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,
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?
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 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.
6. What guidelines should be kept in mind while deciding a name for the society?
The name should not be Similar to one effectively existing in the District.
Name denied or registered by State or Central Government through official guidelines or through Emblems and Names (Prevention of Improper Use) Act, 1950.
Indian Institute or University.
7. What are the follow-up actions after the society is registered?
The society should present a list to the Registrar of societies within fifteen days from the date of the General Body meeting every year. The list should contain the names and address of each member of the Managing Committee (Executive Committee) and officers entrusted with the administration of the society.
Executive Committee should meet at least once in three months, and General Body shall meet at least once in a year. Amendments, if any, made should be recorded with the Registrar.
Minutes of all the meetings should be recorded with the Registrar of Societies.
Society should choose Executive Committee members as per its by-law.
8. Can memorandum, by the law of society, be revised?
Memorandum can be revised by endorsement in a unique General Body Meeting called for the purpose after giving due notification and by approval another special General Body Meeting called after 30 days again. Bylaws can be altered by approval of a majority of members in Special General Body Meeting. Such corrected by-laws shall be filed with the Registrar within one month.
9. Can anyone other than a member of Society review records of society and duplicate it?
Yes, since records of the Society are regarded as public records. Under section 24, any person can get a duplicate copy of it and create a proof.