NGO Darpan: Registration Procedure, Document Required, Benefits etc.

The NGO DARPAN is maintained by NITI Aayog w.e.f. 1st January 2015. NITI Aayog invites all Voluntary Organizations (VOs)/ NGOs to Sign Up on the Portal. VOs/NGOs play a significant role in the nation’s development by supplementing the Government’s efforts. NGO Darpan portal enables VOs/NGOs to enrol centrally and thus facilitates the creation of a repository of information about VOs/NGOs, Sector/State wise. It encourages VOs/NGOs to obtain a system generated Unique ID as and when signed. The Unique ID is mandatory to apply for grants under various Ministries/Departments/Governments Bodies schemes.

Application Form

If you are interested to list your NGO in our portal, then fill the form to further process. Our team will coordinate with you. (This form is only an application). 

Throughout this article, we provide detailed information about the NGO Darpan registration form procedure, a document required, benefits for Niti Ayog for non-profits organizations & more.

What is NGO Darpan?

The NGO Darpan (NGO-PS) is a platform of the interface between Voluntary Organization (VO) / Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) and critical Ministries / Departments / Government Bodies. Later it is proposed to cover all Central Ministries / Departments / Government Bodies.

The key Ministries/Departments/ Government Bodies in the first phase are M/o Culture, M/o Health & Family Welfare, M/o Social Justice & Empowerment, M/o Tribal Affairs, M/o Women & Child Development, D/o Higher Education, D/o School Education & Literacy, Council for Advancement of People’s Action and Rural Technology (CAPART), National AIDS Control Organisation (NACO) and Central Social Welfare Board (CSWB).

This is an accessible facility offered by the NITI Aayog in association with National Informatics Centre to bring about a more significant partnership between the government & voluntary sector and foster better transparency, efficiency and accountability.

Benefits of NGO Darpan/Niti Aayog Registration

There are some facilities provided by NGO Darpan that the NGO-PS helps VOs/NGOs to:

  • Get details of existing VOs / NGOs across India
  • Get details of the schemes of the participating Ministries/Departments/Government Bodies (mentioned at home page) offering grants to VOs / NGOs
  • Apply on – line for NGO grants
  • Track status of your applications for grants

NGO DARPAN Registration Procedure

In this section, we are providing detailed information about the NGO Darpan registration process, step by step guidance; let’s have a look at the already Signed Up NGOs from the old portal, Already Signed up NGOs who registered at the new portal only and New NGOs for Sign Up registration procedure. Following are procedures to register yourself to NGO DARPAN:

New NGOs for Sign Up:

Already Signed Up NGOs from old portal:

  • Click on Forget password link
  • Provide any of three fields Pan number, Mobile or Email in the user id field
  • Input the OTP received at your mobile number, confirm it
  • Create your new password
  • Sign in to the portal.
  • All existing details like Profile, Office bearers details, Source of Funds, NGO registration details have been ported into the new website and will be available after signing in.

Already Signed up NGOs who registered at new portal only:

  • Click on Sign In Link
  • Provide any of three fields Pan number, Mobile or Email in userid field
  • Provide your password
  • Access your registered details
  • In case your forget the password, there is option to Signing In using OTP, where OTP is sent to registered mobile number (alternated mobile number).

Document Required

  • Registration Certificate should be scanned in pdf or jpg (preferably) format and uploaded. The size of the file should be less than 2MB.
  • In the case of Trust deeds, only the first page and the page with the signature on it should be scanned and uploaded.

State-wise NGO Directory

According to the NGO Darpan, there are NGO Directory Total Signed Up VOs / NGOs State-wise list of VOs/NGOs signed up on the NGO-DARPAN; here are we providing detailed information about all states.

Andaman & nicobar islands (158)Jharkhand (2301)
Andhra Pradesh (4494)Karnataka (7082)
Arunachal Pradesh (441)Kerala (3732)
Assam (2075)Ladakh (157)
Bihar (4283)Lakshadweep (2)
Chandigarh (209)Madhya Pradesh (6127)
Chhattisgarh (1746)Maharashtra (16877)
Dadra & Nagar haveli (29)Manipur (2326)
Daman & Diu (17)Meghalaya (294)
Delhi (9540)Mizoram (251)
Goa (257)Nagaland (410)
Gujarat (6174)Orissa (3687)
Haryana (2749)Puducherry (281)
Himachal Pradesh (737)Punjab (1603)
Jammu & Kashmir (1513)Rajasthan (4747)
Telangana (2814)Sikkim (113)
Tripura (459)Tamil Nadu (8834)
Uttar Pradesh (17408)Uttarakhand (1860)
West Bengal (9449)

Voluntary Organization (VO) / Non Governmental Organization (NGO)

Voluntary organizations (VOs) / Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) incorporate organizations engaged in public service based on ethical, political, religious, cultural, social, economic, spiritual, philanthropic or scientific & technological considerations. VOs cover formal and informal groups, such as community-based organizations (CBOs); non-governmental development organizations (NGDOs); charitable organizations; support organizations; networks or federations of such organizations; and professional membership associations.

VOs / NGOs should broadly have the following features:

  • They are private, i.e., separate from Government
  • They do not return profits generated to their owners or directors
  • They are self-governing, i.e., not controlled by the Government
  • They are registered organizations or informal groups with defined aims and objectives
  • In India, a Voluntary Organization / Non-Governmental Organization can be registered as Trusts, Societies, or a private limited nonprofit company, under section-25 Company of the Indian Companies Act, 1956.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who can register (Sign UP) for the NGO Darpan?

Any VO / NGO registered as a trust/ society/ a private limited non-profit company, under section-25 Company of the Indian Companies Act, 1956 can Sign Up on the NGO Darpan.

Is individual registration allowed?

As of now, no Individual (person) Registration is allowed.

Does the NGO-PS or the NITI Aayog provide grants to VOs/NGOs?

The NGO-PS does not sanction/provide grants to VOs/NGOs.
Several ministries/departments/government bodies give and sanction grants to VOs/NGOs under various schemes listed in the NGO-PS. A list of Nodal Officers for multiple schemes has been displayed on the website. Any query regarding schemes can be clarified with the concerned Nodal Officer.

Is DARPAN registration compulsory?

It is mandatory to register with NGO Darpan to get approval for government grants & Funding under the government scheme.

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