• Jun
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  • 2012

Procedure for Registration of Society under Societies Registration Act, 1860 in Punjab

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CS Mohit Saluja

Any Institution, Mandal, Religious Sangh, or welfare Association etc. ate to be Registered under Societies Registration Act, 1860 in order to get society registered. The object clauses should be in consonance with section 20 of the Societies Registration Act, 1860.

As per Section 20 of Registration of Society Act, 1860, the following societies may be registered under this Act:-

  1. Charitable societies,
  2. The military orphan funds or societies established at the several presidencies of India,
  3. Societies established for the promotion of science, literature, or the fine arts, for instruction, the diffusion of useful knowledge, (the diffusion of Political education),
  4. The foundation or maintenance of libraries or reading-rooms for general use among the members or open to the publiic, or public museum and galleries of paintings and other works of arts, collection of natural history, mechanical and philosophical inventions, instruments or designs.

Constitution of Society

The constitution of any society, mandal, religious sangh or welfare association etc, should be divided into two parts.


It includes the various Clauses as follows:

(i)      Name Clause

(ii)    Registered Office Clause

(iii)   Object Clause

(iv)  General Body Member Clause


It normally includes the following Clauses:

(i)      Membership Clause

(ii)    Subscription Clause

(iii)    Meeting Clause

(iv)  Committee/ Governing Body Clause

(v)    Auditor

(vi)  Legal Procedure

(vii) Dissolution

            The above Rules & Regulations ( Bye-Laws) are to be certified by three office bearers at the end of each page. Three Officials may be the Chairman, President and Vice President.

It is also experienced that the object clause should be properly & clearly worded so as to cover to help needy and deserving people for education, medical, relief to be given etc.And there are always chances that the registrar of societies will add some words or delete some words from the various object clauses.

It is also observed that the Registrar of Societies require the quorum of 3/5 of members for meting of members for meeting of managing committees, general Body Meeting, and extra ordinary general body meeting and the quorum for Requisition meeting minimum 1/5 members must be present. Similarly in the clause of dissolution of the society, the majority of 3/5 of the members present can take the decision of dissolution.

Documentation Required for Registering a Society


1)      Covering Letter

2)      Memorandum Of Association And Rules & Regulations

3)      Table containing Names, Address and Occupation of all the Members along with their signatures

4)      Certified Copy of Duly Passed Resolution for Registration of Society

5)      Minutes of the Meeting

6)      Declaration by the President of the Society

7)      Address Proof


The Registrar of Societies requires the Covering Letter for registering the Society.

2) Memorandum of Association And Rules & Regulations

As per Discussed above.


General Information about all the members should be given in a proper Table containing the Columns like Name, Address, Occupation ad Signatures of the Member


A Resolution is to be given stating that the Mandal or Sangh as the case may be is established and formed w.e.f………. having registered office at …………………………

This resolution should be signed by all office Bearers and/or Committee Members.


Minutes of the Meeting in which above resolution for Registering of Society has been passed is also required to be presented along with other documents.


Declaration has to be given by the President/ Chairman of the Society.


A Letter of confirmation for keeping Registered Office of the Mandal etc. is to be obtained from the person in whose premises the office is kept. The said person has to give No objection Letter & also attach a proof of address either by way of Rent Receipt or Society’s Receipt or Electricity Bill etc. Here care to be taken that address should exactly tally with wording of address as given in your Rent Receipt, etc.


So, from the above it is clear that that any Sanstha/ Sangh/ Mandal can be registered under Society Registration Act, 1860 provided the Society is for Charitable Purpose and the proper documents have been, as discussed above, submitted with the Department. Generally the time taken to register the Society is One Month.

Mohit Saluja

Practicing Company Secretary



24 thoughts on “Procedure for Registration of Society under Societies Registration Act, 1860 in Punjab”

  1. I V Muralidhara says:

    Dear Sir / Madam,

    I want to Register Chess academy, please tell me whether it comes under Society Act 1860 or not? If not, please suggest for the same

  2. Narendra Kanojiya says:

    Sir, i want to registered my patnership firm on society registration. So please give me a detail what will the procedure for this registration.

  3. Sandeep says:

    If society is not for charitable or welfare is registered under this act how to chalange it

  4. Rohit says:

    I want to make a Union for Vocational Training Providers (VTPs) for my Location.

    Please help me out.


  5. ranjitha says:

    if the private institution(providing service for visually impairment) is eligible for register under socity act or trust act.what is the procedure? please help me.

  6. Niranjan s bhutal says:

    sir, my question is if a chairman or other member do fraud signatre for other members, what type of action should be taken according society act, if u don’t mind I can call u, Thanx

  7. pandharinath pawar says:

    i wants register sanstha plz help me

  8. sanjay says:

    i want to establish society.

  9. Sutsa Academy says:

    Dear Sir/Madam.
    I want to open SUTSA ACADEMY ( Sumi Language Academy).at LITSA COTTAGE BLOCK-2 THILIXU Dimapur 797115 Sutsa is a language spoken by Sumi tribe in Nagaland.Can I register a society. Kindly help.

  10. rahul nikam says:

    new sausatha registration process and document required ment plz tell me

  11. Pankaj Kumar says:

    Dear Sir
    we want register a Society, If we have no Address in New Delhi can we Register our Society in New Delhi. Because some body told me if we have no Address in new Delhi then we can’t Register our Society.Please Suggest us.I am from Punjab.

    Thanks with Regard’s

  12. aslam says:

    is there any provisions for sister concern under main society

  13. Naresh Kumar says:

    Dear sir,

    I want to know that how to check that NGo is registered or not?


    Naresh Vaid

  14. KAMAL THAPAR says:

    i am maint charitable society
    please gudielines

  15. ravsharan says:

    i want to register a society , kindly help me.

  16. Davinder kumar says:

    Dear Sir

    I am from pathankot. i want to regt a sanstha pls provide me required document & procedure of sanstha registration

  17. Rajdeep says:

    Hi i want to register a society within 3-4 days is it possible and can you do it i am from patiala punjab

  18. Supriya says:

    I need a Copy of Resolution of the Society authorizing a Nominated Person to submit the application . Could you please help ?


  19. dheeraj vasu says:

    i want to make a international educational society. please guide me

  20. kesavan advocate says:

    i want the address of the office of regisrar of societies (punjab act) for the society in the area Nehru place,New Delhi.

  21. Jaskaran says:

    Can a Society exist without owning property or having a source of income?

  22. vidya sagar bansal says:

    ours is a educational society regd. under act 1860. we are running an educational institutional under this society since 1981. please guide us if we are bound to ammend our constitution under the societies registration act 2012

  23. karmickaram says:

    it was very informative and knowledgeable. what are the controls by the government to stop the mismanagement of funds collected from the public? Is there any requirement to inform the government about the collection of funnds from the public and its spending.

  24. Deepak Minia says:

    Mr. Saluja

    Thanks to you for your knowledgeable practical article.

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