Register a NGO in India

NGO Formation India

A Non Governmental Organization is an association of persons or a body of individuals. An association of persons with non-profit motive may be registered under any of the following Indian Acts:

  • As a Charitable Trust
  • As a Society registered under the Societies Registration Act
  • As a Company licensed under section 25 of the Companies Act

Procedures of Formation

Trust
“Trust” is defined as an obligation annexed to the ownership of property, and arising out of a confidence reposed in and accepted by the owner or declared and accepted by him for the benefit of another, or of another and the owner. A Trust may be created by any language sufficient to know the intention and no technical words are necessary. A trust deed, generally, incorporates the following:

  1. The name(s) of the author(s)/settlor(s) of the trust;
  2. The name(s) of the trustee(s);
  3. The name(s) if any, of the beneficiary/ies or whether it shall be the public at large;
  4. The name by which the trust shall be known;
  5. The name where its principal and/or other offices shall be situate;
  6. The property that shall devolve upon the trustee(s) under the trust for the benefit of the beneficiary/ies;
  7. An intention to divest the trust property upon the trustee(s);
  8. The objects of the trust;
  9. The procedure for appointment, removal or replacement of a trustee.
  10. Their rights, duties and powers etc;
  11. The rights and duties of the beneficiary/ies;
  12. The mode and method of determination of the trust.
  13. A charitable trust is not required to obtain registration under the Indian Registration Act

Society

  1. A society may be defined as a company or an association of persons united together by mutual consent to deliberate, determine and act jointly for same common purpose. Minimum seven persons, eligible to enter into a contract, can form society. When an NGO is constituted as a society, it is required to be registered under the Societies Registration Act, 1860.

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