A non-profit organization that operates independently is referred to as an NGO. NGOs in India can be registered as a Society, Trust, or Section 8 company, depending on the type of activity they want to do. A Non-Profit Organization (NPO) is a non-profit company that helps for a social cause.According to the popular definition of the status, NGOs are active in a broad variety of activities only for the betterment of society as a whole.Environmental, social, advocacy, and human rights work are just a few of the tasks carried out by NGOs. NGOs seek to promote social or political change on a larger scale, as well as play a crucial role in society development, community improvement, and citizen involvement.There are three legal procedures to register a non-profit organization: (1) Trusts, (2) Societies, and (3) Section 8 Corporations
DOCUMENTS REQUIRED FOR NGO REGISTERATION
- For Trust Registration
- Objective of the Trust Deed.
- Particulars of the Trustee and settlor (Self-attested copy Id and Address Proof along with the information related to occupation).
- Trust Deed on Proper Stamp Value.
- Photographs of Trustee and settlor.
- PAN Card of Trustee and settlor.
- Documentation for the Trust Registered Address. In the case of rented property (NOC from the Landlord is required).
- For Societies Registration
- Name of the society
- Address proof of the working space.
- Identity proof of all the 9 members
- 2 copies of the Memorandum of Association and By-laws of the society
- For Section 8 Companies Registration
- Copy of Identity Proof and Address Proof (Including PAN Card).
- DIR-2(Consent of the directors) along with ID& Address proof
- Utility bill not older than 2 months
- Proof of registered office address
- No objection certificate is required if the registered office is not taken on rent.
- Affidavit regarding deposits
- INC-14 -Declaration by Professionals
- INC-15-Declaration by Promoters (INC-14 and INC-15 shall be on the stamp paper, duly notarized).
- Estimated Annual Income
- Memorandum of Association and Articles of Association
- Particulars of the promoters as well as Board Members of the proposed company
TYPES OF NGOS
Individuals in India are allowed to engage in social activities without the need to create a company or organization. However, if a person wants to build a group with participants, activities, and resources, adequate management must be in place.A series of rules must be followed in order to run NGOs in the form of (Companies, Trusts, and Societies) correctly. A candidate must follow the numerous laws in order to register in any of the ways listed below. There are three ways to register an NGO:-
- Trust Registration under “The Indian Trust Act, 1882”
- Society Registration under “Societies Registration Act, 1860”
- Section 8 Company Registrations under “The Companies Act, 2013”