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A society is an association of various individuals who come together in a mutual accord to deliberate, govern and act cooperatively for some communal purpose. Societies are registered for advancement of charitable works such as sports, music, art, education etc. In this article, we will discuss the Society Registration online process.
The Societies Registration Act provides certain procedures for the registration of society and for its operation. The Act was implemented for the purpose of augmenting the legal stipulations of registration. This Act has been accepted by several state governments with or without further amendments.
As per Section 20 of Society Act, 1860, it has the following purposes:
The following are its benefits:
A society can be formed by a minimum of 7 persons. Apart from people from India, companies, foreigners, and other registered societies can also register for the MOA of the society. A society may be unregistered or registered, but only the registered societies will be able to withstand consigned parties and have an ensemble filed against or by the society.
It is worth mentioning here that the procedure requires the members to agree with the name of the society first and then prepare MOA and rule and regulations.
The applicant should research to find a unique name for the society. Here make sure that the name is not deceptively similar to another incorporated society. If you select an existing name for the society, then the party should provide a written consent.
Now the Memorandum of Association of the society should be drafted along with the rules and regulations. It should be signed by each member and witnessed by Gazetted Officer, CA, Oath Commissioner, Notary, Advocate etc.
The memorandum should contain the following clauses:
Rules and regulations should also be prepared for the society, which would contain the following:
Documentation is a critical process for any registration. Therefore ensure that all relevant documents are affixed as per the Society Registration Act 1860.
Once the documents are ready, submit it to the registrar, and if the registrar is satisfied that the information provided by you is valid, he will declare your society as registered. The status of the same can be checked at the official website of MCA.
The following list of documents should be prepared along with your application:
In case where the newly formed society doesn’t comply with the mandatory provisions of the Society Registration Act 1860, it will bear hefty penalties as a consequence. Such non-compliances include the following:
Society Registration can be done for the advancement of charitable works such as sports, music, art, education etc. Ensure that you comply with all post compliances after the society is registered in order to avoid paying hefty penalties and fines.
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