Saturday, 28 December 2013


Whenever we see a beggar without shelter in a rainy day or rag picker we often feel sad and always wish that how to help those peoples. So many of you have planned a NGO but due to certain technical problem you might have not been able to form a NGO. Yes, today I am trying to guide you how to form a NGO and help those helpless peoples.
NGO – Non Government Organisation are also known as Non Profit Organsation are the best platform provided by Indian Government to work towards the promotion of certain causes or the welfare of a target population.
With the largest number of active NGO’s, India is now having one NGO for every 400 people. Central Government of India has been the largest donor for these organizations apart from large number of Corporates taking part now a days.
In India NGO are registered under Societies Act 1860, which is a central Govt. Act. According to Section 20 of the Act, the following societies can be registered: charitable societies, military orphan funds or societies, 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 paintings and other works of art, collection of natural history, mechanical and philosophical inventions, instruments or designs.
Steps to Register a NGO in India
Ø  Mission and Vision of your NGO – You should plan your mission and vision of your NGO before starting a NGO. You should lay down your issues that you are are planning to address through your NGO.
Ø  Governing Body – Before starting a NGO you should form a governing body. The governing body will be responsible for all the activities and decisions. Governing body should consist of President , General Secretary & Treasurer apart from other members of the NGO.
Ø  Trust Deed or MOU – Before registering a NGO you have to have Trust Deed or Memorandum of Understanding. Trust Deed or MOU consists of Governing Body member details , Bylaws or the objectives of NGO, Rules & Regulations, Human Resource and Staffing Details.
Ø  Acts under which NGO can be formed – In India NGO can be formed under the following Acts
(a)   Indian Trust Act , 1882 ,
(b)   Bombay Public Trust Act 1950,
(c)    Charitable and Religious Trust Act , 1920
(d)   Societies Registration Act , 1860
(e)   Companies Act under Sec 25, 1956
Ø Funding of NGO – Funding is considered to be a backbone when you are planning to serve a huge mass or a big social cause. Indian Govt. provides funds to NGO under various schemes given under Central Govt. and States Govt. funding criteria. To get Foreign Funding NGO must be registered under FCRA (Foreign Contribution Regulation Act , 1976)

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