Society/ Trust/ NGO/ AOP, Non-governmental organization (NGO)

An NGO can be described as an association that possesses a definite cultural, educational, economic, religious, or social purpose and organization. They are not owned by any one and cannot distribute profits as such. Whatever profits they may earn from economic activities are reinvested or spent on appropriate non-profit activities. The typical sources of revenue or non-governmental organizations are donations, membership fees, interest and dividends on investments. NGOs, driven by individuals with a shared interest and focused on specific tasks, perform diverse service and humanitarian functions. They bring local issues to the attention of governments, advocate for policies, promote political participation through the dissemination of information, and support various causes such as human rights, environment, and wellness. The registration of NGOs is truly a boon for society. They provide analysis and expertise, act as early warning systems, and help monitor and enforce international agreements. The nature of their relationship with United Nations offices and agencies varies based on their objectives, location, and the mandate of each specific institution.

The NGOs can be registered under any of the following Acts:
Indian Trust Act, 1882
Societies Registration Act, 1860
Companies Act, 1956, u/s 25.
Charitable and Religious Trusts Act, 1920.
Sikh Gurdwara Act, 1925
Trustees and Mortgagees Powers Act, 1866.
Wakf Act, 1995
Indian Trustees Act, 1866
Religious Endowment Act, 1863.