CSR-1 Registration For NGO

Online Filing of CSR-1 @ ₹ 4,999/-

We help NGOs such as Societies, Trusts, and Section 8 Companies to obtain online CSR Registration with the ROC. Filing CSR-1 is necessary to qualify for CSR grants and undertake CSR activities. We offer our services all over India.

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CSR-1 Registration in India

Corporate Social Responsibility is a mandatory compliance to be fulfilled by eligible companies under Section 135 of the Companies Act, 2013. Certain companies have to spend 2% of their average net annual profits made during the three immediately preceding financial years, on CSR funds for undertaking CSR projects in India. These include companies that fulfil any of the following conditions:
  • Companies having a net worth of Rs.500 crores or more,
  • Turnover of Rs.1000 crores or more,
  • Net profit of Rs.5 crores or more,
during the immediately preceding financial year. CSR funds can be utilised by companies which undertake CSR activities themselves, or can be granted to NGOs which companies outsource their CSR activities to. For this purpose, the concerned NGOs will be required to obtain registration as “Bodies undertaking CSR activities” with the ROC. The regulation regarding CSR Registration for NGOs was introduced on the 1st of April, 2021. Under the instant scheme the eligible NGO has to register itself with the ROC by filing CSR-1 Application.
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CSR -1 Filing with the ROC @ ₹4999/-
  • Consultation with Our Expert
  • Eligibility Check for CSR-1
  • Drafting of Application
  • Professional Certification
  • Filing of CSR-1 Form to ROC
  • Approval of CSR-1 Form

Eligibility for CSR-1 Filing with the ROC

Registered NGO: The applicant should be a registered NGO like Section 8 companies, trusts, and Societies or an NGO Established by the Central or State Government.
Experience of NGOs: NGOs which have conducted at least 3 years of permitted social activities
12A and 80G Registration: NGOs must be registered u/s 12A and 80G of the Income Tax Act

Stepwise Process of Online CSR Registration

STEP 1 – Documentation
Documentation is the most significant aspect on which the approval or rejection of form CSR-1 depends. Therefore, you are advised to arrange all documents required for CSR-1 registration beforehand to avoid any issues later.
STEP 2 – Prepare CSR-1 E-form
The prescribed form CSR-1 is a digital PDF based form which can be downloaded from the MCA website. Fill the form carefully and attach the certificates of the trust / society / section 8 company. The e-form need to be signed with the Digital Signature of the authorised directors / Trustees / Secretaries in case of Societies.
STEP 3 – Certification by CA/CS/CMA
The CSR-1 form duly signed by the authorised representative of the applicant trust / society / section 8 company is further certified to be eligible for the CSR Registration with ROC by professionals. The professional certification can be done by any practicing Chartered Accountant, Company Secretary or Cost & Management Accountant.
STEP 4 – Submission of Form CSR-1
After form CSR-1 is duly filled, signed, and certified, it can be submitted online on the MCA portal. The MCA shall issue a receipt with a trackable SRN number as an acknowledgement of the CSR-1 Filing.
STEP 5 – Issuance of CSR Registration Number
After the submission of Form CSR-1, the ROC examines it thoroughly. Upon successful verification of the application, a unique CSR Registration Number is issued to the NGO. With this registration Number, the NGO can undertake any CSR activity in India.

Documents required for Form CSR-1 Filing Process

A. Basic Documents B. Additional Documents
  1. PAN card of the NGO
  2. Registration Certificate & CIN/ Registration Number
  3. Certificates under Section 12A and 80G
  4. Copy of Resolution authorising the applicant
  5. DSC, DIN, PAN, e-mail ID of the applicant
  1. NGO Darpan ID (if applicable)
  2. Trust Deed / Memorandum of Society
  3. Details of subsidiaries of the NGO
  4. Trust Deed / Memorandum / by-laws of Society

CSR-1 Registration Benefits for NGOs

Improved Public Image

Donors can rely more on NGOs that have a credible reputation among the public.

Enhanced Goodwill

Enhanced goodwill promotes the objective and purpose of your organisation.

Secured Corporate Funding

CSR grants guarantee corporate funding for NGOs, preventing funding shortage at any point of time.

Transparency in CSR funding

CSR Registration with the ROC makes the process of transfer of CSR funds completely transparent.

How Setindiabiz Help!

At Setindiabiz, we help obtain CSR Registration for NGOs like Registered Section 8 Companies, Trusts, and Societies. The process begins with consultation and documentation. These include the nature and type of NGO, its CIN / Registration Number, details of the applicant, and registration details of the NGO. We verify every bit of information before filling it out in the application to ensure 100% accuracy and authenticity.

Our team of legal experts will draft all the applications in the prescribed CSR-1 Form. Even after submitting the application to the ROC, we stay with you and closely monitor the status of your application. Our services only end after the ROC approves your application and finally issues the CSR Registration Number to your NGO.

Moreover, if you have any queries that need to be resolved, you can avail our consultation services absolutely free of cost ! So what are you waiting for? Contact us immediately and avail the best quality services of CSR registration in India. Our services are offered by our extremely qualified and skilled professionals.

Frequently Asked Questions About CSR Registration

The CSR-1 form for registration of NGOs is processed in the STP or Straight Through Processing method. No human intervention is required from the beginning to the end of the process.
To be eligible for receiving CSR funds in India, an organization must meet the following criteria: a. It should be registered as a trust, society, or nonprofit Section 8 company b. It should have a clear and well-defined CSR policy that aligns with Schedule VII of the Companies Act, 2013. c. It should have a track record of at least three years of undertaking permitted social activities. d.It should have 12 A and 80 G Registration Certificates.
To apply for CSR funds in India, NGOs should follow these steps. First, gather all required documents for CSR-1 registration. Then, download the CSR-1 E-form from the MCA website and fill it accurately, attaching necessary certificates. Obtain certification from a Chartered Accountant, Company Secretary, or Cost & Management Accountant. Submit the form online through the MCA portal and receive a receipt with a trackable SRN. After verification by the ROC, a unique CSR Registration Number will be issued, enabling the NGO to undertake CSR activities in India.
Following are the permitted activities under CSR for companies:
  1. Providing education
  2. Promoting gender equality
  3. Projects related to rural development
  4. Contribution to PM Cares Fund
  5. Contribution towards projects with positive environmental impacts
  6. Promotion of healthcare, preventive healthcare and sanitation activities related to COVID-19
  7. Events related to disaster management, including relief activities
We complete the process within the same day of receipt of complete and eligible documents and information.
No, unregistered trusts and societies cannot obtain CSR-1 registration online or undertake any CSR activities.
Following are the prohibited activities under CSR for companies:
  1. Normal Business Activities of Business
  2. Activities that are undertaken outside India
  3. Contribution to a Political Party
  4. Activities benefiting employees of the company
  5. Activities that give marketing benefit to the company
  6. Activities that are done due to any statutory obligation.
Our professional fee is mentioned in the top section of this page. As of now there is no government fee prescribed for the CSR-1 Filing.
NGOs can get registered on the NGO Darpan Platform which contains a record of all NGOs in India. After the registration, the NGO receives a unique NGO Darpan ID, with which it can avail a number of benefits including
  1. Getting basic details of all other NGOs in India as registered on the NGO Darpan Portal
  2. Getting details of government initiatives and schemes meant to benefit NGOs
  3. Can apply online for grants from various government ministries
  4. Track application status of grants applied for 
The CSR-1 form for registration of NGOs is processed in the STP or Straight Through Processing method. No human intervention is required from the beginning to the end of the process.

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