A person or an association of persons having a Plan of starting a Non profit organisation with following object can form a Section 8 Company.
For promotion of commerce, art, science, sports, education, research, social welfare, religion, charity, protection of environment or any such other object; intends to apply its profits, if any, or other income in promoting its objects; and
It intends to prohibit the payment of any dividend to its members, the Central Government may, by licence issued in such manner as may be prescribed, and on such conditions as it deems fit, allow that person or association of persons to be registered as a limited company under this section without the addition to its name of the word "Limited", or as the case may be, the words "Private Limited" , and thereupon the Registrar shall, on application, in the prescribed form, register such person or association of persons as a company under this section.
The company registered under this section shall enjoy all the privileges and be subject to all the obligations of limited companies. A firm may be a member of the company registered under this section. A company registered under this section shall not alter the provisions of its memorandum or articles except with the previous approval of the Central Government. A company registered under this section may convert itself into company of any other kind only after complying with such conditions as may be prescribed.