How can i register my NGO in West Bengal? - B Pramanik & Associates

How can i register my NGO in West Bengal?

To register an NGO (Non-Governmental Organization) in West Bengal, India, you need to follow a set of legal procedures. NGOs can be registered as a Trust, Society, or Section 8 Company. Here’s a step-by-step guide on how to register your NGO in West Bengal:

  1. Choose a Legal Structure: Decide on the type of legal structure for your NGO. The common options are Trust, Society, and Section 8 Company. Each has its own set of regulations and procedures.
  2. Name Your NGO: Choose a unique name for your NGO, and ensure it’s not similar to existing organizations. You can check the availability of your chosen name with the Registrar of Societies or the Registrar of Companies, as applicable.
  3. Draft Memorandum and Rules/Regulations:

    a. For Trust:

    • Create a trust deed that includes the objectives, rules, and regulations of your NGO.
    • The trust deed should be executed on non-judicial stamp paper and signed by the trustees.

    b. For Society:

    • Draft a memorandum of association and rules/regulations as per the Societies Registration Act, 1860.
    • Make sure it includes the aims, objectives, and governing structure of the society.

    c. For Section 8 Company:

    • Choose a suitable name for your company and apply for name approval from the Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA).
    • After name approval, draft the memorandum and articles of association as per the Companies Act, 2013.
  4. Gather Necessary Documents: Collect the required documents, which typically include:
    • Identity proof and address proof of trustees or members.
    • Passport-sized photographs of trustees or members.
    • No Objection Certificate (NOC) from the property owner if the registered office is not owned by the NGO.
  5. Registration Process:

    a. For Trust:

    • Register the trust deed at the local Sub-Registrar office in the jurisdiction where the trust is located.

    b. For Society:

    • Submit the memorandum and rules/regulations to the Registrar of Societies in West Bengal.
    • Pay the required registration fee.

    c. For Section 8 Company:

    • File for incorporation with the MCA. This involves obtaining Digital Signatures for directors, Director Identification Number (DIN), and applying for incorporation.
  6. Apply for 12A and 80G Registration: To avail tax benefits for your NGO, apply for 12A and 80G registration with the Income Tax Department. These registrations provide tax-exempt status and eligibility for tax-deductible donations.
  7. Bank Account: Open a bank account in the name of your NGO using the registration documents.
  8. Compliance and Record Keeping: Ensure you maintain proper accounts and records as required by law.
  9. Local Laws and Regulations: Comply with any local, state, and national laws and regulations applicable to your NGO’s activities.
  10. Start NGO Activities: Once registered, you can begin your NGO’s charitable activities.

It’s advisable to consult with a legal professional or a consultancy firm with expertise in NGO registration to guide you through the process, as the requirements and procedures may change over time. Additionally, seek legal advice to ensure that your NGO complies with all relevant laws and regulations.


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