Other Laws

Laws for Charitable Trusts, Societies, Non-Government Organization (NGOs)

Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) are private civil organizations that work towards social objectives such as promoting the interests of the poor or suffering, protecting the environment, providing social services, or working towards community development. NGOs can be established in three ways -
Societies - These are membership organizations registered for purposes like the development of fine arts, promotion of education, maintenance of museums or libraries or dissemination of knowledge. They are managed by a governing council or a managing committee. They are regulated by the Societies Registration Act.
Trusts - Charitable trusts are set up for reasons such as poverty alleviation, education, medical help, recreational facilities, etc. There is no national law that governs public charitable trusts in India, but some states have Public Trusts Acts.
Non-profit companies - These companies are set up for promoting trade, sports, education, social welfare, religious activities, charity, research, etc. The aim of these companies is to utilize the profits made to further the cause it supports and does not pay dividends to members We work with charitable trusts, societies, and other NGOs to ensure that they can function smoothly while abiding by the laws governing them and working effectively to achieve their organizational objectives.

Our Strengths

NGOs work for the greater good of the society. They aim to fulfill moral and social needs. We want to support these organizations that embody the principles of selfless service and giving back to society.
We facilitate their smooth functioning by ensuring that they follow all regulations that govern them, and their rights are not compromised upon. Our team will take care of all their documentation needs and steer them to follow the appropriate judicial processes.

Areas of Expertise


Laws govern the working of NGOs in India. For example, societies are governed by the Societies Registration Act (1860). Our team is proficient in handling the requirements, appropriate documentation, and activities related to registration for Non-governmental organizations. Our team will handle the documentation such as declarations, authority letters, consent forms, etc. We have the business acumen to prepare documentation like Trust of Deeds and Memorandum and Articles of Association.


Not-for-profit organizations are required to file yearly tax returns and audited account statements with relevant agencies at both the state and national levels. We work with the NGOs in myriad ways -

  • Filing for taxes based on the type of organization and activities undertaken
  • Registration for PAN, GST, etc.
  • Work out the organization formation and financial status such that tax incentives can be maximized in a legal manner