Society Registration in Tamil Nadu

A society is a group of people who come together to help others through activities such as art, education, music, culture, sports, and so on. A society must have at least seven members, who can be Indian citizens or foreigners. In Tamil Nadu, the State Government regulates society registration and directs registration applications to the appropriate state authority.

Significances of Society Registration

In India, society registration is carried out in accordance with the Society Registration Act, which establishes or prepares specific procedures for the purpose of society registration and operation. This act was introduced with the goal of improving the legal conditions and specifications for society registration for the advancement of literature, science, fine arts, or the distribution of awareness for freehanded purposes that are beneficial to society. Several state governments in India have approved the Society Registration Act, 1860, with or without amendments.

Purpose of Registration

The following purposes require society registration:

  • To open a bank account for funding of the Society.
  • To obtain approval from the Income Tax Department.
  • To entrust the properties belonging to the societies.
  • To attain recognition among other forums and authorities.
  • To file a suit.
  • To get funds for charitable assistance.
  • To get funds for military orphans.
  • To improve science.
  • To improve literature
  • To improve fine arts.
  • To spread knowledge and political education.
  • To maintain libraries and other reading places.
  • To maintain public museums and galleries.

Features of Registration
  • According to Society Registration Act 1975, Society consisting of a minimum of 7 members will be recognised for registration.
  • A society that has a minimum of 20 members or whose annual gross income or expenditure is a minimum of Rs. 10,000 is eligible to register a society.
  • As per the regulations of the Tamil Nadu Apartment Ownership Act, the association formed for the maintenance of the apartment should be registered with a minimum of 5 members.
  • The Executive committee of the Society will be the management of the Society consisting of 3 members.
  • A society has to be registered within 3 months from the date of its formation with the particular District Registrar.
  • Registration has to be processed by a member of the committee or any other person authorised in this behalf.

Documents needed to register a society In India

For a society registration, the mentioned below documents are needed:

  • The Society name
  • Address proof of the registered office.
  • Identity proof of all the members of the company which can be:
  • Aadhaar card
  • Copy of Passport
  • Driving License
  • Voter ID
  • Two copies of the MOA and By-laws as per the specified norms for the society registration.
  • Once the processing fee for the registration is executed, it takes around 8 to 10 days to draft the MoA and By-laws of the Society. Thenceforth it takes about 21 to 30 days to complete the Society registration process.
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