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A public charitable trust is usually floated when there is property involved, especially in terms of land and building. Trust may be created for any lawful purpose. Generally it is created for charitable, educational or socially beneficial activities. The main instrument of declaring a trust is the Trust Deed, which should be made on non-judicial stamp papers of prescribed fee and signed by the trustee or trustees for submission to the Registrar concerned. . The trust deed should clearly spell out the aims and objects of the trust, how the trust should be managed, how other trustees may be appointed or removed, etc. A trust needs a minimum of two trustees; there is no upper limit to the number of trustees.

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Trust Registration Procedure

The Trust registration procedure is very simple, if you are prompt with your all documents, thestartuppoint can help you in registration in 15 to 20 working days, subject to legal processing period.

The application should be made to the official having control over the region in which the trust is sought to be registered.
You have to provide all the details (in the form) regarding designation by which the public trust shall be known, names of trustees, mode of succession, etc. Our representative help you in further process like payment of nominal stamp fee etc.
The application form should be signed by the applicant before the regional officer or superintendent of the regional office of the charity commissioner or a notary. The application form should be submitted, together with a copy of the trust deed.


According to section 20 of the Societies Registration Act, 1860, A society can be created only for literary, scientific, or charitable purpose 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. The main instrument of any society is the memorandum of association and rules and regulations (no stamp paper required), wherein the aims and objects and mode of management (of the society) should be enclosed. A Society needs a minimum of seven managing committee members; there is no upper limit to the number managing committee members.

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Society Registration Procedure

The Society registration procedure is very simple, if you prompt with your all documents and details, Thestartuppoint can help you in registration in 15 to20 working days, Subject to legal processing period.

Registration can be done either at the state level (i.e., in the office of the Registrar of Societies) or at the district level (in the office of the District Magistrate or the local office of the Registrar of Societies).
The procedure varies from state to state. However generally the application should be submitted together with:
  • (a) memorandum of association and rules and regulations;
  • (b) Consent letters of all the members of the managing committee;
  • (c) authority letter duly signed by all the members of the managing committee;

Section 8 Company

As per Section 8 of the new Companies Act, 2013, a Section 8 company can be established for "promotion of commerce, art, science, sports, education, research, social welfare, religion, charity, protection of environment or any such other object", provided it "intends to apply its profits, if any, or other income in promoting its objects" and "intends to prohibit the payment of any dividend to its members.

A Section 8 Company is similar to a Trust or Society except, a section 8 Company is registered under the Central Government's Ministry of Corporate Affairs. Trusts and Societies are registered under State Government regulations. A section 8 company has various advantages when compared to Trust or Society like improved recognition and better legal standing. Section 8 company also has higher credibility amongst donors, Government departments and other stakeholders.

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Section 8 company registration procedure

To register a section 8 company in India, the process is similar to the incorporation of other companies (except an additional license is required). The applicant looking to start a section 8 company is required to file Form INC-1 for name availability. Once the name is approved, there is a further requirement of obtaining a license for a Section 8 Company, for which Form RD-1 is to be filed in order to obtain a license for such company. After obtaining license number, applicant can proceed further to incorporate a company by filing e forms INC-7, INC-22 and DIR-12 or e-forms INC-7 and DIR-12 as the case may be.


DSC and DIN Application:

Digital Signature Certificate (DSC) and Directore Identification Number (DPIN) are required to obtain for all the Proposed Partners. You will need to provide required scanned documents, within 5 to 10 working days you will get your DSC and DIN.

Sec 8 Company Incorporation:

As soon as we apply for the DSC, we will ask you for the unique name you wish to give to your company, as well as some scanned documents regarding the proposed company and its directors. These will be used to file for incorporation with the MCA. At this stage, you will also need to pay government fees. The Certificate of Incorporation will be approved at the end of this process.

PAN and TAN Application:

Every Company needs a registered Permanent Account Number (PAN) and Tax Account Number (TAN). We will make the application online ourselves; you need to provide the all required Documents. The PAN and TAN will be couriered to your registered office address in 21 working days.