownership document)

  • ID proof of all the members of society

  • Two witnesses

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.


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    A working member of the society, for the society.

    • Our experts can assist you in filing compliances also.

    • We help you to prepare a better MoA.

    • We assist you in drafting the bye-laws.

    • Serve the society, formally, legally.

    • You can receive funds in organised manner.


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