NGO Registration Process
An NGO or non-governmental organization is mainly a non-profitable organization strives to work towards the betterment of the underprivileged sections of the society. It raises awareness about some causes or activities of social importance like human or animal rights, improving the health and welfare of children and development work.
Overview of NGO Registration
NGO is a voluntary group or institution works for social cause. NGOs work to encourage social or political change on a broader scale also playing an important part in developing society, nurturing communities and boosting citizen participation. It can be started as a society, a Trust, a Non-profit company depending upon the activity you like to undertake.
How to register an NGO in India?
An NGO registration in India is fast, easy and can be done online as well with Techbuddies experts in 3 simple steps:
Selecting appropriate entity : we solve all your queries about entity selection by guiding you to choose the right one.
Online paperwork : we assist you in the whole process of filing and registration completed.
Registration : we can register various types of NGOs in India and can handle all paperwork efficiently. (Trust Act, society Act or the Companies Act, depending on the entity chosen).
Advantages of registering as an NGO in India
Right to acquire assets: It is permitted to acquire land, own permanent assets or get liabilities under its common seal, when your organization is officially registered. To buy, hold and/or sell land for an unregistered organization is against the law.
No minimum share capital requirement: NGOs can be directly funded with the charity made to function independently as no minimum share capital requirement is needed. In other words, NGOs do not need a higher share capital to function.
Separate legal entity : One of the significant advantages is that NGO is considered as a separate legal entity in the laws. Each member is accountable for their actions only.
Security from personal liability : To protect your organization from unlimited liability due to untoward incident like bankruptcy, judgement debt, foreclosure etc. you can buy, attain and register assets and incentives in the name of your NGO.
Advocacy : An NGO provide a medium for people at the local level to communicate with those at the highest level of administration.
100% trust : NGOs are very good in raising donations, mainly in northern populations. They are generally perceived as transparent that builds trust. As NGOs shows sense of closeness and mobilization, they are well supported by supporters and donors.
Avail tax exemption : NGOs enables the donors to get tax exemption up to 50% of the donations made. Therefore, both their taxable income and tax payable gets lessen. NGOs are considered unprofitable and tax exempted.
- Copy of registration certificate.
- Copy of trust deed/ by laws/ memorandum of association and articles of association.
- Copy of Pan Card of NGO.
- Registered office proof: copy of electricity bill/ house tax receipt/ water bill.
- NOC from landlord (where registered office is situated).
- Evidence of welfare activities and progress report of last 3 years.
- Books of accounts, balance sheet and income tax return.
- List of governing body/board of trustees members with their address, contact details.
- List of donors along with their address and PAN.
- Copy of PAN Card of governing body/board of trustee members.
- Original registration certificate, MOA/ trust deed/ byelaws of society for verification.
If you have complete documents and other papers available as per rules, registration of an NGO in India is not a complicated process. It can be determined that NGO registration in India is done to help the unfortunate or to encourage and support science, arts, literature etc.