Legal Compliance

All registered NPOs are a distinct legal entity and therefore, an artificial person. NPOs in India are accountable to the laws under which they are enacted and avail subsequent registration. Some of such statuses in India are:

  • Societies Registration Act, 1860 (along with the state enactment)
  • The Companies Act, 1956 (for Section 8 company)
  • Income Tax Act, 1961
  • Foreign Contribution Regulation Act, 2010
  • Other statutes as and when applicable

Our Approach

with the objective to promote greater accountability standards in the sector, CPA Services through its interventions ensures that legal compliances are met. We are involved in:

  • Trainings & Workshops
  • Compliance Review
  • CSR Compliances
  • Legal hepline
  • SMS Alert
  • Publications

Trainings and Workshops

CPA launched the nationwide outreach initiative in the form of FCRA Clinics for Voluntary Organizations. This was a joint initiative of Financial Management Service Foundation (FMSF), CPA Services Pvt. Ltd, Voluntary Action Network of India (VANI), Credibility Alliance and Centre for Advancement of Philanthropy(CAP). The first phase of this nationwide initiative has been successfully completed and targeted 16 key cities in India in a span of 2 months with an overwhelming response by approx. 1097 participants. Watch out this space for more information on the upcoming workshop.

Compliance Review

We help in reviewing the status of legal compliances of NPOs to ensure that the requirements of the law of the land are followed. This is primarily done in the area of the Foreign Contribution Regulation Act (FCRA) and Income Tax. Over the years, we have provided our services to various agencies to review their existing governance structure.


CSR Compliance

With the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) law becoming effective from 1st April, 2014, the role and contribution of the corporates has become even more important in the development sector. In this direction, CPA provides its services to the corporate for:

  • Establishing corporate foundations
  • Identifying potential NPO partners
  • Due diligence of the potential partners


Legal Helpline

CPA has been successfully running the legal helpline for NGOs. NPOs/Individuals with any legal query can reach us through phone or email.

Helpline number: +91 9873240682

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