A society is an association of persons united together by mutual consent to deliberate, determine and act jointly for some common purpose. Societies are usually registered for promotion of charitable activities like education, art, religion, culture, music, sports, etc. In India, The Societies Registration Act, 1860 lays down the procedure for society registration and operation in India.
As per Section 20 of the Societies Act, 1860, a Society can be registered for the following purposes:
Grant of charitable assistance
Creation of Military Orphan funds
Promotion of Science
Promotion of Literature
Promotion of Fine Arts
Promotion or Instruction or Diffusion of useful Knowledge
Diffusion of Political Education
Foundation or maintenance of libraries or reading rooms
Foundation or maintenance of Public Museum or Galleries
In addition to the above purposes specified by the Societies Act, 1860, a Society can also be registered for other purposes based on the amendment that has been enacted to the Societies Act, 1860 by the concerned State Government.
Passport/Driving license/Voters id
Bank statement with address – not older than 2 months
Telephone bill or mobile bill with address ( not older than 2 months)