The article speaks about the procedure and legislative requirements for society registration in Kerala. A society is an association of individuals who serve a common purpose and act cooperatively. Societies are generally registered with charitable activities, such as sports, music, culture, religion, art and education. In India, the Society Registration Act lays the procedures for registration of society. The purpose of the Act was to expand the legal stipulations of society registration, to advance literature, science, fine arts, science, and awareness of needful rights of the country. Various states have accepted Society Registration Act, 1860 with amendments.
Objectives of Society Registration
The Objectives of the Society Registration, 1860 has been mentioned in Section 20 of the Act. The objectives are as follows:
To promote Fine Arts
The develop political influence
To provide charitable aid
To promote science and literature
To create military orphan funds
Lay Foundation of galleries
To promote natural history
To promote mechanical or philosophical inventions, designs or instruments.
Kerala Society Registration- Procedure
Societies are registered in Kerala under the Societies Registration Act, 1860 or Travancore Cochin Literary Scientific and Charitable Societies Registration Act, 1955. In Travancore region Societies are registered under Travancore Cochin Literary Scientific and Charitable Societies Registration Act, 1955. In Malabar Region, societies are registered under the Societies Registration Act, 1860. All societies registered in Kerala have the same procedure for registration.
Eligibility for Registration
To incorporate a society under Kerala Society Registration the following are eligible:
Details The details along with photo and Id proof to be uploaded on the website.
Create Login Credentials – Create login Id username and password.
Registration Form – Fill the requisite application form for registration.
Society Details – Enter the name of the Society.
Member Details – Complete the details about the members, their address, names, and respective designation in the Society. The necessary and supporting documents to be uploaded.
Payment details – Complete the payment details. Mention the details of bank or draft whether paid online or offline.
Unique id – the details of unique Id shall be sent to the confirmed email Id After this process the registration certificate would be awarded.
It can be concluded that Kerala Society Registration is covered under two acts, one with the Society Registration Act, 1860 and other Travancore Cochin Literary Scientific and Charitable Societies Registration Act, 1955. The procedure for registration is the same. At the state level, the requirements are- a proper name of the organisation, a charitable purpose, and seven members. Whereas, at the centre, the only additional requirement is nine members to form the Society.
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