Section 8 Company

Section 8 Company

In India, a non – profit organization (NGO) can be registered as a Company under Section 8 of the Companies Act, 2013 (erstwhile Section 25 of the Companies Act, 1956) and can also be registered as Trust and as a Society registered under the provisions of Society Registration Act, 1860. Section 8 Company form of a NGO is most popular form of NGO in India. It is easy to register, run or manage a Section 8 Company in comparison of a Trust and a Society.

According to Section 8(1a, 1b, 1c) of the 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’.

Documents Required:

1. Documents required for the registered office

  • PAN card and Residence Proof of directors of the company
  • Copy of Rental Agreement / EB Card Copy of Registered Office
  • Copy of Latest Bank Statement/Telephone or Mobile Bill/Electricity or Gas Bill
  • Passport-size photograph
  • Specimen signature (blank document with signature [directors only])
  • Copy of Passport (In case of Foreign Director)

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