Section 8 Company Registration

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Section 8 Company Registration?

NGO registration is a profit that enables Nonprofit organisations to provide services to the public, often with the support of the government, corporations, individuals, or groups. It's crucial for NGOs to comply with policy while serving the majority as a nongovernmental organisation.

An NGO is a non-governmental organisation that works to improve society at large through philanthropic endeavours. Depending on the activity you want to pursue, you can start it as a Trust, a Society, or a Non-Profit Company [Section 8 Company].

All non-profit organisations, including Trust, Societies, and Section 8 Companies, are collectively referred to as NGOs in India. Such non-profit organisations are also known as 'Sangathan', 'Sangh', and 'Sangam.' All non-profit NGOs are eligible for an income tax exemption.

Documents Required for Section 8 Company Registration + 2 DSC (Gov Fees Extra)

Before a Registered Deed is delivered to an NGO, submission of specific documents is Required.

  • Passport Size Photograph of all Directors
  • Address proof of the all Directors. (Bank statement/Electricity bill/) (not more than 2 months)
  • PAN card and Aadhar card of all Directors.
  • Identity proof of the all Directors.(Driving license/ Voter ID card/passport)
  • Email id and mobile number of all Directors.
  • Registered office address proof.(Electricity bill/ Telephone bill/Gas Bill) (not more than 2 months)
  • Rent Agreement (Company name should be mentioned with complete address) (on Rs. 100 stamp paper with Notary)
  • Board resolution authorising Director for GST in the company
  • Digital signature certificate of All Directors.
  • DIR-2 of all Directors.
  • NOC (Company name should be mentioned) (on Rs. 100 stamp paper)
  • INC-14 (self attested by CA)
  • INC-15 (self attested by All Directors )
  • Estimated Annual income and Expenditure of the proposed company ((self attested by CA)

Society Registration

  • The name of the society.
  • Address proof of the office.
  • Identity proof of all the nine members which can be:
  • Driving License
  • Copy of Passport
  • Voter ID
  • Aadhaar card
  • Two copies of the Memorandum of Association and By-laws of the society.

Who is Eligibile to Start an NGO?

  • If an NGO is to be incorporated as a private limited company, must two directors.
  • In the case of incorporation as a public limited company, a must of 3 directors are necessary.
  • 200 members is the maximum allowed for a private limited business.
  • For a public limited company, there is no member limit.
  • If registering as an NGO, there is no fee.

Things Do Before Applying for NGO Registration

  • Obtain A Certificate For A Digital Signature (DSC)
  • Get A DIN By Applying (DIN)
  • DIR 12 Appointments Of Directors
  • DIR 2 Consent Of Directors
  • DIR 3 Application To ROC To Get DIN
  • INC 1 Business Name Approval
  • INC 12 Applications for License
  • INC 13 Memorandum of Association
  • INC 14 Declaration from a practising CA
  • INC 15 Declaration from each person making the application
  • INC 16 License to incorporate as NGO
  • INC 22 Situation of Registered Office
  • INC 7 Applications for Company’s INC 8 Declarations
  • INC 9 Affidavit from each director and subscribe

Special Category States

Under GST, the following are listed as special category states.

  • Arunachal Pradesh
  • Assam
  • Jammu and Kashmir
  • Manipur
  • Meghalaya
  • Mizoram
  • Nagaland
  • Sikkim
  • Tripura
  • Himachal Pradesh
  • Uttarakhand

NGO RegistrationFrequently Asked Questions

An NGO in India, or Non-Governmental Organization, is a non-profit entity that operates independently of the government and is dedicated to addressing various social, cultural, economic, or environmental issues.

Yes, registering an NGO is advisable. Registration provides legal recognition, enhances access to funding and resources, and ensures transparency and accountability in its activities.

To register an NGO online in India, follow the guidelines provided by the government and use platforms like NGO Darpan to submit your application and required documents.

Yes, foreign nationals can open an NRE (Non-Resident External) account in India, allowing them to hold foreign income in Indian currency, subject to specific conditions and regulations.

Yes, after registration, an NGO can expand its operations to multiple states or districts, with the requirement to inform relevant authorities and comply with specific regulations in each region.

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