Required documents for registration of an NGO as a charitable trust
The following are the documents:
Electricity/Water bill as address proof
Identity proof of two members (minimum) of the company:
When it comes to a charitable trust at least two people are required, however, there is no limit to the maximum number of members. In Maharashtra, a Trust and Society can be registered under the Maharashtra Public Trust Act. A society, however, can be registered under the Societies Registration Act. In a society at least seven members are required.
Documents required for registration of an NGO as a society
The following documents are required:
The name of the society
Address proof of the office
Identity proof of the members which can be any of the following:
Two copies of the ‘memorandum of association’ and ‘By Laws’ of the society.
An NGO is a group or an organization of individuals, volunteers, social activists and citizens working for the betterment and upliftment of socio-economically and politically weaker sections of the community. NGO’s are not owned by anyone and cannot distribute profits through the dividends as such. Whatever profits they may earn from economic activities are reinvested or spent on further non-profit activities.
What are the types of NGO’s?
There are mainly two broad groups of NGOs which are identified by the world bank:
Operational NGO’s: These NGO’s are identified by the World Bank.
Advocacy NGO’s: These are the NGO’s which are organized to promote particular causes.
All the NGO’s are mainly categorized into the above two groups. Below are a few of the types of NGO’s:
ENGO – Environmental NGO
BINGO – Business Friendly International NGO
GONGO – Government Organized NGO
QUANGO – Quasi-Autonomous NGO
INGO – International NGO
Is registration of NGO required?
As such an NGO need not register itself to perform charitable welfare or developmental activities but there are certain activities which can only be carried if the NGO is registered for example fundraising.
Advantages of registering an NGO
They are as follows:
Being registered brings credibility to the NGO
Registration adds more exposure to the organization
Registration also enhances and widens the scope of bringing in resources, both financial and manual.
Registration is compulsory to make an NGO a legal entity
Charges Applicable for the purposes of registering an NGO
The charges for registration of an NGO as per the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment (MSJE) is as follows:
For Urban areas
For rural areas
Types of NGO Registration in India
In India, an NGO can be registered in three different ways they are as below:
As a Charitable Trust by virtue of Indian Trusts Act, 1882
As a Society by virtue of Societies Registration Act, 1860
As a section 8 company under the Indian Companies Act 2013.
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