Procedure To Register Section 8 Company In India

The section-8 company works only for social welfare without earning any profit. The main objective is to promote & development of society, protection of the earth, living creatures, environment and also promote education, arts, science, commerce, literature, etc. It is registered under companies act either as a private limited company or public limited company as required but there is no need to mention “private limited” or “limited” at the end of the name. It has all the features like private limited or public limited company Minimum of 2 people are required if it is started as a private limited company and 7 if it is started as a public limited company. There is no need to have any minimum capital amount to start section 8 company registration, it can be started with Rs. 100/- capital as well. The government will grant the license for social activity at the time of issuance of the certificate of incorporation which is valid until it is surrendered or revoked by the government itself. The registration is valid for the lifetime but to maintain the active status the company has to do annual compliances every year it includes ROC filing, ITR, KYC, preparation of balance sheet, profit & loss a/c, conducting board meeting and general meetings etc. if the company fails to do these compliances, then there is penalty provision which the company and directors have to face.

Documents Required For Section 8 company Registration:

Shareholder/ Director

PAN
Aadhar card
Id proof (driving license/ passport/ voter id); anyone
Address proof (electricity bill/ mobile bill/ telephone bill/ bank statement); anyone
Registered office address proof

Sale deed or house tax receipt if owned and rent agreement if rented
Utility bill (electricity bill/ mobile bill/ telephone bill/ gas bill); anyone
NOC from the person whose name is mentioned in the bill
NOTE: The address proof as mentioned above should be latest and not be older than 2 months.

Procedure to register the section-8 company:

Name Reservation: The name is a very important part of every company and it should be unique and reserved by the government as well. The section-8 company is exempted from using the word “private limited”, “Pvt Ltd”, “limited”, “ltd”, etc. at the end of their name instead of these words they can use “Foundation”, “Association”, “Organization”, etc.
Digital Signature Certificate: The Digital Signature is also known as DSC; it is equivalent to the physical signature and no forms can be filed until it is signed with the DSC. For DSC there are few verifications that the applicant has to make.
Drafting & Signing of Documents: After name approval, it is valid for 20 days only and the procedure must be completed on these days only. After the name is approved there are certain documents that shall be drafted and signed by the directors and shareholders of the company.
Submission of Final Form: After preparation of all documents as well as DSC then the only final form needs to file to the government along with all relevant and required documents and information. And if the registrar is satisfied with all the information and documents then they will issue Certificate of Incorporation, License, PAN, TAN, and DIN of the directors.