If you want to start/ register an NGO, society, trust in India, then you must adhere with the rules and regulations specified in Society Registration Act 1860. This is the law defined by the Indian government for registration of literary, scientific and charitable societies.
Important points in Society Registration Act 1860
- Societies formed by memorandum of association and and registration.
- Memorandum of Association
- Registration and Fee
- Annual list of managing body to be filed
- Property of Society how vested
- Suits by and against societies
- Suits not to abate
- Enforcement of judgment against society
- Recovery or penalty accruing under bye-law
- Members liable to be sued as strangers
- Members guilty of offences punishable as strangers
- Societies enabled to alter, extend or abridge their purpose
- Provision for dissolution of societies and adjustment of their affairs
- Upon a dissolution no member to receive profit
- Member defined
- Governing body defined
- Registration of societies formed before Act
- Such societies to file memorandum, etc., with Registrar of Joint-stock companies
- Inspection of documents
- To what societies Act applies
Before filing society registration application form, the applicant and trustee/ members of society must read and understand the details of points defined in Society Registration Act 1860. A consultation from the leading society registration consultant can help and save a lot of time.