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N.G.O Registration

National/ State/ Trust

An NGO or non-governmental organisation is a not-for-profit entity that does work for the welfare work for the poorer sections of society or toward a particular cause. Their focus may be environmental, human or animal rights, improving health and welfare of children, development work or even raising awareness about a particular cause or activity, such as art.

That said, many NGOs may also be fronts for political or religious interests. Being not-for-profit, these entities cannot pay out any profits as dividends to members; instead, any profit must be reinvested toward the cause. NGOs raise money from donors, who may or may not receive tax breaks on their donations. In India, an NGO can be set up as a trust, section-8 company or a society.

Trust Registration Process

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Step 2

Prepare a Trust Deed which should have the following details:-

  • It should be on stamp paper of requisite value.

  • One passport size photograph & a copy of identity proof of the settler.

  • One passport size photograph & a copy of identity proof of the two trustees.

  • One passport size photograph & a copy of identity proof of two witnesses.

  • The Trust Deed should be signed on all pages by the Settler.

In accordance with the Indian Trust Act of 1882, it is mandatory to register the Trust Deed with the local registrar of a state. Along with the deed, submit xerox copies of the Deed duly signed by the settler on all the pages. While going to register the deed the witnesses and the settler should both be present at the Registrar office along with their identity proof in the original. Once the officer clarifies that all the documents are true, he will give you the registered Trust Deed but will keep a Xerox copy for his/her record.

Once your Trust Deed is registered, you can now run your trust in accordance with the Trust Act.


  • A name for the trust
  • Registered Address
  • Objects of the trust (Charitable or Religious)
  • One Settler of the Trust
  • Two Trustees of the Trust
  • Property of the trust-movable or immovable property (To save on stamp duty, an initial amount is given to be the initial property).

Procedure for N.G.O Registration

  • A letter requesting registration, signed by founding members. This letter will state the purpose of formation of the society and a requisition indicating that the society is registered under the Act. The signature of all members is mandatory.
  • A certified copy of the MoA, signed by the founding members, with a duplicate.
  • A certified copy of the rules and regulations, signed by the founding members, along with a duplicate copy.
  • A table with the names and address and occupation of all members of the society with their signatures
  • Minutes of the meeting (general body meeting conducted to set the rules and regulations)
  • Declaration by the president of the society
  • A sworn affidavit from the President/Secretary, declaring relationship between subscribers
  • Address proof of registered office and no-objection certificate from the landlord.

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