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Society Registration in Kochi & Calicut

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Society Registration

A society is an association of persons united together by mutual accord to deliberate, govern and act jointly for some common purpose. Societies are usually registered for promotion of charitable activities like education, art, religion, culture, music, sports, etc., In India, The Societies Registration Act, 1860 lays down the procedure for society registration and operation in India. Several state governments without or with further amendments, 1860 have accepted the Society Registration act.

As per Section 20 of the Societies Act, 1860, a Society can be registered for the following purposes:

  • Promotion of fine arts
  • Diffusion of political education
  • Grant of charitable assistance
  • Promotion of science and literature
  • Creation of military orphan funds
  • Maintenance or foundation of galleries or public museum
  • Maintenance or foundation of reading rooms or libraries
  • Promotion or diffusion or instruction of useful knowledge
  • Collections of natural history
  • Collections of mechanical and philosophical inventions, designs, or instruments

Society Registration Procedure  

Name Selection 

It is important to choose a name for the society , that which doesn’t conflict to existing registered societies .It must also not contrast the provisions of Emblem and Names Act ,1950.

Memorandum of a Society

The Memorandum of the Society and the Rules and Regulations of the Society must then be signed by each of the founding members, witnessed by an Oath Commissioner, Notary Public, Gazette Officer, Advocate, Chartered Accountant or Magistrate 1st Class with their official stamp and complete address.

Documents Required

  • PAN Card of all the members 
  • The Residence Proof of all the members 
  • Bank Statement
  • Aadhaar Card
  • Utility Bill
  • Driving License
  • Passport
  • Memorandum of Association has to be prepared 
  • Preparation of Rules & Regulations of the Society 
  • A covering letter mentioning the objective or the purpose for which the society is being formed will be annexed to the beginning of the application. All the founding members of the society will sign it.
  • A copy of the proof of address of the registered office of the society/ NOC from the landlord if not owned

The signed Memorandum and Rules and Regulations must then be filed with the concerned Registrar of Societies in the State with the prescribed fee. If the Registrar is satisfied with application for Society Registration, the Registrar would certify to deem the Society to be registered.

Advantages of forming a Society 

  • Once incorporated, society becomes a legal entity.
  • It has the right to lease, rent, buy and sell property, borrow money and enter contracts in its own name. No member of the society has personal right or interest in any of the assets of the society.
  • An incorporated society continues to be a separate entity even if its membership changes.
  • The society is entitled to income tax exemption.
  • Members are not personally liable for the debts, contracts or other obligations of the society 
  • If the debts and obligations have been incurred through unlawful activities, every member involved is personally liable for these debts or obligations.