A society is a group of persons whose main aim is not to earn profits but to serve the society. A society is registered under Societies Registration Act, 1860. A Society is established for the purpose of promoting the charitable activities like sports, cultures, religion, education, arts and poverty reliefs.
The governing members of the society are responsible for the management of the society 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.
Societies Registration Act, 1860
The Societies Registration Act was established in 1860 with the purpose of enhancing the legal conditions of the society registration for the advancement of fine arts, science and literature. This act has been accepted by several state governments without or with further amendments.
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Reasons of Society Registration
A society is established for the advancement of fine arts, science, and literature or for charitable causes and political education. According to the Section 20 of the Societies Act, 1860, a society can be registered for the following purposes -
Maintenance or foundation of reading rooms or libraries.
Maintenance or foundation of galleries or public museum
Promotion or instruction or diffusion of useful knowledge
Promotion of fine arts
Promotion of science and literature
Grant of charitable assistance
Creation of military orphan funds
Diffusion of political education
Other required social and charitable objectives.