Society Registration (Delhi & Punjab)


Society Registration (Delhi & Punjab)

    Any seven or more persons associated for any Literary, Scientific, or Charitable purpose, may, by subscribing their names to a Memorandum of Association and filing the same with the Registrar of Societies form themselves into a Society under the Societies Registration Act, 1860.
    As per Section 20 of the Societies Registration Act, 1860 the following societies may be registered under the said Act.
    “Charitable societies, the military orphan funds or societies established at the several presidencies of India, 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, collections of natural history, mechanical and philosophical inventions, instruments, or designs.”
  3. Points to be kept in mind while forming a society:-
    1. The Emblems Act,1950 prohibits the use of any name, emblems, official seal etc. as specified in the Act without previous permission of competent authority. It also prohibits the use of the name of national heroes and other names etc. mentioned in the Act. The Societies intending to seek registration are advised to consult this Act also before proposing the name etc. for registration.
    2. If the proposed name is identical with that by which any other society has been registered or resembles such name which is likely to deceive the public or the member of society, such name may be avoided. Names of all the registered Societies have been put on the website of Industries Department [industries.delhi] to enable the public and prospective applicants to check the availability of names.
    3. The Memorandum of Association shall contain the following details e.g.:- • The name of the society; • The objects of the society; • The names, addresses, and occupations of the governors, council, directors, committee, or other governing body to whom by the rules of the society, the management of its affairs is entrusted. (iv) A copy of the rules and regulations of the society, certified to be a correct copy by not less than three of the members of the governing body, shall be filed with the memorandum of association.


Rules and Regulations of the Society may be prepared according to the model rules and regulation given below:-

  1. Name of the Society
  2. Membership defined
  3. Admission and qualification for Membership
  4. Subscription of the membership
  5. Appeal and re-admission of membership
  6. Right and privileges of membership


  1. General body defined
  2. Power and duties / functions of the general bodies.
  3. Notice of meeting and periodicity of meetings


  1. Managing/Governing Body/Executive Committee defined
  2. Minimum and maximum strength including office bearers
  3. Composition
  4. Election and its mode
  5. Term of the office of the Governing Body
  6. Powers and suits of the office bearers
  7. Quorum and notice of the meeting
  8. Filling up of casual vacancies

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