NGO Darpan Registration Process: A Complete Guide

NGO Darpan Registration Process

This article iterates the NGO Darpan Registration Process. In India poverty percentage is about 6.5%. The computation of this figure is based on 2019, PPP International Comparison Program. According to the United Nations Millennium Development Goal Programme, 88 million people out of 1.38 Billion people Indian, roughly equal to 6.5% of India’s population, lived below the poverty line of $1.25 in 2018-2019.

The NGO-Partnership system (NGO-PS) Portal is called as the NGO-DARPAN, which empowers, all voluntary organizations and Non- Voluntary Organizations to register, to maintain the record of the data of these organizations. All voluntary or non-government organizations must be registered under Niti Ayog Scheme[1] for receiving grants under various schemes of Ministers/Departments/Government Bodies. To achieve the ease of doing business and other social benefits that contributes to the nation building activities, a dedicated centralized portal is made available to NGO. Any organization willing to enroll with Government can do so through this program. There is a central available database for carrying out such form of enrollment.

Eligibility Criteria for NGO Darpan Registration

Eligibility Criteria for NGO Darpan Registration

The NGO Darpan registration can be carried out by the following organizations:

  1. Non-Governmental Organization

An NGO under section 25 of the Companies Act can carry out the above form of activities.

  1. Voluntary Organizations

Voluntary Associations, Non-Governmental Organizations which are occupied with open administration for religious, social, financial, political, charitable or innovative contemplations.

  1. Associations
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There are various types of Voluntary organizations, which can be incorporate formally and additionally, casual gatherings. It can be of group-based associations, non-administrative improvement associations, beneficent associations, bolster associations, systems or alliances of such association, and expert participation affiliations.

  1. Society
  2. Trust
  3. Section 8 Companies

Documents Required for NGO Darpan registration

The documents which are required for the NGO Darpan Registration are as follows:

  1. Scanned Copy of the Certificate of Registration.
  2. In the case of Trust, it has to be the first page where the signatures of all the members or parties are mentioned.
  3. The PAN Card of all the organization must be given.
  4. The Board Members PAN Card & Aadhar card must be given. (at least of 3 members).

(All the documents to be uploaded must be in PDF format)

  1. The details for the registration to be provided such as registration number, date of registration, under which the Act the registration has been obtained
  2. Full contact details of the members have to be provided with email id, mobile number of all the board members.
  3. Details of all the achievement.
  4. A detail of the chief functionary and chairman of the organization.
  5. Upload the list of all trustees and members list of the organization.
  6. Aadhar card of all the trustees (at least three).
  7. Details of all the activities of the Trust which is to be done and proposed to be done.
  8. A duly certified copy of the trust deed and certificate of registration, and MOA, Bye-Laws.
  9. Provide the complete details of the sources of funds. From where the funds have been acquired.
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Procedure for NGO Darpan Registration

The Government has made it mandatory for all the NGO/VO organization to complete its Darpan Registration online. The NGO, before entering into registration has to have NGO certificate or Unique ID to be eligible for the FCRA registration and to apply for the other government grants.

  1. Must login at the NGO Darpan website
  2. Create login ID after signing up at the website
  3. Fill the contact details and the PAN card details of the organization
  4. Provide the details regarding the registration
  5. Provide further details, if you have multiple registrations
  6. Choose and fill the achievement sector
  7. You will have got the verification email with 24 hours.
  8. You will get a Unique ID created for the NGO.

What is prohibited with NGO Darpan Registration

There are specific prohibitions with respect to NGO Darpan Registration:

  1. No registration of unregistered groups
  2. The registration is mandatory in order to get grants from the Government.

Benefits of NGO Darpan registration

  1. Registration of NGO with NGO Darpan is important for the Government. It creates track record of the NGO.
  2. The registration validates the organization/NGO for taking the multiple grants.
  3. It creates the better image and goodwill of the organization.
  4. It updates them regarding the new scheme, projects of the Government
  5. It creates a seamless flow of data from the Government to various NGO across the country.
  6. The Government can share vital information through NGO Darpan. It helps in better coordination through NGO Darpan website for the ministries as well.
  7. It gives the unique ID which creates the goodwill of the NGO.
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It can be concluded by saying that the Non-Governmental Organization of any country is essential for the growth of any country. The purpose of the NGO Darpan Registration it helps in the assistance for receiving the grants to be given by Government under various schemes of Ministers/Departments and governmental bodies.  It helps in building the nation by allowing them with the development. The profit is not the motive here but society development and assistance is important. The Government has developed the dedicated central portal for the registration of NGO Darpan. This registration is open for the all the organizations which are registered under the Act either Company or Society Act. The Government wants to create a central database with itself. It helps the Government to track and give record of their funding and expenditure. The Government aids them with funds.

The Government has been taking numerous efforts for NGOs to come forward and register itself. The aim of the Government is stop the malpractices which are somewhere present in the formation of these non-governmental organizations. The Government has kept the legislation under tight control to stop the unwanted practices in the name of Non government organization.

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