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Society Registration

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What is Society Registration ?

A society is an organized group of persons whose main objective is to serve society and not to earn a profit. A society is registered under The Societies Registration Act, 1860 to become a legal entity. A society exists for the purpose of charitable activities such as poverty relief, arts, education, religion, cultures and sports. The Governing body members are entrusted with the management of the affairs of the society. Whereas, the General Body member’s duties include the election of governing body members, alteration of rules and regulations, name and objects,if necessary. A foreigner can also become a society member in India. Society Registration is done through Legalraasta.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Can Societies be formed for profits?
No, societies are formed to serve society and not to earn profits.
2. Where can I Register a society?
Registrar of societies i.e., District Registrar of a District is appointed and has the power to register the societies. Societies can be registered with the registrar of the District in which the society is intended to be established.
3. What is the maximum number of people to form a society/association?
A minimum number of 7 persons who are above 18 years of age can form a society or an association. There is no such limit for maximum number of persons
4. For what reasons a society/association is formed?
Association can be formed for the following reasons :
  • Arts, literature, educaticational, cultural, charity, and religious
  • Fine Arts, crafts
  • Knowledge of commerce and industry
  • Promotion of scientific temper in the society
  • Political education and training
  • Sports (excluding games of chance)
  • Diffusion of any knowledge or any public purpose,
  • Maintaining Library
  • Collection/preservation of historical monuments, technical and philosophical research.
5. What is the Difference between ‘Trust’ and ‘Society’ registered under Andhra Pradesh and Telangana Societies Registration Act 2001?

Society

District Registrar and Registrar of Societies is the competent authority to register.
Aims and objectives are for the development/welfare of the entire society without restriction. At least 7 persons are required to form a Society.

The official board manages, subject to the approval of the general body.
Accounts should be recorded to the Registrar of Societies.

There is provision to add members. In order to cancel an association, action can be taken only after an enquiry. Profit can be used only for the development of society. It cannot be distributed among the members.

Trust

Trust deed can be registered in Office of the Sub Registrar. There are two kinds of Trusts Public and Private. The latter is a private trust for the beneficiaries.

  • Anyone can form Trust without restriction of a number of persons.
  • Official board of trustees runs it. Managing trustee runs it.
  • Management is under the control of the management of Trustees and Managing Trustees.
  • Does not have any significant bearing.
  • The Author of Trust can cancel Trust. If the provision is made in the deed.
  • Trustees cannot share. Beneficiaries might be permitted to utilize the benefit.