Section 8 Company (NPO/NGO) Register 2018-01-25T06:21:59+00:00

Section 8 Company Registration

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What is Section 8 Company Registration ?

Section 8 Company is named Section 8 of the Companies Act, 2013, which pertains to a established ‘for promoting commerce, art, science, sports, education, research, social welfare, religion, charity, protection of environment or any such other object’, provided the profits, if any, or other income is applied for promoting only the objects of the company and no dividend is paid to its members. Therefore, Section 8 Company or Section 25 Company is a company registered under the Companies Act, 2013 for charitable or not-for-profit purposes.

A Section 8 Company is similar to a Trust or Society; expect, a section 8 Company is registered under the Central Government’s Ministry of Corporate Affairs. Trusts and Societies are registered under State Government regulations. A section 8 company has various advantages when compared to Trust or Society like improved recognition and better legal standing. Section 8 company also has higher credibility amongst donors, Government departments and other stakeholders.

Donations / Funding of NGO / NPO or Section 8 Company

Section 8 company are not allowed to raise funds by way of deposits but they can accept donations from the general public. Let us discuss the ways by which it can raise funding:

  • Foreign Donations : Foreign donations are allowed only when FCRA registration has been taken. FCRA license can only be applied after three years from the date of registration. However, if it is really urgent to receive foreign donations, then you may apply for prior permission from commissioner.
  • Equity Funding : Section 8 company can also raise funding by issuing new equity shares at a higher value.
    Domestic donations: There is no restriction on the domestic donations, however a proper check must be kept in order to avoid the money laundering cases.

Documents Required for Section 8 Company Registration

For Directors/Shareholders

  • Copy of PAN Card
  • Aadhar Card
  • Address Proof (Bank Statement, Mobile bill, Telephone bill)
  • Passport Size Photo

For Registered Office

  • Ownership Proof (Electricity Bill etc)
  • Utility Bill (Gas Bill, Electricity Bill)
  • NOC (Download format)

Procedure for Section 8 Company Registration

Factors to Consider in Section 8 Company Name Selection

The name of your Section 8 Company is very important. Your Section 8 Company’s name is the first impression to your buyers, suppliers and stakeholders. It should therefore be attractive, relevant and suggestive. There are several factors that you should keep in mind while choosing a name for your company.

Short & Simple

The name should be concise and not be too long. People should be able to recall and pronounce your company’s name easily the first time they hear or read it.

Meaningful

The name of your Section 8 Company should be relevant to your business. It should fit the company’s branding strategy. For example, Infosys refers to information systems or IT technologies.

Unique

Name of your Section 8 Company should not be exactly the same or identical to an existing LLP or company or trademark or for which a trademark has been applied for. You can go to search.legalraasta.com to check if your company name matches any others. Ideally, you should avoid plural version e.g, “Snapdeals” or merely changing the letter Case or punctuation marks or spacing in an existing LLP, Company and Trademark name.

Should not be illegal / offensive

The name of your LLP should not be against law. It should not be abusive or against the customs and beliefs of any religion and should not use words or phrases which are used as a slur and are offensive to a particular group of people. Further, names cannot include foul words or phrases.

Suffix

Section 8 Companies are not required to end their name with “Section 8” or “Limited”

Should not be illegal / offensive

The name of your LLP should not be against law. It should not be abusive or against the customs and beliefs of any religion and should not use words or phrases which are used as a slur and are offensive to a particular group of people. Further, names cannot include foul words or phrases.

Should not violate any laws

Your Section 8 Company’s name should not be given under and violate the Emblems and Names (Prevention of Improper use) Act, 1950. Click here to check the names. (See the Schedule).

Should not use the words “British India”.

Eligibility for Section 8 Company Registration

  • Object must be Charitable or to promote arts, science, commerce etc
  • Intends to apply all its profit in promoting the objectives
  • Assures the prohibiting of the payment of dividends to any of its members

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, you need a minimum of two directors for a section 8 company registration.
The entire procedure is 100% online and you don’t have to be present at our office or any other office for incorporation. A scanned copy of documents has to be sent via mail.
There is absolutely no other payment. We will send you an invoice that is all-inclusive, with no hidden charges.

Indus can incorporate a section 8 Company in less than 20 days. The time taken also depends on relevant documents provided by the applicant and speed of approvals from government. To ensure speedy registration, please pick a unique name for the proposed Company and make sure you have all the required documents prior to starting the registration process.

Yes, it is necessary to have a non-profit motive to incorporate a Section 8 company.

The life span of the company is not dependent on or related to the life of any particular person(s) or individual(s). It could go on indefinitely until it accomplishes its objective, merges with another such company, or goes bankrupt.

Indus provides Section 8 Company incorporation services across India in all cities. We have done Section 8 company registration in Mumbai, Delhi, Gurgaon, Noida, Bangalore, Chennai, Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Kolkata, Surat, Pune, Jaipur, Lucknow, Kanpur, Nagpur and other Indian cities.

Indus is one of the best online service portals to help register Section 8 Companies in India. We have 10 years of experience in application of Section 8 Company registration. Indus has 30+ regional offices in India and expand its network in India with 2000+ customers for Section 8 Company.