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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
In pursuance of Govt. letter no. FEB/156/2014/98 dtd 25-09-2017 received from the Joint Secretary to the Govt of Assam, Finance (Establishment B) Department, it is hereby notified notified that from 06-02-2018 the office of the Registrar of Firms and Societies, Assam under Finance (Establishment B) Department will only accept and process online application forms.
Shri Palash Boruah, ACS
Registrar & SPIO of Firms & Societies, Assam
Dist. Kamrup Metro, Assam