Society Registration

Society Registration is required if any societies which has the object of education, science, religion, charity, social reform, art and crafts, cottage industries, athletics, sports, recreation, public health, social service, cultural activities etc. may seek for the registration under the society registration Act. Only registered societies can hold the vested properties or have sued by or against the society. Compulsory Society Registration is required if Society consists of not less than twenty members or who’s annual gross income or is not less than ten thousand rupees. Application in the prescribed format to be submitted to the registrar along with by laws and other necessary documents. The Registrar, on being satisfied that a society has complied with all the documents and provisions of the Act, and the rules, shall issue to that society a certificate of registration

Memorandum of the society shall be printed or typewritten and The by-laws shall be signed by the signatories to the memorandum a memorandum should specify the name of the society, objects of the society, the names, addresses and occupations of the members of the committee and the by-laws of the society.

  • Every registered society shall maintain a members List
  • Every registered society shall have a committee of member not less than three.
  • The committee members will manage the affairs of the society.
  • The members of the committee shall be appointed at a society meeting
  • The term of office of the members shall not exceed three years and shall be eligible for re-appointment.
  • Every registered society shall keep proper Accounts books of account every year.
  • At least one general meeting shall be held in every financial year.

Member of the society:

  • PAN Card
  • Aadhar Card.
  • Aadhar Card/Voter id/Driving Licence - Two Witness
  • Mobile number and mail id
  • Objective of society formation
  • If the Office is rental, rental agreement is inevitable
  • Electricity bill (Not more than two months old required to be submitted)
  • Occupant needs to provide a No Objection Certificate from landlord to operate the business (NOC) if not rented.


Yes. The special general body may be convened not later than 40 days after receipt of the requisition by 1/3 of the members for a specific purpose.

A member can be fined under Sec.28 for an illegal act.

A Society / Association is an organized group of people with the sole aim and objectives of non-profitable service. Registration of Societies is optional. Registration of such an association will have legal recognition. It will be possible to run society legally with discipline. Society can sue and be sued.

Yes, since records of the Society are deemed to be public records, under section 24 any person can get copy and produce as evidence.

Every year the society within fifteen days from the date of the General Body meeting shall submit a list to the Registrar of societies. And that list shall contain the names and addresses of the members of the Managing Committee (Executive Committee) and officers entrusted with the management of the society.

Executive Committee shall meet at least once in three months; and General Body shall meet at least once in a year.

Amendments, if any, made shall be filed with Registrar.

Minutes of all the meetings shall be filed with the Registrar of Societies.

Society shall elect Executive Committee members as per its bylaws.

Memorandum can be amended by approval in a special General Body Meeting called for the purpose after giving due notice and by approval another special General Body Meeting called after 30 days again. Byelaws can be amended by approval of majority of members in Special General Body Meeting. Such amended byelaws shall be filed with the Registrar within one month.

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