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NGO Registration

An NGO (Non-Governmental Organization) is an association of people formed for some declared social objectives, most of these being not-for-profit organizations. The Article 19(1) (c) of the Constitution of India offers the right to form associations or unions for some kind of help and service to the people in need of the society. There are the following three main and most prominent legally recognized forms of non-profit organizations described under the Indian law:

  • Trusts
  • Societies
  • Section 25 Companies

Most of the States of India and the Central Government Agencies are given due regulatory authorities over these all types of not-for-profit organizations or entities, including the ngo registrations. All these entities are required to file their annual progress report and tax returns, and the well-audited account statements, punctually to the concerned authorities. For ngo registration india under any of these three categories, the State level authorities are - Charity Commissioner (for Trusts), the Registrar of Societies (for Societies), and the Registrar of Companies (for Section 25 Companies). At the national or federal level, the most significant regulatory bodies essentially include the Income Tax Department and the Ministry of Home Affairs. Our organization offers ngo registration services for these all types of NGOs in various States of India, including tax exemption certifications and the FCRA.

Role Of NGO

Various types of NGOs (discussed above) are commendable development supporting and philanthropic organizations of the private sector at State or National levels, and quite effective agencies for successful implementation of governmental programmes and policies for certain developmental objectives. These non-profit organizations do a variety of works and activities for benefits to the poor and deprived people of the society, with their own funds or governmental contributions. In principle, these NGOs work for philanthropic and noble cause, with the ultimate objective of social development, uplift, and welfare. Though their areas of activities and objectives generally differ, the most common and prominent areas of their works and activities are - alleviation of illiteracy and poverty; spreading awareness among the general people of society about health and hygiene, diseases, AIDS, etc; vocational courses and trainings for employment generation; primary and secondary education; programmes concerned with the Agriculture and Environment, etc. These NGOs can also be established for some special purposes to serve specific needs, or the specified categories of people.

How To Register Your NGO

All these non-profit entities have their respective independent governing body or a board of trustees. A Trust requires only a minimum of three trustees for establishment, while a Society needs a minimum of seven members of management committee. Now-a-days, the ngo registration online is also available with the concerned State or Federal authorities, with the help of ngo registration form online. However, the ngo registration process differs depending on the type of NGO or the regulating authority.

Societies are registered and governed by the Societies Registration Act 1860, which is an all India Act. These Societies are registered at the office of the Registrar of Societies in the concerned State. The Section 25 Companies are established under the Section 25(1) (a) and (b) of the Indian Companies Act, 1956, and are registered at the office of the Registrar of Companies of the respective State. Along with the requisite application form for ngo registration, the following are the main enclosures to be furnished, for registering any of both these types of NGOs:

  • MOA and AOA of the specified NGO
  • Full details (name, address, occupation, contribution, etc.) of governing council members
  • Statement of Assets
  • Description of previously done works and the future plans after registration
  • Any other documents or certificates showing nobility or expertise of the organization