NGO's in India

NGO Registration and Formation in India

Formation and Registration of an NGO in India

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A non governmental organization (NGO) may be formed and registered as-

i. Trust: As a public charitable trust. A public trust, whether relating to movable or immovable property, may be created by mere delivery of possession with a direction that the property is to be held under trust. However, a written instrument of trust signed by the author and registered, is always desirable.

ii. Society: Section 20 of the Societies Registration Act lays down that charitable societies and societies established for the promotion of science, literature of the fine arts may be registered under that Act. A society registered under the said Act is a legal entity apart from its members and under section 6 of the said Act, it can sue or be sued in the name of its President, Chairman, Secretary or members of the governing body or Trustees. In Secretary of State India v. Radha Swami Satsangh it was held by the Bombay High Court that the registration of a charity under the Societies Registration Act 1860 was a prima facie evidence of valid dedication of property for charitable purposes.

iii. Company: An association may be registered under Section 25 of the Companies Act, 1956 if the Central Government is satisfied that it is about to be formed as a limited company for promoting commerce, are, science, religion, charity or any other useful object and it intends to apply its profits, if any, or other income in promoting its objects and to prohibit the payment of any dividend to its members. In such cases the Central Government may by license direct that the association may registered as a company with limited liability without the addition to its name of the word “Limited” or the words “Private Limited”.

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  1. Mr. Jubaraj Rout

    October 11, 2015 at 7:05 pm

    I may requesting you kindly send a proforma for TRUST DEED(NGO), Registration for our state in Odisha. Once again thanking you.

  2. Ramashray paswan

    October 15, 2015 at 5:54 am

    ngo registration kaise kare aour kha kre plese sir jarur jankary de

  3. dheeraj kumar singh

    November 7, 2015 at 3:05 pm

    if u dont mind can i know? how can i began a NGO.plz advise to me sir

  4. sudha gupta

    May 30, 2016 at 2:54 pm

    ngo रजिस्टर्ड करवाने के लिए कैसे आवेदन है रजिस्टर्ड लिए कृप्या बताए।

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