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By Hari Varijakshan on Thursday, July 19, 2007 - 08:10 pm: Edit Post

I intend to form a Chartable Trust or society for
the specific objective of service to terminally sick people in Kerala. I would appreciate, if any
one could advise me the formalties for forming
such a Trust.
Please reply to my

By S.RAJESH on Thursday, July 19, 2007 - 08:11 pm: Edit Post

dear Hari,

Establishing a charitable trust is so easy but the running process is very difficult in our god's own country ,if you have more self-confidence to start an n g o please find the formalities from and later if you will have further doubts please feel free to contact me [ i have been working this sector for about 9 years]
all the best
centre for social initiative and management,

By Hari Varijakshan on Thursday, July 19, 2007 - 08:13 pm: Edit Post

Dear Rajesh,
Thank you very much for the information provided by you. I am going through the details and shall contact you as and when necessary.
Thank you once again,
Hari Varijakshan

By Roy on Saturday, January 03, 2009 - 11:57 pm: Edit Post

Hi I wish to know more formalities of chritable trust formation. I gone through the website mentioned, but it seems to be basic.
I wish to know where to register the charitable trust? Once I register what is the maintaining formalities ? , Is there a legal formality to change any trustee or it cab be changed as per the deed.

By Rays John Koshy on Tuesday, May 26, 2009 - 10:51 pm: Edit Post

For drafting and registration of societies and trusts you can contact me. I am in trivandrum. You can reach me at

Trust is to be registered in the concerned Sub Registrar's Office where the office of the trust is.

Rays John Koshy

By muraleedharan on Saturday, October 03, 2009 - 12:21 pm: Edit Post

whether any law avaible governing a public charitable trust in kerala?if so please give details.

By Madhu on Wednesday, March 24, 2010 - 05:55 am: Edit Post

Where you intent to register a society, the provisions of Societies Registration Act apply. If one is intending to start the society in Travancore Area, the Travancore Cochin Literary Scientific and Charitable Societies Registration Act.1955 is applicable. The charges for registration is Rs 25/ in Malabar region, while it is Rs 100/- in Travancore area.

ADR Centre,

By basheer ramapuram jeddah on Thursday, May 27, 2010 - 02:55 am: Edit Post

We, some gulf Malyalees would like to form a business cum charity group in kerala based in malabar.
And we would like to have it in legal way.
What is the best sloution? How we can form it under a trust name? pls. details
Thank you

By selbin on Sunday, October 24, 2010 - 01:08 am: Edit Post

Hello everybody. When I did my search on the net, I found some information which may be useful for you.

THIS DEED OF TRUST executed on this _______________________ day of __________________ year 20____, _______________________ BETWEEN __________________________________________ (Party of the first part) hereinafter called " SETTLOR OF THE TRUST" ________________________________________________________
________________________________________ AND _____________________________________ .
1. SHRI. S/O. SHRI , of ____________ &
2. SHRI. S/O. SHRI. , of ____________ &
3. SMT. W/O SHRI. , of ____________
(Hereinafter called " The Trustees" which expression shall unless repugnant to the context or meaning thereof be deemed to include the survivors or survivor of them and the trustees or trustee for the time being of these presents and their heirs, executors and administrators of the last surviving trustee, their or his assignees) of the other part;
WHEREAS the party hereto of the first part is possessed of the sum of Rs. ___________/- (Rs. __________ Only) as his absolute property and he is desirous of creating a Religious/ Charitable/Educational Trust for the benefit of the humanity at large.
AND WHEREAS each of the parties hereto of the "Other Part" has individually and jointly has agreed to act as Trustees of the Trust, proposed by the party of the first part.
AND WHEREAS nothing contained in this deed shall be deemed to authorize the trustees to do any act which may in any way be construed statutory modifications thereof and all activities of the trust shall be carried out with a view to benefit the public at large, without any profit motive and in accordance with the provisions of the Income-tax Act, 1961 or any statutory modification thereof.
AND WHEREAS the trust is hereby expressly declared to be a public charitable trust and all the provisions of this deed are to be constituted accordingly.
The party of the first part, the settlor, does hereby settle the sum of Rs._______ /- (Rs. __________ only) in Trust, with the name and for the objects hereinafter stated, by delivering the said amount in cash which the party of the other part, the Tustees, have accepted the receipt of which they do hereby acknowledge, to hold the same in and to the Trustees with the powers and obligations as provided hereinafter.

The name of the Trust shall be "____________________________".

The principal office of the Trust shall be situated at ______________________ or such other place as the Trustees may from time to time decide. The Trust may also carry on its work at any other place or places, as decided by the Trustees.

a. Educational – to run, maintain or assist any educational or other institution for coaching, guidance, conselling or vocational training or to grant individual scholarships for poor, deserving and needy students for elementary and higher education.
b. Medical – to run, maintain or assist any medical institution, nursing home or clinics or to grant assistance to needy and indigent persons for meeting the cost of medical treatment.
c. Relief of the poor – to give financial or other assistance in kind by way of distribution of books, notebooks, cloths, uniforms, or meals for the poor and indigent and to the persons suffer due to natural calamities.
d. Other objects of general public utility –
i. to acquire property for the sole use for public good by making it available for public purposes as for example, housing a library clinic, crèche and/or as a community ball to be available for public use as training classes, seminars, discourses and other public functions for benefit of the community in general.
ii. to undertake any other activity incidental to the above activities but which are not inconsistent with the above objects.
PROVIDED the Trust may assist/donate the other TRUST to carry out the various objects mentioned in the objects clause in such manner and to the extent the Trustees may decide upon from time to time.

The Trustees may accept donations, grants, subscriptions, aids or contributions from any person, Government, Local authorities or any other charitable institutions, in cash or in kind including immovable property without any incumbrance, but the Trustees shall not accept any receipt with any condition or terms inconsistent with the objects of the Trusts. While applying such receipts to the objects, the Trustees shall respect the directions, if any, by the granter. Any receipt with specific direction to treat the same as part of the corpus of the Trust or separate fund shall be funded accordingly.

i. All monies, which shall not immediately required for current needs shall be invested by the Trustees in eligible securities and investments, or in banks. Such investments shall be in the name of Trust or Trustees.
ii. That the trustees shall invest the trust fund, carry on any business with the trust fund and/or enter into partnership on behalf of the trust, as they may deem fit.
iii. That the trustees shall manage the trust fund and investments thereof as a prudent man would do the same. They shall recover all outstandings and meet all recurring and other expenses incurred in the upkeep or management thereof.
iv. That the trustees shall receive and hold the income of the trust on behalf and for the benefit of the beneficiaries under the trust.

That the trustees shall have the following powers :
. to manage all the assets and/or properties of the trust including the conduct of business;
i. to appoint employees and to settle the terms of their service, remuneration and termination;
ii. to look into the management of the trust;
iii. to invest the funds of the trust, in bank or in the purchase of company shares or securities or other movable and movable and immovable properties;
iv. to sell, alter, vary, transpose or otherwise dispose or alienate the trust properties or any investment representing the same for consideration and to reinvest the same;
v. to pledge or mortgage the trust properties for raising loans;
vi. to open the bank accounts in the name and on behalf of the trust and to operate the same;
vii. To enter into a partnership on behalf of the trust with any other party or parties;
viii. To pay all charges, impositions and other outgoings payable in respect of the trust properties and also to pay all cost of the incidental to the administration and management of the trust properties;
ix. To file suit on behalf of the trust and to refer to arbitration all actions proceedings and disputes touching the trust properties and to compromise and compound the suits filed;
x. To accept any gift, donation or contribution in cash or in kind from anyone for the objects of the trust;
xi. To seek legal opinion of lawyers and/or Chartered Accountants as and when required;
xii. To nominate their representatives for any of the aforesaid purposes.

8. The number of the trustees shall not be less than two but not more than five.

9. In case of any difference between the trustees, the opinion of the minority shall

10. Every trustee will be at liberty to nominate or appoint attorneys or agents and to delegate all or any of the duties and powers vested in him to such attorney or agent, and to remove such attorney or agent and reappoint other or others in his place.

11. No trustee shall be responsible or liable for any loss or any act of omission or commission by his constituted attorney or agent or employees or other trustees unless occasioned by his wilful neglect or default.

12. Any of the trustees may retire on giving one month’s notice in writing to the other trustee(s).

13. If any trustee dies or retires or becomes incapable or unfit to act, the continuing or surviving trustee or trustees shall appoint a successor in the place of such trustee.

14. If at any time the number of the trustees is less than two, the existing trustee shall appoint one or more trustees.

15. Upon the appointment of a new trustee the trust properties shall vest in the new trustee jointly with the continuing or surviving trustees, with the duties and power of the trustees set out hereinabove in this deed.

16. If the trust is determined by efflux of time, the corpus of the trust shall be divided amongst the beneficiaries in the shares as fixed by the trusees.

All income, subscription and pecuniary donations for the general purposes of the Trust and the income, investments and all other moneys from time to time forming part of the general revenue of the Trust shall on the same being received be paid into a banking account with any scheduled bank for the purpose of the Trust. The bank accounts shall be operated by the Managing Trustee along with any one of the remaining Trustees.

. The Trustee shall keep proper books of account of all the assets, liabilities and income and expenditure of the Trust and shall prepare an Income and Expenditure Account and Balance Sheet for every year as on the last day of March.
i. The accounts of every year shall be audited by a Chartered Accountant or a firm of Chartered Accountants who shall be appointed for that purpose by the Trustees and the audited accounts shall be placed at a meeting of the Trustees, which shall be held before the end of the succeeding year.

This Trust is irrevocable.

The trustees may amalgamate the trust with another Charitable Trust or Institution having similar objects with prior permission of the Charity Commissioner/Court/any other law as may be applicable for the time being.

In the event of dissolution or winding up of the Trust the assets remaining as on the date of dissolution shall under no circumstances be distributed amongst the Trustees but the same shall be transferred to some other similar Trust/Organisation whose objects are similar to those of this Trust with the permission of the Charity Commissioner / Court / any other law as may be applicable for the time being.
The Trustees shall be indemnified against all losses and liabilities incurred by them in the execution of the Trust and shall have a lien over the funds and properties of the Trust for such indemnity.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, The Parties hereunto have signed and delivered the presents on the day and year first hereinabove written.
WITNESS : 1. TRUSTEE ____________
1. 2. TRUSTEE ____________
2. 3. TRUSTEE ____________

By vibinchandran on Saturday, November 27, 2010 - 06:21 am: Edit Post

can i be able to start a charitable foundation individually,please send me its formalities my mail id is

By Anonymous on Thursday, November 17, 2011 - 11:59 pm: Edit Post

Can the trustees draw a salary/remunaration. IF yes, what are the limits, terms and conditions for the same.
Thank you.

By Ratheesh Tharayil Raju on Monday, August 06, 2012 - 08:17 am: Edit Post

Dear Sir,

We intend to form a Chartable Trust or society for
the specific objective of service to terminally sick people in Kerala. I would appreciate, if any
one could advise me the formalties for forming
such a Trust. what is basic requirements for that.
Please reply to my

Tharayil Charitable Trust

By K M Mathew on Wednesday, August 22, 2012 - 03:21 am: Edit Post

I am intending to form a family based charitable trust with 3 members as Trustees. What are the general rules and regulations? What is the general format of the trust deed and the formalities for its registration and further procedures? Once it is winding up what shall be the conditions as per rules? Can anybody advise with the precautions to be observed in this case?

Thanking you,

K M Mathew

By Anonymous on Friday, August 02, 2013 - 06:06 am: Edit Post

I would like to start a family charitable trust in my father'name
Can anybody help me by providing the rules and regulations and regitration


By Koshy Varghese on Tuesday, November 26, 2013 - 09:51 am: Edit Post

Hello can anybody help me to clear my doubts ?Please let me know is it compulsory to spend any fixed amount from the membership fees of the charitable trust collected at the time of membership drive ? is that money can invest in any bank to multiply the amount ? is it allowed to invest in Private bank like Muthoot etc. ?

By Abdulla Koya on Monday, January 04, 2016 - 03:53 am: Edit Post

you will get a lot of information about formation of Trust s and societies

By Adv.abdul hakkeem on Tuesday, January 12, 2016 - 01:51 am: Edit Post

Dear sir..
If you have any need for registration of trust in kerala..just mail.

By Adv.abdul hakkeem on Tuesday, January 12, 2016 - 01:53 am: Edit Post

Dear sir..
If you have any need for registration of trust in kerala..just call me 9496345592.or mail.

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By Anonymous on Tuesday, May 24, 2016 - 01:13 am: Edit Post

Do you have to be an Indian Citizen to start a trust in Kerala?

By abdul hakkeem on Wednesday, May 18, 2016 - 11:15 am: Edit Post



By unni.piravom on Tuesday, June 21, 2016 - 06:17 am: Edit Post

How to check the credibility of a trust
Reg no 20/IV/16
I want to check before donating.

By A M Shajahan on Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 03:17 am: Edit Post

We are trying to start a charitable trust in Kerala.Thats when we came to know about the 'Charity Commissionner' for the registration of the trust. Where can we know about this 'Charity Commissioner'?

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