Society Registration


Society Registration

The Society Registration Act, 1860 was introduced which allows the registration of entities generally involved in the benefit of society like education, health, employment. It provides for the registration of literacy, scientific and charitable societies. Society Registration is the best business for small traders and merchants. Its main aim is to serve society and not to earn a profit.

The society formed by memorandum of association, with a minimum of seven or more members are present and these members are associated with any literacy, scientific or charitable purpose.  This MOA has to be filled by the Registrar of societies.

Documents required for Society Registration:-
  • Affidavit regarding ownership and NOC for the registered office of the society.
  • MOA signed by founding members, with a duplicate.
  • Rules and Regulations, signed by founding members with a duplicate.
  • Name, Address, and occupation of all members along with their signatures.
  • Electricity/ Water bill.
  • Address proof of all members.
  • Copy of property papers.
  • Landlord NOC.

Why Society Registration is required?

A Society formed by seven-member or more member for the following reason:

  1. For Promotion of Science.
  2. For Promotion of Literature.
  3. For Promotion of Fine Arts.
  4. For Foundation/ Maintenance of Libraries or Reading Rooms.
  5. For Foundation/ Maintenance of Public Museum or Galleries.

Procedure for Society Registration:

Society Registration are basically approved by the State government through the registrar of Societies of each state.
Hence, the rules and regulations slightly from one state to another.

Registration can be done by two parts:-
  1. Memorandum of Association.
  2. Rules and Regulations of the Society.

Memorandum of Association:-

The MOA includes several clauses like name of the society, address of registered office and object for the formation of society and detail of members who want membership.

Rules and Regulations:-

The Rules and Regulations have certain questions like-

  1. How is membership and subscription to be obtained to the society
  2. What rules and regulations govern the society and its members
  3. How are meeting to be organized
  4. How will legal matters be settled and so on

The rules and regulations, when formulated need to be signed by three office bearers of society (Chairman, President and Vice-President or secretary and the President, as applicable.)

Before applying for registration, need to ensure that the clause mentioned in both MOA and rules are discussed and approved by the members. All the documents mentioned above are required to be submitted in duplicate, together with the required registration fee. If the Registrar is satisfied with application for society Registration, the Registration would certify to deem the society to be registered.

1. How to select the name of society ?

Selecting the name of the proposed society and getting it approved by the Registrar of the concerned district is the first step.As per Society Registration Act, 1860 similar and exiting registered society is not permitted.

2. Is Society be formed for profits ?

Society are formed to serve society and not to earn profits.

3. What is minimum member are required to form society ?

For Society Registration minimum seven member are required who are above 18 years of age can form a society or an association.

4. How to register a Society ?

For certified copy of MoA 7 Rules for a registered society. Application must be contain the Name, Reg No and this form signed by General secretary or President of society.

5. What is the purpose of society registration ?

There are many purpose of society registration like-For promotion of Arts, Literature, educational, cultural, charity and religious, Promotion of Scientific temper in the society, Political education and training etc.


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