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Trust/NGO Registration

People found that they cannot be approaching the government elected by them for all the support and help to society, they organized themselves to form entities in name of Trust and Non-Profitable or Non-Government organizations. The formation and functioning of these entities have to abide by local laws and registered as per various laws including Indian Trust Act 1882, Companies Act 2013.

Trust/NGO Registration


  • Trust Registration Copy.
  • Deed of the Trust.
  • Trust PAN Copy.
  • TAN of the Trust.

trust-definitionWhat is the Trust Registration?

Trust is registered and managed by the act of the Indian trust. It is also a financial vehicle that transfers property from its creditors to a lawful purpose of the trust. AN NGO can be started under different acts like Indian Societies Act, Indian Trust Act, and the Companies Act. There are commonly 5 types of registered trust and 6 types of NGOs

trust-registration-stepsCommonly Registered types of Trust

While trust is an arrangement which gives trustees to hold the properties of the assets on behalf of the beneficiary/beneficiaries below are common types of the trusts which are registered in India.

  • Private Trust
  • Public Trust
  • Religious Trust
  • Charitable Trust
  • Section 8 Company

Private Trust

Created for financial and Tax benefit of Individuals/Beneficiaries of a family and not public, usually closely ended.

Public Trust

Created for a purpose or common cause involving general public and trustees are held accountable for act of the trust and its assets, classified further as follows.

Religious Trust

As the name suggests it’s formed for maintenance of assets related to a particular religious entity.

Charitable Trust

Formed for purpose of charity with purpose of education, medical assistance, help to poor people and also any other activities involving public interest.

Section 8 Company

A special type of trust/NGO which is formed for promotion of science, sports, research, social welfare, education, art etc which is licensed as per Section 8 of Companies act 2013. This is most preferred type of entity registered due to its various advantages which include freedom in choosing the name, book keeping of accounts, minimum share capital etc.

Based on Nature of Trust it can be classified as

  • Revocable Trust: The trust can be revoked at any point of time by the guarantor and changes can be made in terms of beneficiaries, assets distribution etc. Revocable trust becomes irrevocable on demise of the guarantor or as per any condition given in the trust deed is met.
  • Irrevocable Trust: As the name specifies it cannot be revoked once its signed.

Need of Trust Registration

  • To attain legal status for the accountability of the activities of the trust.
  • To receive donations/assets in proper form including foreign currency contributions.
  • To be ethical and social in nature.
  • To open a bank account which gives additional trust to public since they are again regulated by separate statutory body.
  • To be a complete entity governed and monitored by certain set of rules and regulations framed as per legal laws.

Get these people to form a Trust

  • Settlor: The Person who creates a trust usually called as Guarantor.
  • Trustee: The Person who is held responsible and accountable acting in fiduciary capacity on asset of the trust and its activities ie legal owner of the trust properties.
  • Beneficiary: Whoever received the benefits derived out of the trust ie beneficial owners of the trust property.

What are the benefits of Registering an NGO in India?

  • Transparency – Public document which gives Trust to beneficiaries/Common Public to manage money.
  • The company which is registered as an NGO stays within the social, legal, and ethical parameters of the society.
  • Taxation – Avail Tax Exemptions by proper documentation and registration, includes obtaining of Form 12A, which explicitly gives the Trust/NGO/ Section 25 company exemption from paying its Taxes out of its income.
  • Recognition – Get recognized rather than being just a Name. The legal organization status makes sure that they are suitable for all donations and funds they collect.

Documents required for Trust/NGO Registration

  • An electricity bill or water bill stating the address which is registered.
  • The identity proof of two members of the company and the proof include driving license, Aadhaar card, passport, and voter ID card.
  • The details of trustees like Occupation, Age, designation, email address, two photographs, name, address, age, and more.
  • Rent deed duly notarized along with NOC form landlord in case of the rented property.
  • The physical presence of two witnesses at the registration ID along with original ID proof.

Trust/NGO Registration Process in India:

The best way through which you can register an organization of Non-Government is by incorporating trust and recording them. It is used by NGO’s who provide education, medical relief, and eradicating poverty.


How do we start?

Select a Name which depicts the purpose of formation and check its availability. Create an objective and mission of the entity to be formed.


Get these documents to form a Trust

Prepare the MOA, AOA which explicitly the detail terms and conditions underlying. Trust Deed preparation with its Parties, Settler, Beneficiaries and Trustees details.


Trust Registration

Apply for your statutory certificates and mandatory registration numbers including PAN and TAN. A trust deed is one type of document that needs mandatory registration before the trusted registrar have jurisdiction.


Why Aanoor Global for Trust/NGO Registration?

  • Approach us with your ideas.
  • We will provide legal and financial perspectives for formation and assist obtaining all the required documents mentioned.
  • Online registration of Newly formed Trusts/NGOs
  • Expert advice and End to end solutions to all your queries.

We provide following services with reference to Registration Process both online and offline

  • Registration of Charitable Trust.
  • Registration of NGO.
  • Registration of Sec 8 Company.
  • Registration of Societies.
  • Registration of Trust Deed.