Society Registration India – Societies Registration Act, 1860 was brough into effect in 1860, with a view to promote social welfare activities by a group of unrelated individuals, who work with a common purpose with own/donated funds. Section 20 of Societies Registration Act, 1860 provides for the following societies that may be registered under this Act:-
- Charitable societies;
- Military orphans funds or societies;
- Societies established for the promotion of science, literature, or the fine arts;
- Societies established for instruction and diffusion of useful knowledge, diffusion of political education;
- Societies established for maintenance of libraries or reading rooms for general; public;
- Societies established for Public museums and galleries for paintings or other works of art, collections of natural history, mechanical and philosophical inventions, instruments or designs.
For example, society can be formed for the purpose of promotion of common interests of residents of a society/apartments like resident welfare associations or the ones to protect the interests of senior citizens like society for senior citizens, etc.
A society can be formed by minimum of seven members coming together for a common purpose/objective as provided under section 20 above. But it is important to note that all the seven members should not have any blood relations between any of them. Further, if the society has to be formed at National level, then all the seven members should be from different states.
These members by subscribing to the memorandum of association / rules and regulations can form a society by completing required formalities with Registrar of Society for the state. Our team would assist you in preparation of necessary documents, please let us know of your requirements.