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Pranab Saha (Member)     19 June 2014

Ngo registration in india

i want to register a NGO, how can i register it? any foreign citizen can join with it? i want to work in the country not only in my state. i want to register it in that way so a donor would get the benefit of income tax.tnx.


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Rama chary Rachakonda (Secunderabad/Highcourt practice watsapp no.9989324294 )     19 June 2014

Basic requirements

In India non-profit organizations can be registered as trusts, societies, or a private limited company, under Section-25 company. Non-profit organizations are always self-governed by a 'board of trustees' or 'managing committee' comprising individuals who generally serve in a fiduciary capacity.

In order to register such an organization, the basic requirements include

A registration form, that is available without charge at the district registrar's office

A memorandum of association and rules and regulations of the organization

Consent letters of all the members of the managing committee. A minimum of seven members comprise a managing committee

Authority letter duly signed by all the members of the managing committee

Copy of rules and regulations certified to be a correct copy of original rules and regulations by at least three managing committee members

A declaration by the members of the managing committee that the funds of the society will be used only for the purpose of furthering the aims and objects of the society

In case any government servant holds elective office, previous sanction of the government (concerned minister) is needed

Rama chary Rachakonda (Secunderabad/Highcourt practice watsapp no.9989324294 )     19 June 2014

Upon receiving the set of documents, the registrar's office issues a certificate to the society once the verification procedure is complete. While filing the registration papers, it is important to bear in mind that a society by the same name is not already registered in the state.

T. Kalaiselvan, Advocate (Advocate)     22 June 2014

A non-governmental organization (NGO) is an organization that is neither a part of a government nor a conventional for-profit business. Usually set up by ordinary citizens, NGOs may be funded by governments, foundations or businesses. Some avoid formal funding altogether and are run primarily by volunteers. NGOs are highly diverse groups of organizations engaged in a wide range of activities, and take different forms in different parts of the world. Some may have charitable status, while others may be registered for tax exemption based on recognition of social purposes.

NGOs are organizations that work in many different fields, but the term is generally associated with those seeking social transformation and improvements in quality of life. Development NGOs are the most highly visible sector, and includes both international and local organizations, as well as those working in humanitarian emergency sector. Many are associated with international aid and voluntary donation, but there are also NGOs that choose not to take funds from donors and try to generate funding in other ways, such as selling handicrafts or charging for services.

The governments of the countries an NGO works or is registered in may require reporting or other monitoring and oversight.

The legal form of NGOs is diverse and depends upon homegrown variations in each country's laws and practices. However, four main family groups of NGOs can be found worldwide:


In the above given situations, you choose the status of your NGO and proceed with registration formalities by enquiring about it in the registrar office of your jurisdiction.

krithikasekar (law)     23 May 2022

Registering an NGO in India is quick, easy, and can be done online  in 3 simple steps:

Step 1: We address all your queries about entity selection and guide you to choose the most appropriate one.
Step 2: We help you get the entire process of filing and registration completed.
Step 3: We will register the NGO and handle all the formalities (Trust Act, Society Registrations Act, or the Companies Act, depending on the entity chosen).

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