How to Register an NGO?

Based on type of NGO Registration (Trust, Societies and Section 8 companies), an applicant needs to follow various laws and procedure prescribed in the respective act.

  • Select an Appropriate Name:
    The very first while registering the Trust is to select an appropriate name for the trust. An applicant must take into consideration that the name so suggested should not come under the restricted list of names as per the provisions of the Emblems and Names Act, 1950.
  • Drafting of Trust Deed:
    For the purpose of Trust registration, the Trust deed should be drafted. A trust deed is a document that contains all the important information related to the registration and the deed must be present before the Registrar at the time of registration.
  • Selecting Settlers and Trustees of the Trust:
    The next step is to select the settlor and Trustees of the Trust. However, there is no specific provision with regards to the number of settlers/authors. Further, there must be a minimum of two trustees to form a Trust.
  • Preparing Memorandum of Association:
    For Trust registration it is important to formulate the Memorandum of Association as it represents the charter of the Trust.
  • Paying the Requisite Fees:
    The next step is to pay a requisite fee for Trust registration.
  • Collection of a Copy of Trust Deed:
    Once an applicant submits the papers; he/she can collect a certified copy of the Trust Deed within 1 week from the registrar’s office.
  • Submission of the Trust Deed in Registrar:
    After obtaining a certified copy of the Trust Deed, submit the same with the local registrar. The Trust deed shall be submitted along with properly attested photocopies.
  • Obtain the Registration Certificate:
    After submitting the Trust Deed with the registrar, the registrar keeps the photocopy and returns the original registered copy of the Trust Deed to the applicant, and also issues the certificate within seven working days.