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Society Registration

A society is an association of individuals who voluntarily pool their resources and carry on the business for their own welfare and not for a profit seeking business. Societies are membership concerns which are registered for charitable purpose. Society is managed by its Governing Body or Managing Committee. It is democratic form of organization in which the consumers are the owners of the business.Society is governed under Societies Registration Act, 1860 which is adaptive by multiple states.  Although in India there are different Societies Registration acts i.e. Tamilnadu Societies Registration Act 1975, Andhra Pradesh Societies Registration Act 2001, West Bengal Societies Registration Act 1961, and Rajasthan Societies Registration Act 1958. But Society Registration Act 1860 is applicable across India for Non – Profitable Organizations.Society can be formed for different purposes or Aims and Objectives like – Religious Society, Educational Society, Housing Society, Resident Welfare Society, Institute / School registration, Public Charitable Society, Women Welfare Society, Child Welfare Society, Orphanage Society, Old Age Home society, to save Nature, Environment and Art and Culture, Multipurpose society. Generally society can be formed in levels either national level or state level, in case of national level society activities can be done across whole India, but in case of state level of society activities will be restricted up to that state for which it has been registered.

Trust Registration

The public charitable trust is a possible form of nonprofit entity in India. Typically, public charitable trusts can be established for a number of purposes, including the relief of poverty, education, medical relief, provision of facilities for recreation, and any other object of general public utility. Indian public trusts are generally irrevocable. There is no central law governing public charitable trusts in India except the board principles of the India trust act , 1882 which governs the private trust, although many states (particularly Maharashtra, Gujarat, Rajasthan, and Madhya Pradesh) have Public Trusts Acts. A trust can enjoy tax benefit exemptions on taking 12A registration.  And it can be formed with just minimum two trustees unlike society which needs at least seven members. Generally it is registered in office of sub registrar in which jurisdiction trust registered office fall. Trust management is under control of management of trustees and managing trustee.

Features

Easy to Form

Limited Liability

Democratic Management

Economic Operations

No obstruction for membership

Service Motive

Stability and Continuity

Enjoys tax benefit

Documents Required For Society

Documents Required For Trust

Covering letter signed by the authorized person.

Memorandum of Association, in duplicate.

Rules and Regulations/Bye-laws, in duplicate.

An affidavit of the President/Secretary on a non-judicial stamp paper of prescribed value, stating the relationship between the subscribers/ promoters, duly attested by Notary Public.

Authority duty signed by all members of the managing committees.

Proof of registered office, rent receipt or no objection from the landlord.

Declaration by the members of the managing committee that the funds of the society shall be used only for the purpose of furthering the aims and objectives of the society.

NOC from employer in case of Government employee/ semi govt. employee or its undertaking

ID and Address proof of All Seven Members not related to each other by blood (8 from different states in case national level society)

2 Photo of all members

Covering letter signed by the authorized person.

Trust Deed, in duplicate.

Proof of registered office, rent receipt or no objection from the landlord.

Declaration by the members of the managing committee that the funds of the trust shall be used only for the purpose of furthering the aims and objectives of the trust.

ID and Address proof of all trustees

2 Photo of all Trustees

NOC from employer in case of Government employee/ semi govt. employee or its undertaking

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