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Government Of Assam Finance Registrar of Firms & Societies

Register Societies

Checklist

  • Two sets of cleanly typed Memorandum of Association together with Rules and Regulations duly signed by the President and the Secretary with the Seal of the Society
  • Registration Fee of Rs.50.00 (Rupees fifty) only is payable for the purpose through Treasury Challan under the Head of Account - 1475-other General Economic Services- Fees under the Societies Registration Act. 1860, Act XXI of 1860
  • Copies of Resolution regarding registration of the Society and election of the Members of the executive body with the list of members present in the General Meeting.
  • If the society claims that its office is situated on a land, owned by it, the Dag Number, Patta Number and proof of its ownership of the land should be furnished. If the office is situated in a rented building an affidavit from the house owner with proof of his ownership should be furnished.
  • Passport size photographs of the President and Secretary.
  • If the Organisation (proposed to be registered as a society) has been undertaking any activities during the preceding twelve month from the date of its application for registration, it should attach a certificate in original from the Deputy Commissioner / Sub-divisional Officer of the concerned district / Sub-division of these activities.
  • Declaration from the President of the Secretary regarding the receipt of fund, If any from the Government or other agencies. There should be a categorical declaration in this respect.

Overview and Salient features

Under the provisions of the Societies Registration Act. XXI of 1860, any seven or more persons associated for any literary, scientific, or charitable purpose, or for any such purpose as is described in Section 20 of this Act, i.e. Charitable Societies, the military orphan funds or societies established at the several presidencies of India, societies established for the promotion of science, literature, or the fine arts, for instruction, the diffusion of useful knowledge, [the diffusion of political education], the foundation or maintenance of libraries or reading rooms for general use among the members or open to the public, or public museums and galleries of painting and other works of art, collections of natural history, mechanical and philosophical inventions, instruments or designs, by subscribing their names to a memorandum of association, and filling the same with the Registrar of Firms and Societies Assam form themselves into a society under this Act.
As per Section 3-A of the S.R. Act. XXI of 1860 (I) no society shall be registered under a name which is identical with, or too nearly resembles the name of, any other society or any body corporate which has been previously registered or incorporated under this Act or any other law for the time being in force, as the case may be.
No society shall use in its nomenclature any of the words, namely: “Union”, State”, “Land Mortgage”, “Gandhi”, “Reserve Bank” or any word expressing or implying the sanction, approval or patronage of Central or any State Government or any word which suggests or is calculated to suggest connection with any local authority or any corporation or body constituted by the Government under any law for the time being in force except when the State Government signifies its consent to the use of such words as part of the name of a society by order in writing.
A Society shall not contain any of the following words:- “Indian”, “National” as per India Government instructions issued.
A Society shall not contain the name of the “National Figures” as per India Government instructions issued.
Self-Help Groups are organization formed to help the group members within a specific group by lending money for starting a business / occupation / trade, therefore, these are business activities, hence they do not come under the preview of Societies Registration Act 1860.
The societies whose aims and objectives appears to be confined to the welfare and interest of its own members only do not come under the purview of Societies Registration Act 1860. Such as Pensioners Association, Housing Societies etc.

Over all process flow for service

 

Eligibility Criteria:

Members who wants to established Societies for the promotion of science, literature, or the fine arts, for instruction, the diffusion of useful of knowledge, the foundation or maintenance of libraries or reading-rooms for general use among the members or open to the public, or public museums and galleries of paintings and other work of art, collections of natural history, mechanical and philosophical inventions, instruments, or designs.

Fees including the payment mode

Registration Fee of Rs.50.00 (Rupees fifty) only is payable through Treasury Challan under the Head of Account - 1475-other General Economic Services- Fees under the Societies Registration Act. 1860, Act XXI of 1860

Accompanying Documents required

1. Copy of Memorandum of Association and Rules and Regulations of the society.
2. Original copy of treasury challan.
3. Copies of Resolution
4. Documents regarding office accommodation of the society.
5. Photographs of President and Secretary of the society.

How to apply

Any seven or more persons associated for any literary, scientific, or charitable purpose, or for any such purposed as is described in section 20 of the Societies Registration Act, XXI of 1860.

Important Time lines

1. Due date:
There is no due date of submission of application for registration.
2. Time for processing:
The proposal shall be cleared within 30 days from the date of submission of application.

Whether the service is Offline or Online

Service has not yet been made online.

Whom to contact for any queries:

Shri Kishor Thakuria, ACS
Registrar & SPIO of Firms & Societies, Assam
Dispur, Guwahati-06
Dist. Kamrup Metro, Assam
Ph NO: +91-9435194509
Email: rfs062014@gmail.com

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