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National Trust Registration

Overview

The National Trust for Welfare of Persons with Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Mental Retardation and Multiple Disabilities (Amendment) Bill, 2018sets up a National Trust to enable persons with disability to live independently by:

  • promoting measures for their protection in case of death of their parents,
  • evolving procedures for appointment of their guardians and trustees, and
  • facilitating equal opportunities in society.

The above bill was introduced in Rajya Sabha by Mr. Thawar Chand Gehlot, Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment on July 18, 2018. It amends the National Trust for Welfare of Persons with Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Mental Retardation and Multiple Disabilities Act, 1999. Hence, the National Trust works for the welfare of persons with any of the following four disabilities:

  • Autism
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Mental Retardation
  • Multiple Disabilities

Before we proceed further, let’s try to understand the various disabilities as defined and covered by the National Trust:

Please note that that the annual turnover of a start-up must not exceed Rs. 100 crores during any of the financial years of 10 years since its incorporation, to be recognised as the start-up. Hence, an entity shall cease to be a start-up:

  • On completion of 10 years since incorporation
  • In case its turnover exceeds Rs. 100 years during any of the previous year

In case you are also planning to register a start-up or a new company in India then you need to register it with the Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA). You need not to visit the corporate office for registration as it can be done through Registration SEVA while sitting at home. The registration includes Digital Signature Certificate(DSC), Director Identity Number(DIN) and filing for an e-form.

Important Note:

The Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion (DIPP) is responsible for the overall Industrial Policy, formulation and implementation of promotional and developmental measures for growth of the industrial sector, keeping in view the national priorities and socio-economic objectives.

Vision of The National Trust

 

National Trust values human diversity and enables and empowers full participation of Persons with Disability to live independently with dignity, equal rights and opportunities.

The National Trust’s vision statement reflects a very changed India for all Indians and is based on a human rights, i.e. UNCRPD, approach. The vision statement focuses NT as being a leader in the disability sector in India. As laws focusing on Persons with Disability are changing, focused leadership needs to be established. Working through local and regional registered organizations and local level committees, the National Trust must make its vision and focus clear throughout the country.

Mission of the National Trust

The National Trust works towards providing opportunities for capacity development of Persons with Disability and their families, fulfilling their rights, facilitating and promoting the creation of an enabling environment and an inclusive society.

The National Trust’s mission, or fundamental purpose, is to create an enabling environment, i.e. providing opportunities for Persons with Disabilities through complete support systems which can also be done by collaborating with other Ministries, etc., which will lead towards development of an inclusive society.

Objective of the National Trust

As per the National Trust Act, 1995, the objectives of the National Trust are:

  • To enable and empower persons with disability (persons covered by the National Trust) to live as independently and as fully as possible within and as close to the community to which they belong.
  • To strengthen facilities to provide support to persons with disabilities to live within their own families and to help persons with disabilities who have no family support.
  • To extend support to registered organizations’ that provide need-based services to family of persons with disabilities.
  • To promote measures of care for persons with disabilities in the event of a death of their parent or guardian.
  • To evolve procedure for the appointment of guardians and trustees for persons with disability requiring protection.
  • To facilitate the realization of equal opportunities, protection of right, and full participation of persons with disability.
  • To do any other act which is incidental to the objectives mentioned above.

Registration under National Trust

As per section 12(1) of the National Trust Act, any

  • Voluntary Organization or
  • the Association of Parents of Persons with Disabilities (Divyangjan)
  • or the “Association of Persons with Disabilities (Divyangjan), working in the field of Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Mental Retardation and Multiple Disabilities” already registered under the Societies Registration Act, 1860, or
  • section 25 of the Companies Act, 1956(now Section 8 of Companies Act, 2013) or,
  • Public Charitable Trust, under Persons with Disability (PWD)Act, 1995 or Revised Persons with Disabilities (RPWD) Act, 2016 in the concerned state,

can apply for registration in National Trust by filling online form along with form `E’ (to be generated through the online system while filling up the online registration form) duly signed and stamped by the President/General Secretary of the organization.

The registration of such organization shall be necessary with the Trust for availing benefits under the schemes of the Trust.

Checklist and Registration Process for National Trust

Before one starts filling up the online form, please go through the following eligibility criteria and registration process:

  • Eligibility Criteria for registration under National Trust
  • The NGO should have a valid registration under –
  1. The Societies Act / Public Charitable Trust Act,
  2. Persons with Disabilities (PWD) Act / RPWD Act, 2016.
  3. NGO-Darpan Portal of Niti Aayog.
  • The NGO should have already been working in the field of National Trust related Disabilities Namely Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Mental Retardation, Multiple Disabilities

 

  • Documents Required and Process for Registration

The following documents are required to apply for registration:

  • Board Resolution & Authorization Letter of the Organization to file application for registration (To be uploaded in the online registration form, along with the MOA / Trust Deed etc.).
  • Form E for registration which needs to be duly signed and stamped by authorized signatory.
  • Audited Annual Accounts of the last two years
  • Annual Report of Activities for the latest last three years, focusing more on National Trust disabilities related activities.
  • Memorandum of Association (MOA) / Trust Deed along with the latest certificate issued by the Competent Authority as Registrar of Societies etc. regarding details of Governing Body Members / Board Trustees / Management Committee Members (To be uploaded after merging in one pdf file).
  • Certificate of Registration under Persons with Disabilities (PWD) Act-1995 or Revised Persons with Disabilities (RPWD) Act, 2016.
  • Certificate of Registration/ Incorporation under any relevant Act like Societies Registration Act, Public Trust Act.
  • Proper Proof of registration on NGO-Darpan Portal of Niti Aayog.

The NGO should upload all the documents with the on-line application.Hard copies of all requisite documents, including duly signed and stamped Form- E (generated through online process), must be submitted in the National Trust office within seven days of online submission.

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Conclusion

National Trust is part of the department of empowerment of persons with disabilities under the ministry of social justice and empowerment. It works in particular for the welfare of people with four intellectual disabilities. Further, it works through NGOs which are registered. As of now, the coverage in rural areas is less but it is expected that with the new schemes, the NGOs working in rural areas will also register with National Trust and will spread scheme benefits to the differently-abled persons in rural areas.

FAQ on National Trust

 

01. What are the four disabilities for which National Trust works?

The National Trust works for the welfare of persons with any of the following four disabilities:

  • Autism
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Mental Retardation
  • Multiple Disabilities

02. What is the aim of National Trust Act, 1999?

The Act aims to enable persons with disabilities live independently. The Act and the trust aims to create equal opportunities in the society and protect persons with disabilities after the death of their parents by evolving procedures for the appointment of guardians and trustees. The Act was later amended in 2018, to streamline the appointment and resignation of members of the Trust.

03. Which entities are eligible to register under National Trust?

Following entities are eligible to register under National Trust:

  • Any Voluntary Organization or
  • the Association of Parents of Persons with Disabilities (Divyangjan)
  • or the “Association of Persons with Disabilities (Divyangjan), working in the field of Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Mental Retardation and Multiple Disabilities” already registered under the Societies Registration Act, 1860, or
  • section 25 of the Companies Act, 1956(now Section 8 of Companies Act, 2013) or,
  • Public Charitable Trust, under Persons with Disability (PWD)Act, 1995 or Revised Persons with Disabilities (RPWD) Act, 2016 in the concerned state.

04.Is it necessary to register under the Trust?

The registration of the above organization shall be necessary with the Trust for availing benefits under the schemes of the Trust

05. Which form is used to apply for registration?

Form “E” needs to be filled up while registering online for the scheme

06. What eligibility criteria does an NGO need to check before registering under National Trust?

The NGO should have a valid registration under:

  • The Societies Act / Public Charitable Trust Act,
  • Persons with Disabilities (PWD) Act / RPWD Act, 2016.
  • NGO-Darpan Portal of Niti Aayog.
  • The NGO should have already been working in the field of National Trust related Disabilities Namely Autism, Cerebral Palsy, Mental Retardation, Multiple Disabilities

07. Which documents are mandatorily required for registration?

  • Board Resolution & Authorization Letter of the Organization
  • Form E for registration
  • Audited Annual Accounts of the last two years
  • Annual Report of Activities for the last three years
  • Memorandum of Association (MOA) / Trust Deed along with the latest certificate issued by the Competent Authority as Registrar of Societies etc.
  • Certificate of Registration under Persons with Disabilities (PWD) Act-1995 or Revised Persons with Disabilities (RPWD) Act, 2016.
  • Certificate of Registration/ Incorporation under any relevant Act like Societies Registration Act, Public Trust Act.
  • Proper Proof of registration on NGO-Darpan Portal of Niti Aayog.

8. Can our application for registration be cancelled by the Trust?

Yes, in case of any discrepancy found at stage between the on-line application and hard copies submitted, the National Trust will be at liberty to cancel/ modify / withdraw its approval.

Further, in such a case, the Registration Fees will not be refunded.