There are some great books out there on the subject of starting an NGO. One of the books that our team found useful was called “Legal Handbook for Christian Services in India” which should be available from decent Christian Bookstores in India… even if you’re not a Christian there is a lot of relevant information in there for non-profits and especially those involving foreigners/foreign aid.

There are also some laws that you absolutely need to be aware of, it is good to have these books on hand most can be bought online through the Eastern Book Company:

  • Societies Registration Act
  • Foreign Contribution Regulation Act
  • Income Tax Act
  • Juvenile Justice (Care and Protection of Children) Act
  • Law of Adoption, Minority, Guardianship & Custody

Some others that are nice to know too:

  • The Constitution of India
  • Payment of Wages Act
  • The Minimum Wages Act
  • The Charitable & Religious Trusts Act
  • Basic Education Act
  • Right to Information Act
  • Foreigners Registration Act