A non-profit organization is often known as NGO. An NGO can register under Trust Act. Or under Section 8 companies act, 2013 (earlier Section 25 of Companies Act 1956). The NGO can be registered for promoting art, science, commerce, Technology, sports, education, social research, social welfare, religion, charity and protection of environment etc.
A Section 8 Company has similar features to a Trust or Society expect, a section 8 Company is registered with the Ministry of Corporate Affairs. NGO/Trusts and Societies are registered under the State laws. Section- 8 Company is recommended for the big operation sizes like for opening of the university, College, School, research center, Sports Academy and technical college etc.
Benefits of Section-8 NGO
Better legal standing
Higher credibility amongst donors
Support of Government departments
Procedure For Section 8 Company Formation
1. Obtaining DSC & DIN
For registering a Company or NGO with central Government Digital Signature Certificate (DSC) and Director Identification Number (DIN) is required for all directors. DIN & DSC usually take 3-5 working days.
2. Name Approval
After DIN & DSC, we will file an application for reservation of a name for section 8 company before the ministry of corporate affairs. Usually, it takes 3-5 working days.
3. License from Regional Director, MCA (INC-12)
After Name approval, we will apply for Section 8 license from Regional director, the regional director will review the objectives, plans and will grant a license for Section 8 Company. RD usually takes 15 days to issue a license to operate as a section 8 company.
4. Filing of Incorporation Forms on MCA Portal
After approval from the regional director, we will proceed to filing of final incorporation documents before ROC. Once all clarifications are provided to ROC, the ROC shall issue a Certificate of Incorporation along with a Company Identification Number (CIN).
From All Directors and Members
Latest Bank Statement/Telephone or Mobile Bill
Voter's ID/Passport/Driver's License
Passport-sized photograph of all directors and shareholder
Scan copy of Signature (signature should same as on PAN Card)
For Proposed Registered office (Residential or commercial)
Any Utility bills
Scan copy of Rent agreement with NOC from owner
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