A Society is a not-for-profit entity engaged in the promotion of charitable activities like education, art, religion, culture, music and sports, etc. Society is thus a federation of persons determined to act together for some mutual objective. In India, Societies Registration Act, 1860 lays down the procedure for registration of societies and the same has been adopted by State Governments with/without amendments. In this article, we will Understand the Society Registration
As per the Societies Registration Act, 1860, a Society can be registered for the following purposes:
A registered society is viewed as a separate legal entity, and it is granted with certain authority that allows the following objectives. Those are as follows:-
Following are the documents required for the Society Registration in India:
PAN Card: PAN card of all the members of the proposed society.
Residence Proof: The residence proof of all the members of the society.
The following can be used as valid residence proof:
Memorandum of Association: The memorandum of association has to be Submitted which will contain the following clauses and information:
Rules & Regulations of the Society: The rules and regulations of the society also have to be prepared which will contain the following information:
Covering letter: A covering letter mentioning the objective or the purpose for which the society is being formed will be annexed to the beginning of the application.
Proof of Address: A copy of the proof of address where the registered office of the society will be located along with a NOC from the landlord if any has to be attached.
List of all the members: A list of all the members of the governing body has to be given along with their signatures.
Declaration: A declaration has to be given by the president of the proposed society that he is willing and eligible to hold the said post.
All the above documents have to be submitted to the Registrar of Societies along with the prescribed fees in 2 copies.
On receiving the application, the registrar will sign the first copy as acknowledgement and return it while keeping the second copy for approval. On proper vetting of the documents, the registrar will issue an Incorporation Certificate by allotting a registration number to society.
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