The Meghalaya Societies Registration Act, 1983 as passed by Assembly and received the assent of the President on 08-12-1983.
The Meghalaya Societies Registration Act, 1983 is enforced to provide for Registration of Societies with their aims and objectives by literacy, cultural, scientific, charitable, etc. and other kinds of societies connected therewith.
The Additional D.C. who also functions as Joint Registration of Societies , the EAC, Establishment who also function as Subordinate Officer are responsible for examining all documents contained in the Memorandum of Association, Constitution indicating Bye Laws of Societies, fees paid by treasury challans, Headman’s NOC and to satisfy themselves all required documents and materials as envisaged under Rules/Act.
The Additional D.C. who also function as Joint Registrar of Societies has been vested with the Power of registering of societies so as to provide a guarantee of the genuineness of the instrument of societies but also a record from which a society to enter into recognition by the Govt. for the public authority.
The organization sets up chart under the Registrar of Societies
District Joint Registrar of Societies, Shillong concerning East Khasi Hills District, Office of the Deputy Commissioner, East Khasi Hills District, Shillong.
- Addl. Deputy Commissioner & Joint Registrar of Societies, East Khasi Hills, Shillong.
- EAC, Shillong as Subordinate Officer.
The power under Meghalaya Societies at Registration Act, 1983 are vested in the Joint-Registrar of Societies who is empowered to delegate subject to the restriction and conditioned prescribed by Rules under the Act any of his power to any person appointed by Govt. and to assist him as follows :-
- Grade III Staff
- Grade IV Staff
Power Administrative :- To oversee the functioning of the office under his control and to oversee his power as may be delegated to him under the Societies Registration Act 1983 in collaboration with the EAC during the Subordinate Officer.
Financial :- At present none.
Others :- Examining of all documents viz. memorandum of Association, Bye-laws, Fees paid by challans and other documents, pass order for registering of societies and signing of registration certificates.
There are no separate sanction of Grade – III & Grade- IV staff for Registration of Societies. The works are being manned by staff of D.C’s amalgamated Estt. The day today official works are mostly performed by the Grade – III & IV staff under the supervision of the Joint Registrar of Societies and EAC being the Subordinate Officer.