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Updated on 21 Sep 2023 9.00 AM IST | 4 min read
What is NGO Registration??
If you are looking forward to setting up a non-profit organization with the objective of betterment or advancement of any particular section of society, it is recommended that you must go for NGO registration. It is very important to register NGO as it provides a legal entity to the organization, which makes it more reliable in the eyes of the law. You can register your non-profit organization in 3 ways –
Individuals opening non-profit organizations can choose any of the above three models on the basis of their personal requirement, level of operation, preference & scale.
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Laws Applicable for NGO Registration in India
The three laws applicable for NGO registration in India are as follows –
- Trust registration under the Indian trust act, 1882.
- Society registration act, 1860.
- Section 8 company registered under the companies act, 2013.
Purpose of NGO Registration
The main objective of every organization is to earn maximum profit as it helps in the smooth functioning & future growth of the organization, but the main purpose of starting an NGO is to help others. NGO is opened for various purposes –
However, the main purpose of every NGO is to work for the betterment of the people through education, trade, art, skill development, cultural promotion etc.
Documents Required to Apply for NGO Registration
Register NGO as a Trust
Register NGO as a Society
Register NGO as a Section 8 Company
Forms Required for NGO Registration
|Forms||Purpose of the form|
|SPICE+||Application for company incorporation|
|INC9||Affidavit from each director & Subscriber|
|INC12||Application for License|
|INC14||Declaration from a practising chartered accountant|
|INC15||Declaration from every person filing the application|
|INC16||License to incorporate as section 8|
|INC22||Situation of registered office|
|DIR2||Consent of directors|
|DIR3||Application to Registrar of companies filed to get DIN|
|DIR12||Appointment of directors|
Pre-requisites to the NGO registration Process
1) Obtain DSC (Digital Signature Certificate)
The proposed directors' digital signatures are required because the registration forms are filed online and should be digitally signed. Government-recognized certifying agencies issue digital signature certificates (DSC) . Costs associated with acquiring a DSC vary according to the certifying agency. You must obtain a DSC in the Class 3 category.
2) Apply for DIN
You must apply for a DIN for the company's proposed directors. DIN applications must be submitted in Form DIR-3 or in conjunction with the SPICe+ registration form. You must submit the form online on the MCA Portal along with a scanned copy of the required documents, such as a self-attested copy of the directors' PAN, Identity, and Address proof. A practising professional, such as a chartered accountant, a company secretary, or a cost accountant, must attest this form.
Modes of NGO Registration
There are 3 modes of NGO registration –
- Trust - Public trust is an organization or NGO made for the benefit of the people. Its main purpose is to eradicate poverty, provide education to underprivileged children’s, providing medical relief etc. The general aim of a trust is to promote arts, science & literature. Trust cannot be amended or terminated without court permission. In order to govern public trust, there are no specific laws in India. However, some states have their own public trust acts. For ex – Maharashtra & Tamil Nadu.
- Society - A society is a group of persons whose main aim is not to earn profits but to serve society. Society is registered under Societies Registration Act, 1860. A Society is established for the purpose of promoting charitable activities like sports, cultures, religion, education, arts and poverty reliefs. The governing members of the society are responsible for the management of societal affairs. The duty of members of the general body includes modification in name and objects, rules & regulations (if necessary) and the election of members of the governing body.
- Section 8 company - The section 8 Company is an organization registered as a non-profit organization whose main objective is to promote arts, commerce, charity, environment protection, religion, social welfare, research, education, sports and science. The Section 8 Company is not registered for the purpose of profit, but it is registered for the purpose of charity. This type of company is the same as a society or a trust. The Section 8 Company does not pay dividends to its members or shareholders. Its income or profits are used for promoting charitable objects only.
Benefits of Registering an NGO in India?
- A registered non-governmental organisation acquires legal status and assumes responsibility for the funds it receives. For example, when an individual donates to a charity trust, the funds are received in the trust's name and used for the trust's purposes. In an unregistered business, assets can be acquired under anyone's name and used for personal gain.
- A registered non-governmental organisation (NGO) helps to reinforce our society's ethical, social, and legal norms.
- The most fundamental prerequisite for operating an NGO is that it has a bank account in its name. To open an account, you must be registered as a Trust, Society, or Section 8 Company.
- Registration as a non-governmental organisation is required in order to apply for tax exemption from the Income Tax Authority.
How can FinacBooks help in NGO Registration?
Finacbooks is a leading Indian portal providing accounting, finance & taxation services to small businesses. We have more than 10 years of experience in helping individuals provide NGO registration at the least possible price. We will guide you through the entire process of NGO registration. To avail of the best deals on NGO registration, kindly call us at 8800221252, or you can also e-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org
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