Apply for NGO Registration

NGO Registration

An NGO is known as a non-government organization, the objective of NGO is a charity for the betterment of society. Anyone can start up with Trust, the charitable organization.

Process for NGO Registration

A detailed Process

Everyone is free to do social services without any firm or organization, but if anyone wants to create a group so that other people can able to join and do charity. In that case, it is become important to register an NGO.

NGO Registration process in India

The authorities of India allow online registration on an NGO under three guidelines:

– Under the public trust act of each state.
– Society’s Registration Act 1860.
– Section 8 company under the Companies Act, 2013.


Trust Registration


Different states in India have different Trusts Acts in force, which govern the trusts in the state: in the absence of a trust act in any particular state or territory, the general principles of the Indian Trusts Act 1882 are applied.

Main Instrument

The main instrument of any public charitable trust is the trust deed, wherein the aims and objects and mode of management should be enshrined. In every trust deed, the minimum and a maximum number of trustees has to be specified.

Application for NGO registration

The application should be made to the officials having jurisdiction over the region in which the trust is sought to be registered. After providing details regarding designation by which the public trust shall be known, names of trustees, mode of succession, etc., the applicant has to affix aw court fee to the form and pay a registration fee which may range differently, depending on the location and value of the trust office and trust property.

Society Registration

According to section 20 of the societies registration act, 1860, the following societies can be registered under the Act: ‘charitable societies, military orphan funds or societies established at the several presidencies of India, societies established for the promotion of science, literature, or the fine arts, for instruction, the diffusion of useful knowledge, the diffusion of political education, the foundation of maintenance of libraries or reading rooms for general use among the members or open to the public, or public museums and galleries of paintings and other works of art, collection of natural history, mechanical and philosophical inventions, instruments or designs.


Societies are registered under the Societies Registration Act, 1860, which is a federal act.


A society needs a minimum of seven managing committee members; there is no upper limit to the number of managing committee members.

Application for Registration

Registration can be done either at the state level or at the district level.


According to the section-8 of the Indian Companies Act, 1956 (old section 25(1) (a) and (b) of the Indian Companies Act 1956, a section-25) a section 8 company can be established for promoting commerce, art, science, religion, charity or any other useful object, provided the profits, if any or other income is applied for promoting only the objects of the company and no dividend is paid to its members.


For the registration, Following documents are necessary:

  • A bill for electricity.
  • The identity proof of at least two members from the group, the proof can be driving license, passport, Pan Card, and Adhar card.

The authorities of India allow online registration on an NGO under three guidelines:

  • Under the public trust act of each state.
  • Society’s Registration Act 1860.
  • Section 8 company under the Companies Act, 2013.
  • There are many benefits to register an NGO. For instance, if any individual sent their funds to the NGO then it is received by the registered firm, it is used for the help of any needy person. But in case NGO is not registered then, funds sent to the person’s name and it may be used for their own profit.
  • If any NGO firm is registered then they take care of the norms and laws.
  • Registered NGO get Tax freedom From Income Tax Department


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