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NGO – Trust or Society ?

Non Governmental Organisation (NGO) or Non Profit Organisation (NPO) can be registered by many registration process in India like Society, Company, Trust or any valid formation but status of the registered organisation is equal and equally recognised as NGO (Non Governmental Organisation / Non Profit Organisation).
Registration process of NGO under Indian Trust Act, Society Registration Act, Company Registration Act or any other act/ law are different but status of the registered organisation is equal as NGO. There is no difference in the status of NGO to get funding from Central/State Government Departments/ Ministries, Foreign funding agencies, Indian funding agencies, companies for Corporate social responsibility, individuals or any support agencies.
NGO registered through any process/ act can get registered under Income Tax Act, Foreign Currency Regulation Act (FCRA) or any kind of registration with any Government requirement. Every registered NGO are not eligible for the registration under various departments' registration. The NGO must fulfills the registration process and parameters as required by the concerned department or authority. But the basic registration parameters do not matter that by which act the Voluntary Organisation is registered as NGO.
Just check here the comparison, difference and similarity between Trust, Society and Non Profit Company: Trust, Society and Company.
So now question is that how to register and under which act you have to register NGO? What kind of NGO is suitable to operate and manage? For answer and solution you can discuss with NGO Consultants at

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CSR Funding Empanelment by National CSR Hub

If NGO wants to get CSR funding then it is easy to get CSR funding after empanelment with “National CSR Hub” at Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS). After getting empanelment, the NGOs can be part of a professionalised pool of development sector organisations in India. It is an important factor that only those NGOs fulfilling the parameters of credibility and competency decided by TISS are eligible to be empanelled with National CSR Hub. The NGO must follow the parameters to be a partner with National CSR Hub to fulfil its objectives of sustainable development.
The required and identified parameters for impanelment are: financial capacity, transparency and sustainability of NGO, Governance and structure of NGO, core activity, strategy and methodology of NGO, working staff, administrative policies and procedures of NGO, program management, documentation of organisation.

Eligibility criteria for Empanelment Application (According to Tata Institute of Social Sciences):
1. Completion of a minimum of 3 years from the date of registration of NGO.
2. Registered as a Non-Profit Organisation.

The applicant NGO has to apply for empanelment to the Head, Empanelment Committee
National CSR Hub, Tata Institute of Social Sciences. The links are here:

Empanelment Opportunities

Empanelment Application – Assessment Criteria

Empanelment Application System Process

Empanelment Application Steps for Partnership

Submit Application for Empanelment – Empanelment Application

Application Procedure for Empanelment

This is the Form for CSR Empanelment:

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