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About Society

About Society

A society is a group of people involved with each other through persistent relations, or a large social grouping which voluntarily joins together.The Society Registration Act, 1860 regulates and administers the societies. A society is the Non Governmental Organization in India which can be registered on state level or national level for educational, charitable, religious, welfare or for promotion of art, music, culture and many more. In a society at least seven people is required and such person adopt a memorandum of association and bylaws for the functioning of the society. There are two types of society, one is for National level, and another one is State Level of society. Minimum of seven people must come together with a common purpose of being formed into society. However in the case of national level society, the members must represent eight different states. The process of registering NGO as society differs from state to state.. It is mandatory to get registered. A professional firm like NGO Worlds can help you with this.


Legal Entity

As every society is a legal entity separate from its members it is capable of filing suits against any person or any member. Similarly, the suits can also be brought against the society

Members Liability

Society members are not personally liable for any debt or obligations. Unless the debt is obtained for activities undertaken to make a profit. Or the activities undertaken are illegal in nature.

Annual Compliances

Annual compliances of Society is too easy procedure than section 8 company.

Tax Benefit

A Society can take 12A & 80 G certificate from income tax department and can avail exemption benefits.

CSR Funding

A society is eligible to take CSR Funding.

Foreign Contribution

A Society can take foreign contributions from any country after getting approval of FCRA.

Content Of Moa of Society

The Memorandum and Rules and Regulation is the primary and the most essential document of the society which states the reason for forming a Society, its functions, to its working, and until its closure. Following are the important clauses in the MOA:

Memorandum of Association clause contains:

  • Name clause
  • Registered office clause
  • Objectives clause
  • General body member clause and list
  • Executive body member/office bearers clause list.

 Rules and regulation clause contains

  • Membership clause
  • Subscription clause
  • Meeting clause
  • Governing/Committee body clause
  • Auditor’s name
  • Legal procedure
  • Dissolution process/date

Details Required For Registration

Details Required For Registration

  1. The details of the members:
    1. Name/Occupation/Address/Age/Designation
    2. Contact Information
  2. Address proof of the members:
    1. Aadhar Card/Voter ID/Driving License/Passport
  3. Electricity Bill or a House tax receipt in order to show that you are the in fact the owner of the property along with owner id.
  4. NOC from the landlord in case the property is rented.


Choose an Appropriate Name for the Society

This is the first step in registering the Society. Additionally, the name so suggested should not come under the restricted list of names as per the provisions of the Emblems and Names Act, 1950.

Formulate MOA & Rules and Regulation of your Society

MOA is legal evidence of your Society existence and it contains the objectives and rules & regulations of your Society. This document also contains the bylaws regarding the changes, removal or addition of the Members.

Submit the files to registrar of Society and signature over the documents

The file has to submit along with the documents like MOA, Affidavit, NOC and Covering Letter at the registrar of society for getting approval of registration.

Obtain the Registration Certificate

After submitting the MOA with the registrar of Societies, the registrar retains one copy and returns the original registered copy of the MOA with certificate of Registration.

PAN, TAN And Bank Account

The final step in the process of registration is to apply for allocation of PAN number and TAN and afterwards apply for a bank account.

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