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The Societies Registration Act, 1860 is legislation in India which allows the registration of entities generally for the benefits of society.

A society is an association of individuals who combine using a mutual accord to deliberate, govern and act cooperatively for some communal purpose and benefits for the community. It contributes to the overall development of society and involves some charitable activities like education, health, employment etc.

Society Registration, under The Societies Registration Act, in India, contains certain procedures for the sake of society registration & operation. This act was implemented for the purpose of preceding the legal stipulations of society registrations for the purpose of charity of literature, fine arts, science or distribution of awareness for knowledge. Further every state has drawn its own act for formation and regulating the societies. The area of scope of work is limited in the state where it is registered.

Legal Window will provide you all the necessary services related to society registration under one roof and guide for other compliances required by the Act. You may get in touch with our team on 072407-51000 or email for society registrations.

Advantages of Society Registration


Every society has its legal entity separate from its members it is capable of filing suits against any person or any member. The registered society can file a suit anywhere in India and in any state even if it is not registered in that particular state

Legal status

Registration of society gives it a legal status and that is very important because of various reasons like: for opening the bank accounts, Obtaining registrations and approvals under Income Tax Act, legally vesting properties of societies.

Perpetual Existence

Society has a  perpetual existence, members of society may come and go but Society will remain forever until you cancel its registration.


Tax Benefit

The societies can take the tax benefit after applying for the 12AA/80G Certificate. Both the society and the investor get tax exemptions. 

Minimum Requirements

Minimum requirement of members for society registration is 7 members.

An objective of social welfare.

Aadhaar card of the member should be linked with mobile no.

Documents Required for Society Registration

List of all members forming society

PAN card of all member proposed for registration of society

Covering letter containing objective behind formation of society

Address proof Owned : Registry Copy and Electricity Bill

Aadhar card of all member proposed for registration of society

Address Proof Rented : Rent Agreement and Electricity Bill

Process of Registration of Society

Step 1

You are firstly required to fill our basic questionnaire form with all your basic details.

Step 2

Submit all the required documents mentioned above so that we can proceed further. 

Step 3

We will proceed further and apply for your society registration

Step 4

Once the society gets registered we will provide you the Registration certificate for the same.

Register your society in Just 15000/-

PAN OF Society

Society Registration Certificate 

Objects and Rules Booklet

Purpose of Society Registrations

A society is registered for the development of science, arts or literature or else for diffusion of purposeful knowledge or charitable purposes. According to section 20 of Society Act, 1860, a society registration can be made for 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

Acceptable Name for a Society

As per the provision of Prevention of Improper Use Act, 1950, two societies should not have similar names. But the state acts do not have any restriction regarding the use of same name of two or more societies. Some names are not applicable for society registration:

Names prohibited or registered by the State or Central Government through executive instructions are not allowed for Society

Government Emblems and Names are not acceptable

Name of Indian Institute or University also cannot be registered

Comparison  between Trust, Societies and Section 8 Company

S. No. BasisSection-8TrustSociety
1.Governed byCompanies Act, 2013Indian Trust Act, 1882Societies Registration Act, 1860
2.Registration DocumentThe charter documents are MOA and Articles of AssociationThe main document is the Trust DeedThe Primary instrument for Registration of society its Memorandum of Society.
3.Minimum RequirementSection-8 Company requires at least two people.At least two trustees are required.At least seven members are required to form an society.
4.Revocable/IrrevocableIt can be dissolved in accordance with the provisions of the Companies Act, 2013 and rules made there underPublic Trust are generally irrevocableSociety can be dissolved which shall be approved by at least 3/4 of the Members of the society.
5.ControlIt is managed by the Board of Directors and resolutions are passed in accordance with the Companies Act, 2013Single man may control and prevail in a trust.Decisions are democratically taken in societies
6.Area of operationIt can operate all over IndiaIt can operate all over IndiaIt can operate in the specific state only.
7.Bank Account OperationsHere, a person can be authorized to operate a Bank Account.In trust it is controlled by one person mostly trusteeIn case of society Bank operations are operated generally by the President and the treasurer.
8.Annual ComplianceAnnual Accounts and return of Company are filed with ROC.There is no requirement of annual filing, but the data has to be provided to the concerned department as per prescribed formats.Societies are required to file annually with the Registrar of societies, a list of containing name. address and occupation of the managing committee members.
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FAQ's on Society Registration

Is registration of society mandatory?

No, registration of society is not a mandatory registration but there are certain benefits that only a registered society can claim under Society registration Act 1860  and Income-tax Act.

Which is better a trust or a society?

Trust is a legal arrangement in which a person holds property for the sake of other person. While Society is an association where group of individuals, come together to fulfill any particular purpose, described under the Act.

Can I check if my society gets registered?

Yes of course you can check if a Society is Registered on the portal of the respective state.

How many members are required to form a society?

Minimum requirement of members for registering a society is seven.

How many days required for registration of a society in Rajasthan?

The time limit for registering a Society in Rajasthan is 15-20 days.

Is a society a separate legal entity?

Every society has a legal separate entity from its members it is capable of filing suits against any person or any member.

Can I close/cancel Society Registration?

Yes of course you can cancel your society registration by informing the registrar of society in written and sending a certificate of dissolution.

Is Audit for Society is compulsory?

Tax audit of society is compulsory if the turnover of society exceeds 1 crores in a year. Tax Audit provisions is generally not applicable to societies which do not carry on any business.

Is it compulsory to file Income Tax Return every year?

Yes, it is compulsory to file Income tax Return every year and report the financials with the government.

What is the scope of area of work of the Society?

The Society is registered state-wise and can regulate and function in the state in which it is registered. It has to take separate registration for every state in which it has to function.