NGO can be registered in 3 different structures.

  1. Trust under Indian Trusts Act, 1882
  2. Society under Societies Registration Act 1860
  3. Section 8 Company under Companies Act, 2013

The Section 8 company can be registered only with the objective to promote non-profit objectives such as trade, commerce, arts, charity, education, religion, environment protection, social welfare, sports, research, etc.

The profits/incomes of the NGO if any, cannot be distributed as dividend but can only be applied towards the objective of a NGO

What are the documents required to register a section 8 Company/NGO?

The documents required are as follows:

  1. Pan, Aadhar and any utility bill of the proposed directors and shareholders.
  2.  Rent Agreement and electricity bill of the proposed registered address.

The process is a bit long and it takes around 25-30 days to get the company registered. The basic steps involved are as follows:

  1. Obtain Digital signatures of all the directors
  2. Apply for DIN
  3. Apply for Name Approval
  4. Prepare MOA, AOA and declaration in INC 13, INC 15
  5. Get a certificate from a Chartered Accountant
  6. Apply For license of NGO
  7. Once the License is approved the final step is to file INC 7 and get the registration certificate

The process is a tedious one and can be completed in 25 days.

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