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CSR Activities which may be Included by Companies in their Corporate Social Responsibility Policy

Companies that are required to spent CSR funds, can only undertake CSR activities as mentioned in Schedule VII of the Companies Act 2013, Companies Can Undertake the CSR Activities through Non-Profit Organisation’s Registered with Ministry of Corporate Affairs having CSR Registration Number

CSR ACTIVITIES

List of CSR Activities:

  1. Eradicating hunger, poverty, and malnutrition, promoting health care including preventive health care and sanitation including contribution to the swach Bharat Kosh set-up by the Central Government for the promotion of sanitation and making available safe drinking water;
  2. Promotion of education including special education and employment enhancing vocation skills especially among children, women, elderly, and the differently-abled and livelihood enhancement projects;
  3. Promoting gender equality, empowering women, setting up homes and hostels for women and orphans; setting up old age homes, daycare centers and such other facilities for senior citizens and measures for reducing inequalities faced by socially and economically backward groups;
  4. Ensuring environmental sustainability, ecological balance, protection of flora and fauna, animal welfare, agroforestry, conservation of natural resources and maintaining the quality of soil, air, and water[4] including contribution to clean Ganga Fund set-up by Central Government for rejuvenation of river Ganga;
  5. Protection of national heritage, art, and culture including restoration of buildings and sites of historical importance and works of art; setting up public libraries; promotion and development of traditional arts and handicrafts;
  6. Measures for the benefit of armed forces veterans, war widows and their dependents Central Armed Police Forces (CAPF) and Central Para Military Forces (CPMF) veterans, and their dependents including widows [5] ;
  7. Training to promote rural sports, nationally recognized sports, Paralympic sports, and Olympic sports;
  8. Contribution to the Prime Minister’s National Relief Fund or Prime Minister’s Citizen Assitance and Relief in Emergency situations Fund (PM CARES Fund) or any other fund set up by the Central Government for socio-economic development and relief and welfare of the Scheduled Castes, the Scheduled Tribes, other backward classes, minorities, and women;
  9. Contribution to incubators funded by Central Government or State Government or any agency or Public Sector Undertaking of Central Government or State Government, and contributions to public-funded Universities, Indian Institute of Technology (IITs), National Laboratories and Autonomous Bodies (established under the auspices of Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR), Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), Department of Atomic Energy (DAE), Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO), Department of Biotechnology, Department of Science and Technology (DST), Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology) engaged in conducting research in science, technology, engineering and medicine aimed at promoting Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs);”
  10. Rural development projects.
  11. Slum area development
  12. Disaster management, including relief, rehabilitation, and reconstruction activities. Explanation.- For the purposes of this item, the term ‘slum area’ shall mean any area declared as such by the Central Government or any State Government or any other competent authority under any law for the time being in force.

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Top Fundraising Platforms for NGO’s in India

In this article, we will discuss top Fundraising Platforms for NGO’s through which NGO’s can get donations by running different campaigns, India being the most populous country and the gap between rich and poor is so high and people are in need of help to sustain their life, upgrading the skills of poor and so much.

There are many people who want to help others and are helping to serve the community to live better lives, helping the people with the help of other peoples makes things bigger and many needy get benefited, for which other people donate funds to non-profit organizations. Making contributions to many such non Profit organizations are eligible for Income Tax Exemptions as well.

In Today’s digital world, the world is open to everyone through the internet and Non-Profit Organisation’s to benefit from this by collecting funds in the form of donations by running campaigns on Online Crowdfunding platforms.

Here we will discuss about the top Fund raising platforms on which NGO’s can raise funds to achive there objectives :

Milaap (https://milaap.org/)

Fundraising Platforms for NGO's

Milaap is an online crowdfunding platform that enables anyone across India to raise funds for healthcare, education, sports, disaster relief, and other personal causes, with great ease. Founded in 2010 by a team of young and passionate entrepreneurs, Milaap has pioneered the development of person-to-person giving in India.

What started as a platform to fund rural projects and micro-entrepreneurs, is today widely utilized by Indians to raise funds from friends, family and a wider social network for medical needs, loved ones and charity. Milaap is soon becoming the go-to platform for funding cancer treatment, transplants and other critical emergencies.

Impactguru (https://www.impactguru.com/)

Top Fundraising Platforms for NGO's in India 2

Impactguru is another great platform that provides complete crowdfunding solutions to empower individuals, NGOs and social enterprises to raise funds for medical emergencies, personal needs, creative projects or any social cause – be it big or small. We aim to bring together generosity with need to maximise people’s potential to do good.

Ketto ( https://www.ketto.org/)

Top Fundraising Platforms for NGO's in India 3

Ketto is another great Platform for Non Profit Origination to start campaigns for Free, on ketto you can raise funds for different causes like :

Fueladream (https://www.fueladream.com/)

Top Fundraising Platforms for NGO's in India 4

Fueladream is crowdfunding platform that is committed to radically changing the lives of 2.2 Bn people in India and Africa . We operate in the donation and rewards space and are building a marketplace for Ideas & Causes that will dramatically alter how we fund what is important to all of us.

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How to Register your NGO in India

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How to Register NGO in Rajasthan

In India, NGO can be registered as a society, trust, or Section 8 company. All the above structures are formed for carrying on non-profit activities to promote social welfare education and to provide medical relief to the society

Society Registration:

Information Required for Society Registration :

  1. Minimum 7 Members are Required
  2. There should be person whom members should Designate 1. President 2. Manager 3. Secretary 4. Treasurer
  3. Objects of Society : Like Promotion of Education, Child Development, Water Management, Housing Society Etc.
  4. Name of Society
  5. Initial and Annual Membership Subscription Amount from Members.
  6. If Society has scope of work for all over the state of Rajasthan than 4 Members from the different District are Required
  7. Category of Members (General, OBC, SC etc)

Documents Required for Registration :

  1. Aadhar Card of all the Members of Society( Aadhar Card is required and Aadhar must be linked for Mobile OTP )
  2. Photo of all the Designated Person i.e. President, Manager, Secretary, Treasurer
  3. Electricity Bill of Office Address of Society
  4. Signed by Laws from Designated Persons
  5. Authorization letter to Authorised person : who is handling the society Registration work : Company Secretary or Advocate.

Update : Aadhar of Minimum 7 Members are required for Online Processing of Application, Please note that aadhar must be Mobile OTP enabled.

Time Required for Registration: 8-12 Working Days

Government Fee for Registration :

  1. Normal Society i.e. Education : Rs. 10016/-
  2. Water Management : Rs. 500/-
  3. Cow Help : Rs. 100/-

Professional Fee varies from Rs. 5000-8000

Trust Registration

Activities to be carried on by trust is governed by trust deed, that is what is mention under the trust deed are the activities that a trust can carry on

Following charitable activities can be carried on generally by trust :-

  • Promotion of education
  • Promotion of health
  • Promotion of sporting activities
  • Promotion for betterment of society
  • To Increase self employment by skill development
  • To provide medical relief to organise medical camps and to arrange medicines for poor
  • To promote cleanliness, to preserve environment and plantation of trees etc

Step by Step procedure for Registration of Trust

  1. Declaration of trust: any person can declare trust with some property for the purpose of promotion of its objects. The person who declared trust is called settler
  2. Name of Trust: name the trust should end with the word “trust” I.e. you may have a name like “Shri shyam Charitable Trust”
  3. Address of the trust the address of the trust will decide its jurisdiction for registration and applications for under income Tax Act.
  4. Trustee: the settlor will declare the name of the trustees who sell accept all the terms mention in the trusted and act as a trustee to the trust.
  5. Board of Trustees: the trustees will be known as board of trustees and will be e designated has President, vice president secretary and treasurer
  6. Terms and conditions regarding managing of Trust funds
  7. Powers of the trustees
  8. Duration of trust etc..
  9. Once the above mentioned things are settled we have to draft the trust deed and get it signed from the settlor and trustees of the trust.
  10. The trust deed should be on non judicial stamp paper of rupees 500
  11. The trust deed should also be notarized.
  12. Application for registration of Trust deed to devsthan vibhag:

The Charitable Trust are registered under Rajasthan public trust act under the jurisdiction of devasthan vibhag, for registration with devsthan vibhag an application is required to be submitted along with trust deed and ID and address proof of trustees and settlor

Documents Required for Registration of Trust in Rajasthan

  1. Aadhar Card and Pan Card Copy of Settler
  2. Aadhar Card and Pan Card Copy of Trustees
  3. Electricity Bill of Office of Trust
  4. Rent Agreement of office of Trust in any
  5. Photo of Settler
  6. Photo of Trustees

Draft Trust Deed

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Charitable Public Trust Deed

  • Ready-Made Trust Deed Draft Copy in Word
  • Just Change Basic Details like Name, Address, etc or make any changes you want
  • Ready to Print on Stamp Paper

Section 8 Company

Section 8 Company is a Company Incorporated for the promotion of Commerce, Art, Science, Sports, Education, research, social welfare, religion, charity, protection of environment and intends to apply its profits if any in promoting its objects , not for-profit (NGO) under the Provisions of Section 8 Companies Act, 2013.

The Company under section 8 is registered without the word Limited/Private Limited at end of its name, and the words Foundation, Association, Institution, Chamber, Federation are added in the name of Section 8 company.

Presently section 8 company is a most accepted form of NGO due to transparency and governance structure available to the company with the compliance of provisions of Companies Act, 2013.

Activities of Generally carried out through Section 8 Company :

  • Educational Institute
  • Hospital and Research Center
  • Sports Academy
  • Charity Purpose
  • Environment Awareness
  • Legal Awareness
  • Federation
  • Association
  • Chamber, etc

Requirements for Incorporation of Section 8 company :

  • Required Minimum two Directors
  • Required Minimum two Shareholders/Members
  • PAN, Aadhar Card and Latest Bank Statement Copy of All the Directors and Members
  • Work Proposed to be done, Grounds on which work will be done
  • Proposed Income and Expenditure Account for three years ( Expected receipts and payments )
  • Electricity Bill, Rent Agreement / NOC for Registered Office Address of the Company

Procedure for Incorporation of Section 8 Company:

  • Application for Obtaining Digital Signature of proposed Directors
  • Application of Obtaining Director Identification Number (DIN)
  • Name Approval Application to Registrar of Companies
  • Application for obtaining Licence for Section 8 Company
  • Application to Registrar of Companies for Incorporation of Section 8 Company

Documents Required for Opening Bank Account of Section 8 Company:

  • Certificate of Incorporation issued by ROC
  • Memorandum and Articles of Association of company
  • PAN of Company
  • Board Resolution for Opening of Bank Account and Authorising One of the Directors or any other person to act as Authorised Signatory
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How to Register Charitable Trust (NGO) in Rajasthan

In this article we will discuss Charitable Trust Registration in Rajasthan, trust is a form of NGO in which you can carry on non-profit activities to help society to grow at a larger scale.

Activities to be carried on by trust is governed by the trust deed, that is what is mention under the trust deed are the activities that trust can carry on

Following charitable activities can be carried on generally by trust:-

  • Promotion of education
  • Promotion of health
  • Promotion of sporting activities
  • Promotion for the betterment of society
  • To Increase self-employment by skill development
  • To provide medical relief to organize medical camps and to arrange medicines for poor
  • To promote cleanliness, to preserve environment and plantation of trees etc
Trust Registration in Rajasthan

Step by Step procedure for Trust Registration in Rajasthan:

  1. Declaration of trust: any person can declare trust with some property for the purpose of promotion of its objects. The person who declared trust is called settler
  2. Name of Trust: name the trust may end with the word “trust , Foundation etc.” I.e. you may have a name like “Shri shyam Charitable Trust”
  3. Address of the trust the address of the trust will decide its jurisdiction for registration and applications for under income Tax Act.
  4. Trustee: the settlor will declare the name of the trustees who sell accept all the terms mention in the trusted and act as a trustee to the trust.
  5. Board of Trustees: the trustees will be known as board of trustees and will be e designated has President, vice president secretary and treasurer
  6. Terms and conditions regarding managing of Trust funds
  7. Powers of the trustees
  8. Duration of trust etc..
  9. Once the above mentioned things are settled we have to draft the trust deed and get it signed from the settlor and trustees of the trust.
  10. The trust deed should be on non judicial stamp paper of rupees 500
  11. The trust deed should also be notarized.
  12. Application for registration of Trust deed to Devsthan Vibhag:

The Charitable Trust is registered under the Rajasthan public trust act under the jurisdiction of Devasthan vibhag, for registration with devsthan vibhag an application is required to be submitted along with trust deed and ID and address proof of trustees and settlor

13. Publication of Notice in Newspaper for objections from Concerned or Interested persons 

The Newspaper notice is published that require any interested person may object the trust registration application within period of 60 days of publication.

14. Hearing by Devasthan Vibhag : After the Expiry of Period of 60 days , Trustee is required to present for personal Hearing at Trust Office 

15. Grant to Certificate of Registration of Trust 

Documents Required for Trust Registration in Rajasthan

  1. Aadhar Card and Pan Card Copy of Settler
  2. Aadhar Card and Pan Card Copy of Trustees
  3. Electricity Bill of Office of Trust
  4. Rent Agreement of office of Trust in any
  5. Photo of Settler
  6. Photo of Trustees

Draft Trust Deed

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Charitable Public Trust Deed

  • Ready-Made Trust Deed Draft Copy in Word
  • Just Change Basic Details like Name, Address, etc or make any changes you want
  • Ready to Print on Stamp Paper

Fastlegal provides Services for Trust Registration in Rajasthan for any help please call us at 9782280098 or email us at [email protected]

Fastlegal also provides 12A and 80G Registration Services in Rajasthan

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भारत में एनजीओ के लिए NITI Aayog पंजीकरण- In Hindi

सरकारी अनुदान प्राप्त करने के लिए NGO के लिए NITI Aayog पंजीकरण आवश्यक है, अब सभी NGO और स्वैच्छिक संगठनों (VOs) के लिए FCRA पंजीकरण / नवीनीकरण के लिए आवेदन करने से पहले NITI Aayog के साथ पंजीकरण करना और मंत्रालयों या विभागों से अनुदान प्राप्त करना अनिवार्य है। केंद्र सरकार की।

एनजीओ के एनआईटीआईएओजी के साथ पंजीकरण करने के लिए आवश्यक जानकारी और दस्तावेज:

  • एनजीओ का नाम
  • एनजीओ का पूरा पता
  • ईमेल आईडी
  • मोबाइल No.
  • एनजीओ के पैन की कॉपी कार्यालय वाहक विवरण का विवरण:
    • सदस्य का नाम
    • जन्म की तारीख
    • पद
    • पैन कार्ड कॉपी
    • आधार कार्ड कॉपी
    • ईमेल आईडी
    • और मोबाइल नं 
    • संगठन में कार्य करना
  • एनजीओ के फंड का स्रोत
  • मुख्य संपर्क व्यक्ति
  • एनजीओ के कार्य क्षेत्र
  • एनजीओ द्वारा सर्वश्रेष्ठ आचरण प्रमुख गतिविधियाँ / उपलब्धियाँ

Fastlegal NGO के लिए NITI Aayog पंजीकरण सेवाएँ प्रदान करता है, कृपया हमें अपनी आवश्यकताओं के लिए +919782280098 पर संपर्क करें या हमें [email protected] पर ईमेल करें।

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NITI Aayog Registration for NGO in India

NITI Aayog Registration for NGO is required to get the government grants, Now it is mandatory for all NGOs and voluntary organizations (VOs) to Register with NITI Aayog  before applying for FCRA registration / renewal and to receive grant-in-aid from ministries or departments of the central government.

Information and Documents required to registration with NITI AAYOG of NGO:

  • Name of NGO
  • Full Address of NGO
  • Email Id
  • Mobile No
  • Copy of PAN of NGO
  • Following Details of Office Bearer Details:
    • Name of Member
    • Date Of Birth
    • Designation
    • Pan Card Copy
    • Aadhar Card Copy
    • Email id and Mobile no
    • Working in Organisation Since
  • Source of Funds of NGO
  • Key Contact Person
  • Working Areas of NGO
  • Best Practices Followed by NGO
  • Major Activities/Achievements

Fastlegal Provides NITI Aayog Registration Services for NGO , Please contact us at +919782280098 for your requirements or email us at [email protected]

 

 

 

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How to Apply for 12A and 80G Registration of NGO under Income Tax Act

An NGO ( Society/Section 8 Company/ Trust ) can obtain registration under 12A so that no tax is levied on the Surplus Income of NGO and 80G registration can be obtained so that Donner can claim tax exemption up to 50% of amount donated subject to maximum 10% of Gross Total Income of Donner. 

What is 12A Registration of NGO 

Once NGO has obtained 12A registration, NGO gets Tax Benefits that the Surplus Income of NGO becomes non taxable. 

What is 80G Registration of NGO

An Institution having 80G Registration provides tax benefits to donor up to 50% of donation made to such institution, subject to maximum 10% of Gross Total Income of Donor    

Procedure for Registration under Section 12AA and 80G: 

  • The Application is required to be made in form 10A and 80G
  • The Application is required to filed with Correct Information as regard to Institution , Such as Name , Address and KMP, Date of Incorporation 
  • Details of Author(s)/Founder(s), like PAN , Name , Address 
  • Details of Trustees/Office Bearers/Directors as on the date of filing of application
  • Objects of Institution such as Relief to poor , Medical , Education etc  
  • The Application should be accompanied with
    • Annual Accounts of Last Three Year or Accounts from the Date of Incorporation or Formation Certificate of Incorporation, Registration or Trust Deed Note on Activities of Institution  

Once the Application is Submitted, the Income Tax Department Exemption ward will issue questionnaire asking for some more documents and 
Information: 

Sample Questionnaire : 

1 A declaration that no part of the income of the Trust/ Society/ Non Profit Company enures, directly or indirectly for the benefit of any person specified in section 13(1)(c) of the Income Tax Act, 1961 and that no part of the income or property of the Trust/ Society/Company was ever used or applied for the benefit of any person specified in section 13(1)(c) of the Income Tax Act, 1961, duly signed by the Authorized Signatory.

2 A note specifying the main area of your charitable/ religious activities and a projection/ plan for the main charitable/ religious activities to be undertaken in the next two years.

3 Please attach a ‘No Objection Certificate’ from the owner of the premises from which you are operating along with proof of his ownership.

4 Please attach a certified copy of annual accounts since inception/ during last three years.

5 Please attach a certified copy of the Trust Deed/ Memorandum of Assosiation and produce original copy for verification.

6 Please attach a copy of the proof of identity of the main Trustee/ President or Secretary of the Trust/ Society/ Non Profit Company.

7 Please attach a note on activities conducted since inception/ during last three years.

8 Please attach details of donations made since inception/ during last three years.

9 Please attach details of donations received, including corpus donation, received since inception/ during last three years.

10 Please attach details of your bank accounts including name of the bank, branch, type of account and number of account

11 Please file an undertaking that there will be no infringement to the 1st proviso to section 2(15) of the Income Tax Act, 1961.

12 Please specify the category of charitable purposes provided in section 2(15) of theIncome-Tax Act, 1961 in which your case falls, i.e., whether your objective is relief ofthe poor/ education/ yoga/ medical relief/ preservation of environment (includingwatersheds, forests and wildlife)/ preservation of monuments or places of artistic/historic interest/ advancement of any other object of general public utility/ religiousactivities.

13 Your Trust Deed/ Memorandum of Association does not have Irrevocability Clause.Please include this clause in your Trust Deed/ Memorandum of Association and file acertified copy of the amended Trust Deed/ Memorandum of Association.

14 Your Trust Deed/ Memorandum of Association does not have a clause that thebeneficiaries are a section of the public and not specific individuals. Please includethis clause in your Trust Deed/ Memorandum of Association and file a certified copyof the amended Trust Deed/ Memorandum of Association.

15 Your Trust Deed/ Memorandum of Association does not have any clause providingthat in the event of dissolution of Trust/ Society/ Non Profit Company,the funds/assets of the Trust/ Society/ Non Profit Company will be transferred only to someother Trust/ Society/ Non Profit Company having similar objectives. Please includethis clause in your Trust Deed/ Memorandum of Association and file a certified copyof the amended Trust Deed/ Memorandum of Association.

16 Your Trust Deed/ Memorandum of Association does not have any clause providingthat the funds/ property of the trust will be used only for the objectives of theTrust/Society/ Non Profit Company. Please include this clause in your TrustDeed/Memorandum of Assosiation and file a certified copy of the amended TrustDeed/Memorandum of Assosiation.

17. If the Trust Deed/ MOA etc. are in vernacular language, please furnish certified translatedcopy of entire Trust Deed/ MOA in English/ Hindi.

18. Photocopy of PAN card(s) of the organisation along with the original PAN card forverification.

19. Copies of Income Tax Returns filed for last three years along with computation and AuditReport in Form No. 10B.

20. If represented through authorized representative, duly discharged letter of authorityalongwith name, address, mobile no. and e-mail address may be furnished.

21. Details of charitable or religious activities actually carried out by the organisation since its inception. In case no such activities have been carried out in any of earlier financial years, please furnish such details for the current financial year till date along with the documentary evidence

22. In case of schools/ hospitals, whether necessary the permission from the State Govt./ Local bodies has been obtained? File a copy of same.

23. In the case of any change in trustee/ member/ principal officer/ address of the organisation, copy of relevant change report from Charity Commissioner/ Registrar of Companies may be filed.

24. If any donation from foreign country is received then submit the details of registration under FCRA alongwith donation received and purpose thereof.

25. Please furnish online Acknowledgement receipt of Form No. 10G/ If applied

A hearing is required to be attended for submitting the documents and information as per questionnaire.

Once the CIT, Exemption is satisfied about the Grant of Registration under Section 12A and 80G , he may grant the Registration or call for more such information to the satisfaction of CIT. 

Fastlegal Provides 12A and 80G Registration Services in Rajasthan , Please call 9782280098 or email at [email protected]