Procedure for Registration of Trust under the Indian Trusts Act 1882

Trust Registration in India

Given below is the procedure for Registration of Trust under the Indian Trusts Act, 1882

Trust Registration in India

1. Before you register your trust you will need to decide the following:

a) Name of the trust

b) Address of the trust

c) Objects of the trust(charitable or Religious)

d) One settler of the trust

e) Two trustees of the trust

f) Property of the trust-movable or immovable property (normally a small amount of cash/cheque is given to be the initial property of the trust, in order to save on the stamp duty).

2. Prepare a Trust Deed on stamp paper of the requisite value (8% of the
value of property of the trust in Delhi. The rate varies from state to state)

3. Requirement for registration of Trust Deed with the Local Registrar under
the Indian Trusts Act, 1882:

a) Trust Deed on stamp paper of requisite value (as stated on point no.2 above)

b) One passport size photograph & copy of the proof of identity of the settler

c) One passport size photograph & copy of the proof of identity of each of the two trustees.

d) One passport size photograph & copy of the proof of identity of each of the two witnesses.

e) Signature of settler on all the pages of the Trust Deed

f) Witness by two persons on the Trust Deed.

4. Go to the local registrar & submit the Trust Deed, along with one
Photocopy, for registration. The photocopy of the Deed should also
contain the signature of settler on all the pages. At the time of registration,
the settler & two witnesses are required to be personally present,
alongwith their identity proof in the original.

5. The Registrar retains the photocopy & returns the original registered copy
of the Trust Deed.

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Abhay is the founder and managing editor of India Microfinance. He is passionate about microfinance, financial inclusion and social entrepreneurship in India.

49 thoughts on “Procedure for Registration of Trust under the Indian Trusts Act 1882”

  1. Sir,

    I like to start a Public Charitable Trust in My Home Town,purnea bihar. if possible please mail me Sample of Trust Deed and required other docoments.

    Thank you,

  2. Sir,

    I like to start a public chariatable trust in my home town city Amroha, u.p.so plz help me this procedure & plz mail the detail of any another complete doc. As a sample.
    Thanks & regards
    Devendra singh

  3. Respected sir can u Pls send me the procedures flow and trust deed, I am very much thankful to you

  4. Sir, I like to start a Public Charitable Trust in My Home Town, vellore, Tamilnadu, if possible please mail me Sample of Trust Deed and required other docoments. Also requried to minimum member for trust. If i need total two members its ok for trust. (baskaran.tlc@gmail.com)
    Thank you

  5. Sir , I’m looking forward to establish a charitable trust at my home town in Manipur. Plz mail me all the concerns regarding the registration, memberships and all the procedures

  6. what’s the procedure to change trust address? Can a trust created on a property situated in Delhi, registered in sub-registrar in Delhi but have registerred address in Gurgaon?
    The trust concerned is a charitabler trust registered in Delhi but has its registered address in Gurgaon and declined the FCRA registration on the same ground.
    Please suggest the measures to get FCRA registration..

  7. Dear Vineet

    It is impossible for me to answer a specific query about registration of charitable trust in NCR region, I would suggest you consult a lawyer or a tout who hangs around government offices.

    Regards

    Abhay

  8. Sir , I’m looking forward to establish a charitable trust at my home town in cuttack. Plz mail me all the concerns regarding the registration, memberships and all the procedures

  9. Sir,
    we want to start primary school in Borsad Gujarat for that I want to astablish a trust . plz will you mail me all concern regardind the registrian, and all procedures.
    thanking you.

  10. Hi sir , I am planning to open my school in my hometown, I need documents to register a trust.

  11. sir I m planning to run micro finance I want to do it through trust but I m confuse whether it should be done through private trust or public trust.

  12. I am looking forward to open Trust to help all the elderly parents who are suffering from their own children. But still parents who wants their children to understand them and stop demostic voilance and live happily

  13. Sir,I am looking to start a trust for conducting our own programs. how to register the trust so that we can operate in any state of south India.

  14. Sir, I wanted to start a trust at my native village , to conduct health camps on monthly basis and distribute books to the needy in my late fathers name, should I need to register as private or public trust. Please do clarify on this issue

  15. Sir, I like to start a Educational & Charitable Trust in My Home Town, Nagercoil, Tamilnadu, if possible please mail me Sample of Trust Deed and required other docoments. Also requried to minimum member for trust. If i need total two members its ok for trust. (rajapromag@gmail.com)
    Thank you

  16. Sir
    I am looking forward to establish a charitable trust . Plz mail all the concerns regarding the registration and all the documents required for establishing the trust. Thanku

  17. hello sir i have a doubt is there president , secretary , treasurer , in a trust can we assign such office to them while registering the deed ?

  18. Sir,
    I have established a charitable trust whose name is UNIVERSAL HUMAN WELFARE TRUST by the local sub register.I want to know the registration of this trust is valid or not.If the registration is not valid,so how it will be valid ? Please inform me in details and also inform me to progress this trust.

  19. Hi sir ,
    I am looking forward to establish a charitable trust . Plz mail all the concerns regarding the registration and all the documents required for establishing the trust. Thanku

  20. Hi sir ,
    I am looking forward to establish a charitable trust . Plz mail all the concerns regarding the registration and all the documents required for establishing the trust. Thanku

  21. Sir I want to start a trust in my home town Amritsar with 3 members plz mail me regarding ragistration proces and other facilities I want open a school on trust property.

  22. we proposed to built temple stage for Parantallu Amman in my village R.Nayambadi of Gingee taluk tamil Nadu.what procedure is to be carried out to form a trust.our land nearly 1850 sq.feet. in account money is to be collected.

  23. What is the address of Local Registrar for registration of Trust Deed in Delhi

  24. Sir, I like to start a Public Charitable Trust in My Home Town agra, What is the address of Local Registrar for registration of Trust /ngo in agra. How much amount of stamp paper is required for registration of trust

  25. Sir, I like to start a Public Charitable Trust in Faridabad, What is the address of Local Registrar for registration of Trust /ngo in FARIDABAD. How much amount of stamp paper is required for registration of trust. and what is process and documentation is reauired for registration of trust.

  26. Respected sir,I want to open charitable school at my home town teh.Kathumar, dist.Alwar Rajasthan. So please tell me the procedure & requirement of documents.
    Thanks.
    My mail ID is:- devendrasingh663@gmail. Com

  27. Sir,I have a educational trust registered in my town in the office of sub registerer in Nov 2013, is that valid or not kindly enlighten and also for applying for income tax exemption.

  28. Sir , I want to build a Shiridi Sai mandir cum Old age home in Keonjhar , Odisha please send me sample of Trust deed it is totally a charitable organisation

  29. sir i want to open a trust at my home town basti so can you tell me the procedure what is basic require document and where do it apply and what is basic need to open a trust.

  30. i like to start an ngo trust. in that i need some information and help. if any one is willing to help me in this means plz contect me

  31. Sir

    Happy noon. I would like to know the proceedures for formation of Trust for Temple in Kancheepuram District.

  32. Sir,
    I would like to know the procedure of registering an educational trust in Karnataka. The registration of trust deed has been done.
    Thank you.

  33. Sir, I want to start a minority based trust in one of the village in Tamil nadu. Please let me know the formalities

  34. Hi sir this is suraj looking forward to establish a trust in my home town in hyderabad. so i would like to know The registration of trust deed has been done. pls reply………….

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  36. Respected Sir/Ma’am,

    I would like to register for a trust for underprivileged children in Delhi. Can you please guide me how to process it. and what will the cost for registration for Trust?

  37. Hello Sir,

    We have formed a trust around 4 years back with 9 trustees and the deed was regd in the local Sub-registrar office wherein all the nine people have come and signed the deed in the Sub registrar office. We also started running a school subsequently. But of late many of them have lost their zeal of social work and not participating in the day to day activities nor contributing to run the school and its development. Now they want to resign. Now, what is the procedure to be followed for their resignation. Is just resignation letter is enough or should the resignation be done in Subregistrar office again. Please guide us.

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