Online NGO Registration in India

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How to Register an NGO Online

An NGO is basically a not for profit earning entity which strives to work towards the betterment of the underprivileged sections of Society. Online NGO registration could have a wide range of interests for the betterment of society.

This could include Environmental reasons, human & animal rights, improving fitness, and the welfare of children, development work and will even include raising recognition about sports of social importance. So there could be any sight for an online NGO registration which could bring your idea to reality.

There are various means and sources through which a non-profit organization raises funds which could be a voluntary donation, donations to gain relaxation in income tax and it could be foreign contributions. There are 3 most popular ways for online NGO registration in India:

  • Section 8 Company
  • Society
  • Trust
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Documents required for online NGO registration

  • Application Letter from the founders/trustee stating the purpose of NGO Registration in India
  • Memorandum of association/ Articles of association [MOA/AOA]
  • Name, Address & complete details of the members
  • Address proof [if rented, then NOC from landlord]
  • Donation receipts [if any received in the past]
  • Affidavit signed by the president of the NGO
  • Duly signed declaration by the president

Forms required for online ngo registration in india

INC 1 Name Approval
INC 7 Application for Incorporation of Company
INC 8 Declaration
INC 9 An affidavit from each director and subscriber
INC 12 Application for License
INC 13 Memorandum of Association
INC 14 Declaration from a practicing Chartered Accountant
INC 16 Section 8 company license
INC 22 The situation of Registered Office
DIR 2 Consent of Directors
DIR 3 Application to ROC to get DIN
DIR 12 Appointment of Directors
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Methods for ngo registration in india

NGO registration in India can be done with three different statutory laws in place.

1. Companies act, 2013

Section (8) of the companies act, 2013 specifically deals with those companies which deal with the charitable objects even without adding the word "limited" or "private limited" as a suffix in the registered name of the company. There are certain features which differentiate if a company is registered under section (8) of the activities viz.

The satisfaction of the central government is important to register your company under this act, ultimate registrant entity will be subject to all the conditions of a limited company, the central government can revoke the license (if it deems fit), only those company which are registered under this act can be amalgamated together further in case of not fulfilling the requirements specified under this act will attract a penalty of a maximum of 1 Crore and jail up to 3 years.

Online ngo registration as “section (8) company”

  • Apply for Digital signature certificate (DSC) for proposed directors under section (8) of company registration.
  • Form DIR-3 should be filed with the registrar of companies (ROC).
  • Get your Director Identification number (DIN)
  • Form INC-1: Apply for the name of the Trust/company/society.
  • MOA/AOA of the proposed Non-Governmental Organization registration
  • Apply for license/company incorporation certificate
  • Online NGO registration is complete; your section (8) company is ready to operate.


2. Indian trust act, 1882

One of the most opted out ways is to form a trust under the Indian trust act, 1882 (amended 2019). The name trust itself justifies the characteristics of the entity viz. its reliability, belief, truthfulness. These are the qualities that a Non-governmental organization (NGO) must possess.

Trust is a legally mandated entity created with the aid of the “trustor” who transfers the belongings to the “trustee” for the advantage of “beneficiary”. Trusts are formed to uplift the depressed sections of society.

Online ngo registration as “trust”

  • Choose an appropriate name for your trust.
  • Finalize the trustee for the proposed entity.
  • Prepare an MOA/AOA and rules for the functioning of the trust.
  • Prepare the clauses of the trust deed.
  • Trust deed must be prepared in consultation with legal experts.
  • Trust deed must be registered with the local registrar as per the Indian trust act, 1882
  • Submit the Trust Deed, along with properly attested photocopies with the local registrar.
  • Once all the documents submitted and verified, final online NGO registration will take a week’s time for approval.


3. Societies regulation act, 1860

A society is an affiliation of numerous people combined the usage of a mutual accord to deliberate, govern and act cooperatively for some communal cause. Societies are commonly registered for the development of charitable activities like sports, music, culture, religion, art, education, etc.

Society Registration is regulated under the Society Registration Act, 1860 which lays down certain methods for the sake of society registration & operation. This act was implemented with the aim of augmenting the legal prerequisites of society registration for the advancement of literature, first-rate arts, technology or distribution of recognition for bountiful purposes.

The society registration act, 1860 has been prevalent by numerous state governments without or within additional amendments.

Online ngo registration as “society”

  • 1. Choose an appropriate name for your trust.
  • Prepare an MOA/AOA and rules for the functioning of the trust.
  • Other documents required are:
    • Cover Letter requesting NGO registration
    • Certified Copy of Duly Passed Resolution for Non-Governmental Organisation Registration
    • Minutes of the Meeting.
    • Declaration by the President of the Society.
    • ID proof as Address Proof of members
  • To get the final approval, you must submit the MOA/AOA with the concerned registrar of societies in your state.

Frequently Asked Questions

Niti Aayog online NGO registration portal viz. NGO DARPAN is the much-appreciated step by the Government of India. NGO DARPAN acts as an interface between the NGO & various central ministries which brings in more transparency in the functioning of the government as well in Voluntary donation and funding to NGOs in India.

Online NGO registration would give you the convenience of getting all the details related to non-profit organization registration at your place and you don’t need to worry for any compliance process. Get in touch with our experts and find the best CA services online to get your non-profit organization registration at the earliest.

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