FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQs)
A Society is an organized group of people with the sole aim and objectives of non-profitable service.
Registration of Societies is optional. Registration of such an association will have legal recognition. It will be possible to run society legally with discipline. Society can sue and be sued.
Registrar of Societies is the authority to register societies.
The name of the society to be registered shall not be similar to one already existing in the District. Names prohibited or registered by State or Central Government through executive instructions or through Emblems and Names (Prevention of Improper Use) Act, 1950. Names with an Indian Institute or University also cannot be registered.
Every year the society within fifteen days from the date of the General Body meeting shall submit a list to the Registrar of societies. And that list shall contain the names and addresses of the members of the Managing Committee (Executive Committee) and officers entrusted with the management of the society.Executive Committee shall meet at least once in three months; and General Body shall meet atleast once in a year. Amendments, if any, made shall be filed with Registrar. Minutes of all the meetings shall be filed with the Registrar of Societies. Society shall elect Executive Committee members as per its bye laws.
Memorandum can be amended by approval in a special General Body Meeting called for the purpose after giving due notice and by approval another special General Body Meeting called after 30 days. Byelaws can be amended by approval of majority of members in Special General Body Meeting. Such amended byelaws shall be filed with the Registrar within one month.
A society may by passing a special resolution may dissolve the society with prior intimation to the Registrar and take necessary steps for the disposal and settlement of the property of the society. In the event of any dispute arising among the members of the Committee or the members of the society, the adjustment of its affairs shall be referred to the court and the court shall make such order in the matter including appointment of liquidator as it deems fit;
A society dissolved under this section shall file with Registrar a full report showing as to how the property has been disposed of. If upon the dissolution of any society after the satisfaction of all its debts and liabilities if any property remains, the same shall not be delivered to or distributed among the members of the said society or any of them, but shall be delivered to some other society, with a similar objective to be named by a special resolution.