- A group of people formed as a separate organization
and which has as a stated purpose some charitable
or benevolent purpose either in regards to the
public at-large or in regards to the common interests
of the members, and which operates as nearly as
possible at cost.
During the course of its working the members
of the society might feel a need to change
the name of their
society, however, the Societies Registration
Act 1860 does not specify any specific procedure
change of the name of the society. In general
various states acts under section 12,12A,
12B give the
following procedure foe change of name of the
Convene a general meeting for the purpose of
the change of the name.
A resolution should be passed by majority.
The notice in writing of change of name, which
has to be signed by the secretary of the society
along with seven members (as in case of the registration
of the memorandum of association ), should be
submitted to the registrar.
(The name of the society if accepted by the registrar
is registered and the change of name
is effected from the date of the registration.
registrar may refuse to register the
change of name in case
the name proposed is identical to some
other society or for reasons that the name
may be deceiving
the public or the name suggests patronage
of Government or connection with anybody
by the Government
or any other authority. The change of
name does not affect any legal proceedings
which are already
for the society.)
State Governments have provisions related to change
of name inserted in the Societies registration
Applicable for Delhi, Goa, Diu and Daman, Himachal Pradesh Only
Section 12 of Delhi (Amendment) Act, Goa, Diu and Daman(Amendment)Act, Himachal
Pradesh (Amendment)Act state that the resolution should be adopted by 3/5th of
Applicable for Bihar, Gujarat, Maharashtra, Pondicherry,
Section 12A 12B, 12C of Bihar (Amendment) Act,
Gujarat (Amendment) Act, Maharashtra (Amendment)
Act, Pondicherry (Amendment) Act, Orissa (Amendment)
Act state that
the resolution should be passed by 3/5th majority.
Applicable for Gujarat, Maharashtra, Orissa Only
Gujarat (Amendment) Act, Maharashtra (Amendment)Act,
Orissa (Amendment) Act also specify that the resolution
after being adopted by 3/5th of majority should be
confirmed at a subsequent meeting and a certified
copy of change in name should be obtained from the
registrar on payment of fees of Re.1.
Applicable for Assam, Nagaland, Uttar Pradesh,
Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh Only
Section 12, 12A,12B,12C of Assam (Amendment)Act,
Nagaland (Amendment)Act, U.P Amendment Act, M.P
Act, Rajasthan Act state that the resolution should
adopted by 2/3rd of the majority.
Applicable for Tamilnadu Only
Tamilnadu Act states that the resolution should
be adopted by 3/4th of the majority.