To give NGO a legal status it is important to register it. To run an NGO efficiently it needs to have a bank account under its name. It is mandatory for an NGO to be registered as a Trust, Society or Section 8 Company, in order to open a bank account.


There are separate laws that define the formation of a different type of organization, namely- Trust Registration, Society Registration, and Section 8 Company Registration.

  • To register as a Trust under Indian Trust Act, 1882 the first step is to select an appropriate name. A trust deed is then presented before the Registrar. Then the settlor and Trustees of the Trust are selected. After a requisite fee is paid a certificate is issued within 7 working days.
  • NGO registration process as a Section 8 Company is very similar to a registration of a Company under Companies Act. NGO registration online is done by filling ‘SPICE+’ form on MCA website. 
  • To register as a Society an applicant files a signed Memorandum and pays the required fees after following the prescribed procedure to Registrar of Societies of the State. It takes about 21 to 30 days for a Society to be registered.


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