Society Registration Online

Society is commonly referred to as an association of persons formed to achieve a common objective which in general are to promote charitable activities like education, art, religion, culture, music, sports, etc., In India, the registration of these societies are done under The Societies Registration Act, 1860

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Society Registration

Most of the state government have adopted The Societies Registration Act, 1860 as a tool to improve registration of societies and to ensure better maintenance of the society as per law. There are two types of society in India which can be registered, one is National level, and another one is state level of society. To form a society at least seven people must come together with a common purpose of being formed into society. In the case of national level society, there must be representation from seven different states. The process of registering NGO as society differs or varies from state to state. The application for registration needs to be submitted following the proper rules and regulations and relevant documents. The indicative list of documents is Memorandum of Association, Rules, identity and address proof of its members and affidavits sworn by the president or secretary of the society on non-judicial stamp paper with a court fee stamp.

General Conditions

There must be seven person as the Desirous Person and to act as members of governing council. In the case of National Level Society representation from seven states is required.
In the founder members / Governing, body there should not be any blood relatives among themselves.Three person to be nominated as president, secretary and treasurer of the society respectively
Profits of the society can not be distributed among its founding members or other office bearers.

Requirements to Form a society

List of desirous persons with following details: Name, Fathers Name, Date of Birth, Address, Occupation, Post held in the society, An Affidavit from the president that none of the office bearer is blood relative among themselves. Click here for a sample
Memorandum of Association of the society & Rules and regulations of the society
Any other or further documents which the registrar may ask during registration. the registrar can also ask for personal appearance of parties.

Registered Address Proof

Proof of the registered address of the society: Sale Deed, electricity bill, water bill, tax paid receipt or any other utility bill not older than 2 months.
No objection Certificate from the owner of the premises of the registered address.
Attestation Requirements: All the documents of to be furnished shall be required to be attested by a chartered accountant or an advocate or a notary public appointed by the respective high court where the registered office of the society shall be situated. The attesting authority must attest the documents using the blue ink pen and affix the official seal.