A society is an entity that can be
created by a group of individuals united in their cause for promoting science,
arts, literature, social welfare and useful information. In addition, societies
work for creating military orphan funds, maintaining public museum and
Societies are governed by the
Societies Registration Act, 1860. They must be registered with the respective
state Registrar of Societies to be eligible for tax exemption.
For a society registration, the
following papers are essential:
The name of the society.
Address proof of the office.
Identity proof of all the nine
members which can be:
Copy of Passport
Two copies of the Memorandum of
Association and By-laws of the society.
Note: Once the payment for the
registration is done, it takes about 8 to 10 days for drafting the MoA and
By-laws of the Society. Thereafter it takes 21 to 30 days for the Society to be