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NITI AAYOG NGO Registration: Process, Benefits and Documents


NITI Aayog National Institution for Transforming India came into force on Jan 1, 2015. NITI Aayog, or the National Institution, is a strategy that aids in changing India by giving input sources to various government programs and policies. The Government of India gives different approaches and projects to the welfare of individuals in India. The National Institution, or NITI Aayog, will plan many policies and programs to change India.

The NGO (Non-Government Association) Darpan is a portal that interfaces NGOs with key government services. The NITI Aayog and the National Informatics Community mutually launched the NGO Darpan. NITI Aayog offers various advantages, including subsidizing amazing open doors, acknowledgement, and coordinated efforts with government initiatives.

Any Non-Government Association (NGO) or Voluntary Organization (VO) enlisted in India as a society, Trust, or Organization under section 8 can apply for NGO Darpan Registration under section 25 of the Indian Companies Act, 1956.

NGO Darpan

The NGO Darpan is a free service provider by NITI Aayog to NGOs and VOs, which assists them with remaining informed regarding the new government grants and programs. The efforts of both NITI Aayog and the NIC (National Informatics Center) would help NGOs and the Public authority to make stronger collaborations. The Prime Minister’s Office was at first accountable for the gateway. Afterwards, it was finally given over to the NITI Aayog with assistance from the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology. This gateway has transformed into an e-administration instrument that spotlights the improvement of a more straightforward and sound connection between the Government and non-government Organisations.

The NGO Darpan is a free service provider by NITI Aayog to NGOs and VOs to assist them with remaining informed regarding the new government grants and projects. NITI Aayog and the NIC (Public Informatics Community) endeavours would help NGOs and the public authorities make more grounded joint efforts. The Prime Minister’s Office was at first accountable for the entrance. Afterwards, it was at long last given over to the NITI Aayog with assistance from the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology. This gateway has transformed into an e-administration tool, which centres on developing a more straightforward and healthy connection between Public authority and non-government Associations.

Who Can Register on the NGO Darpan Portal?

The following organisations can register on the NGO Darpan portal:

  • NGOs
  • VOs
  • Charitable Society
  • Charitable associations
  • Charitable trust
  • Section 8 companies

However, individuals cannot register on the NGO Darpan portal.

NITI Aayog Registration Process

The Government of India must maintain an online registration process database. All non-government organisations must register under Niti Aayog to receive grants under various schemes provided by the Government. All details regarding the NGOs should be maintained to make these schemes available.

The registration process is as follows:

  • Visit NGO Darpan website.
  • Click on Sign up and create a user ID.
  • Fill in all the necessary information regarding your NGO.
  • The registered number will receive an OTP through which the verification will be done, and the password can be created.
  • Enter the NGO/entity details, such as name, PAN, address, email, registered with, registration number, registration validity, and FCRA details, and click the ‘Save’ button.
  • If the user has multiple registrations, then it needs to be provided.
  • Select the appropriate sector and fill in the achievement section.
  • Provide the address, and click on submit.
  • After completion of the profile, the NGO Darpan portal administrator will verify the documents and email the applicant to generate a unique ID.
  • Sign in and generate the unique ID after receiving the email.

Benefits of NITI Aayog Registration

As we discussed above, the Government aims to maintain the databases of the organisations, trusts or societies that are working for the welfare of the society and asking for the funds to practice their activities. However, the major benefits of getting registered under Niti Aayog are as follows:

  • At the time of FCRA registration, a Niti Aayog unique ID is required; however, it is currently optional.
  • To take advantage of Government grants, you must register under Niti Aayog.
  • The databases of all currently active as well as the blacklisted NGOs are maintained with the help of the NGO Darpan Portal.
  • It increases the credibility of the NGO or trust or society, which helps them get donations from the general public.
  • Through this portal, you can directly apply for the grant offered by the Government you want to avail of.

 Documents Required For NGO Darpan Registration

  • Scanned copy of the NGO Registration Certificate. (In pdf or jpg format, and size should be less than 2MB)
  • Aadhar Card and PAN card of the members
  • Submission of a copy of the organisation’s MOA is essential.
  • PAN and Aadhar Card of 3 Members of the NGO’s executive committee
  • Provide details of all sources of funds received from government bodies for the last five years.
  • A copy of the organisation’s AOA must also be submitted.
  • Furnish details related to the FCRA (Foreign Contribution Regulation Act).
  • In the case of Trust deeds, only the first page and the page with the signature on it should be scanned and uploaded.

Eligibility Criteria For NITI Aayog Registration

Regarding registration under the Niti Aayog, such an organisation should have a valid mail address and a separate mobile number. The members’ Aadhar and PAN cards should be submitted via the authorized link. Also, the PAN Card number of the society, trust, or NGO should be given. A trust deed or Society registration certificate must be issued.

Essential Points to Consider in NITI Aayog NGO Registration

  • An individual can’t apply for registration for NITI Aayog NGO. Registration requires a valid Trust, Society, or NGO PAN Card.
  • Registered Non-Government Organizations must maintain accounts and provide financial information to the ministry at the end of each financial year.
  • Processing time for approval typically takes around 3 to 5 days if all requirements are met.


NITI Aayog NGO Registration in India is a significant step for nonprofit organisations seeking to impact society positively. This process ensures transparency, accountability, and eligibility for various government schemes and grants. By following the mentioned steps, organisations can establish their legality and enhance their credibility, making them more attractive to donors and collaborators. The documentation requirements, including PAN details, member information, and funding sources, help maintain accurate records and promote responsible financial management.

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