Indian Societies Registration Act

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The Indian Societies Registration Act of 1860 was enacted under the British Raj in India. It provided for the registration of literary, scientific and charitable societies.

Under the act, societies might be formed by a memorandum of association by any seven people associated for any literary, scientific, or charitable purpose. The memorandum of association had to be filed with the Registrar of Societies. The memorandum has to contain the name of the society, its objects and the names, addresses, and occupations of the governing body members by whatever name called duly signed for consent by all the members forming the society. A copy of the rules and regulations of the society has to be filed with the memorandum of association. A small fee of Rs. 50/-is payable for registration.

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