An Overview of NGO Registration in Chennai
In Chennai, NGOs can be registered under the Societies Registration Act, 1860, the Indian Trusts Act, 1882, or the Companies Act, 2013. NGOs need to be registered to receive funding, operate legally, and be compliant with all necessary regulations.
Criteria for NGO Registration
The following criteria must be met for NGO registration in Chennai:
- The NGO must have a clear purpose and objective to work for the welfare of society.
- The NGO must be run by a board of members and have a constitution or bylaws.
- The NGO must not be involved in any illegal or unethical practices.
Required Documents for NGO Registration
The following documents are required for NGO registration in Chennai:
- Memorandum of Association and Rules & Regulations of the organization
- Identity and address proof of all board members
- PAN Card of the organization
- NOC from the landlord of the registered office space
- Electricity bill or other utility bill for the registered office space
- Affidavit from the president or secretary of the NGO
- Bank account details of the NGO
Process for NGO Registration
The process for NGO registration in Chennai involves the following steps:
- Choose a suitable name for the NGO and check for availability with the Registrar of Societies.
- Prepare the Memorandum of Association and Rules & Regulations of the organization.
- Obtain the necessary documents and prepare the application for NGO registration.
- Submit the application with the Registrar of Societies or the Registrar of Companies.
- Wait for examination and objections, if any, by the issuing authority.
- Receive the certificate of registration from the Registrar of Societies or the Registrar of Companies.
Validity of NGO Registration
The validity of NGO registration in Chennai varies depending on the type of registration and the jurisdiction of the issuing authority. Societies registered under the Societies Registration Act, 1860, and trusts registered under the Indian Trusts Act, 1882, are generally considered to be permanent. However, NGOs registered under the Companies Act, 2013, must renew their registration annually.
Swarit Advisors Support
NGO registration is a legal requirement for non-profit organizations in Chennai, and at Swarit Advisors, we understand the significance of it. We provide comprehensive support to organizations seeking to register their NGO in Chennai. Our team of experts possesses extensive knowledge and experience in NGO registration and offers a variety of services to meet your NGO registration needs. Our end-to-end support includes guiding you through the application process, preparing all necessary documents, filing the application, and following up with the issuing authority to ensure timely issuance of the NGO registration certificate. We are committed to providing high-quality and reliable NGO registration services to organizations in Chennai. Contact us today to schedule a consultation with one of our NGO registration experts and take the first step towards legally establishing your NGO.